Category: Nutrition

4-Pillar Foundation Series: Nutrition Fuels A Healthy Body, Brain

4-Pillar Foundation Series: Nutrition Fuels A Healthy Body, Brain

Brain fog and lack of ability to concentrate may indicate that you aren’t getting enough of some brain-boosting nutrition. The foods and beverages we consume help fuel our muscles, contribute to healthy skin, help us to recover after a workout and even affect the brain. Incorporate these healthy foods as part of a balanced approach...

Stay Hydrated for Improved Performance

Stay Hydrated for Improved Performance

The human body comprises many intricate systems that all depend on proper hydration to function correctly. The experts at EXOS tell us that by the time you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated, so pay attention to your body’s signals that it needs water and be proactive about your daily water intake. Here are some signs you...

Get Outside and Grill

Get Outside and Grill

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family, and there’s no better way to do it than with some healthy meals cooked on the grill. Check out these tips from EXOS on how to step up your grilling game and enjoy healthy food all summer long!  

Clean Eating, Simplified

Clean Eating, Simplified

A typical American diet is loaded with sugar, fat, and sodium, which often leads to high blood pressure, low energy, and an unhealthy digestive system. The best way to reduce your risk for many diseases and health issues is to choose natural and minimally processed foods. We call it “eating clean.” The Benefits of Clean...

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Aminos

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Aminos

Learn the difference between these two products, and how to decide which is best for you. By Justin Klein, RD CSSD LD, Performance Dietician for EXOS at Mercy Fitness Center ————— Lean protein plays a key role in stabilizing our energy levels, providing nutrients to our bodies for recovery and repair, and protecting our immune...

Don’t Skip It

Don’t Skip It

Still skipping breakfast to lose weight? You’re not doing yourself a favor. When you wake up in the morning, you’re in a fasted state. If you don’t eat, your body will continue to break down your fuel stores for energy leaving you tired and hungry throughout the rest of the day. Start your day off...

Don’t Fear Fat!

Don’t Fear Fat!

Don’t fear fat. Fats are actually critical to good health, releasing energy slowly to keep the body satiated while regulating blood sugar. Fat also provides powerful nutrients and antioxidants necessary for cellular repair of joints, organs, skin and hair. The trick to fat is understanding what types of fat your body needs, like Omega-3 fatty...

Smart Supplementation

Smart Supplementation

When it comes to supplements, think about fueling your body first and complementing with supplements to fill the gaps. Supplements can help people with suboptimal nutrient intake, improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, improve quality of life, and decrease the risk for certain chronic conditions. Once you figure out which supplements to take, you need...

Good Mood Foods

Good Mood Foods

Did you know that food can improve your mood? If you’re feeling angry, irritable, or sullen, what you’re eating may have more to do with your state of mind than you think. Consider the following tips: