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Snacks That Keep Us Moving – FitLabPGH Video Podcast




This week’s FitLabPGH Podcast release is a video podcast providing a look inside the FitLabPGH Snack Bin. This is what WE use to fuel our 60-90+ minute movement sessions…primarily hiking, biking, and running. If you are looking for individual advice on nutrition and food choices, we STRONGLY encourage you to consult a registered dietician.

Listen to the audio, or enjoy the Labradors and cats in the video podcast.

What is Ben looking for in a movement snack? It should be able to be stored in a pocket or pack; it is approximately 100 calories; and it doesn’t upset his stomach. For Ben, that means no stevia, monk fruit extract, or sugar alcohols. Everyone’s body is different. Experiment to find what works for you. When in doubt? Consult a registered dietician. The goal is to get outside, enjoy moving, and avoid the dreaded mid-workout bonk/crash/insert your favorite term here.

So here’s the current inventory of our Snack Bin:

  • Baby food – pear, mango, spinach (Lisa has not endorsed this option)
  • Mini Clif Bars – chocolate chip or crunchy peanut butter
  • Whole Wheat Fig Bars from Nuts.com (individually wrapped for convenience)
  • Trail Mix – make your own, or head to Trader Joe’s
  • Sport Beans (Lisa’s favorite cycling snack). Want to save money? Buy Jelly Belly jelly beans
  • Honey Stinger mini waffles (warning: they may crumble in a pocket or pack)
  • Skratch Labs Energy Chews – Sour Cherry (2 “warnings” – they contain caffeine and they get sticky when temps get too warm)
  • Papa Steve’s No Junk Raw Protein Bars – vegan and whey protein options, many flavors, all “real food” ingredients
  • Infinit Nutrition Performance Coffee Cold Brew protein powder, a.k.a., protein for coffee lovers

Take home message: get outside, enjoy moving, and pack snacks to fuel your movement session. Even if you’re planning a fairly short session, be prepared…you never know when a hike or bike ride might become an outdoor adventure.

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FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks Week 10 of 2022




#movementisalifestyle

FitLabPGH is a Pittsburgh area podcast and promoter of the ethos movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity.  Each week we bring you 3 movement tip & lifestyle hack videos because movement is part of what makes life complete.

Before the videos check out this week’s Lab Lessons- Say No To Over-Scheduling – good advice from the Labrador Retrievers!!

The videos for week 10 of ’22 #movement should be a #eustress move for you, not #socialmedia & #bemindful of the tracks you leave on the trail


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 10:22 Say No To Over-Scheduling




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Our message for 3-10-22:

Say No to Over-scheduling.

The Labs understand the importance of scheduling regular movement sessions. They ALSO understand the importance of having unscheduled time for extra naps and spontaneous play.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take a tip from the Labs: leave room in your schedule to enjoy an unplanned movement session, a spontaneous moment of playtime, or an afternoon nap. If you’re always busy being busy, you might miss out on many positive moments.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!

 

 


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks Week 9 of 2022




#movementisalifestyle

FitLabPGH is a Pittsburgh area podcast and promoter of the ethos movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity.  Each week we bring you 3 movement tip & lifestyle hack videos because movement is part of what makes life complete.

Before the videos check out this week’s Lab Lessons #bepresentinthemoment

The videos for week 9 of ’22 #healthspan vs #lifespan #justsayno to #offleashdogs & #whydoyoumove


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 9:22 Be Present




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Our message for 3-3-22:

Be Present.

The Labs enjoy the moment. They like to get outside to move and play in any weather. Rain, snow, ice, summer heat…you won’t find them complaining about the weather or wishing for the next season. Whether hiking, running, playing, or resting, they are fully present in the moment.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take a tip from from the Labs: embrace the present moment. Have fun. Enjoy your movement session. Don’t waste today wishing for tomorrow. Many things are out of our control. Move More. Stress Less.

Check our website weekly for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks Week 8 of 2022




#movementisalifestyle

FitLabPGH is a Pittsburgh area podcast and promoter of the ethos movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity.  Each week we bring you 3 movement tip & lifestyle hack videos because movement is part of what makes life complete.

Before the videos check out this week’s Lab Lessons- Be Like Maggie

The videos for week 8 of ’22 #adaptyourmovement 45Nrth Naughtvind jacket #review & #bemsart #besafe until next week #justmove & #keeponmoving


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 8:22 Be Like Maggie




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Our message for 2-24-22:

Be Like Maggie.

Maggie the Black Lab likes to get outside to move in any weather. Rain, snow, ice, summer heat…she adapts her route and speed based on conditions, but she doesn’t complain. She goes with the flow. She has fun. And when she’s moving outside, she stays alert to keep herself and the FitLabPGH team safe. If uncontrolled dogs (or humans) threaten her personal space, she gives a bark to let them know to keep their distance.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take a tip from Maggie: be alert. Have fun. Enjoy your movement session. But don’t forget to look out for dangerous situations…from ice to off leash dogs to speeding cars…stay safe today, so that you can keep moving tomorrow.

Check our website weekly for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks Week 7 of 2022




#movementisalifestyle

FitLabPGH is a Pittsburgh area podcast and promoter of the ethos movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity.  Each week we bring you 3 movement tip & lifestyle hack videos because movement is part of what makes life complete.

Before the videos check out this week’s Lab Lessons from the Labradors- If You Eat Crap Don’t Expect to Feel Your Best!!

The videos for week 7 of ’22 #embracetheelements #fun – type 1 or type 2?? & #whydoyoumove


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 7:22 If you eat crap, don’t expect to feel your best




Have you heard the news from the FitLabPGH Labs??? We’ve introduced Labrador Lessons from the FitLabPGH Podcast! Every Thursday, we’ll be bringing you wisdom from the FitLabPGH Labradors (with occasional input from the cats).

Our message for 2-17-22:

If you eat crap, don’t expect to feel your best.

The Labs enjoy quality dog food and healthy snacks…they also have a tendency to eat whatever temptations they find on the ground, including, but not limited to, deer poop, sticks, acorns, and stink bugs…when they consume too many of these found objects, their digestive systems don’t function well…that was the case for both Maggie and Puddin earlier this week. While they’ve recovered, they wanted to share this lesson with our human followers because they’ve heard humans occasionally eat food (or consume beverages) that we know won’t agree with our systems, then whine when we don’t feel good.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, consider what you put in your mouth, and how those foods or beverages are likely to impact your body. No judgment here…sometimes you REALLY want the ice cream…even if you’re lactose intolerant…just know that what you consume has a direct impact on how you feel.

Check our website weekly for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Movement Tips & Lifestyle Hacks Week 6 of 2022




#movementisalifestyle

FitLabPGH is a Pittsburgh area podcast and promoter of the ethos movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity.  Each week we bring you 3 movement tip & lifestyle hack videos because movement is part of what makes life complete.

Before the videos check out this week’s Lab Lessons aka Learn from the Labradors- Slippery When Wet (or Icy)

The videos for week 6 of ’22 welcome a friend to your #movementpractice wool isn’t just for sheep & #movemore #complainless