The None to Run Podcast

This episode is all about your feet.

Matt is the Co-Founder, President/CEO of Progressive Health Innovations.

Progressive Health Innovations Inc. develops user-friendly and affordable health technologies for the rehabilitation, sports medicine, and athletic training markets. Their first product, the AFX, enables users to strengthen the muscles and tendons of the foot/ankle complex through a complete range of motion.

The AFX is made for everyone, their customers range from pro sports teams (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, MLB), Olympians and professional dancers, through to weekend warriors, police / firefighters, post-surgical patients and the elderly.

The focus of our chat is all about how strengthening your feet can minimize the chances of getting injured through running, but also get back to running quicker when you have suffered an injury.

Perhaps more interesting for you though, Matt tells us the best ways to strengthen your feet and how it will make you a faster runner.

The show notes for this episode with be at - there you'll also be able to download the transcript to this episode.

Please enjoy my chat with Matt Ferguson.

Direct download: Matt_Ferguson_podcast.mp3
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Nutrition plays a vital role in helping beginner runners enhance their endurance, recovery and running performance.

I admit that I am not a nutrition expert and nor am I perfect from my own nutritional standpoint. I try!

To help you understand how nailing your nutrition can make you a better runner, I invited Jennifer Sygo onto the podcast to chat.

Jennifer is a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist with Cleveland Clinic Canada.  She is the team dietitian for the Toronto Maple Leafs and also provides advice to the Toronto Raptors.

In 2014, Jennifer released her book, "Unmasking Superfoods:  the Truth and Hype about Acai, Quinoa, Chia, Blueberries, and More".

Some topics we chat about include:

  • Surprising nutrition habits of professional athletes.
  • How a nutritionist fuels two little boys a breakfast and their morning routine.
  • Time savings tips for families with busy schedules.
  • Tips for new runners looking to lose weight.
  • Nutritional timing – is it important?
  • Hot trends in nutrition and whether there is any merit to them.
  • Is it possible to run and rely only on fat for fuel?
  • Simple steps you can take today to eat better and help become a better runner.
  • And much more!

The notes and links from this episode can be found here:


Direct download: Jennifer_Sygo_-_episode_26.mp3
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In this episode, I talk with Emma Andrews.

Emma is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Plant Based Culinary Professional, and co-founder of Pineapple Collective, an Education Strategy and Content Marketing Agency working with natural health and wellness brands. 
Emma specializes in sports nutrition, longevity education, and plant-based cooking.
She has coached athletes from the "everyday" to the "elite", and has spent over 6 years researching and developing her skills as a food coach in Australia and Canada, and working as a plant-based sports nutrition educator hosting workshops all across north America.
If you are a runner and are looking to lose a little weight and become a healthier version of yourself, I think you will get a lot out of this episode.
Some topics we chat about include:
  • Common reasons why runners don't lose weight.
  • Foods to swap, emphasize or exclude.
  • Nutrient timing (and how this affects weight loss).
  • Meal and snack ideas.
  • Managing cravings and your appetite.
  • Food journaling and calorie counting - should you do it?
  • How to develop positive body image as a runner.
  • Hydration and weight loss.
  • and much more!

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Direct download: HN_Episode_25_with_Emma_Andrews_-_Running_for_Weight_Loss.mp3
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