Sports Dietitians Know Best

Here's a re-posting of a blog from Ricky at Revive Wellness ( 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

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

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 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

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

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 / 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

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

Simple is Good

Following the theme of our last post, we wanted to blog about keeping life simple. Keeping it simple is one of the foundations of our philosophy at Elevate Me. Our bars and products are made with simple ingredients. You know exactly what you are getting when you buy our products. We like to keep our life simple as well because we like the uncomplicated life. It’s more enjoyable. Here are some idle thoughts on how to do it: Be productive, not busy. Just because you look busy, doesn’t mean you are getting things done. Get the right things done. Only...

The Elevate Me Team 09:24 AM

How to Have a Great Day…. Even though it’s Christmas time

Christmas is coming. For those who celebrate Christmas it can often be like what Charles Dickens wrote in the first line of A Tale of Two Cities:  “It is the best of times, it is the worst of times….”. Christmas can be stressful - really stressful - especially for Moms (okay, and for many Dads too). It’s great when families can get together to celebrate, but the days leading up to Christmas can be crazy.  Finding gifts, wrapping presents, decorating the house, planning the Christmas dinner – can all take its toll. You can insert any holiday season here: Hanukkah,...

The Elevate Me Team 03:45 PM