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VO2 Max: What is it and Why is it so important?

VO2 Max: What is it and Why is it so important?

  Written by: Anna Sparks What exactly is this elusive VO2 Max, why is it important to know, how is it measured, and how can you improve your VO2 Max? VO2 Max is the maximum amount of oxygen you can consume that goes to the working muscles. In short, we need oxygen to survive and perform daily living activities, not just during exercise. If we want to use oxygen more efficiently by measuring VO2 Max, we can establish our baseline. Then, we can plan VO2 Max improvement activities around nutrition, movement, and breathing. Knowing our VO2 Max measurement demonstrates how...

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Fight Aging and Oxidative Stress with these 7 Tips

Fight Aging and Oxidative Stress with these 7 Tips

The aging process affects us all. Whether we like it or not, as time goes on, our bodies will deteriorate, and this is a natural part of life. But there are ways to fight the effects of aging and maintain your health throughout your life. Oxidative stress can be an unfortunate “bully” in the battle against age-related illnesses;  but by following these 7 tips, you will have more control over how you feel as you add years on to your life! First, what is Oxidative Stress and how does it affect the aging process? Oxidative stress is an imbalance between...

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Supplements for Gamers: How Xendurance may be the secret to Esports success

Supplements for Gamers: How Xendurance may be the secret to Esports success

Nootropics have existed in the fitness world for more than 50 years as a way for athletes to enhance their performance. However, these cognitive enhancers are just now starting to spill over into other industries…including the world of Esports. Only 30 years ago, the concept of Esports – or organized, multiplayer video game competitions involving professional gamers and spectators – was relatively unknown. Nonetheless, the origin of Esports has been traced back as early as the 1970s. The first recorded Esports event, the Intergalactic Spacewar Olympics, took place in 1972 at Stanford University and the rise of the internet in...

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7 Tips to Support Your Immune System

7 Tips to Support Your Immune System

With health at the top of everyone’s minds, building immunity has been a popular topic of conversation in recent months. Beyond the usual methods – such as washing your hands and avoiding excess sugar – there are many ways you can support your body’s ability to ward off viruses and toxins.Below are some of our favorite methods for supporting your immune system in natural, healthy ways. Eat a lot of plant-based and antioxidant-rich foods.You don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to follow a plant-based diet, which happens to be one of the simplest ways to support your immune system....

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