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Adding Iron to Food Through Cooking

June 6, 2017

Many are trying to decrease the amount of red meat they are eating these days. There are many reasons, including reducing your carbon footprint or intake of saturated fat. Wait, what about the iron? Iron is an essential mineral which carries oxygen in the blood to all parts of our body. Plant sources (non-heme iron) […]READ MORE

Summer Skin Care: Four Tips To Stay Healthy

June 6, 2017

Summertime is much anticipated in Richmond for its gorgeous weather. There’s never a shortage of activities to enjoy when the sun shines, and at Bon Secours we encourage everybody to get out and move as much as possible. As you plan your next adventure, of course, it’s important to protect your skin, your body’s largest organ. […]READ MORE

Skills You Need For A Better Game of Tennis

May 5, 2017

Tennis demands a variety of athletic skills. You can’t simply be strong or fast. Your technique, your footwork and your coordination are all vital to your performance and require careful practice to get right. If you want to improve your tennis game, you’ll need to go back to the basics and focus on your skills. […]READ MORE

Zoodles? Say What?

May 5, 2017

by Abby Forman, MS RD Registered Dietitian You may have noticed a new colorful trend popping up around online and in restaurants – zoodles.  This is the term for using a spiralizer on zucchini to make a noodle substitute.  They work great for those looking for a lower carbohydrate option to regular pasta or a […]READ MORE

Get Faster By Focusing on These 3 Factors

April 4, 2017

Moving faster can help athletes in many sports, from running to soccer or lacrosse. But when you are already an advanced athlete, taking a few more seconds off of your times can be difficult. Taking your speed to the next level can present a huge challenge. No matter what sport you play, there are three […]READ MORE

Keep On Moving!

April 4, 2017

In years past, on the first Wednesday in April, the American Heart Association promoted National Walking Day as a means to create awareness for regular physical activity to improve health. Presently, the AHA has upgraded this concept into “Move More in April,” which encompasses other ways to get the blood pumping – whether it’s running, […]READ MORE

We Salute our Registered Dietitians!

March 3, 2017

At Bon Secours Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, we do our best throughout the year to show our appreciation to all the hard working registered dietitians (RD’s) who assist patients and clients at all of our facilities.  Nonetheless, it’s great to see that March 8th is set aside on the calendar as National Registered Dietitians […]READ MORE

Sports Performance: Train to Improve

March 3, 2017

Sports performance gets better with training and, possibly, at any age. Consider Robert Marchand, a cyclist who set a new world record this year when he pedaled 14 miles in an hour – at the age of 105. At the end of the race, the Frenchman told news reporters that he’s not out to prove he […]READ MORE

Before/During/After – Hydration and Fueling

March 3, 2017

By Abby Forman, MS, RD Running a marathon takes fuel and a lot of it.  When, what, how much? These are the questions to figure out now, before race day arrives.  No one enjoys bonking or hitting the wall on mile 20.  Here are some basic guides for building your marathon fueling strategy to start […]READ MORE

Common Questions for the Sports RD: Are Coffee and Caffeine Bad for Me?

March 3, 2017

By Abby Forman, MS, RD Before we answer the question, we have to ask a few other questions: How much coffee/caffeine? Do you have any contraindicated medical conditions? What are you putting in it? Why and when are you taking it? Is it interrupting your sleep? Depending on the answers to these, we can get […]READ MORE