Top Health Spotlight

Should you track your macros?

Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are the foundation of any diet. These nutrients fall into a nutritional category called macronutrients, or “macros.” And if you’re in the health and fitness industry, you’ve no doubt heard of—or maybe even tried—precise macronutrient “formulas” or “splits” to achieve specific goals. But do…

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How to live the longest, healthiest life possible

None of us is getting any younger. Take it from someone who’s old: You don’t want to reach the Age of Senior Discounts with regrets about all the things you didn’t do to prepare your body and mind. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do, at any age. In the following article, we’ll cover the…

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Zone 2 cardio: Flaky fitness trend or worthy pursuit?

Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD “Cargo pants are back.” This was the news that Brian St. Pierre, PN’s director of nutrition, broke when we met. (St. Pierre, a father, found this out via his 12-year-old daughter.) Why does this matter? Apparently, a certain type of exercise is running a parallel cycle: An old…

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4 lesser-known reasons to work with a health coach

Reviewed by Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD Health coaching goes beyond diet and exercise advice. To improve your health, a good health coach will not just consider your physical needs, but also your goals, personal preferences, and overall value system. There are many reasons why you might decide to work with a health coach, but…

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How Going Green Can Lead to a Healthier Lifestyle

Going green is something that’s open to interpretation; for some people, it involves reducing their reliance on plastic packaging and for others, it is eating locally grown food. Whatever going green means to you, it can’t be denied that greener lifestyles are healthier ones. Individuals who begin living more sustainably are undeniably happier and healthier…

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