Ask Sofia: Should I Do a Cleanse?
From talk shows to gossip magazines to friends trying out the latest fad, detox diets or “cleanses” are everywhere. The typical cleanse can last anywhere from a couple days to several weeks, in theory clearing your body of toxins.
But does that mean you should try one?
Allie’s Corner: Self-Care during Pregnancy
Self-care can be challenging for women throughout the lives, not to mention during the busy and emotional experience of pregnancy. Ultimately, self-care is even more important when you’re pregnant because you are growing another human being.Read more
Exercise: Tips to Get Moving
Mornings are cooler and darker so it’s hard to meet your neighbor for an early a.m. walk. Nights are busier with sports and homework and your favorite shows, so it’s challenging to make a class at the gym. If you’ve fallen out of the habit, you can probably come up with a dozen reasons you’re no longer working out, but you probably also know that exercising is one of the best things you can do for your mind and body.Read more
Nutrition on the Run
If you were preparing to run an Ironman race – 2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking and 26.2 miles running – how would you eat? Drink? Take care of yourself and your body?
A longtime runner and regular in road races, Clinic Sofia Physician Assistant Allie Nowak is training for the Madison Ironman in September and uses nutrition to fuel her workouts and days at work as she prepares for the upcoming race. She consumes a whole foods-based diet with vegetables and fruit, grass-fed meat, fish and healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado and coconut, and focuses on three healthy meals a day for energy and wellness.Read more