One of the counter-intuitive things I’ve learned about fitness is the more fit you are and the more lean mass you have, the more calories your body needs to fuel your metabolism and maintain muscle.
The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most temptation-filled. From office potlucks to boozy holiday parties and all the indulgences in between, it’s not surprising that sticking to those #fitgoals can seem pretty much impossible. Fortunately, our experts here at VIDA have plenty of practical tips for maintaining healthy habits during the holidays.
All dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians. Why does it matter? It may not to you, but here is what’s required to become a Registered Dietitian.
Summer is a glorious time to run, but it can also be dangerous. As your body metabolizes fuel to power your run, it produces a tremendous amount of heat as a by-product. If this heat can’t be lost somehow, the result can be diminished performance, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and even death.
If you have social media, you probably noticed the frenzy caused by USA Today’s article about coconut oil not being healthy after the American Heart Association released a report advising against the use of it. So, more conflicting information on the internet about what is good for us and what isn’t!
How do we enjoy our social lives without taking a big eraser to all the work we’ve done over the past 8 months (or one week) on our summer bods? Here are some ideas for smart ordering at a few popular DC brunch spots, so you can sip & bite without worrying about that post-brunch bloat!
Maggie McDaris, VIDA’s newest Registered Dietitian, has a few pointers for us to keep in mind during the holidays. Join her holiday nutrition workshop this Thursday 12/8 at the Yards!
Who says you have to gain weight during the holidays? Sure, you'll probably experience a food coma or three between now and New Years, but a handful of indulgent meals don't have to wreck havoc on your fitness goals.