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Can Your Running Shoe Save Your Joints?

It’s an age-old discussion: Does the equipment you use have a significant impact on your athletic performance? We’ve seen golfers blame or praise their clubs, cyclists tweaking their bike tires’ PSI by single digits, and skiers texturing their skis by miniscule millimeters to improve speed. That may make some sense when you are talking about actual equipment, but does footwear actually make a difference when it comes to running? Shoe manufacturers are, of course, heavily invested in convincing you that their trainers can increase both speed and finesse. In fact, Nike is determined to make a shoe that can help […]

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Cultural Causes for Obesity in the U.S.

We hear about obesity issues so frequently here in America that, quite honestly, it’s starting to fall on deaf ears. After all, how many times can we be told that we eat too much and don’t exercise enough? But what if we changed the conversation? What if we stopped looking at what we eat and instead focused on why and when and how we eat? What if we looked at other developed countries such as France and noted that while the French eat as much (if not more) saturated fat and desserts as Americans, their obesity rates are significantly different […]

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Is Your Water Wrecking Your Waistline?

For the first time in history, bottled water sales have surpassed soda sales, with water consumption reaching 39.3 gallons in 2016, compared to 38.5 gallons in soda consumption.1 A significant reason for the increase in water consumption is thanks to the surge of sparkling water on the market. In fact, carbonated water sales topped at $797 million in 2015, and are expected to climb to $1.1 billion (with a B!) in 2020.2 More water, less soda—America is finally on the right track! Not so fast. Turns out, sparkling water may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The Dangers Bubbling Under […]

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Does Cutting Carbs or Calories Burn Fat Faster?

For as long as anyone can remember, it’s been a raging debate in the weight loss community: is it carbs that packs on the pounds? Or is it just calories? Both sides have their evidence and both sides are convinced they’re right. But there is a pair of fascinating new studies that have flown under the radar that may contain the most conclusive piece of evidence yet that weight loss is not just about calories. And that’s good news if you are like me and don’t want to starve yourself just to get back that slim, trim and sexy figure […]

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“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” This wise saying is attributed to the Greek physician Hippocrates (446–337 BC), considered the father of Western medicine. He used liquid whey—strained off when making cheese—to help his patients build muscle and strengthen their immune systems. Today, whey is known to be one of the richest sources of pure protein around, more easily digested than any other protein. It has an extraordinarily high nutritional value and contains all the essential amino acids your body needs, in higher concentrations than any other protein source.1 Not only that, it’s a […]

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