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Can I Exercise With An Overactive Thyroid?

Hunter Bennett An overactive thyroid is one of the most common hormonal issues to afflict modern man. It can affect your metabolism, your weight, your cardiovascular health, and even your emotional wellbeing. But what is it, and importantly, how does it affect your exercise capabilities? What is hyperthyroidism? Your thyroid is arguably one of the

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Exercising With Thyroid Disorders

Hunter Bennett Exercise is hands down one of the most beneficial things that you can do for your body. It staves off weight gain, helps you build lean muscle mass, and can even enhance your mood and mental wellbeing. It literally improves every aspect of your health. As I said, it is the most beneficial

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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

The Risks and Causes of ACL Injury and How You Can Prevent Them

Hunter Bennett When it comes to improving athletic performance (and general health for that matter), there is nothing that derails your progress more than an injury. While many injuries can be trained around in some capacity, they often result in the cessation of improvement, an inability to both compete and perform certain exercises, and an

Keeping on Track: Minimize Weight Gain During the Holidays

Hunter Bennett There are very few things quite as exciting as the Thanksgiving period. The opportunity to catch up with family, get away from work, and simply sit back and relax, is something that all Americans look forward to on a yearly basis. But it isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. Something that often comes with

How Core Strength Effects Athletic Performance

Alyssa Bialowas What is Core Strength? Your core is a complex series of muscles that extend far beyond your abs and is incorporated in almost every movement of the human body. Strong core muscles act as isometric or dynamic stabilizers for movement; transfers force and can initiate movement on its own. Why is Core Strength

Should I Let My Child Play Football?

John Barry Football is America’s favorite sport right now. The NFL is by far the most popular, even though it has received a lot of bad press lately. No, I’m not talking about taking a knee during the national anthem. I know my wheelhouse, and the complexities of social/political ideologies are not my strong point.

The Journey Through Injury Recovery

Grayson Fertig Injuries happen. Having a plan already in place is the key to getting back to where you were and maybe even beyond. Trust that your body wants to heal, know that your body is pre-wired to repair itself, and believe that the work you’re doing is part of your journey and not a

The Mindset of Injury Recovery

Grayson Fertig It’s wild to see Tiger Woods back at the top of golf. Not because a comeback never happens, but because I have a sense of the resilience this man has. And I realize that he must also be spiritually brilliant. Back in the day when he was Tiger he was an athletic alien.

Are Plant-Based Protein Drinks Effective for Exercise Recovery?

Dayton Kelly This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Meghan Brown (UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM). Protein supplementation has been repeatedly demonstrated to speed and enhance muscle tissue recovery. This has important implications in preserving muscle mass in elderly individuals as well as