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Understanding Heat Acclimation
Date:  Oct 27 2014

Training in the heat is very stressful for all physiological systems of the body. Exercise creates an internal accumulation of mechanical heat energy (core temperature); exposure to additional heat from the environment makes thermoregulation increasingly difficult. Fortunately, the body has the ability to adapt to the stress of environmental heat during training with repeated exposure.

Blueberries for Immune Function and Hypertension
Date:  Oct 20 2014

Berries contain various bioactive compounds and polyphenols which are believed to reduce the risk for certain types of cancers as well as hypertension. A recent study was conducted using twenty-five sedentary subjects, who ingested either a blueberry powder supplement (equal to 250 g of berries) or a placebo, each day for a total of six weeks.

Fighting a Cold
Date:  Oct 13 2014

Fighting a cold can be a miserable experience. Some suffering individuals will try anything to recover faster, which can actually prolong the cold. Due to the fact that the common cold is initiated by a viral infection, over-the-counter medications usually only end up treating the symptoms - rather than eliminating the cause.

Calories Cut from Grocery Stores
Date:  Oct 8 2014

In 2007, many grocery stores experienced a slight makeover which involved stocking the shelves with healthier food choices. Food corporations such as General Mills, PepsiCo, Nestle, and Kraft Foods Group Inc. altered their ingredients and portion sizes in an attempt to reduce the average amount of calories consumed by Americans per day.

Optimal Rest Intervals between Agonist/Antagonist Exercises
Date:  Oct 6 2014

Evidence suggests that exercising an antagonist muscle (in relation to a given joint or movement) acutely enhances subsequent performance for the agonist musculature. This is seen when one performs pushing and pulling actions in a back-to-back fashion - such as combining a bench press with a dumbbell bent-over row.

When to Exercise
Date:  Sep 29 2014

For most hardworking individuals, there are only a few “time slots” available each day to fit in a workout. These usually occur in the morning before work, or in evening after work.

Organic Foods
Date:  Sep 22 2014

Shopping for groceries can be an expensive outing. As the quality of food increases, so does the cost; especially when the food item is “organic”. Conventional foods are often grown and handled using synthetic or chemical-based products. Conversely, organic foods are grown using all-natural products; better allowing them to retain their true nutritional value.

What’s in your Coffee?
Date:  Sep 16 2014

While global consumption of coffee continues to rise, the largest coffee producing countries are facing several complications that greatly affect coffee crops. Climate changes and ongoing outbreaks of a disease called “la roya” continue to damage coffee crops while simultaneously causing some South American coffee farmers to resort to using fillers such as soybeans, twigs, wood, dirt and husks to improve profit margins to compensate for supply shortages and increased costs.

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