About This Blog
This blog is about finding the best way to live a fit, healthy, and happy life, in spite of the many factors that help make this difficult. 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.
I tweet everything I cover here, as well as other thoughts on health, policy, and occasionally college football from @AlexB_RD.
I am an RD and Licensed Nutritionist specializing in public health and sports nutrition. I’ve been interested in nutrition, health, and fitness since I can remember. I was a competitive gymnasts for over seven years before moving on to pole vaulting in high school and college. At age 17 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which intensified my interest in nutrition and health and spurred my decision to pursue a career in nutrition and public health. During college I competed in NCAA Division I Track and Field as a pole vaulter for 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. I also harbor a keen interest in politics and health policy, especially related to policies at the local, state, and national level that impact eating, activity, and health habits.
In my spare time I run, do CrossFit, read, try to learn golf, skiing, and any other sport that sounds fun, and write about nutrition and health for CrossFit Boston and this blog.
Credentials and Affiliations
- B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida, 2009
- Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Boston University, 2012
- Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist in the state of Massachusetts
- CrossFit Level 1 Certification
- Published several print and digital publications including Training and Conditioning Magazine, Get Active! Magazine and Physique Magazine.