The Paleo diet increased its popularity because of endless celebrities swearing by its wonders. Though this is the case, experts say more research is needed.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Many people partake in marijuana because they feel it is a better alternative to alcohol, but is it really safer or healthier for you? As with anything, there are many benefits and risks.
Monday, 29 May 2017
A sauna might sound like a relaxing diversion from stress and problems, but in reality, it might just be the best way to keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay. Do saunas help with mental health?
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Diets high in red meats and processed meats have been linked to a variety of health problems, from diabetes to coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, and some types of cancers.
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Saturday, 27 May 2017
Alcohol has been linked to endothelial, or arterial lining, damage. If you drink, even moderately, you should make sure you take measures to protect your circulatory system’s health.
Friday, 26 May 2017
Capsaicin is the “heat” in chili peppers. The more capsaicin, the hotter it is. Apparently, capsaicin is also heart-healthy. People who eat more peppers have healthier blood vessels.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Caffeine was, for a while, blamed for many health problems. Now it is being hailed as a helpful chemical. Caffeine targets inflammation and fights low-grade inflammation effectively.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Many weight-loss and performance enhancement supplements can damage your liver, especially if you do not take them responsibly. Always be completely aware of everything you are taking.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Creatine monohydrate is generally considered very safe, but no definite guidelines have been created regarding its use amongst teenagers – despite its popularity with highschoolers.
Monday, 22 May 2017
Oral adenosine triphosphate supplements enhance blood flow during intense, prolonged contractions, but are the supplements worth it? Creatine monohydrate may be more efficient.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Vitamin D has been shown to help insulin-like growth factor 1, important for the development of muscles, move throughout the body. Vitamin D and exercise will help to get you easy gains.
Saturday, 20 May 2017
People with poor kidney function unfortunately need dialysis sometimes, which depletes kidney creatine and therefore further damages kidney function. Creatine monohydrate can help.
Friday, 19 May 2017
Tea or coffee? The debate has been going on for centuries. However, only tea contains L-theanine, which is a “caffeine neutralizer” of sorts. Coffee keeps you much more mentally alert.
Thursday, 18 May 2017
High protein/fat diets which shun carbohydrates or restrict carbs to a very low percentage of intake cause a reduced level of performance, fatigue resistance and overall efficiency.
The post Decreased Output Seen in High Fat, High Protein Diets appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Ever reach for bread or sweets when you’re dealing with something difficult? It might be because carbs really do help you get through the worst. Carbs protect the body against stressors.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Some men struggle with sperm quality and volume as they age, partly due to low testosterone. Fish oil DHA could help improve sperm quality and raise the chances of having healthy babies.
Monday, 15 May 2017
Years ago, fat was the enemy. Now, sugar is the enemy. Sugar replaced fat in low-fat items to improve taste. Are we just going in circles or is there support from real scientific evidence?
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Sunday, 14 May 2017
Iron is a popular supplement which is often considered a necessary choice. Many people reach for it when they start feeling fatigued. But, too much iron has some dangerous side effects.
Saturday, 13 May 2017
Fatty liver disease is a serious ailment which has a surprising number of causes. Coffee may be a simple and easily available way to help protect against this life-threatening ailment.
Friday, 12 May 2017
Dopamine is very important for our mood as well as many of our natural responses to stressors. As it turns out, our brown fat also reacts to dopamine, and that’s a good thing for weight loss.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
L-carnitine is popular with bodybuilders and endurance athletes. However, could it have uses outside of the athletic industry? Critics argue that the benefits are too minimal to bother.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Dairy products have received a lot of love and hate over the years. A meta-analysis found that responsibly incorporating dairy into your diet can help you lose weight or gain lean mass.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Previously, Canadian studies recommended high protein intake after training. Now we know protein and carbs can also provide similar benefits in caloric reduction 60 minutes later.
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Monday, 8 May 2017
We now know that brown fat and thyroid hormones work together to help your body maintain and control excess fat stores. This is an important step toward eliminating metabolic syndrome.
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Thanks to the chemical oleuropein, raw olives just might hold the key to weight control. More research is needed, but a supplement may be on the market soon to help your brown fat fight back.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Physical, sexual, and metabolic performance all rely on capillary function. Weight training can improve capillary density for greater circulatory health and a long, fulfilling life.
Friday, 5 May 2017
Thursday, 4 May 2017
High-intensity with low-volume has proven to be a good combination for novice subjects during a British study. Strength gains were greater when moving slowly while using high tension.
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Strength training and aerobics are both important, but experts have disagreed for a long time on how to combine them. Is there a best way to do it? For just about everyone, the answer is… no.
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Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Your body is full of signaling chemicals and hormones which help your muscles increase in size and power when you train. However, you may have a training “prime time” for these hormones.
The post Muscle Growth Rate Affected by Body’s Natural Rhythms appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 1 May 2017
You can rest up to six minutes between sets if you need to, depending on how much weight and the type of workout you are doing. Proper rest helps gain muscle, strength, endurance, and power.