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Loaded Paleo Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet-Potato-Fries

If you want game day food that won’t leave you feeling as sluggish as an armchair quarterback, try these loaded paleo sweet potato fries. They have a perfect blend of flavors and textures and a high nutrient density. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is made more bio-available by the inclusion of fat. They also contain unique ... Read More »

Research Reveals Caffeine’s Perks

health benefits of caffeine

By Shannan Lynch, PhD, CSCS, HFS, CISSN This article presents new research that challenges previous notions about caffeine; shedding light on some of its benefits and helping us better understand how caffeine affects us. Caffeine is the world’s most consumed stimulant — and I’m among those who partake of it. Openly, I admit, I drank two cups by the time ... Read More »

Pedal for Prevention: Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Spinning Nation and the American Heart Association Help Prevent Heart Disease

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Earn 1 SPIN® CEC and take the newsletter quiz! Being more physically active slows the aging process and benefits your heart and your health. In addition to the physical changes you see, a healthy exercise program results in beneficial physiological changes that occur at a microscopic level inside your body. You can fight the aging ... Read More »

Food Labels May Get a Facelift: What It Means For You

New Food Labels

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES  The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new guidelines for the nutrition labels on packaged foods and drinks. Under the guidelines, most of America’s favorite foods would have a new look and greater clarity about what and how much you’re really consuming. The Nutrition Labels Change, Not the Food The food won’t change, ... Read More »

Hydration: Essential for Performance & Health

Hydration 101: Stay Hydrated for Performance, Keep Spinning®

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Hydration affects how your body functions, including your heart rate, core body temperature, circulation and the ability of your muscles to contract properly. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), failing to take in enough water can lead to dehydration, heat illnesses, muscle fatigue, energy loss, and decreased performance. Dehydration and health illnesses ... Read More »