Alexandra Williams
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Alexandra Williams

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.

Drinking Soup Out of Bowl
Nutrition

Originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of American Fitness Magazine. Differences in taste perception may explain, in part, why people diagnosed with obesity tend to eat more than their counterparts with a lower body mass index, according to researchers at the University of Iowa. Recently, a team at UI conducted

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Throwing dart blindfolded
Nutrition

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,” says Andrew Payne, MS, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, CNC, an Arizona-based fitness education expert

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Almonds
Certified Personal TrainerNutritionYouth Fitness

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 were divided into three groups according to their activity

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Half of an Avocado
NutritionRecipes

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 compared participants’ hunger levels after eating a low-fat, high-carbohydrate “control” meal with

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Two Children Looking at Phone
NutritionYouth Fitness

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 viewed social media influencers eating unhealthy food

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