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Three Habits That Slow Down Your Metabolism

Whether your interest in fitness revolves around weight loss or athletic performance, you’ve likely given a considerable amount of thought to the function of your metabolism. After all, this complex system controls exactly how your body uses the energy derived from your food – which includes the amount of fat and muscle ...Read More

The Three Most Important Fitness Findings of 2017

People are often surprised at the highly dynamic nature of the health and fitness world. Thanks to advancing technology and an ever-growing understanding of human physiology, the fitness community is always learning and changing. Which can be a little frustrating. Keeping up with all of these findings – and applying them to ...Read More

Are Gums Safe Food Additives?

Manufacturers throw a surprising – and sometimes frightening – amount of artificial substances into foods these days. These additives can fulfill any number of functions, influencing the flavor, texture, appearance and shelf life of your food. One of the most common types of additives is the class known as “gums.” These substances ...Read More

Can Cholesterol Be A Good Thing?

The world of fitness and nutrition is often simplified into clear divisions of black and white. Good is good, bad is bad. There are definite heroes and absolute villains. And, while this makes certain things fairly easy to understand, the underlying idea is entirely false. Most of the time, things really aren’t ...Read More

It’s Time To Stop Blaming Lactic Acid

For many people, lactic acid is seen as a villain – a troublesome substance that actively works against their fitness goals. You’ve likely been told for most of your life in the health and fitness world that the acid is the thing slowing you down, making you weak, and leaving you sore. ...Read More

Managing Your Diet Through The Holidays

Thanksgiving has just passed but the holiday season in the U.S. is by no means over. There’s still a pretty long way to go. And, somewhat famously, this can be a difficult time for athletes, dieters, and fitness-minded individuals alike. Apart from the traditional foods – generally rich in fats and sugars ...Read More

How Your Gut Microbiome Can Influence Your Stress Levels

Although it was largely unknown and underappreciated for a very long time, the humble gut microbiome has quickly become the hot topic in health and fitness. New research is constantly published to suggest more ways in which the bacteria that inhabit the human digestive tract can influence our overall health and well-being. ...Read More

How Tea Could Change Your Genes

Epigenetics is sort of the new hottest trend in the world of human biology these days. And for one simple reason: It’s awesome. While we’ve known for a very long time that your genes dictate a huge portion of your life, science had not fully explained how that system worked. Research has ...Read More

How Exercise Could Improve Your Body Image

By far, one of the most common reasons that people exercise is to improve their body image. Whether someone is looking to lose weight, develop muscle or just feel stronger and more capable, exercise and confidence typically coexist. Unfortunately, real, lasting changes in body composition can take weeks or even months to ...Read More

What’s Really Going On With Stevia?

On paper, stevia seems like a pretty amazing thing. First of all, it’s many times sweeter than sugar. Plus, it contains no calories. Finally, the natural plant extract has a remarkably long history of use in South America. And, for these reasons, it’s understandable that stevia has enjoyed a rapid rise in ...Read More