About This Blog
This blog is about finding the best way to live a fit, healthy, and happy life. I draw on current research, my education and experience (as a registered dietitian (RD) and CrossFit Trainer), my personal experiences as a former collegiate (and really, lifelong) athlete, and my ever growing understanding of the environmental factors influencing our behaviors and choices for every post. I write mostly about nutrition but will also cover fitness and health, and throw in a recipe here and there if I come up with a good one (although, this is not a recipe blog. There are 1,000 of them already and I don’t have time to be a chef).
I tweet everything I cover here and other thoughts on health from @AlexB_RD.
I am an RD and Licensed Nutritionist specializing in public health and sports nutrition. I have a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida and a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. I’ve been interested in nutrition and fitness from an early age, competing in gymnastics for over seven years before moving on to pole vaulting. In high school I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which only increased my interest in studying nutrition and becoming a dietitian. I competed NCAA division I Track and Field as a pole vaulter at the University of Florida, and while at Florida was part of the 2009 Southeastern Conference Championship team.
During graduate school I worked as a clinical dietitian in a hospital, but the clinical setting wasn’t for me. Currently I am the Health Promotion Manager at the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), where I’m essentially a physical activity advocate. In my spare time I run, do CrossFit, try to learn golf, skiing, and any other sport that sounds fun (windsurfing, you’re next), and blog about nutrition and health for CrossFit Boston and Wicked Good Nutrition.
Credentials and Affiliations
Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist in the state of Massachusetts
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Published in Training and Conditioning Magazine, Get Active! Magazine and Physique Magazine.