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Do Genes Dictate Your Health?

Hunter Bennett I would put my money on the fact that the vast majority of you reading this article have some sort of interest in health and fitness. In fact, simply because you are actually reading this article, I would go as far as to suggest that your interest in health is greater than that

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Blood Flow Restriction Training

Hunter Bennett Becoming fitter, stronger, and more functional is an endeavor that many of us attack with rigor every single day – and I use the word attack very deliberately here because to achieve these things you typically need to be willing to work hard. Or at least that’s what most of us thought… You

Generation 100: The 3 Year Follow Up

Hunter Bennett For those of you who have been with us here at Forever Fit Science for a while, you might be aware of one of the first articles we ever wrote about ‘The Generation 100 Study’. This study was built around the need to determine the effects of a 5-year exercise program on mortality

Marijuana & Essential Tremor: A Natural Treatment 

Hunter Bennett Most people become suspicious when they hear the words ‘alternative medicine’ – however this shouldn’t always be the case. There is recent evidence to suggest that some of these unique medicinal methodologies have a lot more merit than first thought, particularly when applied correctly to specific diseases of the human body. In this

Muscle Growth and Loss

Dayton Kelly Muscle growth may not be entirely lost following detraining: a paradigm shift in thinking This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Kristian Gundersen (UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, NORWAY). It has been long accepted that resistance training offers transient improvements in muscle size

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Could a Carb Mouth Rinse Be the Next Best Performance Booster?

Evan Stevens The last thing an athlete wants is to feel like they have no energy. Staying fueled and being able to maximize your energy output means better performance. Fueling means quick energy to the system through – sugars in the forms of drinks, tablets, and gooey, gel substances are often the go-to for athletes.

How Exercising in the Heat Affects Women on Birth Control

By Alyssa Bialowas Exercising in hot conditions is commonplace for both recreational and competitive athletes, and training can be more uncomfortable for women during various times of the month. Training in hot climates while menstruating can add pain to this uncomfortable state, and studies have looked more closely at how heat and exercise effect the

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The Truth Behind Antioxidants & Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

Alyssa Bialowas Elite athletes are prone to injury and muscle damage, especially those who compete in high contact sports such as rugby. To speed up recovery in these athletes the goal is to get them back training and on the field as quickly as possible. Previous research has looked at the effects of high antioxidant

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Reduce Cigarette Cravings with Acute Exercise

Catherine O’Brien It is no secret that smoking is a major health hazard that significantly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other health problems. That said, 20% of adult men and 16% of adult women smoke (American Heart Association, 2015). It is possible that, the sustaining prevalence of smokers is due, not to

Effects of Outdoor Exercise

Catherine O’Brien Why Does Exercising Outdoors Feel So Much Better? I have always been a proponent of outdoor exercise, particularly running. There is something so satisfying and therapeutic about the fresh air and the sound of my feet hitting the pavement. Of course, inclement weather sometimes requires me to substitute an indoor treadmill workout for