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 …

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 …

Be Patriotic & Healthy with These Red, White & Blue Foods

Patriotic foodsDid you know the colors of a nation’s flag most often represent the values of that country? Take the American flag for example: red stands for hardiness and valor, white signifies purity and innocence, while blue denotes vigilance, perseverance and …

Sleep: The Key to Better Performance and Overall Health

There is one simple thing that you can do every single day to perform better, stay healthy, reduce stress and enhance your life overall. This oh-so important tactic is – sleep. Proper sleep offers great health benefits far beyond reducing …

In-Season Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

RunningAs the weather begins to warm, our thoughts naturally turn to summer and the array of wonderful outdoor activities we can enjoy. For many of us, this includes participating in the many endurance races the Red River Valley has to …

Top 5 Reasons Athletes Should See a Chiropractor

Woman runningAthletes and fitness-focused adults rely on their bodies for more than simply getting around. Peak performance is key in sport, and if the musculoskeletal system isn’t aligned properly, your body can’t reach its potential. As part of Altru Advanced Orthopedics

Gaining Strength, Speed and a Knack for Nutrition: Hannah’s Sports Advantage Story

For most student athletes, proper nutrition is something they expect to hear about from their parents, not from a registered dietitian as part of their training program. That’s what stood out for Hannah Snobeck when she started training with Sports