Alexandra Williams, MA

Alexandra Williams, MA
Alexandra Williams, MA, works in the Exercise Science and Sport Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara with a lot of students who need to improve their nutritional intake.

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A Matter of Taste: Why Some People Eat More

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New Year, New Clients, New Assessment Questions

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Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. “Without objective information to work from, coaching a client to better health and wellness is like throwing darts blindfolded and hoping one will eventually hit a bull’s-eye,” ...
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Can Vitamin E and Exercise Help Kids Learn?

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One hundred twenty adolescents in Saudi Arabia ages 15–18 were assessed by scientists who were curious to discover if a link exists between vitamin E intake, school performance and exercise. Told not to alter their eating or activity habits, the teens ...
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Hunger Nixing Trick: Replace Refined Carbs with Avocado

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Avocados may be one solution to manage hunger and aid in metabolic control, according to findings from the Center for Nutrition at Illinois Institute of Technology. In a crossover clinical trial with 31 adults classified as overweight/obese, researchers ...
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The Effect of Social Media on Kids' Snack Choices

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The news isn’t good regarding the influence of social media on the foods children prefer. In a study published in Pediatrics (2019; 143 [4]) of 176 children ages 9–11, doctoral candidate Anna Coates of the University of Liverpool found that the youth who ...
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Fall for Fish: Eat to Beat Autumn Asthma

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As a fitness professional, you’re likely familiar with exercise-induced asthma (EIA) or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), which can cause symptoms like wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or a tightness in the chest—particularly in cold, ...
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Help Clients Eat Better on Vacation—in 15 Minutes a Day

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While away from home, it can be harder than ever for clients to stick to the healthy eating goals of their weight loss program. One way fitness professionals can help people stay on track is to suggest dietary self-monitoring throughout the day. This ...
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The Mighty Mango: Its Role in Exercise Performance

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Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of American Fitness Magazine. After 15 days of supplementation with a combination of peanut husk extract (luteolin) and mango leaf extract (mangiferin), a group of healthy male university students from Spain ...
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