Nutrition at Work: Opportunities to Improve Employee Wellness

By Stacey Penney, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FNS

Easy to implement strategies can make the workplace a nutritionally positive experience. Offering healthy food alternatives and involving employees can jump start healthy changes. Continue reading

Ergogenic Foods for Performance and Health

foodsBy Geoff Lecovin, MS, DC, ND, L.Ac, NASM–CPT, CES, PES, FNS, WLS

In the field of sports nutrition, supplement companies proudly promote their products, claiming that they have the “magic bullet” for weight loss, weight gain and/or performance enhancement. Many of these products are costly, combined with a number of artificial chemicals or are lacking in evidence. Some can even have adverse effects on your health, such as energy drinks that cause restlessness and insomnia and some herbs that can potentially cause kidney and liver damage. Continue reading

Piriformis Syndrome: It’s a Pain in the Butt, and Hip, and Leg…

cesPiriformisDiscomfort from too much sitting? Inactive glutes? Buttock and leg pain? Though small in size, the piriformis could have a big impact on keeping the human movement system moving smoothly. Addressing an overactive piriformis may be part of the solution.

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What’s the Skinny on Fat?

nutritionFatBy Geoff Lecovin, MS, DC, ND, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES

Fat is probably the most feared and misunderstood macronutrient. It has been erroneously associated with heart disease and conjures up images of going directly from the lips to the hips. Get the latest skinny and science on fat. Continue reading

Strengthening Your Communication Skills with Clients

cptCommunicationBy Fabio Comana, MA, MS, NASM-CPT, CES & PES; ACE CPT & HC, CSCS, HFS, CISSN

Are you clicking with your clients? Effective communication is a two-way street, and most of us need a little practice and guidance when it comes to our professional interactions with clients-especially new clients as we dance that awkward rapport-building dance. Strengthen your communications skills with the techniques shared here. Continue reading