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Despite being a well-loved comfort food for many of us, chocolate milk isn’t what we might traditionally call a “health food.” As it turns out, though, labeling the treat as an indulgence might be the wrong way to go. According to many experts, in fact, chocolate milk might just be a perfect, natural and convenient post-workout snack. With a minor tweak. But why? What makes chocolate milk so useful after a […]

Massage – in one form or another – has been used by a variety of cultures globally for centuries. And, in that long history, it has developed quite the reputation for treating… well, just about everything. Many of the purported benefits of massage, frankly, lack scientific evidence. Still, there are many more that do have a significant amount of research to back them up. One of the most firmly upheld positive […]

These days, everybody is always picking on carbs. Athletes, in particular, are extremely likely to avoid carbohydrates in fear of packing on all sorts of unwanted pounds. The truth, though, is that this is a gross oversimplification of the nutritional reality. Carbs aren’t bad; they simply need to be used strategically. So, how can you do that? How can you use carbs for muscle building? How Your Body Gets Fueled To […]

Within the past several years, the fitness world has adopted a much more militaristic, no-pain-no-gain mentality than used to be common. And, while it’s fantastic that people are taking fitness more seriously and enjoying their workouts more, many experts warn that this hardcore, all-out approach to fitness could be misguided. The reality is that you can work out too much, too frequently and too hard – even causing some pretty significant […]

Proper sleep is absolutely vital – for numerous reasons. Along with the obvious lack of energy and decrease in mental focus that can come along with insufficient sleep, research has linked this all-too-common state with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease and even some forms of cancer. While there are lots of different approaches you can take to improve the quality of your sleep, there is one […]

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS, is a pretty standard feature of any workout routine. But, especially if you just started working out or are beginning a new routine, your DOMS can be so severe that it even limits your ability to move around throughout the day. Which is a problem. So, people are always looking for new ways to help relieve this soreness that sets in the day after your […]

Grass-fed whey protein offers all sorts of benefits. People use it to help them build muscle, to lose weight or just to add some high-quality protein to their diet. In truth, though, grass-fed whey can also help you between workouts, improving recovery and getting your body ready for the next time you hit the gym. How, exactly, does that work? What does grass-fed whey protein do to help your muscles recover […]

Increasing muscle mass is actually a pretty challenging process – despite what late-night informercials would like you to believe. The process takes time and dedication, in addition to a properly designed workout and diet routine. And diet is exactly where many people fall short. Gaining weight isn’t all that difficult – simply eat more. But, what if you specifically want to gain more muscle than fat? What do you do then? […]

People tend to view sleep as a time of complete inactivity, during which your body is simply resting from the previous day. Perhaps because of this perceived slow-down, some individuals are hesitant to eat anything soon before bed for fear that it will somewhat automatically get packed away as fat. Here’s the thing, though: that’s not an accurate picture of sleep. And, because of this false impression, many are losing out […]