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Keeping yourself in the best possible health is one of most people’s main goals in life. To do that, you must understand some of the important elements and complex systems within your body. Amino acids, for example, help to create the protein that keeps your muscles healthy and strong. Let’s take a look at amino acids, what they do, and how you can keep your body in great shape without running yourself ragged!
The Case for Collagen As Part of A Recovery Formula
October 11 2018
Collagen consists of amino acids wound together to form tough and durable connective tissue (skin, cartilage, tendons, and bones) and comprises about one-third of total proteins in animals. Collagen is touted as being helpful for skin, gut and joint health, and improving exercise performance.
Ways to Replenish Electrolytes After a Workout
September 21 2018
Electrolytes are the minerals found in sweat and other bodily fluids. This includes sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium. When we exercise and as we sweat, we lose electrolytes. The most common electrolyte is sodium followed by chloride, then potassium.
4 Benefits of MCT Oil
September 11 2018
MCT oil is a potent source of fatty acids. It may help with weight loss and digestive health.
Homemade BCAA Gummies
August 31 2018
Gummies are a popular snack. Homemade gummies made with BCAA provide the nutrients needed to help muscles recover faster after workouts or other physical activities. The amino acid compounds also provide an energy boost.
How to Count your Macros and Get More out of Your Meal Plan
August 21 2018
Knowing how to count macros will make it easier for a person to lose weight, gain muscle, or meet any other fitness goals. The key to proper macro counting is understanding how macronutrients work and getting into the habit of recording each meal.
The Best Supplements and Food for a Cardiovascular Workout
August 8 2018
When done right, cardiovascular workouts provide you with numerous benefits. Cardio increases blood circulation and metabolism, strengthens your lungs and heart, improves your overall fitness level, and more. As it turns out, cardio is good all-around!
The Best Sports Supplements for Men
August 3 2018
You train hard, eat well, and are looking for a way to maximize your results from all that hard work. Your gym buddies have brought up sports supplements to you on many occasions. But where to begin? Pre-workout formulas? Post-workout? During a workout? Vitamins, minerals, soy protein, whey protein–what is what and why do I need it? Where do I even start?
The Best Foods and Supplements for Resistance Training
July 25 2018
When it comes to resistance training, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding diet and supplementation. How much of certain food types should I eat? When is the best time to consume protein? When should I take certain supplements? Keep in mind this is a complex topic that people spend years studying—this article will serve as a very basic overview to clarify some of the common questions pertaining to diet and supplementation for strength training.
A Comprehensive Guide to Supplementing with Creatine
July 20 2018
Creatine is a naturally occurring substance found primarily in muscle cells. It is obtained from dietary sources, primarily meat and seafood, with a smaller portion produced by the body.
Try This Simple Homemade Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray
July 17 2018
Yoga is a healthy way to stretch the body, increase flexibility, and practice mindfulness. Many people sweat while practicing yoga, especially if they engage in hot yoga. After a session with the yoga mat, it could become soiled with sweat and oil from the hands and feet. Bacteria thrive in the moist, dark environment of a rolled-up yoga mat.
The Top Pre-, Post- and Anytime Workout Supplements
July 13 2018
When choosing which supplements to take, there are two main considerations: 1) will the supplement be effective for my goals? And 2) if yes, when should I take the supplement? With thousands of different supplements out there—and tons of opinions about them—deciding on which supplements to use and when to use them can be a bit overwhelming.
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