Category: Lifestyle

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Why You’re Failing: Goal Setting

I’ve set my fair share of goals in my life. Some went good, many went bad. I’ve gotten really pumped, only for the motivation to dwindle a couple of months later, ultimately finding the goals on my phone.

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Creatine for Muscle Gain

The most studied supplement in history but there are still many doubts regarding creatine. Let’s see what recent scientific studies have to say. Take Home Messages Creatine is naturally found in the human body Creatine helps the body

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Biscuit with artificial sweeteners topping and flour

Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad?

Artificial sweeteners are increasingly common. They give you the flavor without the calories. But are they safe compared to natural soda, or water? We break down the research! When were artificial sweeteners invented? We will focus mostly on

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Workout Evening Or Morning?

Evening Workout Vs. Morning Workout

What time should you head to the gym? Most people will perform best in the evenings. However, people who often train in the morning will adapt to training at these times, resulting in similar performance and gains in

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Mental health and overweight

How Being Overweight Affects Mental Health

Depression & Anxiety I am currently doing my psychiatry rotations, and I am SHOCKED to see how depression and anxiety ruins peoples’ lives. Keep in mind that I’m talking about CLINICAL depression and anxiety. This is NOT the

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Why Sitting Too Long Is Bad for You

Did you know that 5 MILLION people die each year because of physical inactivity? Current recommendations are 75-150 min cardio and 2 weight training sessions per week. How can we help people get there? Before we dive into

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Posture sitting on a computer

What’s Good Posture?

What does good posture look like? “Keep your spine neutral”, “tuck your shoulder blades”, “avoid butt wink”. These advice stem from classic physiotherapy looking for the position in which weight is evenly distributed across the body, so that

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A burger and an apple, are you hungry

Real Vs. Fake Hunger?

Ever noticed how you can feel “full” after a meal but then still end up wanting dessert when presented with the opportunity? Your mind chooses to pursue “rewarding” food despite your caloric needs being met. Your “hunger” in

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How to coach athletes for better performance

Most people would expect that the best way to master a skill is to perform it perfectly, over and over again. Repetition of perfect technique ingraining and refining the motor pattern. Paradoxically, the opposite tends to be true.

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