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How Many Grams of Amino Acids Do You Need a Day?

When determining how much of a nutrient you need a day, it is customary to consider macronutrients in the diet (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) as a percent of total caloric intake. But when it comes to how many grams of...

The Effect of Protein and Amino Acids on Bone Health

A large part of our lean body mass is the skeleton, which includes all the mineralized bones and the structural and mechanical support of cartilage and tendons. Most everyone recognizes calcium, vitamin D, and other minerals as key nutrients for...

Amino Acids and Muscle Recovery After Exercise

As fitness enthusiasts we tend to focus much more on the doing—sprinting, lifting, contracting—then on the process of recovery. But if we don’t allow our muscles to recover, we can’t perform, compete, or train at our best. Just as our...

What Is Functional Fitness and Should You Be Doing It?

Functional fitness is a trending catchphrase in the performance training and fitness arenas. And with good reason! Functional fitness can push you closer to your health and fitness goals, and keeps you strong, flexible, and injury-resistant as you move through...

Can Amino Acids Cause Weight Gain?

When you ingest amino acids, your body uses them to make enzymes and proteins as needed. Any leftover amino acids follow various metabolic pathways. Some are converted into glucose and used as energy. Others become glycogen and are stored in...

Best Cardio Workouts for Weight Loss and Well-Being

It is easy to want to skimp on the workouts, especially when life gets busy, but cardio exercises are essential for your health. You can easily incorporate a cardio program into your weekly routine, dedicating 30 minutes of your time...

Best Strength-Training Workouts for Beginners and Pros: Build Muscles and Lose Weight!

Cardio training is an excellent way to stay healthy and lose weight, but strength-training can give your weight-loss goals an extra kick—and it is more useful for building muscles than cardio workouts are. According to Michaela Devries-Aboud, Ph.D., an exercise...

What’s with Wearable Fitness Technology?

Wearable fitness devices have become popular in recent years. You have probably seen people wearing fancy watches that can track heart rate and fitness activities, but just what exactly is wearable fitness technology? The craze began with simple devices like...

Strength Training for Women: 4 Essential Weight-Lifting Moves

Strength training may call up images of men lifting weights in the gym. Many women avoid strength training because they are afraid they’ll develop bulging muscles. But strength training is a crucial component of everyone’s workout program—women and men alike!...

Meditation for Athletes: Yes, It Will Improve Your Performance!

An unfocused mind is one that’s ripe for defeat. So prime yours for victory instead, with meditation for athletes. Yes, you heard that right. Here’s how sports meditation is helping athletes like you stay at the top of their game....