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Do You Bonk During Your Run? Here’s Why and What To Do About It

Many long-distance athletes are familiar with the concept of bonking or “hitting the wall.” It’s the sudden, severe fatigue that…

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Cold Shock Proteins: What They Are and What They Do

It’s well-established that periodic cold exposure can have positive effects on human health. Whether you’re exercising in cold weather or…

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Are Your Hormones Out of Whack? Here’s What to Do About It

Hormones have powerful effects on the body, so having too much or too little of certain hormones can leave you…

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Resilience is a Virtue: The Science of Pushing Your Limits

From intense workouts to hot sauna sessions to cold water plunges, many people enjoy pushing their minds and bodies to…

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Combat the Winter Blues with Cold Therapy — Yes, Really!

When the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, about 10% to 20% of Americans feel a decline in their…

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Biohacks that Work and the Science that Proves It

Biohacking is a growing trend in wellness and self-improvement spaces. Biohackers use a range of techniques to strategically improve their…

How Positive and Negative Stress Affect Your Wellbeing

Eustress vs. Distress: The Different Types of Stressors

Stress isn’t always bad—as long as you learn to harness its perks. It’s an ancient survival mechanism that triggers a…

3 Examples of Positive Stressors and Why You Need Them

3 Examples of Positive Stressors, and Why You Need Them

The word stress often evokes negative thoughts and feelings. That’s because much of the research and media coverage of stress…

The ultimate guide to hot and cold shock proteins

The Ultimate Guide to Heat Shock Proteins and Cold Shock Proteins

Relaxing in a hot sauna or enjoying a rejuvenating soak in cold water offers a wide range of health benefits….

All You Need to Know About Vitamin D: Facts, Myths, and More

Many athletes have integrated cold therapy into their wellness routines. Ice baths are becoming more popular and accessible. But there’s…

How your gut health affects your overall health

Microbiota: How Your Gut Affects Your Overall Health

When you think of bacteria, viruses, and parasites, you may think of disease. While some of these microorganisms are dangerous…

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6 New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Your Athletic Performance

The secret to many athletes’ success is that they constantly try to improve themselves. They don’t settle for a good-enough…

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