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Joint Knowledge: The Meniscus

The knee is one of the larger hinge-type joints in the human body and the largest joint overall. Nevertheless, the knee is also relatively simple in form and function. Conjoining only the thigh, calf, and shin bones and allowing for as much as roughly 130-degrees of flexion, the knee actually relies on several dense ligaments […]

Matcha vs Green Tea

With a history as rich as its flavor, matcha is a versatile tea with both medicinal and culinary applications. Read on to learn how matcha can help you live a healthier, more relaxed life.   History Before matcha tea, green tea was a highly treasured medicine dating back to the Tang Dynasty of China in […]

The Artic Flex Bone & Joint Formula

Krill oil is a relatively new supplement that’s making waves among health experts. It comes from Antarctic krill, a type of shellfish resembling shrimp. You might be thinking, “Why krill oil??” Well, it turns out that krill oil has many of the same benefits as fish oil, but with a more powerful punch.  For example, […]

What is Zone 2 Training?

The older we get, the more important our cardiovascular health. When it comes to aerobic training, how you exercise is just as important as how often you exercise. The heart rate zone model is a popular approach to monitoring your endurance training. There are five heart rate zones ranging from 1 being low intensity to […]

Structuring Your Workouts: Reps, Sets, and Rest

After you’ve chosen the exercises your workout will contain, the next step is choosing how many reps and how many sets your workout will include. One of the most important factors in choosing is identifying what your goals are. Structuring Your Workout for Strength Your first reps are the ones that are the ones building […]

Joint Knowledge: Shoulder Impingement

The human shoulder is perhaps one of the most fascinating joints in the body. This joint has a simplistic structure where bones are concerned, a complex setup of soft tissues, and the most range of motion out of all joints. The shoulder can develop a series of problems, however, and shoulder impingement happens to be […]

Structuring Your Workouts: Paired, Super, and Compound Sets

The way that you structure your workout can have as dramatic an effect on your results as the exercises you pick. By structuring your workouts so that two exercises are paired together in an alternating format, you can often benefit more than you would by doing each exercise alone with a longer rest period in-between […]

What is CoQ10?

In our last blog post, we presented some recent studies that looked at astaxanthin, exercise performance, and recovery.  CoQ10 was mentioned very briefly in that post and since it’s a common nutrient compared to astaxanthin…we thought we’d give you a general overview of it! CoQ10 is a naturally-occurring nutrient that is found within the body’s […]

Astaxanthin & Exercise Performance

Whether you are a weekend warrior or someone who regularly competes in athletic competitions, you want to be at your best when running, cycling, lifting weights, or being involved in other forms of exercise.  While eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest can help you achieve your fitness goals, many supplements on the […]

On a Vegan Diet? Don’t Forget About These 6 Nutrients

Whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, seeds, nuts—the vegan diet introduces so many valuable, whole foods into your daily nutritive intake. Many of the foods that make it into the vegan lifestyle bring many advantages for the body. According to Vegan News, over the last 15 years, a growing number of people in the […]

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