Excess Protein Won't Help or Hurt You

Protein

Marketing science majorly influences people’s dietary habits of protein consumption.  In the world of strength training, more protein is often considered better.  Many upplement companies suggest mega doses (60 grams of protein 2x per day).  Studies have shown that most people can only process about 20-30g in a 2-3 hour window.    If a person is adequately consuming protein the questions remains: is more better?  Continue reading “Excess Protein Won't Help or Hurt You”

Sleep. How You Can Sleep Better!

Sleep is an often overlooked cornerstone to a healthy lifestyle. People tend to focus on diet and exercise. Often more/better sleep flies under the radar or is not prioritized on the pathway to health.  With our overstimulated lives and packed schedules, sleep is often the first thing sacrificed to accommodate life’s demands.  Have you ever noticed how poorly you feel when you don’t get a good night’s sleep?
It might sound weird, but sleep is the most important thing you can do for your health.  You can have the perfect diet and if you don’t sleep it won’t matter.  Sleep is when the body repairs itself and the brain cleans itself of waste products. Many of us struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep.  This can be due to myriad reasons, some of which can be addressed with simple changes. There are many ways to attack the problem of disrupted sleep; from behavior changes, to specific supplements, to managing light exposure in your room.  If you have ever struggled to fall asleep or stay asleep, this post is for you.  In it you will find some tricks I have tried to overcome my sleep issues.

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