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Fasted Weight Training: Does It Help With Fat Loss?

Hunter Bennett The last few years have seen the health and fitness landscape evolve in leaps and bounds. We have seen heavy strength training (and the many health benefits associated) introduced to the masses. We have realized that low-intensity cardio may not be the most effective option to boost health and enhance fat loss. And

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How Intermittent Fasting Affects Sleep

Hunter Bennett Intermittent fasting has fast become one of the most popular dietary trends of this century. Suggested to improve health and enhance fat loss, it has been adopted by people across the globe – and often with great success, I should add. However, what is discussed less often is the impact that intermittent fasting

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Prolonged Fasting for Health & Longevity

Hunter Bennett Throughout history, there has been one thing sought above all others. Something that has constantly re-appeared in a variety of different stories, religions, and mythologies. A thing that many have looked for, and none have found. Eternal life. Whether it be the fountain of youth, the philosophers stone, of the elixir of life,

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Intermittent Fasting For Weight Management & Health

Hunter Bennett Every single week there seems to be some brand new diet on the health scene that promises the world. In the end, it delivers very little. When a way of eating really sticks around, we start to take notice. Enter intermittent fasting. What is intermittent fasting? To put it simply, intermittent fasting describes

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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

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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,

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The Effects of Exercising On a High Fat Diet

Hunter Bennett When it comes to diet, there is an incredible amount of information out there – but unfortunately, most of it is somewhat conflicting. There are certain individuals who swear by a high carbohydrate diet, while others will state that adhering to a paleo way of eating is not only the best for health,

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Resistance Training & Protein Supplements: What You Need to Know

Dayton Kelly This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Timmons James (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, IRELAND). Protein supplementation is an intensively studied, reliable manner to augment increases in muscle mass that occur with training and speed recovery. Its potential to improve muscle strength and

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FODMAPS and Exercise

Dayton Kelly FODMAPs: A culprit in exercise-induced gastrointestinal distress and an explanation for athlete adoption of gluten-free diets This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Dana Lis (University of California, US). You may have reached this article from a preceding one on gluten-free

Nitrate Vegetable Supplementation

Can Nitrate Rich Vegetables Boost Your Endurance?

Dayton Kelly             This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Cindy Van Der Avoort (Han University of Applied Sciences, Maastricht University Medical Center+, Netherlands).             At the 2017 European Sports Science Conference, the ergogenic effects of nitrate supplementation saw a great deal of

Gluten Free Diest and Exercise

Gluten-Free Diet and Exercise

Dayton Kelly This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Dana Lis (University of California, US). Going gluten-free has become a sensationalized diet plan that many people and increasingly, athletes, have adopted (Lis D. M., Stellingwerff, Shing, Ahuja, & Fell, 2015). In fact, 41%

Tips For Vegan Nutritional Balance

6 Vegan Athlete Meal Plan Ideas to Boost Performance

Jessica Gillespie-Friesen Animal products contain essential nutrients that contribute to proper body functioning but also contain a large amount of saturated fats and cholesterol leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity (Kris-Etherton, Innis, American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, 20; Jenkins, Kendall, Augustin, et al., 2012; Jenkins., Wong, Kendall, et al., 2014). For