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  1. Workout nutrition illustrated. What to eat before, during, and after exercise.

    What to eat before, during, and after exercise. By John Berardi and Brian St. Pierre We all know that what you eat is important. But so is when you eat, especially if you're active. That's why, in this infographic, we share what to eat before, during, and after exercise. Notes: 1.

  2. How Much Protein Should You Eat—and When?

    Researchers find we’re eating too much protein at the wrong times—and not enough at the right times.

  3. Resistance Training Benefits Mind and Body

    You probably know that strength training has many physical health–related benefits, including a lower risk of all causes of death, fewer heart attacks and strokes and improved body composition (Garber et al. 2011). However, did you know that it can also help with your mental health? O’Connor, Herring and Caravalho (2010) completed an ex...

  4. Intermittent Fasting: A Primer

    If you haven’t had a client ask about it yet, you will soon. Intermittent fasting has hit the mainstream, and a lot of peo- ple are taking notice. Proponents claim that intermittent fasting causes more rapid weight loss than other approaches; that it makes dieting easier; and that it improves blood glucose control and blood lipids. Does th...

  5. A Gut Feeling

    Did you know that if your gut is in a rut, chances are your health is out of sorts too? The gut, also known as the gastrointestinal (or GI) tract, hosts trillions of bacteria that can have profound effects on digestive health and overall wellness, which is why it’s a good idea to consume prebiotics and probiotics—dietary dynamos that...

  6. 5 Daily Moments to Make Better Decisions for Your Health

    Your daily health choices might seem trivial in the moment, but all those small decisions add up to either positive behavior change or a string of potentially health-harming habits. Here's how to make the most of everyday opportunities to eat well and stay (or get) in shape.

  7. Breakfast skippers 'seek out fat'

    Brain scans show that skipping breakfast makes fatty, high calorie foods appear far more attractive later in the day, according to researchers. Scans of 21 people showed the brain was more attracted to food if breakfast was missed so people had more food at lunch.

  8. Fueling Your Workout

    Pre- and Post Workout snacks and meals are important, but did you know that they don't provide energy to your muscles and cells? That energy source for your body's working tissue is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). The is what is used in fueling your workout.

  9. Alyson McGregor: Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women

    You might not know this: Many of the medicines we take -- common drugs like Ambien and everyday aspirin -- were only ever tested on men. And the unknown side effects for women can be dangerous, even deadly.

    • This is very interesting. It doesn't surprise me as I see very different results and responses from the women I...

      Via: Nov 05, 2015
    • @HalimaCuadra

      RT @TEDTalks: "Why are we discovering side effects on women only after a drug has been released to the market?"

      Via: about 29 hours ago
  10. 5 Uncommon Foods You Should Be Eating

    Check out these five foods gaining in popularity for their uniqueness and health benefits. All possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and weight, and can be found at your local market, health food store or online.

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    • Mandar El Mehdi

      you can find a lot more rare superfoods with amazing benefits here ;

      Commented Nov 18, 2017
    • 5 Uncommon Foods With Great Nutritional Benefits!

      Via: Jul 05, 2018
  11. 10 Piriformis Stretches To Help You Get Rid Of Sciatica, Hip And Lower Back Pain

    Hip and lower back pain can come as a result of an irritation of the sciatic nerve. This pain can spread downwards and can affect the limbs and the feet. It is something many people suffer from, and the pain can affect your daily routine. The sciatic nerve is located deep in the buttock.

  12. Protein Quality, Form & Function

    High-protein diets—and their promises of muscle gain, weight loss and improved health—appeal to a wide diversity of people, from athletes to dieters. But how much and what kind of protein is best? More important, does the scientific research support the potential health benefits of this macronutrient?

  13. Why These 7 NFL Receivers Do Pilates

    Escaping the "that's just for girls" mentality, Pilates has become popular among professional football players looking for an edge. The Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers have both incorporated Pilates into their training regimens. Like yoga, Pilates can improve flexibility, balance and strength.

  14. Recipe for Health: Sautéed Asparagus With Red Grapes and Pistachios

    Asparagus season is about to start, especially in warmer parts of the country where you can source local produce at your farmers’ market. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for a colorful, healthy side dish or a full lunch plate that combines the exotic flavors of asparagus with the sweetness of red grapes and the creamy, earthy crunc...

  15. Five Benefits of Eccentric Exercise

    Not everyone likes to focus on eccentric contractions, but this style of training deserves more attention because it may be a "secret weapon" for creating healthier joints and a long, lean body. Research reveals the perks for newcomers and well-trained athletes.

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