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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 Protein is a broad term for molecular chains of amino acids,…

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Is it really that bad to skip breakfast?

From 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; 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 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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