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Childhood Obesity & School Lunches – Truth or Scapegoat?
Nutrition

Childhood Obesity & School Lunches – Truth or Scapegoat?

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center has released an interesting study about childhood obesity. The study of 1,003 sixth graders showed that “children who are obese were more likely to consume school lunch ….”. This claim may be a bit misleading in an attempt to place blame on the schools, […]

Exercise Improves Memory
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Exercise Improves Memory

Some more support for why the Strong Survive from a year long study published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. It showed that exercise increased the size of the hippocampus and improved memory in older test subjects. Generally, the hippocampus shrinks as you get older. This degrades memory and can […]

What Americans are Eating
Nutrition

What Americans are Eating

Visual Economics has a great infographic about what we eat each year. I actually expected more fat and oils and a lot less fruits and vegetables. Of course the nearly 80 pounds of pizza, fries, and ice cream doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

Why the Strong Survive
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Why the Strong Survive

Most people inherently known that eating well and staying in shape is in their best interest. Strangely enough, there have been few long term studies carried out to prove and further understand why this is. Questioning the obvious often leads to surprising conclusions. Studies have been performed but they used […]

Super Simple Meals: Scrambled Eggs
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Super Simple Meals: Scrambled Eggs

A few of our guys used to live off canned chicken, crackers and protein powder. I suppose that works, but I don’t think I’d last a week on that ‘diet’. Now, I may be many things, but a chef I am not. In fact, the only thing I hate more […]

The Salt Attack Continues: Why Salt is STILL your friend
Nutrition

The Salt Attack Continues: Why Salt is STILL your friend

The FDA is renewing it’s attack on salt consumption and it’s a big mistake. The attack is based on the supposed effects salt has on blood pressure. Most studies that link salt intake to increased blood pressure are observational studies, NOT experimental studies. Observational studies are very poor at testing cause and […]

Defying Gravity
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Defying Gravity

It’s easy to think there is some camera trickery going on here, but no, these are just amazing humans. An incredible display of practical lean muscle. Who needs gravity?

Sleep Helps in Recall of New Information
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Sleep Helps in Recall of New Information

Many strange methods are employed to aid in recalling new information. We’re always on the lookout for new and better ways; From nootropics, to flashcards, to iPhone apps. According to a new study, the best thing may be the oldest – Sleep. German researches carried out a study with two […]