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Monday
Jul152019

L-Glutamine: Health benefits and uses 

When gut health is compromised, it can lead to a variety of unwanted symptoms including indigestion, poor energy, bloating, stubborn weight loss, skin problems, poor immunity, inconsistent bowel patterns, mental fog, and low mood. While many tend to rationalize these symptoms as the new normal, it’s actually far from what it’s supposed to be. 

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Monday
Jul012019

Workout nutrition hacks 

Exercise itself is merely a stimulus for change. The purpose of exercise is to induce stress on the body (e.g. mechanical stress, metabolic stress, nervous system stimulation). It’s not just to burn calories or to get our hearts pumping. Exercise is a tool we need in order to force our bodies to change.

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Monday
Jun172019

Customizing a cardio plan to work in your favor

Figuring out how much cardio you need, how hard you should be working, and which cardio exercises are best can be a real challenge when you don’t have the right tools or information. While many people are pretty clear about their exercise goals, it can be pretty easy to fall into a cardio routine that isn’t as beneficial as we may have originally hoped for. 

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Tuesday
May282019

Core supplements and the importance of timely intake 

For some, the world of supplements can be a confusing, overwhelming and sometimes challenging space to navigate. With so many supplement brands and varieties available at the store and online, and considering consumers are constantly bombarded with opinions from media, close friends, self-proclaimed health coaches and social media, the barrage of options and voices can often point people in the wrong direction. 

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Tuesday
Apr232019

A science-backed guide for working out while sick

What do you do with your workout routine when you’re under the weather? Are you someone who ignores the symptoms to crank out your daily workout at all costs? Maybe you’re they type who ghosts your workout partner at the slightest hint of a stuffy nose? 

What if neither approach is optimal? 

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Monday
Jan282019

Top 3 Keto Mistakes to Avoid 

The ketogenic diet has recently made a resurgence — in a big way. The influx of keto-labeled items at the store and keto-this talk in the media may make it seem as if it’s a new concept, but this way of eating has actually been used for various therapeutic reasons for nearly a century. 

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Monday
Aug132018

What Should I Eat Before A Workout?

The food choices you make before exercise can dramatically influence the overall effect of the session, so it pays to have a good nutrition strategy to complement your workout efforts. Considering the wide range of individual nutrition needs and variety of exercise durations and intensities, I’ll lay out several approaches to help you hone in on a better pre-workout nutrition strategy for your program.

The most important considerations for pre-exercise nutrition are fuel availability to sustain performance goals and protein intake to prevent excessive loss or damage to muscle tissue during the workout.

Whether your goals are to lose body fat, gain muscle mass, improve speed or increase strength, you must make efforts to fuel your workouts and nourish your hard-earned lean muscle, so you can reap the full benefits of the exercise stimulus.

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