Do Fitness Trackers Work

In today’s fast-paced world, staying fit and leading a healthy lifestyle is becoming more of a challenge. With the advancement of technology, fitness enthusiasts now have a powerful tool at their disposal – activity trackers. But as with all data and technology, they have their limitations. And since we don’t[…]

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When and What to Eat Before and After Working Out

As an active adult engaged in sports or regular gym workouts, meal timing plays a crucial role in optimizing your performance and supporting effective recovery. Properly timed meals can provide the necessary nutrients to fuel your workouts, enhance muscle repair, and promote overall well-being. Pre-Workout Meals: Fueling Performance Consuming a[…]

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The Pros and Cons of Cross Training for Athletes

What is Cross Training and Why is it Important for Athletes? Cross training is a training approach that involves engaging in different types of physical activities to supplement or complement a primary sport or fitness activity. Its goal is to improve overall fitness, prevent injury, and enhance performance by developing[…]

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cross training includes participating in different sports such as volleyball, tennis, basketball, soccer, football, baseball, badminton, golf, ping pong, and others

Fuel Your Body with Vegan Protein

What is Plant-Based Protein and What are Its Benefits? As more and more people follow a flexitarian lifestyle or adopt a plant-based lifestyle, the demand for vegan protein sources has skyrocketed. It is a type of protein that is derived from plants, rather than animal sources. This includes sources such[…]

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Unlock the Potential of Glutamine

L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is found in high concentrations in the muscles of the body. What is Glutamine and How Does it Benefit Your Body? Glutamine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid, which means that the body can produce it in sufficient amounts under normal conditions, but[…]

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Choosing a Protein Bar

Choosing a protein bar can be overwhelming. There are different flavors, textures, sizes, and functions. There are some that are sponsored by celebrities, others backed by thousands of dollars in marketing, and still others made by small businesses that are trying to connect with each of their customers. There are[…]

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questions and answers when choosing a protein bar

Lessons Learned in the Gym

The lessons learned in the gym I want to share are not the expected ones. They aren’t the weight I can squat or bench. Or that I like free weights more than machines. Or that I prefer high intensity interval training over steady cardio. Or that I enjoy training alone[…]

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some lessons learned in the gym come from learning how to properly use dumbbells