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Team Robertson Ready was inspired by our head coach John Robertson who has been involved in Triathlon, Running, & General Fitness & Nutrition for over 15 years!
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March 2016

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Best Probiotics

Here in 2016 we are constantly hearing about probiotics, prebiotics, fermented this, etc, etc. The interest of getting enough probiotics in your body has turned into a huge market for the consumer with a lot to gain in their health. The vast majority of yogurt brands that have come on the scene is proof that this is happening at a fast rate. Are probiotics a miracle cure? Do they really help our bodies that much? Some of the benefits include- Irritable bowel syndrome, infectious diarrhea, eczema, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, allergy prevention, strengthened immune system, weight loss, stronger teeth, decreased blood pressure, as well as enhanced exercise recovery. In this blog, I am going to list my top 5 favorite probiotic food choices and...

Ketosis

In today's world there seems to be a lot of attention on a low carb, high fat diet.The basic premise is to increase your percentage of fat and protein, while decreasing your percentage of carbohydrates which leads to a state of ketosis. When you take someone that starts this nutrition plan, there are several changes going on. Without this turning into a Biochemistry class,  I am going to discuss what ketosis is, the benefits, as well as the pro's and cons of following a ketogenic diet. First lets start with what ketosis is. Ketosis is when your body's energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood. Ketone bodies are a bi-product of fatty acid metabolism in the liver. Using ketone bodies as an energy supply typically...

Top 10 Ways to Stay Accountable to an Exercise Program

For a large majority of us, we often find ourselves unable to maintain a fitness regimen. There are numerous excuses as to why we struggle to hold onto this simple, yet complex idea. I have compiled below, my 10 favorite strategies to maintain and execute a fitness program.   Exercise buddy- I have seen hundreds of active minded people use this as their sole reason to keep to their health. Some people I know simply cannot exercise alone and RELY on this everyday! Whether it is meeting at the gym, a running buddy, fitness classes,etc. Find a partner in crime to hold you accountable and you will notice more consistency I guarantee! Morning- I myself like to exercise first thing in the morning. For starters, it can rev...