Tracy Cochran 16 posts
Tracy is an ACE certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist residing in beautiful Naples, FL. When she's not helping clients make healthier, long-lasting lifestyle choices, she spends her time paddleboarding through Southwest Florida's beautiful mangroves and backwaters.

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Hunger Pangs: Causes & Solutions

Hunger Pangs_ Causes & Solutions

We’ve all experienced hunger pangs at one time or another. Hunger pangs, often called hunger pains, are that empty, gnawing feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you’re hungry. They can be a real obstacle when you’re dieting for weight loss, not to mention the embarrassing growling in your tummy that often […]

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8 Tips to Help You Become an Early Riser

8 Tips to Help You Become an Early Riser

Is your snooze button your best friend? Would you do anything for just five more minutes of sleep in the morning? Are you a terror before you’ve had a cup of coffee? Ok, so you’re not an early riser. But what if want (or need to be)? It turns out that whether you’re naturally an […]

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The Benefits of Creatine for Women: Is it Right for You?

The Benefits of Creatine for Women

Creatine is a popular supplement among male bodybuilders because it helps to build muscle mass. Well, it turns out that the benefits of creatine for women are pretty significant, too! Science is just beginning to discover that creatine works much differently for women than men, and it’s ideal for women who want to build lean muscle […]

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Tips for Relieving Heartburn When Hungry & After You Eat

Heartburn_ Causes, Symptoms, + How to Get Relief

Although some people experience heartburn when hungry, most people feel the dreaded burning sensation after eating a large meal. Spicy foods and fried foods can trigger heartburn and have you reaching for the antacids right away. It’s also quite common for symptoms to strike while you’re sleeping. Unfortunately, heartburn can also become an issue during […]

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12 Smart Strategies to Help You Absorb Your Vitamins Better

how to absorb vitamins better

These days, we’re all doing our best to eat a healthy diet, get enough exercise, and take the right dietary supplements to fill in the nutritional gaps. The thing to keep in mind is, you can take in all the vitamins and minerals in the world, but they won’t do you any good if you’re not […]

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Fish Oil and Flaxseed Oil for Dry Eyes: Long Lasting, Natural Relief

Fish Oil and Flaxseed Oil for Dry Eyes_ Long Lasting, Natural Relief

You’ve been at your desk all day, and your eyes are burning, your vision is blurry, and the light is killing you. All you want to do is close your eyes to get some relief. Believe me, we’ve all been there. Doctors call this condition dry eye, and it’s no fun at all. Thankfully, there […]

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Boost the Immune System With 9 Fail-Proof Lifestyle Changes

Boost the Immune System with 9 Fail-Proof Lifestyle Changes

When cold and flu season hits, there’s always that one guy or gal who stands tall while everyone else is home in bed. It makes you wonder why some people seem to catch every virus, while others never get sick. You might be willing to try anything to boost the immune system, especially if you’re […]

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Your Complete Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Your Complete Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

There’s a lot of talk about anti-inflammatory diets in the health and wellness community right now. You’re probably wondering if it’s something you should take seriously… or is it just a passing fad? After all, many of us think of inflammation as the unavoidable redness or swelling that happens when you injure yourself. While those […]

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Pre- & Post-Workout Supplements: When to Try Them and When to Skip Them

Pre- & Post-Workout Supplements: When to Try Them and When to Skip Them

If you’ve ever taken a walk down the supplement aisle at your local health food store, you’ve probably been a bit overwhelmed by the vast number of sports supplements available. Although pre- and post-workout supplements can be incredibly useful for helping you meet your aesthetic, performance, and nutritional goals, it’s hard to know which ones […]

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health in 2020

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

New Year’s resolutions are a great idea, right? After all, there’s no better time to make some positive changes than at the beginning of a new year. Unfortunately, the practice has become a sort of a standing joke for many, with bets being made about how long an individual will actually be able to stick […]

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