Back in 2017, I shared my attempts to get back into running after many years, specifically referencing the “Freshman 15” and other corpulent milestones. Since then, I’ve done a fairly good job of keeping up the runs and avoiding salty snacks in front of the TV in my normal day-to-day life. Or at least, I did, until March 13, 2020. As many of us in the USA recall, that was the day ‘normal’ changed.
As winter draws to a close (well, maybe) and sunnier, warmer weather begins to show up in the forecast, we’ll have more opportunities to go outside (without shivering). With spring comes the reappearance of birds, flowers, green grass, and blooming trees. This is also the time of year that we see an increasing number of runners, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts try to lose their winter weight and get back into shape. While exercise is an important aspect of overall health, what we put into our bodies is the most important. That makes this a fitting time of year to observe National Nutrition Month. Continue reading
Before I was a Librarian, I was a Dietitian. That was a while ago. My favorite part of the job was finding and reading the latest nutrition research in scholarly journals, which is probably why I decided to become a Librarian and work in a Health Sciences Library. Nutrition recommendations are constantly changing and evolving and I admit I haven’t kept up since I no longer see clients or give nutrition advice. But since March is National Nutrition Month, I thought I would take a look at what’s happening in my old line of work. Continue reading