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  • Winning the rough days

    Goodness. It’s been a while! Things have been shifting over the past month and a half for me! This year, April brought exams, two unexpected injuries, and (after 5 years in London,…

  • Today is a couch day

    Earlier this week (despite knowing better) I did a workout that was too much for my body at the time.   I started thinking: If I’d done that workout on a day…

  • STSS 6: Leptin — The Satiety Hormone

      Leptin is a neat little hormone that tells us when we’ve had enough to eat. If there’s a hormone for this, why do we often tend to overeat? Note: While this…

  • Walking on [an excessive amount of] sunshine

    I’d like to share a few boring, self-centred facts with you:   Fact 1: This past summer, I spent tons of time soaking up the sun. My sister and I spent several…

  • Acknowledging the Sneaky Things: A Lesson on the Knee Joint

    The body has many sly little processes that it carries out everyday — processes that are crucial to our health, but they don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves. We probably…

  • STSS 5: Macronutrients & The Role of Glucose

      Carbs, fats, and proteins. Mmmm!   How does your body use the food you consume? How does it take what you eat and turn that into running, jumping, swimming, and thinking?

  • Challenging Routine

    Although I don’t like to admit it, I’m a big ‘rules’ person. I like structure. We’re all like this to some degree. It’s hard to deny that routine is comfortable!   This…

  • Picking Your Truths

    Maybe you have a goal that you’re totally psyched about — you’re inspired, super focused, and it’s on your mind all the time. That’s fantastic! It’s a satisfying and productive headspace to…

  • STSS 4: VO2 Max

      “If I breathe deeper and faster, I’m using more oxygen, right?”   Wellllll….

  • Have You Ever Been Hangry?

    I certainly have. If I don’t get food when I need it, it can be a rough time for the people around me! Food and nutrition are so interesting to me —…