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Is this lunch healthy?

Hello! I am a 29 year old female. I'm in pretty good shape. I work out at least 3 times a week (moderate-high activity). Most lunches I bring to work consist of mainly fruit. For example: 1 apple, 1 pear, 1 orange, grapes, nuts, crackers and cheese. Is this lunch...

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Energy Systems Explained 2 – ATP-PC System

ATP is the "energy currency" of the human body; in other words, all activities which require energy (such as beating of the heart, growing hair, breathing, jumping jacks, etc…) use ATP as the "fuel". An explanation of the body's "energy systems" actually discusses how ATP is created, rather than...

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Energy Systems Explained

In previous posts (part I, part II, part III), we dealt with energy intake and storage within the human body. In this upcoming series, we will explore the next chapter of the energy utilization process by discussing the different energy systems which make up human metabolism. All movement by the...

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12 Healthy Habits of Christmas – Day 4 – Sleep

For day 4 of the 12 basic habits for Christmas, we will touch upon a subject near and dear to my heart: sleep. Sleep is one of my top 3 favourite activities, and for good reason. Research is basically unanimous in finding that sleeping enough improves just about every...

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12 Healthy Habits of Christmas – Day 3 – KISS

Welcome to DAY 3 of our 12 basic healthy habits. Today we will be focusing on a strategy borrowed from my high school Q-BASIC programming class: KISS. In the programming (and probably many other industries), KISS stands for Keep It Simple, Stupid. This echoes Albert Einstein's sentiments that "everything...

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