Month: March 2016

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...

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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...

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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...

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Nutrition’s Elite 8: #7 – Sleep, an Underrated Rockstar

It’s often said that there are three pillars of health. Diet, exercise and…sleep. Often times, we choose to ignore that last part. To some, sleep is just a period of inactivity where nothing gets done....

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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...

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