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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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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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Good stress, bad stress. [Infographic]

Here’s how to find your stress sweet spot. By Krista Scott-Dixon and Brian St. Pierre     The same exact stressors — job pressure, kids, money, and, yes, an intense exercise and eating regimen — can energize and inspire you or sap your will and…

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