We all know that our diet and eating habits play a big role in our overall health. If you are an athlete or active person, your eating habits also play an essential part in your training and progression. However, with messages all around telling us what and how much to eat, it can become hard […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

November 15, 2022

Signs You Should Change Your Eating Habits

What is a DEXA scan? Do I need to get one? In honour of World Osteoporosis Day last week on October 20th, let’s talk about bone health. Healthy bones are essential to living a long and quality life. Thus, we should make it a priority to take care of our bones. If you are looking […]

Eating Disorders, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

October 24, 2022

Should You Get a DEXA Scan?

Diet culture can lead you to believe that exercise is a tool for weight loss and nothing else. However, there’s no doubt that there are lots of great reasons to move your body. When the sole reason you are exercising is to change your body, exercise can feel like a miserable chore. It doesn’t have […]

Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

August 15, 2022

Reasons to Exercise Other Than Weight Loss

Weight and nutrition can be hard topics for coaches to address with their athletes. Of course, optimizing an athlete’s and team’s performance is one of your main priorities. In this, nutrition can play a role in enhancing athletic performance. In addition, body composition can also play a part, although weight should be less directly associated […]

Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

July 4, 2022

Tips For Coaches: Weight and Body Positivity

There are a few body and eating related comments that come to mind from my own days as a high school athlete: “Hold that plank a little longer– c’mon, it’s bikini season!” “Did we have too much pie this Thanksgiving? You all are running slow!” “If you would lose weight, it would help you run […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

June 27, 2022

Tips for Coaches: Avoiding Body Related Comments

It’s important for coaches to know that disordered eating and eating disorders are not uncommon in athletes. These behaviours tend to be most common in sports with weight classes (ex. wrestling and rowing) or aesthetics (ex. bodybuilding and gymnastics). In these sports, 33% of male athletes and 62% of female athletes experience disordered eating. Coaches […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

June 20, 2022

Tips for Coaches: Detecting and Preventing Eating Disorders

Loving your body can be hard for anyone. For athletes, things can get even more complicated. Let’s talk about why athletes are at a higher risk of body image issues and the steps you can take to start loving your body as an athlete. The Sportsman Mentality There are some common personality traits among athletes. […]

Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

June 13, 2022

Loving Your Body as an Athlete

What is PCOS?  Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal and metabolic disorder. This condition affects around 7-10% of individuals with ovaries in premenopausal years. Unfortunately, the cause of this syndrome is unknown. However, research suggests that development is likely due to both genetic and environmental factors. Diagnosis of PCOS  Polycystic ovarian syndrome can […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Women's Health

May 24, 2022

PCOS and Eating Disorders

Losing your period as a female athlete is, unfortunately, a pretty common experience. Less common is the conversation around what this means for your health and athletic performance. Losing your period, may seem like a convenience at first. However, the long-term impacts of hypothalamic amenorrhea, or loss of your period, are not worth it. What […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

May 24, 2022

Losing Your Period As An Athlete

Hydration is one of the most important topics when it comes to nutrition for active women. However, it’s often overlooked due to busy schedules, diet culture myths, and being seen as a lower priority. Active women can be at a higher risk for dehydration and hydration-related issues for several reasons. Here’s a few reasons to […]

Eating Disorders, Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

May 9, 2022

Why Hydration is Essential for Active Women