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Atrial Fibrillation, Exercise & Health

Hunter Bennett One of the biggest issues we modern society has to deal with is a decline in cardiovascular health and function. To be honest, it is seriously at near epidemic proportions. Within this, the biggest culprit is unquestionably general cardiovascular disease. However, there are several lesser-known cardiovascular issues that are becoming increasingly common –

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Water and Hydration

Hunter Bennett Given that your body is approximately 60 percent water, it stands to reason that it is essential for health. However, few people realize how incredibly important drinking enough water is. Unfortunately, very few people consume enough of it. This lack of consumption can lead to a state of chronic dehydration. Chronic dehydration can

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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

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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

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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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Virtual Reality Exercise

Jessica Gillespie-Friesen What if the secret to boosting your performance at the gym was simply wearing a headset? Recent research suggests that virtual reality exercise could reduce the perception of pain and the perceived level of effort and exertion. Virtual Reality Virtual reality (VR) first became popular as a method of gaming in the early

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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

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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

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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

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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.