Being a Registered Dietitian and a runner with an addictive and competitive personality, it’s no surprise that I’ve spent hours looking into how a female runner can achieve optimal nutrition. Now I’m here to share my knowledge with you!
Autumn brings more mild temperatures, along with the most beautiful scenery (although I am biased, since I am getting married in Autumn!)
Along with the positives, of course there are some negatives that come with this time of year. Shorter days often leave people feeling like their energy is zapped. In addition, the dryer air does a number on our hair, skin and nails.
At this stage in my life, I’m battling with a few different skin concerns. I still try to keep the occasional breakout out at bay (especially around that time of the month), while working to prevent early signs of aging. My skin also has the tendency to look dull, so I’m drawn to ways to add brightness. It’s a lot to balance. First world problems…I know.
‘Tis the season for feeling sick. Every year, adults suffer from an average of two to three colds per year and an estimated 5-20% of North Americans come down with the flu, typically between the months of October and March.
I’m very much of the food-first philosophy. Get your nutrition through food first, and then look to fill in the gaps with supplements after this.
We are fortunate that in this day and age, as we have so many options to obtain missing nutrients. Look at all of your options when you’re in a health food store, or when you’re walking down a pharmacy supplement aisle!
However, as the same time, so many options can lead to feeling overwhelmed and confused.