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6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy
6 NUTRIENTS TO HELP KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG AND HEALTHY Did you know that all of our bones, pound for pound, are 4 times stronger than concrete, and inch for inch stronger than steel? Reaching peak bone density at around age 30, our bone strength can start to decline as we head toward middle-age. But keeping our bones strong and healthy is important no matter how old we are. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that about 8 million wom...

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This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life

This Molecule You’ve Never Heard of Can Greatly Enhance Your Life
BIOHACKERS KNOW SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL UNDERSTAND There is a whole world of stuff going on in the body that lay folk do not talk much about. Like messenger molecules, which usually only comes up in conversation between biochemists and medical specialists, or occasionally devoted biohackers and athletes. That is such a shame because messenger molecules influence how the body runs stuff, which people really should understand because it affects t...

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Iron & Men's Health

Iron & Men's Health
Iron is an essential mineral that supports everything from growth and development, cognitive health, cardiovascular health, energy and metabolism. It’s often referred to as the “Goldilocks mineral” because you don’t want too much and you don’t want too little – “just right” is what’s needed. Iron deficiency in men is not usually as common an issue as with women but a lot of times it flies under the radar as some men may not be as aware that th...

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Get Your Energy Back

Get Your Energy Back
Get Your Energy Back, With Iron+™ Spring is a perfect time to get more active, after a pandemic winter of binging Netflix on the couch. But if the idea of starting your garden or taking the kids for a bike ride in the park feels overwhelming, there may be something wrong. It’s normal to have a few days of low energy. But we’re talking about the kind of ongoing fatigue that makes simple things feel like a chore. A not-normal kind of fatigue. ...

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Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic

Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic
Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic by Flora Athlete Ambassador, Patrick Reagan During the 2020 year, my family has spent a great deal of time at home much like the rest of humanity. This year has been overwhelming and at times frustrating with the state of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Living in isolation from others and hardly ever leaving home was a difficult transition from my usual travels throughout the world as a professional...

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Staying Active During Pandemic Times

Staying Active During Pandemic Times
By Ellie Greenwood I’m sure like many of you, my exercise routine took a hit when social distancing and lockdown measures came into force in mid-March. I was no longer able to go swimming (an activity I use for cross training to supplement my running) and my twice weekly gym sessions were put on hold. At first I was at a real loss of how to work around these restrictions and was concerned that my training would be compromised, but as with any...

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12 Tips to Maintain Fitness During Perimenopause

12 Tips to Maintain Fitness During Perimenopause
Midlife - when female athletes struggle most with fitness The slow weight gain of adulthood can be a motivator to take your exercise up a notch. But if you remember the big hair and waterfall bangs of the 80s, exercise might be getting more challenging. Being a female athlete means you have special needs, both nutritional and lifestyle-related, and these considerations become exponential as you race towards the finish line of your reproductive ...

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How to Stick to Your Exercise Routine

How to Stick to Your Exercise Routine
3 Things You Can Do to Prevent Cop Out 1 . Make a date with a friend If you knew your exercise buddy was waiting for you, you wouldn’t stand her up, would you? Of course not. Making a standing date with a friend holds you both accountable. Plus, it’s more fun to exercise with your bestie, especially when you’re cheering each other on. 2. Get enough sleep It’s hard to get in a good workout if you’re running on fumes. Getting enough shut...

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Finding a Way in the Winter

Finding a Way in the Winter
Well, it's that time of year where it starts to get dark at 5 pm, it's COLD in the morning, and our motivation to exercise starts to wane. It's tough, I get it—finding a way to fit in some "me" time and exercise takes a bit of planning this time of year, but we all have to face it. Sometimes, once you're out the door, it can make all the difference in your day. Here are a couple of ways to find that motivation and get yourself out the door. Ea...

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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics
Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behi...

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Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury

Bone Health & Key Steps to Preventing Athletic Injury
During the 2019 season, approaching the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, my good friend Dr. Greg Grosicki of Armstrong State University worked with my coaches and me to track improvements in my body composition. We decided to look at several parameters with the DEXA scanner due to concerns with my bone mineral density. The primary risk of insufficient bone density was stress fracture which would result in a long rest period in the middle...

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10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness

10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness
In April, I celebrated my 30th birthday. For so much of my life, 30 seemed… so far away. I can still remember the days of thinking “When I turn 30, I’ll be married with two kids, own a house in the mountains, and be the CEO of my own business.” Lofty goals for an age that seemed so distant yet came so quickly. Not shockingly, most of those aspirations are still in the works, but what I do have is something I never expected: at 30 years, I am the h...

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