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The Negative and Positive Effects of Diet on ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or ADHD, is most commonly diagnosed in adolescence, but it can affect people of any age. Characterized by uncontrollable hyperactivity, an inability to pay attention, and highly impulsive behavior, ADHD can pose problems for those who have it. Children with the disorder can exhibit behavioral problems in school and social situations that…

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How to Run a Successful First Spartan Race

Obstacle racing is the one of the fastest-growing participant sports worldwide, and Spartan Race Inc. is the premier organizer of these races. These grueling races require runners to exhibit a well-rounded spectrum of athletic abilities, from stability, power, and strength to mobility, agility, and cardiovascular fitness. Spartan races are run in more than 50 countries…

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The Cellular-Level Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet

For your body to function properly, the trillions of cells inside it must communicate constantly. When these cells’ ability to send and receive signals is compromised, the breakdown in communication can lead to a wide range of chronic and metabolic conditions. Some of these conditions are common, such as high cholesterol, uncontrolled cell proliferation, and…

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The Best Foods for Faster Injury Recovery

In sports medicine, an injury is anything that acutely or chronically disrupts anatomical function or generates pain. Acute and chronic injuries cause damage in different ways, so tailoring and fine-tuning are essential to the recovery process for both types. Besides the type of injury incurred, several other factors dictate the building blocks necessary for a…

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Carbs: Essential, Evil, or Cyclical?

Carbohydrates are typically classified as good or bad, but those labels are misleading. Carbs are neither inherently good nor bad; they’re not essential, but they don’t harm your body by themselves. That being said, some carbs are of a much higher quality than others, making them more valuable to your health and well-being. First, let’s…

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Top 5 Ways to Naturally Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Heart health is important — really important. There is a reason that your doctor checks your blood pressure at every checkup. Cardiovascular disease, heart disease, and coronary heart disease are nothing to ignore. You might have heard these terms before, but what are the differences? According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, cardiovascular…

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Customizing Nutrition and Training for the Female Cycle

You have to plan a lot of things around your cycle, but did you know that includes your health and fitness routine? If you’re physically active, then the complex hormone changes you experience each month can pose several unique nutritional and training challenges. The menstrual cycle is 28 days of your body preparing an egg…

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7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Brain Health

Most common fitness goals involve optimizing your body’s health and function. However, eating healthfully, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep are also essential for optimizing your brain activity, which is just as important to your quality of life. Almost 1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental illness, according to…

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How to Use a Low-FODMAP Diet to Treat IBS and Improve Gut Health

Irritable bowel syndrome is a somewhat catchall phrase for a variety of digestive issues. It affects an estimated 10 to 15 percent of adults in the United States to varying degrees. The causes of the syndrome differ for everyone, but for most, the specific nutrients they consume play a significant role in their condition. Experts…

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Nutrigenomics: Should Your Genes Determine Dinner?

When the organizers of Vitafoods Europe asked 218 nutrition professionals what trends would impact the food industry most, 26 percent of them identified personalized nutritional assessments — including nutrigenomics — as something to watch. Nutrigenomics is the study of how our gene expression reacts to nutrition. It’s scientific proof that there is no one-size-fits-all diet….

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