What is the Real Difference Between Energy Drinks & Sports Drinks?

There has got to be a valid reason why the press has been so positive about the use of Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks, right? I mean, Sports Drinks have been around for a long time. Think about Gatorade which was first developed in 1965 at the University of Florida. Researchers there were looking for a drink that would help their players stop “wilting” in the summer heat. They found that by adding fluids and electrolytes to their workout hydration plans that the athletes did much better. Players’ carbohydrates were also at a loss during workouts and as a result, they went into the lab and devised a perfect drink with a replacement value of 100% balance for carbohydrates, electrolytes, all in a good tasting drink. Hence, the first Sports Drink became possible. Continue reading What is the Real Difference Between Energy Drinks & Sports Drinks?

Energy Boosting Smoothie Recipe

A fairly new member to the club and nutrition client, DJ, has perfected a delicious energy boosting smoothie that she has “first thing in the morning before breakfast,” which she follows up with a simple oatmeal or egg dish. DJ also enjoys preparing the smoothie after her workout just before a small lunch. Continue reading Energy Boosting Smoothie Recipe

10 Easy and Effective Ways to Become More Active

We have all heard this,  “A body in motion stays in motion, a body in rest stays at rest.”  The concept, as much as it probably goes in one ear and out the other, couldn’t be more true . As we get older, it is imperative that we keep our bodies moving as much as we possibly can if we want to keep as active as we desire.  I admit, I am guilty of making up one excuse after another as to why I can’t exercise every day.  But being active doesn’t always mean following a regimented schedule of cardio and weights 3-5 times a week (although, that is ideal for those who are physically able and who have the time).  For the rest of us, there are other ways to be active when we can’t make it to the gym.  Here are a few ways to incorporate more activity into your daily schedule. Continue reading 10 Easy and Effective Ways to Become More Active