How She Fuels: Sarah Brown

How She Fuels: Sarah Brown

Athlete Spotlight, Life, Nutrition for Women, Supplements for Women, Women's Fitness Personalities
For 31-year-old Sarah Brown, health and fitness is a huge part of her family dynamic. So much so that she says, “Our son has been attending bodybuilding and fitness events with us since he was 6 days old! Yes, days!”It’s no surprise because being active is definitely in Brown’s DNA. As a teen, she dabbled in ice skating and competitive cheerleading, and she even earned a black belt in seidokan karate. Back in 2011 when she went to a bodybuilding show with her husband (who is a bodybuilder), she saw the Bikini division for the first time and thought, Now that’s a great look for me. I want to prep for one of these shows. She asked her husband to train her, and she placed in the top five at…
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Fuel: Understanding Amino Acids – Oxygen Magazine

Fuel: Understanding Amino Acids – Oxygen Magazine

Healthy Eating for Women, Nutrition for Women, Nutrition Tips for Women, Supplements for Women
We all know that protein provides the building blocks for muscle. And it’s common knowledge that on the molecular level, amino acids provide the building blocks for protein. But not all aminos are the same, and the amounts of each you need vary based on overall protein consumption and the requirements of your fitness lifestyle. To understand more about these critical nutrients and why you need them, let’s take a closer look.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteThere are 20 proteinogenic amino acids that create proteins in the body to perform countless physiological and chemical processes, including muscular development and maintenance. These are categorized according to their need to be supplied in the diet or the body’s ability to manufacture sufficient amounts for health. The three categories are known as essential, nonessential and…
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Is Your Diet Rock-Solid? – Oxygen Magazine

Is Your Diet Rock-Solid? – Oxygen Magazine

Nutrition for Women, Supplements for Women
Most people focus on the big players in the vitamin and mineral game — E, D, B, magnesium, calcium and the like. However, it might just be the little guys that can ultimately help you achieve your goals. Case in point: the trace minerals iron, zinc and copper. This trio is essential for helping the body transport oxygen, repair muscle and improve immunity, and although the Recommended Daily Allowance for each is pretty small, female athletes often don’t get enough. “Minerals are understudied or underappreciated in terms of sports nutrition,” says Robert DiSilvestro, Ph.D., professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University. This, he adds, is likely the reason they aren’t on many athletes’ radar.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteBut they should be: DiSilvestro studied the effects of minerals in a recent…
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