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  • Date: 03 Dec 2019 - 10:18
    Lay off the calorie-counting and focus on nutrients instead. You’ll likely enjoy more satiety, less inflammation, and better recovery. Density is a degree of consistency measured by the quantity of mass per unit of volume—or, the proportion of one substance in relation to a whole. The concept of nutrient density, therefore, refers to the quantity of nutrients in relation to the total quantity of a particular food (usually measured by the number of calories). 
  • Date: 20 Nov 2019 - 13:37
    You don’t need a scientist to tell you that fast food is not a healthy choice. Empty calories? Check.  Heavy in trans fat, light in nutrition? Check.  The exact opposite of mindful and grateful eating? Check. But it’s important to understand that not only is fast food not good for you, it’s actively harmful to your body’s composition.
  • Date: 11 Nov 2019 - 10:43
  • Date: 01 Nov 2019 - 09:24
    Get started. Keep going. Stop. It’s one thing to reach the top of a mountain. It’s another thing to stay there for a long time, through good weather and bad. Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Lebron James, and Diana Taurasi are all notable examples of elite performers who have accomplished the latter. They’ve ascended to great heights, and, somehow, they’ve managed to stay there. They are perennial peak performers.
  • Date: 29 Oct 2019 - 15:44
    Many of us scoff at bodyweight-only training. However, it may be time to rethink the assumptions that expensive equipment and gym memberships are the only way to get strong. When done right, bodyweight-only training can get you — and keep you — strong.
  • Date: 29 Oct 2019 - 15:02
    Reaction time is an ability often overlooked in sport. It simply means how fast an athlete is able to respond to a stimulus. Think a sprint start in running, returning a serve in tennis or dodging a punch in a boxing match. But that’s not all it’s good for. Quick reaction time is required in almost all sports and in everyday life. And the good news is, it’s a strength that can be improved.
  • Date: 29 Oct 2019 - 14:35
    Fad diets have a bad reputation — for many more reasons than what they can do to your gut’s microbiome as lots of them forego essential nutrition for the sake of weight loss.  For example, think about low-carb diets. Lots of them are obviously ill-advised now, but at one point were taken seriously. Like this fad diet found in Vogue magazine in the 1970s.
  • Date: 17 Sep 2019 - 11:16
    For as long as we can remember, a lot of people have believed that for every 1 pound of muscle you gain, your body burns an additional 50 calories. On paper, this sounds awesome. But unfortunately, it’s not true. Does Increasing Muscle Mass Increase Metabolism? The answer is “yes, but not by a whole lot.”
  • Date: 17 Sep 2019 - 10:57
    Motivation is a tricky beast to pin down. Sometimes it seems like you might be fired up one day and then sputter out the next. Or you could set some solid goals and yet never find the push you need to start working toward them.
  • Date: 26 Aug 2019 - 13:41
    image sourced from Google Ever feel like the body you want is always just out of reach? Like you’ll never quite be lean, strong, fit, or healthy enough? Or that there’s always somebody “better” than you? Here’s how to stop hating on your body, and free yourself from the frustration of constant comparison.
  • Date: 26 Aug 2019 - 11:23
  • Date: 26 Jul 2019 - 13:52
    Hungry all the time since you started working out? It's totally normal and this is why. Experiencing hunger is totally normal. Being an athlete comes with an appetite and the harder you train, the more you eat. But why? What happens within the body? And how can you prevent this from affecting your progress? Read more to find out.
  • Date: 08 Jul 2019 - 09:06
    Sodium is more important to your diet than you might think. Most of us are aware that too much salt is bad for us, but how much is too much? What’s the difference between salt and sodium? And why do we need salt in our diet? What is salt? The salt we put on our food is also known as sodium chloride (NaCl) and is a mineral which is a major constituent of seawater. Although too much salt in our diet can be harmful, sodium is an absolute necessity for our body and brain.
  • Date: 05 Jul 2019 - 10:11
    Most of us eat more when we exercise, and though it may be just a few extra bites a day, the result is weight gain.  
  • Date: 27 Jun 2019 - 09:22
  • Date: 24 Jun 2019 - 15:18
    The talk test is one of the easiest ways to monitor your exercise intensity. You don't need any equipment, like a heart rate monitor. All you really need is the ability to talk and breathe. Whether you can do both at the same time is where your intensity comes in.
  • Date: 24 Jun 2019 - 11:13
    The mental side of soreness, the downside of ice baths, and the genetics of tendon injuries were hot topics at this year’s ACSM conference. Here are some of the highlights related to athletic recovery and injuries. 
  • Date: 27 May 2019 - 13:14
    In an interesting decision on May 25th, the World Health Organization (WHO) is officially recognizing gaming addiction as an illness. So what is a gaming disorder? According to WHO, it is: "A pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by:
  • Date: 08 May 2019 - 08:55
    Coconut water has seen an explosive rise in popularity over the last several years. Coconut, in general, has become a trending food item, from cooking with coconut oil to munching on baked coconut “chips,” to guzzling coconut water, the fruit itself has been in high demand because of its potential health benefits. Let's look at the nutrition facts for coconut water below:
  • Date: 07 May 2019 - 14:58

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