Pre-race Tips From Performance Experts You’ll Want to Follow

Whether you are running your first 5k or you are an avid marathoner, it’s important to prepare properly before a race. Here are five tips you should be sure to check off of your list the day before and day-of …

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 …

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 TearTearing your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) can be a painful experience with a long and extensive rehabilitation process that sometimes includes surgery. While it is nearly impossible to prevent an injury that occurs during an athletic event as a result …