Kary Woodruff

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Kary Woodruff is a Sport Dietitian at TOSH - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, where she specializes in nutrition for athletes, disordered eating patterns, and weight loss. Kary lives in Park City with her husband and soon-to-be 2 kids, and loves any activity she can do in the mountains.

Tips to Avoiding Unnecessary Weight Gain in Winter

By Kary Woodruff
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With winter upon us, our exercise routine is likely to change. While there are many outdoor activities to be enjoyed, certain weather conditions may force our exercise sessions indoors. Winter can also be an off-season period for many sports.   This can mean our training is reduced. If your activity decreases, you’ll want to pay careful attention to your changing calorie needs to avoid unnecessary weight gain.

Exercise More: Making the Resolution Last

By Kary Woodruff
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There is no place more crowded than the gym on January 2nd.  How many of us have set out to exercise more as part of our New Years’ Resolutions?  The gyms love it because they get a flood of new memberships, knowing that only a percentage of their new clientele will last past January.  In fact, the gym regulars will often avoid the gym during these first few weeks, knowing that when they return in February they can re-claim their favorite elliptical machine without the wait.

Setting Achievable New Year's Resolutions

By Kary Woodruff
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We're one month into 2014, and like many of you, I have been trying to come up with a few goals in hopes of achieving a more healthful lifestyle. As I started thinking about what I could do this year, I thought back to the goals I had set in previous years and realized there were many of them I hadn’t completed. While I easily could have chosen one of my previous goals to work towards this year, I began to wonder – what prevented me from achieving these goals in the past? I soon recognized a common theme among the goals I had yet to accomplish, they were all vague.