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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Sleep (How to Sleep Better So That You Can Perform Better!)

Tomorrow, March 17, 2017, is World Sleep Day. Why does sleeping get its own worldwide holiday? Unlike power meters and chamois cream and energy seaweed, which are only valued by a select group of athletes, everyone likes to sleep. And sleep is important for everyone. (If you’re

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Should You Drink Alkaline Water? All Signs Point to “Maybe.”

Alkaline water. It’s in news headlines, on TV shows, being pushed by commissioned salesmen, and boutique brands are even showing up on store shelves. The idea is that it will somehow make your body alkaline, and that somehow improves your health. Miraculous claims abound. I’m always hearing

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InsideTracker vs WellnessFX: A Comparison of Two Top Blood Analytics Services

Blood testing is an amazing way to see what’s going on inside your body. You can see if something is wrong, or you can see if something is right. Has your health improved since beginning that new diet? Did that juice cleanse solve all your problems? It’s

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Gut Health

Gut health, digestion, and all that good stuff. How’s it going for you? Are you digesting everything? Absorbing all the available nutrients? Not sure? Let’s talk about it. Gut health is vital for anyone trying to be fit and healthy. It’s even more important for an athlete

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How to Take Care of Your Joints (So They Can Handle Many More Years of Adventures!)

No matter your age, waking up with joint stiffness is no fun. Warming up twice as long just because your joints are stiff is boring. Cutting workouts short because your joints start aching is disappointing. Missing out on adventures due to too much pain, that’s just miserable.

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Garcinia Cambogia (Dr. Oz’s Revolutionary Fat Buster!)

Merely one of many fat loss miracles featured on the Dr. Oz show, I’m sort of surprised that garcinia cambogia is still so popular. The others, such as yacon syrup and green coffee bean, seemed to fade out of the public eye once they got their 15

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How to Effortlessly Improve Your Posture with BackJoy

Would you like to get better posture with no work involved on your part? If you answered “yes,” I have news for you! You can buy instant improvements! I’ll even give you the simple instructions. With pictures! Rather than going to the chiropractor, doing yoga, strengthening your

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How To NOT Get Sick – A Guide for Exhausted Endurance Athletes

Getting sick really screws up your schedule. You’ll probably have to go shopping for medicine, cough drops, tissues, etc.. You might even have to go to the doctor if it’s bad. Worst of all, you’ll have to skip training sessions… and make up for them later. Feeling

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Aromatherapy

If you’re an optimistic and curious person, there are seemingly endless options to improve your health (and thus, make you a better athlete.) One that’s not often thought of, but certainly not as far of a stretch as purported miracle cures (raspberry ketones, anyone?), is aromatherapy. Could

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The 4 Questions You Must Ask Yourself When Choosing a Gym (So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money)

While picking out a gym isn’t one of life’s big decisions, it’s treated as an afterthought by most endurance athletes, which leads to wasted time and money (with no results to show for it.) So it’s important to put some thought into it. You need to make

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Yacon Syrup

Haven’t lost any weight by adding extra coconut oil and red palm oil to your diet? No luck with weight loss pills like green coffee bean extract or garcinia cambogia? Well, have you tried yacon syrup yet? Late last year, Yacon syrup was featured on – you

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An Inside Look at DonJoy Braces: Ecommerce Director Jason Zinn Answers My Questions

If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been plagued with knee injuries (among other things) for the past few years. When I first looked at braces, I decided on DonJoy, and I’ve stuck with their braces ever since. Specifically, I ended up with their $35 comfort

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Red Palm Oil

It used to be hard to keep up with Dr. Oz, but now it’s simply impossible. I can’t even remember which fat burner is best (EGCG? Green coffee bean extract? Raspberry ketones?,) so there’s no way I’m going to be able to keep up with his oil

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How Many Calories Do I Burn When Bicycling? (The Answer, From a Biologist!)

Joining us today is biologist Dr. Matthew Papaconstantinou. Matthew received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and conducted postdoctoral research for 5 years in the field of blood biochemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, MO. Matthew is an avid windsurfer who lives in the

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Ask Levi: How to Calculate My Daily Calorie Needs?

Today’s question is about calculating calorie needs, Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR,) and (gasp!) starvation mode… Hey Coach, I have been working to lose some weight and done some research in it but am a little confused on calculating my caloric needs. I checked several sites to determine

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Hi, I'm Coach Levi. I'm a USA Cycling Certified Level 3 Coach as well as Level 1 Certified with Precision Nutrition. Want to feel better, ride faster, and look great? Let's work together!

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