Selenium Benefits for Thyroid
Selenium is a mineral found naturally in food that is very beneficial in protecting people from various diseases caused by aging. Selenium is especially important in thyroid function, because it is necessary to synthesize selenoproteins. Selenoproteins regulate production of the thyroid hormones, protect the thyroid from the effects of stress within the body, and are […]
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REM Sleep Increases HGH Level
Human Growth Hormone, or HGH, is secreted by the pituitary gland, a pea sized gland located at the base of the brain. HGH secretion is not a continuous flow like many other hormones, such as cortisol and testosterone, but instead as a pulse. These pulses are induced by exercise and the rapid eye movement, or […]
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HGH and Staying Lean
HGH or Human Growth Hormone is largely known for it’s anti-aging effects, this hormone is responsible for cell growth and renewal. Levels are highest during puberty, but drop quickly in the early 20’s for both men and women. Many people can benefit from its use, especially as they age, as it improves healing time, sleep […]
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Magnesium is an electrolyte that is necessary for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. This electrolyte is also the one most greatly depleted by exercise, even more so than potassium and sodium. Magnesium is beneficial in many facets of physical performance, but the primary influences are: Improved Strength and Power The enzymes that synthesize protein […]
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Lifting Weights to Increase Testosterone Levels
Intense strength training has been shown to have positive effects on testosterone level, this is accurate for all ages, but more so for younger individuals. This is achieved by lifting heavier weights for fewer repetitions. You can maximize this effect and your intensity of your workout by going very slowly, this allows for every fiber […]
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Testosterone Improves Mood
When we first think of testosterone, libido or performance may come to mind. However, testosterone levels have an impact on many facets of wellbeing from energy levels to metabolism, muscle mass to mood; the influence that testosterone has on the body really runs the gamut. The brain has various testosterone receptors so low levels can […]
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Causes of Low Libido in Male and Female
Despite the fact that we live in an age of advanced science and medicine, the human body can still be a mystery. One of the most frustrating experiences people go through is a loss of libido or sexual dysfunction. Although this tends to arrive naturally with age, there are also other reasons that can be […]
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Turmeric is an orange spice often used in Eastern dishes such as curry whose use dates back to 3,000 BC. Not only can it make a tasty dish, this spice also packs a powerful health punch! Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and helps fight obesity by suppressing the growth of fat and helping […]
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Health Tip: Never Skip Leg Day
Leg Exercise
Increase Overall Performance- a stronger lower half allows for more power and explosiveness in any sport or activity you chose to engage in, increased sense of balance by developing proprioception Decrease risk of injury-joints, especially knees and hips, are regions commonly prone to injury so stronger muscles help to stabilize and support these areas preventing […]
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Health Tip: Working Out an Empty Stomach to Burn Fat
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This is the age old question, whether to work out on an empty stomach or not. When you wake up your glycogen stores are low, glycogen is your body’s preferred nutrient source so when depleted may cause your body to use more of your fat stores to fuel your workout then if not. Eating less […]
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