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Kokoro Nutrition

Connecting mind, body, heart, and spirit for the Everyday Athlete

Kokoro Nutrition is a resource for the everyday athlete. Blog publisher, Julie Harris develops and posts useful content related to nutrition, physical, mental, and emotional health. Julie also shares her experiences traveling, running, and living a life outdoors. Her goal is to inspire and motivate readers.

Kokoro is derived from the Japanese language, and means connecting mind, body, heart, and spirit. In Western culture, we’ve separated the elements. We find ourselves feeling out of balance as the elements dominant over each other, instead of feeling connected. When we find connection between all elements, we begin to thrive as an everyday athlete.

An everyday athlete is someone who cares about their health enough to do something about it. They’ve reached a basic level of fitness in their sport or activity of choice. The everyday athlete is someone who regularly enjoys purposeful physical activity and has some degree of knowledge about their body and nutrition. Everyday athletes spend time planning daily activities, exercise, nutrition, and goals so they can live a life in balance.

Are you an Everyday Athlete?

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Latest Blog Posts

Tips that Make Trail Running More Fun

My first exposure to running trails was in Southern California. My high school coach hosted practice at a hilly trail behind California State University, San Bernardino. These trails

Vegan Double-Chocolate Protein Cookies

In one of my nutrition courses we debated about which foods we considered edible and inedible. Some foods listed as inedible to some were insects, tongue, brains, and

Best Recipes for Busy Athletes

I asked 52 endurance athletes about their eating habits and their nutrition. And I found their responses very interesting. Their responses proved there are lots of different ways

Meal Plan: Healthy & Cheap Dinners

A big barrier to healthy eating is cost. And while healthy food can cost more than the less-healthy food options, there are ways to eat healthy on a

What is the Everyday Athlete?

Am I an athlete? A few months ago I was on a group run, and one of the runners brought up my latest nutrition article on the Steeplechasers Newsletter.

Athletes With Eating Disorders

There is strong and consistent evidence that eating disorders are prevalent in everyday athletes.

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