30 August 2017
Delivering babies is no easy job; not only is it psychologically demanding, but also very physical in nature, often leaving doctors in discomfort. These discomforts can result in injury if left untreated or if job factors are not changed.
Part 1 in a series by Linda Miller
24 August 2017
There’s still plenty of time to go hiking or backpacking trips with friends or family. Now might even be a good time to find the perfect pair of hiking boots or shoes since many are now on the mid season sale! While it might be tempting to buy the prettiest colored hiking boot (I’ve seen some in lovely burgundy colors), think about the fact that you are going to be spending a lot of time with this essential piece of gear. Your feet will be spending several hours – or days – in them. Like a good friend and confidant, choose your boots wisely.
25 July 2017
When I started my journey as an endurance athlete, one of the things I learned quickly was that everyone has different nutritional needs for training and racing, depending on the activity, the length of the activity, the intensity, the weather, and individual digestive ability and needs. Some athletes prefer liquid calories in the form of gels and sports drinks – others need solid foods. Some of us sweat A LOT and require much more salt intake than others or the average person not engaged in such a high level of activity in the heat. It took me a few years to gather the information to understand all of this. But as it turns out, I still had a lot to learn about nutrition.