Showing posts from October, 2011

Carbohydrate Requirements for Exercise

Just read this article - here's a small excerpt...  Carbohydrate Requirements for Exercise - from Nutrition Dimension. By Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD Think of carbohydrates as the body's gasoline supply - easily converted to motion in whatever amount is required. To satisfy the demand, as long as it lasts, there must be fuel in the tank. With low-carb diets currently being promoted for weight loss, food and beverage manufacturers are pushing the idea of fewer calories from carbohydrates as a good thing. The problem is, athletes- and even regular exercisers- can run out of gas. Adequate carbohydrate stores are critical for optimum athletic performance. Carbohydrate is stored in muscle and liver glycogen and in blood glucose. Consuming adequate carbohydrates on a daily basis is necessary to replenish muscle and liver glycogen between daily training sessions and competitive events. Athletes in high-power activities often want to lose weight, and so consume low-energy di

It's been a year...

Thank you to all for your support of Lava Fit this past year! It's been a very fun and eventful one - starting last October with a Run for Breast Cancer where nearly $800 was raised for the cause. We've had six 8-week running and conditioning sessions and also, together we raised over $700 at Lava Fit's Run for Japan in April 2011. There are only two more weeks in the current 8-Week Session... then I'm on 'maternity leave'. HOWEVER, I encourage you all to still meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for runs - the camaraderie of running with others is important. Your fellow runners know and understand what it took for you to get out there on that particular morning to run. So bring your friends and ask others to join! After baby girl arrives and I'm caught up, I will start doing private training . I'll create workouts catered to YOU using weights, stability ball, resistance bands and your own body. We can work around your schedule. I'm very excited to get b