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Study: Standing is Not Exercise

We need to sit less. This has pretty much been proven in studies during the last couple years. Our desk jobs are killing us, and we need to stand up and stretch our legs every fifteen minutes, at least. Many of us aren’t thinking we need to stand up just for our[…]

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The Problems With a Gluten-Free Diet

We don’t want to wade into the increasingly tumultuous argument over who does and doesn’t have celiac disease. It’s not our job here to judge what anyone thinks they may or may not have. But, with that said, there are some important things to know about gluten and your body.[…]

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Are You Making These Mistakes On Your Run?

Greatist has released a list of things that you may be doing wrong which could be hindering your running success, and it is pretty extensive. 14 different mistakes are listed and we won’t dig through them all (feel free to yourself, of course). Instead we will point to five notes[…]

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The Holes in the Bulletproof Diet

Hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of “biohacking” went into the most controversial diet in recent memory, the Bulletproof Diet. The increasing popularity of the Bulletproof Diet has attracted the attention of doctors and scientists who offer their opinions on whether the diet works – or is healthy. Well, shocker.[…]

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Exercise Study: Great News for Your Brain

“Critical” is how this NY Times article describes the connection between exercise and cognitive ability as we age. And a new study shows that this may not be an overstatement. Let’s start with the acronym Harold, or Hemispheric Asymmetry Reduction (in) Older Adults. It’s kind of a weird acronym, but it[…]

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We Know Sitting is Bad… But What About Lying Down?

Sitting is not good for your health. If you are a “chair jockey” at work, you need to get up every 15-20 minutes and take a brief stroll around the office. But what about lying down? When we settle in to watch a 3 hour football game, are we better off[…]

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Fight Alzheimer’s One Sweat at a Time

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, and its slow beginning often quickly escalates, causing a sense of helplessness in it sufferers and those whose families have a long history of the illness. But exercise is now being touted as a new way to beat back the symptoms. One red flag[…]

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A Cardio High = A Beer Buzz

If you are an exerciser, there is a good chance you’re a drinker. That is what the studies show. But we were wondering; Is that a good thing? Of course, common sense would make us believe that it is indeed detrimental to drink after a workout, as all of those calories you[…]

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High Intensity Exercise Benefits the Liver

We don’t see enough high-intensity studies that involve mice, but a new study that put them through exercise showed that one of the biggest benefits of HIIT involves our livers. We have seen studies showing HIIT increases our insulin sensitivity. What is that? We’ll quote an earlier post: Insulin resistance is[…]

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Forget Your BMI, and Look at Your Belly

This is one of those studies that we hate to talk about. It both uses extensive data and points to one thing that many of us can’t seem to lose even if we’re constantly exercising — our beer bellies. Researchers followed over 15,000 people for 14 years and paid very close[…]

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