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25
Jun
Sports Dietitians Know Best

Here's a re-posting of a blog from Ricky at Revive Wellness (www.revivewellness.ca) in Edmonton. Thanks for the shout out Ricky! As Sports Dietitians, we are often asked about convenient snack options on-the-road and for over-seas travel. Travel is a major culprit for athletes getting sick due to the accumulation of long sleepless hours, being within close proximity of other travelers for long periods of time (who may often be sick themselves), compromising fluid intake, and most importantly, missing key meals for fueling and recovery! This means all the training these athletes have put into into this important competition has taken...

The Elevate Me Team 09:24 AM


15
May
A Reminder to Myself, Mostly.

Here's a blog from one of our Ambassadors, Paula Findlay. Paula is a world class triathlete who has had to overcome some serious injuries to stay at the top. What she writes doesn't apply to just athletics...... I was out for dinner with my friends when the Auckland WTS race was going on. Refreshing my twitter feed every 1.5 seconds, checking the live results, nervous, anxious, palms sweating, and ultimately being a really bad dinner guest. When the race was over, I was overwhelmingly envious. Longing for the times when I was in the mix and so jealous of everyone...

The Elevate Me Team 10:50 AM


29
Apr
Superheroes come in many forms

We met Jennifer at a trade show on Vancouver Island. She told us the story of her and her sister and how they’re doing their part to raise money to help find a cure for cancer. We’ve made a small effort to help them with their goal and thought we’d share what they are doing. If you’d like to find out more about their journey, visit their website at www.sistersrunsanfran.com. My sister may as well wear a cape because she’s Superwoman. She conquered cancer in 2009; it’s been five years, and we’re celebrating her remission in Superwoman style by raising...

The Elevate Me Team 09:11 AM


08
Apr
Ageism in Sports

Image courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Here are some encouraging words of wisdom from the young-at-heart Shellen Thomas, one of Canada's top female weightlifters of any age, and one of our Ambassadors. "You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears; as young as your hope, as old as your despair." - Samuel Ullman Recently, it seems I've been bombarded by other athletes in the gym saying this statement to me: "I'm getting too old for this". The problem is that most of the people saying this are under 30. Annoying? Very. There was a time when it was perceived...

The Elevate Me Team 01:57 PM


28
Mar
That's Sport

One of our Ambassadors from last year, Rachael McIntosh, just finished her university track career with another medal in the pentathlon. That’s three medals in three years. Very impressive. She wrote this blog just after completing her last track meet as a Calgary Dinosaur. Her journey is one of the reasons that sports are so helpful in building character. Rachael’s university career may not have ended as she had hoped, but after reading what she took away from it, she won. Big time. Posted on March 7, 2014 In sport, sometimes you’re lucky enough to win, and sometimes you’re lucky...

The Elevate Me Team 09:33 AM


18
Mar
We went to Anaheim....but didn't see Mickey Mouse

We just got back from attending the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim. Along with 67,000 other attendees, we spent three days visiting over 2,000 booths to find out what is new and exciting in the natural foods world. Lots to see and lots of products to sample - it was a "grazer's" paradise. Good thing too, as we must have walked 25 kilometers a day - the trade show was comprised of five huge halls, each about the size of a football field! The energy drinks and energy bars being sampled kept us energized and motoring around...

The Elevate Me Team 01:37 PM


17
Feb
Mairzy Doats

“Mares eat oats, and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy; a kid’ll eat ivy too, wouldn’t you?” Image courtesy of joephotostudio / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Anybody remember singing along to this nursery rhyme? Well, it turns out the mares and the does were pretty smart…eating oats is really good for you. Here are eight reasons why: It’s good for cholesterol and for the heart Oatmeal and oat bran are significant sources of dietary fibre. Dietary fibre contains a mixture of half soluble and half insoluble fibres. One component of the soluble fibre found in oats is beta-glucans, a soluble fibre which...

The Elevate Me Team 04:32 PM


27
Jan
How To Become A Butterfly

Here is some wonderful advice from one of our Ambassadors, world class weightlifter Shellen Thomas. A few weeks ago, another weightlifting athlete and I were having tea and discussing an epiphany I had about training and life.  I was asking if a caterpillar felt anything when it changed into a butterfly.  Why?  Humans are aware.  All. The. Time.  Change is hard.  And going through the change can sometimes be even harder. Whether it is a new job, a move to another city, or taking up a sport, it is all something that we are keenly aware of.  The process of...

The Elevate Me Team 09:10 AM


14
Jan
No Rest, No Gain

We at Elevate Me are very happy we can partner and support athletes. What’s great about the partnership is that we get just as much, if not more, out of the relationship as they do. Below is some sage advice from one of our Ambassadors. Stay tuned for more from these inspiring young people. Three Tips to Staying Injury Free in Endurance Sports (from someone who has been there) Sports and physical activity are wonderful components of a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, there are times when our competitive nature, our drive to succeed, or perhaps our denial of how long it...

The Elevate Me Team 04:34 PM


30
Dec
The journey is the reward

Rachel McIntosh, one of our Ambassadors, has written the following blog. Her insight is refreshing. You can follow her journey to the Olympics on her website www.rachaelmcintosh.com, Facebook rachaeldawnmcintosh or Twitter @air_canada1. I’ve had an aha moment this year. I’ve realized the beauty and importance in trusting that the journey is the reward. There is no medal, destination, diploma or amount of money that is more valuable than the path you take to get it. Life is not a journey we travel just to arrive at the end and cross the finish line, so why do we treat many of...

The Elevate Me Team 12:00 AM


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