The Athlete’s Gut

Why is Gut Health Important? Gut health is critical for an athlete. Did you know that blood is shunted away from your gut during times of intense physical exertion? As a result, digestive processes take a back seat to your cardiac and respiratory functions that keep you going. The GI tract is crucial for keeping [...]

Uncanny Transformation

Fit at Fifty Cool, you're here! My name is Chris and I'm here to tell you a little bit about my journey to a healthy lifestyle. Thank you Evolution Healthcare & Fitness for sharing my story and my blog. My road to a healthy lifestyle includes routines, roadblocks, anxieties, wins, and setbacks. It is all [...]

By |2017-08-28T13:59:51-07:00August 28th, 2017|Health & Wellness, Men's Health|0 Comments

Using Acupuncture to Promote Men’s Health and Wellness

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been used to treat men's health concerns for thousands of years and are growing in popularity. The reason for this growth in popularity is that many health issues that men face, such as high blood pressure, prostate problems and depression, respond extremely well to acupuncture. Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease [...]

Designing the Perfect Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie

That post-workout high – whether it’s after a trail run, a strength training session, or a workout in Evolution’s Altitude Training Room – can only be made better with delicious and nourishing recovery food. You place importance on your warm up, your recovery, your hydration, etc., you need to place importance on the way you refuel your [...]

By |2017-06-01T14:37:15-07:00June 1st, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

On Trying Something New; Swimming

As an ultrarunner, an 11-mile race should neither be scary nor inspire fear. Yet, since signing up I have not been able to shake the feelings of fear and doubt. The problem isn’t the number of miles. The problem is it is a lot of miles, of swimming! The Portland Bridge Swim is an 11-mile [...]

Treating Musculoskeletal Injuries with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The musculoskeletal system consists of connective tissues including joints, ligaments, and tendons. Problems with the musculoskeletal system can result in inflammation and pain, and ultimately reduce the body's overall health. People are looking for more natural approaches to help relieve musculoskeletal conditions instead of relying on medications. Even over the counter non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications [...]

Getting High to Go Fast: Altitude Training

I’ve been altitude training-curious for some time, given that my coach, teammates, and other competitive cyclists/triathletes I know use the facilities at Evolution Healthcare & Fitness. Initially I struggled to justify the expense when I already belonged to a gym with a pool and to the gym at my office. I’ve been competing in Olympic [...]

Vegetable Juices over Fruit Juices for Healthy Benefits

Why do I prefer vegetable juices over fruit juices for health? Thanks to Mauricio Prinzlau for this guest blog on the benefits of vegetable juices. To read more about him, visit his website. Drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices to detoxify the body and promote weight loss is one of the latest trends in the world of healthy eating. But is it [...]

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Written by: Em Wooden The skies are blue, the tantalizing scent of barbecue is hanging in the air, and the sun is reflecting off of the Willamette.  It’s official: summer has reached Portland! With temperatures ranging from the high 70s to low 90s predicted for the next several weeks, it is important to think about [...]

The Importance of Gut Bacteria and Probiotics

Written by: Em Wooden Between February 2013 and February 2014 the kombucha industry grew by 29 percent.  US sales during that year came to $122.7 million, and since then they have only gone up.  Euromonitor International estimates that, by 2019, the kombucha industry will net $656.7 million.  One of the driving factors in kombucha’s commercial [...]