What Every Active Woman Needs to Know

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Positive thinking goes a long way towards a more effective exercise routine.
Air Date: 11/4/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brenda C. Buffington, EdD, MS
buffingtonHaving been a female athlete for forty-three years can teach you a thing or two.  Brenda Buffington competed for the University of Pittsburgh in Cross Country and Track & Field for four years. After earning her Bachelor’s in Education at PITT, she moved on to a Master’s in Exercise Physiology at West Virginia University.  Several years later, she earned a doctoral degree in Higher Education; Leadership and Instruction from Argosy University.  Her 26-year coaching career was spent in Cross Country and Track & Field; from Middle School through College. In addition, she has been a certified Personal Trainer or a certified Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM) for the past twenty-five years. Currently, she is the Assistant Director of the United States Air Force Academy’s Human Performance Laboratory in Colorado Springs, CO, where she recently completed a ground breaking research study titled; “An Energy Balance and COPE Intervention with Division I Female Athletes.”  I was honored to present this research at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in May 2014. A research article is currently under review for publication. As a result of this research and all of her educational and work-related experience, she has created a seminar presentation for athletes; What Every Female Athlete Should Know.  Finally, she will be presenting on this and other subjects at the National Conference of United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in AZ in December, 2014.
What Every Active Woman Needs to Know
Positive thinking always goes a long way towards a positive, happy attitude.

Feeling good physically and mentally is very important to your overall health.

There are ways to help your mental game, like setting goals and knowing some of your vitals at the beginning so you can keep track of your positive progression.

As for the physical aspects, good nutrition is so important for your energy levels; but equally important is knowing what and when to eat.

Listen in as Brenda C. Buffington, EdD, and Melanie Cole, MS, discuss how a positive attitude and goals go a long way towards a positive and healthy lifestyle.