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March 30, 2016Health News You Can Use

Good News: Eating Chocolate Could Be Good for Your Brain

Craving chocolate? Go ahead and indulge. According to a new study published in the journal Appetite, consuming chocolate on a weekly basis could improve cognitive function. The researchers examined the data of 968 participants of the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS), which looks at cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive functioning in adults. The participants ranged in age from 23 […]

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March 28, 2016AllPro Sports Performance

The Concept of Relative vs Absolute Strength

Lately, I have been working on a number that represents an individual’s relative strength with respect to the power lifts: deadlift, bench press and squat. I call it the strength factor and it’s the sum of the three lifts divided by 3x the athlete’s body weight. This makes it a relative measure of strength. In […]

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March 25, 2016AllPro Sports Performance

Nutrition’s Elite 8: #8 – Indulge

Well, here we are, the last tip in my 3-week series. This last tip should hopefully assist you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s pretty common for folks to start off strong for 2-3 weeks on a diet and then fizzle out because, let’s face it, it’s tough. It’s not much fun either. I want […]

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March 22, 2016Health News You Can Use

A Quick, Cheap, and Effective Way to Fight Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Meditation is good for depression. And so is exercise. But, according to a small new study from Rutgers University, together—in a twice a week regime—they might be better than the sum of their parts. For the study, published in Translational Psychiatry, researchers  set out to understand how meditation and exercise would affect depression symptoms for 22 participants with clinical depression and […]

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