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Why Is A Rest Day Important for Exercise?

Positively changing your body composition requires increasing Lean Body Mass. And in order to do that, you need to prioritize rest days during the week as much as you do working out.  When you’re in the gym, your muscles are working hard and breaking down, preparing to rebuild and get stronger. That rebuilding phase is key, and it primarily…

Clean Eating vs. If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM): What You Need to Know

There has been a lot of discussions both in the media and in doctors’ offices about the obesity epidemic this country is facing. While everyone has heard that diet and exercise is the way to fix this, there is an overwhelming number of diets to choose from. Is a meat based high protein diet better…

Whole30 vs. Paleo: Which One Is Better for You?

While we are well past the buzz of New Year’s resolutions, wellness culture and diet-talk still perpetuate on Facebook, Instagram, and essentially anywhere else people can promote it. Even if you have no intention of implementing new habits or changes (though you stand to gain a lot of value if you do), you’ve more than likely heard…

What Should You Eat To Start Your Heavy Metal Detox?

In our daily lives, we are exposed to toxic heavy metals through the air, water supply, and food pollution. Considering their prevalence in our environment, researchers are raising questions about their impact on human health. In emerging research, scientists are now beginning to connect the dots. The growing body of scientific literature on heavy metals suggests…

6 Label-Reading Mistakes to Avoid, According to RDs

 BY CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE MAY 23, 2019 Good nutrition sounds simple enough: Eat mostly foods that come from the ground, fill your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables and splurge only on occasion. But realistically, you probably find yourself confused when trying to decipher an ingredient list, label or packaging at the grocery store. If you’re confused, you’re far from alone: Some data suggests half of…

Is It Possible to Boost Your Metabolism? The Truth About Metabolic Flexibility

Eat carbs before you work out. It will improve your performance. No, don’t – eat fats like peanut butter or avocados. No, actually, don’t eat at all and your body will burn more calories. Refuel with carbs. No, recover with protein to build muscle. Is your head spinning yet? You’re not alone if you ever…

The Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

With the modern prevalence of cheap fast food and the standard American Diet, it’s no surprise that most Americans don’t hit the daily recommended intake of 2 to 3 cups of fruits and vegetables. However, nutrition-conscious Americans aren’t immune to it, either. The rising popularity of restrictive diets like the Ketogenic Diet and the Carnivore Diet may also…

The Connection Between Stroke and Obesity

Stroke is a common cause of disability and is a prevalent worldwide health concern. It is reported in the literature as the fourth leading cause of death within the United States and for those who survive and work through the rehabilitative process, the impact of stroke can be devastating on a person’s health and overall function. Given…

How Do Different Exercises Impact Your Body Composition?

Despite the tremendous amount of medical research produced in recent years, preventable chronic diseases continue to impact countless families. The most common health condition that is currently on the rise, being obesity. Obesity is defined as being excessively fat or overweight with the cornerstones of obesity treatment as diet and exercise. With that being said,…

Can You Drink Too Much Water?

You probably can’t count the number of times you’ve been told to drink lots of water, stay hydrated, drink before you get thirsty, etc. — especially when you’re exercising. And at face value — and further — this is solid advice. Your body needs water to perform its basic functions, the sweat you lose when…