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Being Healthy

“Clean eating” is sort of a tricky concept, because depending on who you ask, you may receive a variety of definitions and explanations. But the one thing that most clean eaters can agree on is this: Clean eating is about picking whole, minimally-processed, nutrient-dense foods. Contrary to how it might sound, clean eating is not a highly-restrictive diet. In fact, working from that primary rule, clean eating allows you a wide […]

As much as that extra hour of sunlight during daylight savings time can be a welcome treat, it also means that you’re going to lose an hour of sleep. Which is worse than it sounds. In fact, most people don’t even pay attention to the shift. Until they start feeling the physical and mental fatigue a few days later. As it turns out, though, your exercise routine might be exactly what […]

Whey protein is a hugely popular dietary supplement and is pretty much universally seen as being “healthy.” Generally, though, people only equate whey protein powder with muscle growth, fat loss and improved athletic performance. In truth, it has a lot more to offer. Specifically, modern research has found that whey protein is a rich source of several powerful antioxidants. But, what does that mean? Why is why particularly useful? What are […]

People vary greatly in their view of gym-time. For some, it’s a social experience meant to be shared  with just about everyone with whom it could possibly be shared. Others, though, take a much more solitary approach – isolating themselves as much as possible As it turns it out, though, the extroverts out there might have an advantage here. According to an ever-growing body of research, there are lots of benefits […]

An extremely common question that comes up in any discussion of workout program design has to do with timing. The topic gets especially controversial, though, when you start talking about cardio. So, when is the best time of day to do a cardio workout? What does the research show? Granted, it might sound absolutely horrid, but a solid body of scientific evidence suggests that there are some pretty fantastic reasons to […]

For a long time, people decided what foods they would eat or avoid based on very personal factors – things like flavor, diet preferences, and allergies. Increasingly, however, this is changing. Thanks to a greater understanding of food manufacturing processes and ecology, many people are starting to consider the environmental impact of their foods. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to protein, which is a fairly expensive macronutrient. To help […]

The health and fitness world is always changing, following both research and trends. And, each year, there is always more to learn. So, to keep you up-to-date, here are some of the top healthy food trends of 2017. 1) Plant-based Proteins – For a very long time, the realm of protein has been thoroughly dominated by animal-based products. Steadily, though, plant-based proteins have become more and more common. Along with being […]

New Year’s Resolutions do not have a great reputation. Despite all the good intentions built into these annual promises to self, things don’t normally pan out the way that the resolver planned. Which is unfortunate considering that the vast majority of New Year’s Resolutions have something to do with an individual’s desire to improve their health in one way or another. So, how can you break this cycle? Here are a […]

Now that we are several weeks deep into January, things are starting to change. Specifically, we are well beyond the New Year’s Resolution threshold. All of those promises to oneself – which are most commonly about losing weight – have already been made. Unfortunately, February is quickly approaching – the month in which most people give up on their resolutions. So, how can you protect yourself from falling in this frustrating […]

Nutrition, in general, is a fairly broad and controversial topic. In fact, one of the most hotly contested aspects of diet is actually one that is so very basic to human health that it’s fairly surprising how little the experts can agree on. Specifically, we’re talking about macronutrient balance – or how much of your daily caloric intake should come from each nutrient. The Basics To start us out, let’s just […]