Working Out When You’re Experiencing Depression

I have experienced depression off and on for most of my life.  I also now experience symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder which can feel a lot like depression, with moments of low moods coming seemingly out of nowhere, triggered often by nothing of which I am aware.  It can be very difficult to maintainContinue reading “Working Out When You’re Experiencing Depression”

“I don’t think there is a panacea for depression, full stop,” Sigma Nutrition Radio #421: Brendon Stubbs, PhD – The Research on Depression & Physical Activity

Does physical activity reduce our symptoms for depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges? Does our current research give any clear guidelines on what helps, how often, and how much physical activity shows benefits for improving our experience of these diseases? This week’s conversation between Danny Lennon and Dr. Brendon Stubbs explores the strengths andContinue reading ““I don’t think there is a panacea for depression, full stop,” Sigma Nutrition Radio #421: Brendon Stubbs, PhD – The Research on Depression & Physical Activity”

Weekend Food Prep–A step-by-step guide to Quick Eggs and Veggies

I don’t love microwaving eggs for breakfast even to reheat them, so when I can, I prefer to cook them fresh each morning. I recognize this goes into the “basic skills” category of cooking, but like cooking boatloads of chicken, I think it’s essential to start with these easier food prep habits before building toContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–A step-by-step guide to Quick Eggs and Veggies”

Mindset Tips For the Woman Who Wants to Start Lifting

Yay! Welcome! I love you! I’m so happy you are getting ready to take that step! Strength training can be a truly transformative and empowering experience. It also may have a steeper learning curve than getting into cardio as many of us have little to no experience with it before we decide to make itContinue reading “Mindset Tips For the Woman Who Wants to Start Lifting”

“Science is political,” The Food Medic podcast, S4 EP7 (part 1): INFERIOR: How Science Got Women Wrong

The Food Medic, Dr. Hazel Wallace’s podcast, is a new one to me, and I’ve been digging into the archives to learn more and give it a try. The conversation I want to highlight today is with journalist Angela Saini, who got interested in the history of sexism in science whilst researching menopause. Apparently, thereContinue reading ““Science is political,” The Food Medic podcast, S4 EP7 (part 1): INFERIOR: How Science Got Women Wrong”

“Modern warriors, let’s get started,” introducing Ancient Workouts with Omar

Omar’s got a show on the History Channel; Omar’s got a show on the History Channel! Hey, did you hear? Omar, he’s got a new show, like a legit show, on the History Channel! (Ok, the online version, but still. . .) Ok. Maybe I’m a bit over the top, but I think any timeContinue reading ““Modern warriors, let’s get started,” introducing Ancient Workouts with Omar”

There is Nothing Magic about Kale

For the love of whatever you find holy, please do not force yourself to eat 2 pounds of kale a day. Don’t convince yourself that there’s something magical about confining your eating to a 6-hour window. Don’t talk yourself into thinking it’s rational to cut out all fat, all fruits, all dairy, all starchy carbohydratesContinue reading “There is Nothing Magic about Kale”

Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

I have oats and eggs for breakfast probably 6 breakfasts out of 7 each week. Having slight variations available for each is enough for me to not get bored and to keep enjoying a satisfying and nutritious breakfast over and over again. When I get tired of basic old-fashioned oats, these are my next go-to.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal”

Cutting my hair and loving my strong legs

This morning is the first time in over two decades that I’ve woken up with really, properly short hair. I’ve been playing around the edges of a shorter ‘do for a handful of years now, but last night, I committed to going pixie. Or a kinda long, shaggy, pixie. I feel a little like aContinue reading “Cutting my hair and loving my strong legs”

What does a habits-based approach to physique change look like?

CW: Talk of fat loss and weight loss The most recent episode of Stronger by Science was all about evidence-based practices to create goals and to establish new, healthy habits. I thought it might be worthwhile and interesting to provide my own examples of these, not from a place of expertise but from a placeContinue reading “What does a habits-based approach to physique change look like?”