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Thursday
Jul092015

What a Blood Test Can Tell You

Let me begin with myself for a second. I’m not in perfect health.

Nonetheless, I know for a fact that I’m able to target specific behaviors to maximize how good I feel in a day and how long I’ll live a vitality filled life - because my blood tells me so.

I’m 30-years-old, but I still make it a priority to know where I stand in terms of my chronic health risks (particularly those in my family history).

I use this hard "blood test" data to adjust my health choices (e.g. nutrition, supplementation, fitness, stress management, etc.) in a detailed fashion. Trending my health allows me to partner more effectively with all of my healthcare providers (e.g. coaches, experts, and - when needed - physicians). I’ve chosen to prioritize preventative health in this way, and I advise my clients to as well for the sake of their own vitality today and their longevity later. 

 

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Sunday
Oct192014

10 “Hard Truth” Health Indicators 

How many ways do you measure your health?

 Our annual physicals are, indeed, essential. They offer us a basic check-in on certain numbers. Nonetheless, there’s so much more to the story than what standard tests gauge that I encourage my clients to look deeper with additional assessments.

When we’re interested in getting a sense of where we’re at health-wise and what kind of progress we’re making (or not making), certain numbers simply tell us more. In some cases, that means more detail around the basics. In other cases, it means examining additional dimensions that conventional screening doesn’t cover.

Many of these added assessments don’t cost anything. In fact, one you can even do before you finish reading this article. Check out ten health indicators that offer a clearer picture of your current health status.

 

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Saturday
Jun282014

How Fitness Affects Metabolism

Which comes first: the chicken or the egg? Good fitness or good metabolism? How does one affect the other? Does being fit automatically confer metabolic blessings? Before proposing answers to these questions, I need to clarify that metabolism doesn’t just refer to your rate of caloric burning - as in “fast” or “slow.” It’s much more complicated than that. “Fast” or “slow” metabolisms are the result of literally thousands of normal or abnormal biologic processes in the body, the outcome of countless, intricate signals that operate in a seemingly endless series of if-then statements. That said, there are genuine metabolic benefits to be had. Being fit is associated with better (and often faster) metabolism. But how?

 

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Sunday
Jul242011

Alcohol and Heart Health

You can lead a Healthy Way of Life and occasionally imbibe. For now, we’ll discuss the proven benefits to heart health when you drink in moderation. Again, we’re stressing moderation — especially for those with weight management and performance goals.

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Thursday
Jun162011

Creatine: Not Just for Body Builders

Many people think that supplementing with energy-boosting creatine is only for those who want to pack on serious amounts of muscle. Contrary to this, anyone looking to achieve a vast array of fitness goals can benefit from its use.

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Sunday
Apr242011

Live Longer and Leaner: Does fasting work?

On Thursday, April 14, Walter Breuning, the world’s oldest living man at the time, died in Great Falls, Montana. Compared to the average lifespan, living for 114 years is a remarkable feat. In a recent interview, Breuning claimed some of his secrets to long life were to embrace change, work as long as he was able to, and eating just twice per day. As unconventional as it may seem, eating a limited number of meals on occasion offers a number of health benefits, including the ability to extend lifespan.

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Sunday
Jul182010

Glutamine: A Supplement for Every Body?

Most supplements are easy to put into categories, such as basic health, weight loss, sports performance or anti-aging. Glutamine is one of a small number of supplements that seems to find a role in any of the categories mentioned above. We’ll take a look at this important nutrient and see how it can fit in with your health or fitness program.

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