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Weighing on Your Mind: How Your Thoughts Can Help You Lose Fat

Many scientific studies have established the mind’s ability to affect the body. So what does this mind-body connection look like in the context of health and fitness? Can thinking thin help you lose fat? Where’s Your Head At? The Emergence...

Creatine: What It Is, What It Does and the Best Way to Benefit

The amino acid creatine was discovered in 1835, but only came into public view following the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. The performance of several British athletes exceeded expectations, and it was revealed that they had incorporated creatine supplementation into their...

Stay Hydrated! 14 Signs of Dehydration

The human body is 70% water. Fluids are important for protecting the joints, maintaining organ function, transporting oxygen to cells, and sustaining body temperature. Dehydration, which is most common during hot weather or strenuous workouts, happens when the body loses too...

The Female Athlete Triad: A Medical Syndrome with 3 Conditions

The female athlete triad isn’t one condition but a trio of interrelated health problems that vary in severity. Common in teenage and adult female athletes, these issues include: Energy deficiency, with or without disordered eating Menstrual disturbances and amenorrhea (abnormal...

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is now fully entrenched in the mainstream. There are tons of varieties to choose from—Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikram, and more—depending on your goals, be they to come down from a stressful week of work or to build strength and...

What Is the Keto Diet and Can Taking Amino Acids Help?

People diet for different reasons, such as preventing or treating infection, managing diabetes, gaining muscle mass, or maintaining a healthy weight. Weight loss is the most popular reason for dieting, but weight loss can be quite difficult to achieve depending...

Amino Acids and Bodybuilding: Increase Muscle Gain

You wouldn’t go for a cross-country drive without making sure all your car’s fluids were topped off. After all, you know that what you put in your vehicle correlates directly to what you’ll get out of it. Similarly, when you...

Yoga and the Brain: How Yoga Can Boost GABA Levels

A good yoga class can leave you feeling relaxed, focused, and completely Zen. Practicing this 10,000-year-old form of exercise can increase your flexibility, muscle strength, and energy, but did you know downward-facing dog can positively affect your brain chemistry too?...

How to Manage Inflammation After Strenuous Exercise

We work out hard. And we love to see and feel the results, even in the form of muscle aches and pain. Because hey, if my quads hurt after the 50 weighted squats I did yesterday, then my muscles must...

Amino Acids vs. Protein Powder: Who’s the Victor?

Amino acid powder supplements offer potential advantages compared to protein powder supplements in several respects. Amino acid mixtures can be formulated exactly as desired. Precise mixtures of amino acids can be produced that target specific metabolic issues. Dietary proteins are...