Assessing your Relationship with Movement We have all heard that regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. There’s no doubt that physical activity does the body good. For example, exercise can reduce risks of cancer, heart disease, and type II diabetes. It can also boost our mood, stress tolerance, and sleep quality. […]

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

August 8, 2022

What is Joyful Movement?

Athletes face unique challenges in eating disorder recovery. In addition, the medical and psychological consequences of eating disorders may affect an athlete’s ability to safely participate in their sport. Athletes suspected to have an eating disorder should put sport participation on hold. Until an assessment is made by a mental health professional, they should stay […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

July 18, 2022

Eating Disorder Recovery and Sport Participation

Eating disorders affect around 9% of the population. Even though they are common, they are often still viewed as taboo. With a lack of discussion around this topic, these disorders can be greatly misunderstood. Therefore, here are 6 things we think you should know about eating disorders: 1. Genetics Play a Role What causes EDs? […]

Eating Disorders, Men's Health, Uncategorized, Women's Health

July 11, 2022

Eating Disorders: 6 Things to Know

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

With all of the sports nutrition information out there, things can start to get overwhelming. Not to mention, we are constantly told to be on the lookout for diet culture and misinformation. How are we supposed to know what to do, what to eat, and what information to trust? Today, let’s take it back to […]

Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized, Women's Health

June 6, 2022

5 Nutrition Tips for Active Women

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