5 Overrated Foods that Get More Credit Than Deserved

With social media and food blogging being more prevalent than ever, many foods are becoming just as trendy as Taylor Swift! These superstars are deemed “superfoods” for a variety of reasons, perhaps due to their notable antioxidant content or perceived …

The Coconut Oil Controversy

“72 percent of Americans think that coconut oil is a healthy oil to be used for cooking , yet only 37 percent of nutrition experts agree.” -The New York Times 

Coconut Oil

There are three kinds of people in this world. People …

Serving People, Building Strength and Upgrading Lives | Anthony’s Secrets to Success

Anthony MorandoAnthony Morando is all about serving others and upgrading lives. In his role as manager of Altru’s Sports Advantage, Anthony continually inspires positive change and everyday strength for his clients and staff. Let’s take a behind-the-scenes look into Anthony …

Activity Tracker vs. Heart Rate Monitor | What’s the Best Pick for You

It is not uncommon to spot a simple band around a wrist these days. In the last few years, many Americans bought into the fitness tracking trend, utilizing wearable technology to help them monitor different aspects of their health and …

The Dark Chocolate Debate: Is It Actually Healthier?

chocolate-health-debateEvery year, my parents visit during Thanksgiving, and each year we hit the nearest Costco for black Friday sales and large amounts of almond butter. As we went to check out this year, with our cart nearly overflowing, my dad …

Why Youth Athletes Should Avoid Sport-Specific Training Programs

Ladder workoutMany elite athletes note their success to playing multiple sports growing up. Often times, we chalk this up to that athlete having natural athletic ability that can be applied to multiple sports. Though that is likely a factor, as a …

Navigating the Pumpkin Spice Trend: Good Picks, Healthy Recipes & What to Avoid

pslOver the past few years, you may have noticed that pumpkin spice products have taken over menus and shelves. Pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin beer, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin nutrition bars, pumpkin hummus…the list goes on and on (and gets …

Training for Hunting, Training for Life: Todd’s Sports Advantage Story

Todd before and afterWhen most people think of time at the lake, they picture relaxation: lying out on a tube, maybe a book in one hand and a cold beverage in the other. But, for Todd Benson, time at the lake this summer …

Prevent an ACL Tear with These 4 Tips

ACL TearWhen you’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament – one of the major ligaments in the knee – you’ve torn your ACL. While some may describe the pain as excruciating and accompanied by a loud popping noise, others could tell you …

Why Your Performance Trainer Wants You to Rest

At Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, our training programs are created around four pillars – mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. In this post, we’ll be focusing on the significance of recovery, which provides essential regeneration of muscles, allowing the …