Author Archives: Karen Simpson

Last summer while training for the beach volleyball season, our group needed an extra girl to run some drills with.  Our coach (Paul) showed up with this lovely Wisconsinite to play with us and arranged for me to chat with her afterwards about her fascinating life as a professional athlete.  Turns out that not only […]

WHAT IS COLLAGEN? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is arguably the most important protein for athletic performance. This protein plays a structural role in building healthy joints, skin, bones, hair, and nails. It also promotes a healthy gut by providing the building blocks of the high-sensitive digestive organs. Even […]

When we are asleep our body temperature drops and many biological systems slow down. Even though we are in a more relaxed state our body is still working hard to carry out a whole array of extremely important functions that benefit us while we are awake. These functions include: repair, detoxification, healing, storage of energy, […]

Being healthy doesn’t have to be expensive.  We believe that implementing simple habits that won’t cost a penny could have a significant impact on your athletic performance, health, ability to prevent illness and longevity.  Here are a few strategies that will keep you out of the doctors office without breaking the bank. 1. Drink water. […]

This month’s exclusive interview is with Healthy Green Athlete sponsoree, professional beach volleyball player Bill Kolinske. I met Billy for the first time in Ixtapa, Mexico this past January on a trip hosted by SOB Volleyball Vacations.  I was playing in the co-ed tournament and I looked down the beach to see this tall man […]

“The best things in life are unexpected, because there were no expectations.” ~Eli Khamarov The big picture. I’m a big picture thinker so I like to think about things in the simplest terms possible. Therefore, I believe that everything in life can fall into 3 categories:

Every time I come across the title of Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui’s post “What if all I want is a mediocre life?“ in my Facebook newsfeed, I find myself getting incredibly irritated at the question. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of mediocre is: of moderate or low quality, value, ability, or performance. Nothing against Krista (I […]

I’ve traveled quite a bit this year to play volleyball already and have a few more volleyball trips planned within the next few months.  I wanted to share some of the foods on my packing list that will help me eat healthy and maintain optimum athletic performance. Whether you’re traveling for an out-of-town competition or […]