Category: Health


Would you eat insects for their protein?

Entomophagy is the concept of eating insects for food, practiced by about 2 billion people today! Beetles, caterpillars, bees, wasps, ants, locusts, grasshoppers, and crickets. YUM!? Even I’VE eaten an insect during vacation in Thailand.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use BMI

The general population in today’s society is gaining fat and losing muscle. This means that, for some people, the low amount of muscle causes a weight loss which results in a normal BMI even though their bodyfat %

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How To Use Sleep To Avoid Catching A Cold

To stay consistent with your workouts it is important for you to stay healthy! An increasing number of studies demonstrate that low sleep quality and short sleep duration are associated with an increased susceptibility to infectious diseases (1-3).

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How Your Attitude Affects Your Results

It is probably not surprising that your attitude when approaching a challenge strongly affects your results. Sometimes expecting results will actually lead to better results than if you were not expecting any results. An example of this is

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Blood Type Diets

Sometimes we can become intrigued by an idea that sounds good in theory, such as the claim that foods will react differently depending on your blood type, and that, to lose weight optimally, you therefore should adapt your

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How To Maximize Muscle Activation

In most situations, you should try to apply maximum speed to the concentric portion of each rep, rather than focusing on “the mind muscle connection”. With light weight bench press (50% of 1RM), trained participants slightly increased pec

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Spontaneous Physical Activity

Why do some people struggle with losing or gaining weight? “Hardgainers” claiming that they have a “high metabolism” are generally mistaken when they blame their base metabolic rate (BMR) for the troubles with gaining weight. Spontaneous physical activity

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3 Things To Keep In Mind When Dieting

The goal of the “cutting” phase is to use a caloric deficit (eating less than you burn) to shed the fat you have put on as you built muscle (using a caloric surplus) throughout the year. Optimizing your

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Hack Your Metabolism!

Did you know that some of the calories you eat are used to break down the food? TEF or Thermic Effect of Food refers to the energy used by your body to digest and break down proteins, fats

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