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Can you lose weight by turning down the heater?

From Examine.com Believe it or not, there’s actually a simple, non-scammy way to “hack” your metabolism. And not only is it free, but it takes around two seconds to do … just walk over to your thermostat and tap a button. Humans are warm-blooded. You…

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Here’s Everything You Actually Need To Know About Protein

Starting with: WTF is it and what does it actually do? Sally Tamarkin BuzzFeed News Reporter Original Article here. 1. Let’s start at the beginning. WTF is protein actually? 1. @vonabiszett / Via instagram.com Protein is a broad term for molecular chains of amino acids,…

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Is it really that bad to skip breakfast?

From Examine.com Growing up, you’ve probably heard, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” From parents, diet gurus, doctors, and especially … breakfast cereal makers! But does breakfast provide any real health benefit, compared to skipping it or drinking a quick coffee? We’re…

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All About Muscle Growth

by Ryan Andrews The way our hormones respond to training, and how they affect our muscle growth, depends a lot on our nutritional status — not just how many calories we’re taking in. What is muscle growth? Muscle growth — sometimes known as hypertrophy —…

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Coconut water … overhyped and understudied?

From; Examine.com Coconut Water Does Not Improve Markers of Hydration During Sub-Maximal Exercise and Performance in a Subsequent Time Trial Compared to Water Alone Coconut water (CW) has been among the hottest beverage trends over the past five years, and is often thought of as…

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VITAMIN D: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Vitamin D is necessary for normal bone mineralization and growth, maintenance of muscle strength and coordination, cardiovascular health, and robust and balanced immune function.  Vitamin D is unique among vitamins working more like a hormone at the level of our DNA.  Vitamin D has a been estimated…

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Our individual coping style can shape our response to nutrition and exercise.

And much of this behaviour is learned… which means we can change it, if we want to. Finally, we don’t just behave in isolation — but in response to people around us. Whatever your coping style, it’s probably shaped and reinforced by your relationships. Know…

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Chia – Overview and Recipe

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FOOD IS PART OF THE PRECISION NUTRITION NETWORK ALL CONTENT © PRECISION NUTRITION OVERVIEW Chia, a tiny seed in the mint family, has had several popularity “booms”. The first was in pre-Columbian times. Chia, which is native to Mexico and Guatemala, was…

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