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In a first of its kind study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine1, data from a nationally representative sample of US adults were used by investigators to link low-to-moderately frequent muscle-strengthening exercise (MSE) with fewer reported h ...
You may have been caught in the middle of the following lover's quarrel:   “You know what that chicken on your plate has been through right? Meat is bad for you! It gives you cancer. It is pumped with steroids and hormones that will make yo ...
Stuffed carnival squash is a one pot wonder that has all of the taste in half the time. Cooking a whole squash is time intensive but using an Instant Pot pressure cooker allows you to throw together a complete meal or fancy side dish all at once and much ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Running involves more than just the legs and in fact, doing it regularly can lead to many injuries. These injuries may happen because of biomechanical irregularities, specifically, imbalanced hips, ...
  In 1940, researchers at Harvard set out to determine what characteristics led to happier, more psychologically well-adjusted lives. In one study, 130 sophomore males were subjected to the Harvard Treadmill Test. In addition to a battery of other m ...
The best thing about cooking a meal in a pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot, is the ability cook a side dish and your main protein portion of the meal in one pot at the same time. Not only is this a time saver, but it’s also easy and quick for ...
When you’re out of the habit, finding the motivation to get up and get moving can be difficult. If you’re feeling out of shape and don’t know how to get started, just the thought of starting to exercise can be paralyzing. So what should ...
I’ve just about introduced my whole gym to black rice. It may have been “forbidden” to commoners in Ancient China, but for me and my household, it’s a staple. I came across the idea of doing fried rice with a twist out of my curios ...
Obstacle course racing (OCR) used to be a novelty. Running up a mountain, parading through the woods, and rolling in mud was out of the norm and considered “crazy.” Now OCR is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Companies like Spar ...
We hear the word "hormones" get thrown around constantly and it seems that everyone agrees–not only are hormones important but having balanced hormones is crucial for overall health.   Before we talk about disease processes and the re ...
  Much like a bridge has beams and pillars that serve to keep the structure intact, the human body has similar structures which we take for granted and turn into cumbersome weak points in our training if left unchecked. This article will discuss how ...
  A strong grip is important in most sports. We are certainly aware of that in weightlifting and powerlifting. You have to be able to hold on to that bar. It is also important in wrestling, rock climbing, tug-o-war, gymnastics, canoeing, kayaking, a ...
"I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam; but I am rather the fallen angel, whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed." Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus   The Universal Monsters, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, The Inv ...
“Just wait until you have kids.” “Must be nice to have that kind of time.” “Yeah, I used to be in shape, too, before… them." (The speaker points to his children while drawing a long sip of soda.)   I’ve ...
Elevate your Instant Pot presentation by placing a flavorful stuffing inside your protein. Do this simple trick and you’ve instantly got a gorgeous meal in minutes that’s fit for your family and looks impressive for guests.   In this vers ...
While working with Pavel Tsatsouline on endurance protocols (e.g., Hybrid Power Conditioning Program, StrongFirst for Crossfit, HIRT), we discovered some interesting side effects of some of the high-intensity repeat (HIRT) protocols.   The right amou ...
  Let me start off by saying I am not a nutritionist or a dietician or anything along those lines. I am a certified fitness professional that enjoys reading any and all new material on the latest diet research and trends. Gym members and my clients ...