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Six Anti-aging Genes and Solutions For Your Skin

Small variations in DNA, called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs (pronounced “snips”), account for all human genetic differences - including how efficient we are at key biological processes. Here are a few that affect the skin and aging: SNP: MMP-1 (MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE) • MMP-1 (collagenase) is an enzyme that degrades collagen. — Collagen is the…
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National DNA Day – Why Should You Care?

Seven years ago, the United States Congress established April 25 as National DNA Day commemorating the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick in 1953 (considered by many scientists to be one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the…
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Discovering the Ideal Exercise Protocol, Part 1

In previous articles, we have introduced research showing how: 6 – 12 minutes per week of high-intensity, above-the-lactate threshold exercise training (HIET) doubled the length of time that intense aerobic exercise could be maintained in recreationally-active college students (Journal of Applied Physiology 98: 1985-1990, 2005) 6 – 9 minutes of HIET over a two week period provided…
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Ten Reasons Why Running is Hazardous to Your Health

Since the late 1960’s, running and jogging have been considered to be the gold standard for fitness by the exercise physiology community and misguided medical professionals. Science and research indicate otherwise. Long-distance runners are much more likely to develop: Cardiovascular disease G. Whyte, “Is Exercise-Induced Myocardial Injury Self-Abating” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise…
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The Most Important Factor in Exercise, Physical Fitness, and Health

When we think about health and fitness, most people would tend to believe that they are one in the same. More often than not, the terms health and fitness are used interchangeably. Yet in reality, they have distinctly different meanings and applications. However, there is one area of commonality between the two. Both are states…
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“A 3-hour workout in 15 minutes”

One of my clients describes his workouts with this phrase when introducing me to his friends. Upon hearing this, they usually think he is half-kidding. They look at me as if to ask “is he joking?” and when they realize he is serious, they ask “How is that possible?” I admit that it isn’t an…
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Fat Loss: Part 3 – The Amplification Cascade

Fat Loss: Part 1 - Burning Calories or Workout Intensity? Fat Loss: Part 2 - The Metabolic Syndrome What if you could flip a switch to set off a fat-burning chain reaction to obliterate thousands of fat cells (particularly that stubborn belly fat), while allowing no fat storage? What if, as a result, you’d reduce…
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Fat Loss: Part 2 – The Metabolic Syndrome

Fat Loss: Part 1 - Burning Calories or Workout Intensity? Have you ever found that it seems impossible to lose the last few pounds, no matter how low your caloric intake or how much activity you do? "Why Can't I Lose Those last 10 pounds?" This is a question most people have asked themselves at…
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