MS, RDN, CSSD
Kristen is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a board-certified specialist in Sports Dietetics with 9 years of experience. She also has a Master’s in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University. She owns a private practice nutrition counseling business focusing on performance nutrition for athletes.Kristen is also a coach for bicycle racers with Source Endurance where she coaches entry-level to national elite-level cyclists in mountain, road, and cyclocross bike racing. In addition to nutrition counseling and coaching, Kristen is a professional cyclist for The Meteor//Intelligentsia domestic elite women’s cycling team where she competes in national-level races across the USA and Canada.
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Foods high in saturated fat are bad for your health. Excess consumption of saturated fat can cause heart disease and stroke. According to the World Health Organization, coronary heart disease and stroke claim the lives of more than 14.1 million […]
The 1200-calorie diet plan is not a fad but a good way to balance your food intake by including all the essential micro and macronutrients. This weight loss plan essentially contains 50% carbohydrates, 30% fat, and 20% protein (1). However, […]
Congratulations! You have taken one of the biggest leaps in your journey toward a healthy lifestyle by deciding to jog. Looking for some jogging tips? Before we go ahead, let’s talk about what jogging actually does for your health. Studies […]
Running requires muscle power and willpower. If you are preparing for running a marathon, you must increase your stamina for running because slow-paced long-distance running is not easy. To prepare for better marathon training, focus on your muscles, bones, lungs, […]
If you love having tea and trying its different varieties, chances are you must have heard about the benefits of ginseng tea already. If not, then we are here to help you. Along with the antioxidant and polyphenol contents of […]
One’s bone strength and density tend to decrease with progressing age. This decline usually starts from the age of 30 (especially in females), leading to a condition called osteopenia. However, following an osteopenia diet that includes foods to promote bone […]
As per the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015-2020), a 2000 calorie diet meets the daily requirement of a healthy lifestyle (1). Adult women require 1600-2400 calories and adult men require 2000-3000 calories per day. However, that may vary depending on […]
There are many components of fitness. It could mean flexibility, strength, agility, or muscle endurance. What fitness is not is one-size-fits-all. It has got nothing to do with your size. Instead, fitness is a harmonious balance between your physical and […]
The soft food diet, which is what forms the oral surgery diet, is for people who have undergone neck, head, stomach surgeries, or are experiencing dental issues. This diet allows only soft texture easy-to-digest vitamin-rich foods that are easy to […]
Glycemic index (GI) is a value given to foods depending on how quickly or slowly they increase blood glucose levels. Foods with lower GI digest slowly and do not increase blood glucose levels rapidly, which is not the case with […]
The benefits of running go beyond shedding a few pounds. Research reported in the American College of Cardiology journal suggests running for 5-10 minutes each day at a speed of 6 miles per hour could lower the risk of death […]
The benefits of millet are gaining the attention of many health enthusiasts as they are being popularized as a gluten-free substitute for other rice variants. These are very good sources of fiber, essential carbohydrates, and many other vital micronutrients. Millets […]