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Active Mom, Active Daughter: Fueling Right for a Competitive Life

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN I have partnered with V8® as part of The V is for Vegetables ™ campaign. I was compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. I have always had an itch to be active. As a teen, I played high school basketball and was the captain of the varsity team. Knowing how much I loved being a part of a team, as an adult I picked up…

6 Ways To Stay On Top Of Your Tennis Game

Friday, October 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post has been sponsored by Arctic Cool. All opinions are my own. I have been active my entire life. In high school, I was the captain of the Varsity basketball team, and I worked out regularly in college. Once I had kids, I had a tough time getting back in the swing of things as many busy moms do. I do know that I needed a competitive sport since that’s in my nature, so when my middle daughter was

Marathon Day Nutrition Plan

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger With fall marathon season approaching and training plans ramping up, it’s important to also start thinking about your fueling plan for race day. Training isn’t just about logging miles and working on speed work, but it’s also a time to test out your nutrition and hydration, which are both crucial for a successful race. Here’s what you’ll need to consider…

4 Nutrients to Help Spring Into Fitness

Monday, May 2nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger With the warm weather finally upon us, more and more people will be heading outdoors and increasing activity. Fueling your body with the right nutrition will help you get the most out of your workouts and maximize your results. Here are 4 key nutrients to keep your eye on while ramping up your exercise regimen. Calories
The amount of calories you need varies depending…

A Closer Look at Reusable Water Bottles

Thursday, October 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Food Safety  /  Comments: more
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, Contributing Blogger You’ve probably noticed the ubiquity of reusable water bottles – at the gym, at work, stuffed into the sides of backpacks – they’re everywhere. There’s no longer a need to trek to the sporting goods store to find one – these water bottles now take up whole aisles in your local grocery stores. While choosing a size, shape, color, brand and material among the multitude…

High Intensity Workouts: Are They Healthy?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger We are all doing it. Working out is no longer running, biking, or swimming, it now involves killing yourself for an hour in the most highly intense way possible. Welcome to the age of cultish crazed exercise. The energy is undeniably addicting, but is it really good for us long term? Why Does It Feel So Good?
Moderation seems to have been lost in all regards; exercise,…

Walking 101

Thursday, June 25th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger My husband and I rescued a puppy a few months ago.  He is the cutest and most energetic little ball of fur! The only thing that keeps him out of trouble and is making sure he gets enough exercise every day. I live in a city and don’t have a backyard for the pup to run around in, so I have to walk him every day. We take about five walks a day (yes, five!). I like

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Day 8 Tip from Dr. Janet Brill

Sunday, March 8th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
It is day 8 of National Nutrition Month! Today’s healthy eating and lifestyle tip is courtesy of Dr. Janet Brill, who has written many books on the topic of heart health.   Make Time to Exercise   Take the time to exercise today or take the time to treat your heart disease tomorrow — which happens to be the leading cause of death in American men and women.   Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, CSSD, FAND

6 Delicious Post Workout Snacks

Thursday, March 27th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
Here’s what you should eat before a workout, but what you eat after your workout is even more important! Ideally, within the hour after your workout is complete, you want to focus on replenishing your body with the proper fuel it’ll need to aid in recovery. Skimp on calories or wait too long to refuel and you risk feeling fatigued and are more prone to injury. If your next meal isn’t within the hour, plan to have a snack…

6 Quick and Easy Pre-Workout Snacks

Friday, March 7th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: more
When I don’t eat properly before my workout, my energy dwindles and performance suffers leaving me frustrated. Now, before I hit the tennis courts or lift weights, I make it a point to fuel properly. It’s really amazing how eating the right foods before a workout can make all the difference in the world. Timing Counts!
Many of us exercise early in the morning, during lunchtime or right after work. This usually means…

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