Exercising With An Autoimmune Disorder

Hunter Bennett Exercise is hands down the most important thing you can do for your body. It improves the health of your heart, muscles, and bones, staves off the onset of physical and mental illness, and keeps you functionally capable well into your golden years. To be completely honest, it is the closest thing we

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Exercise: Is It Passion Or Addiction?

Hunter Bennett You would be hard pressed to find someone who could possibly consider exercising a bad thing. It helps us manage our weight and reduces our risk of disease and illness. Additionally, exercise improves our mental health and cognitive function. Yep, in the simplest sense, exercise is good. However, as I am sure most

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The Role Of Foot Strength In Athletic Performance

Hunter Bennett Improving athletic performance is a never-ending endeavor. As a result, we are always on the lookout for new methods of training that can help you jump higher, run faster, and compete at a higher level. Over the last few years we have seen an increase in the use of heavy strength training to

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Homocysteine Levels: How They Affect Your Health

Hunter Bennett Over the last few decades, researchers have taken a very deep dive into the various chemicals that appear within the human body. This has been done with the intent to determine how we can better manage our health. As I am sure you can imagine, the accumulative results of this research have changed

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Grip Strength Is An Indicator of Whole Body Strength

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

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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

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The Benefits of Sports Variation

Hunter Bennett There is a common line of thought suggesting that to become great at something, you need to focus on that single thing and dedicate as much time to it as humanly possible. For the most part, this does hold some truth to it. To become the best in the world at a given

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How Does the Menstrual Cycle Impact Physical Performance?

Hunter Bennett There is a myriad of factors that affect physical performance capabilities. Things such as training status, emotional state, and of course both current fatigue and recovery status, are some of those that are most heavily discussed and researched. However, over the last few years, evidence has shown that the normal fluctuations in hormone

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Cognitive Sports Training: How Can It Improve Performance?

Hunter Bennett Competing and performing in sport requires a huge amount of time, effort, and physical capacity. To perform at a high level, you need the ability to express strength, speed, and power, and maintain a high degree of technical proficiency. It is honestly a whole lot more complex than simply just playing a sport.

Becoming an Unbreakable Athlete

Hunter Bennett The primary role of coaches and sports practitioners alike is to create robust athletes. Athletes capable of tolerating high training loads. Athletes that are capable of meeting the rigors of competition without a second thought. Athletes who are strong, explosive, quick, and most of all, resilient. Athletes who are unbreakable.  What is an