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Menopause and Depression

Hunter Bennett Menopause is considered to be a time of great change. A time where the body undergoes a myriad of physical and physiological alterations – all of which essentially indicates the end of the reproductive cycle as we know it. However (as I am sure you know), menopause can come with a number of

Menopause and Sleep

Hunter Bennett Menopause is commonly considered to be one of the most trying times in a woman’s life. A time of vast change, it comes with a number of unique effects that can make even the most menial of tasks seem like a real challenge. Interestingly, there is even some evidence to suggest that it

Endurance Athletes: Why Women Win In The Long Run

Hunter Bennett It is commonly thought that when it comes to athletic endeavors, men have a bit of genetic advantage. Due to their enhanced capacity to build more muscle mass and develop greater amounts of strength, that they somehow have athletic superiority over female athletes. But is this really the case when it comes to

Grip Strength: What You Need to Know

Hunter Bennett As we age, we tend to see general declines in health, and more importantly, general declines in whole body function. It is these declines in function that can result in the loss of independent living, in which they can also act as a precursor to the onset of more severe age-related diseases. The

The Ketogenic Diet: How It Affects Athletic Performance

Hunter Bennett Every week a new way of eating hits the mainstream media. They are often described as a way to improve health and promote fat loss quickly and easily. Many of these diets are merely fads that have shown little value when finally placed under scrutiny by high-quality researchers. Which is why the ketogenic diet

Canadian Food Guide- A Dietary Guideline

Hunter Bennett The Canadian government made some rather large changes to their dietary guidelines. Like, some really large changes. These changes have created quite the stir across the health industry. Some professionals applauding them, others are going as far as to suggest that they will accelerate the nation's growing obesity epidemic. So with all this controversy,

Exercise to Prevent Osteoporosis

Hunter Bennett In modern society, we are now being afflicted by a number of unique diseases that were once unheard of by our predecessors. While this increasing incidence could be put down to a number of factors, arguably the most important is the sharp decline in activity levels we have seen over the last 100

Plyometric Training Exercises & Agility

Hunter Bennett When it comes down to improving athletic performance, we often think about enhancing our training to maximize speed, power, and strength – which makes sense, as each of these plays a key role in improving our physical capacity. But one key quality that often gets forgotten is agility. What is agility? Agility is

What Does CrossFit Do to Your Body?

Hunter Bennett As far as the world of exercise science goes, there tends to be a lot of research on most common training modalities – which is obviously a good thing. You see, it is this research that allows identifying what style of training we should use to elicit a specific type of

Alzheimer’s Disease- Could Irisin Be the Cure?

Hunter Bennett The one thing that strikes fear into the hearts of most people on this planet is the prospect of losing their mental capacity, such as having Alzheimer's. To be honest, I am no different. Let’s face it, it’s terrifying. Now, most of you would appreciate that if you don’t actively try and maintain

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