Nutrition

Unhappy Gut? Here’s Why

How many are messing with you? Between the billion-dollar probiotic-supplement push, probiotic additives in food (probiotic chips!), and recent studies linking gut health to everything from mental well-being to cancer, the gut—those 25 feet of intestines sitting inside your core—seems to be the seat of all good health. Despite what manufacturers would have you believe,…

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Best & Worst Foods for your Endurance

For many athletes, endurance is very important. But many everyday tasks also rely on endurance, such as walking your dog, cleaning the house and working physically demanding jobs. If you’ve ever felt winded after doing chores or light physical activity, it could be a sign that your endurance levels are low. “Endurance refers to the…

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HOW 2 SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFESTYLE

Step up your spring cleaning this year by including your health as well as your home. Traditionally, spring is the time of year when many of us undertake a deep clean of our home, finally prioritizing our attention to decluttering our cupboards and throwing out unnecessary objects. Still, with all that time spent devoting ourselves…

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The 12 Best Foods That Help You Sleep

A spoonful of PB might help you get a sounder night’s slumber. Anyone who’s ever felt drowsy after dining on turkey during the holidays knows that certain foods can affect your alertness. Yep, what you put on your plate plays a part in promoting how well you snooze. The connection between diet and sleep was…

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Avoid these Common Race Day Fueling Mistakes

Whether you’re running a 5K or a marathon, the food you eat and the fluids you drink on race day can make or break your performance. Runners know this, of course. But maybe because of the hectic mornings, the rush of endorphins or the confusing calorie maths, mistakes happen. Race-day fuelling is a tricky subject,…

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7-Day Kickstart Plan to Improve Heart Health

Even if you’re young and relatively healthy, you may still have risk factors for heart disease. About 40 percent of all adults under the age of 40 have obesity, for example, and more than half of all adults under 60 have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now…

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Protein Packed Breakfast Options

You probably already know that protein is important. But loading up on protein only at lunch and dinner isn’t the best way to go about things. In fact, evidence suggests that spreading your protein intake throughout the day, by including protein in every meal, is key to maximum muscle protein synthesis. Translation? Eating protein throughout the day is the…

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7 Food Staples to Add to Your Fitness-Focused Diet

Your workouts (and overall health) will thank you. You know when it comes to making fitness gains that what you put into your body matters as much as your performance at the gym. Food is fuel, and if you want to optimize your strength, speed, and stamina, then your meal choices are important. “Active individuals…

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Sugar and Your Coffee

A significant amount of people call themselves coffee drinkers. Some even joke that coffee runs in their blood. In fact, an estimated 62 percent of Americans report drinking coffee on a daily basis, according to the National Coffee Association. Starting your day off with coffee can perk you up as it’s a potent source of…

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12 Nutrition Tips for 2022

As we make our way into 2022, there are many nutrition tips to keep in mind. Choosing one of these for each month of the year may enhance your dietary program, improve your weight management capability, and provide a healthier, happier lifestyle throughout the year. 1 — Begin 2022 with a clean slate! Clean out…

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