Can You Boost Metabolism at Breakfast?

By Malia Frey | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Have you heard that eating breakfast can boost metabolism? Are you ready to load up on breakfast foods that help you burn more calories? It might seem logical that eating a meal first thing in the morning gets your metabolism revved up. But researchers who study the importance of breakfast for weight loss don’t necessarily agree. 

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How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

By Dennis Thompson | Article Featured on US News

If you’re in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think.

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The Lifelong Benefits of Exercise

By Heidi Tyline King

Stop procrastinating and start exercising! The benefits of physical fitness are too great to ignore.

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Thanksgiving traditions that can boost health and wellness

By Orli Belman | Article Featured on USC News

Getting together with friends and sharing stories can be an affirming part of the Thanksgiving tradition. (Photo/Underwood & Underwood/Public Domain)

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology experts Carin Kreutzerand Leah Buturain Schneider shared Thanksgiving tips that benefit both the mind and body.

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7 Ways to Have A Healthy 4th of July

Article By Stephanie Castillo | Featured on Prevention.com

Sunshine! Barbecues! Fireworks! Who doesn’t love a good July 4th celebration? Well, your hearing for one, and your stomach after your third helping of BBQ, and your skin if you leave off the SPF…See what we’re getting at? The fun times of the 4th can be fraught with peril if you’re not careful. But not to worry; we’ve got the best tips to make sure this is your best—safest!—Independence Day ever.

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Should You Eat Before You Work Out? A Fasting & Fitness Expert Explains

Article by Max Lowery | Found on MindBodyGreen

When you’re trying to decide whether or not to eat before a workout, you’ll encounter a host of conflicting information. Some people say yes, eating before a workout can give you more energy, and others say no, it’ll slow you down. Here’s why I tell my clients to practice fasted exercise for the sake of their metabolism and fat-burning potential.

For starters, studies demonstrate that aerobic exercise performed in a fasted state as compared to a non-fasted state increases the reliance on fat—and subsequently reduces the reliance on carbohydrate—as fuel during exercise. […]

Four Ways to Nourish Happiness with Mindful Eating

Article by Megrette Fletcher | Found on Mindful.org

Do you want to be happy? I know I want to be happy and I bet the person next to you wants to be happy, too. Everyone wants to be happy. The desire is part of our biology and hard-wired into our brain. But the reason why happiness arises is varied and complex. Many people think that you find happiness; however, happiness isn’t a thing, so it is never lost. Happiness is an experience, and the conditions for you to have the experience of happiness are surprisingly common. Here are four ways […]

How to Eat for Healthy Muscles

Article Found on US News

Popeye made eating for your muscles look so easy.

Whenever the cartoon sailor man got in trouble – like when a much bigger adversary was beating him up – Popeye would pop open a can of spinach and gobble the contents, and his biceps would quickly bulge, giving him the strength to pummel his opponent.

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Post-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat After a Workout

Article Found on Healthline.com

You put a lot of effort into your workouts, always looking to perform better and reach your goals.

Chances are you’ve given more thought to your pre-workout meal than your post-workout meal.

But consuming the right nutrients after you exercise is just as important as what you eat before.

Here is a detailed guide to optimal nutrition after workouts.

Eating After a Workout Is Important

To understand how the right foods can help you after exercise, it’s important to understand how your body is affected by physical activity.

When you’re working out, your muscles use up their glycogen stores for […]

The Scientific Secret To Having Tons Of Energy Every Single Day

Article by Dr. Kim Crawford | Found on MindBodyGreen

Isn’t “high energy” a genetic thing? As a medical doctor specializing in aging and regenerative medicine, I get this question a lot. And it does seem like high energy levels are a part of certain people’s personality or DNA, doesn’t it? But in reality, energy comes from our mitochondria—the small energy factories in our cells that produce ATP. So even if we inherit a given amount of mitochondria, there’s no reason to think that we cannot produce more and have less mitochondrial death as we age. There’s also no reason to […]