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Running, hiking, weight lifting, or yoga; you are expending energy. Your body needs the right nutrients to recover from this physical activity. Protein is the vital building block to repair and strengthen muscle tissue, as well as assists workout recovery, providing energy, feeling full, and weight loss. Proteins are the constituents of the body that make up a significant portion of muscles, organs, skin, and tendons.  In fact, 20% of total body weight is protein. Proteins are molecules made up of 20 different types of amino acids.  Many of these amino acids can be produced by the body, while the......

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Have you ever tried Bison Meat? Have you even heard of it? Bison meat is one of the most underrated proteins and a great way to start your morning. It’s actually the cleanest dark meat there is, with high protein content. Per serving, there are zero carbs and sugar, as well as low in calories and fat. A delicious, easy, and quick way to enjoy bison is in Breakfast Quiche. Ingredients (makes 12 quiche): 1 pound ground Bison Meat (Great Range) 1/3 onion 1/3 green pepper 1 cup Egg Whites (equivalent to 4 eggs)......

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Metabolism. Frequently used as justification to eat whatever we want at a younger age, but more often an excuse for why we don’t meet our weight loss goals. Every time you intake food or beverage, your metabolism converts those calories into energy. While your age, body size, gender and genetics determine much of your metabolic rate, there are scientifically proven lifestyle changes to increase your metabolism. Therefore, a faster metabolism yields more calories burned. Here are SEVEN ways to help ramp up your metabolism and maintain better body composition: 1. Get a good night’s......

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For committed weight lifters, rest days can be the worst, thought to sabotage gains. For those new to fitness, it can be a relief getting time away from the gym. Regardless of your feelings towards it, rest days are an essential part of training. Defining Rest The intensity of your workouts leading up to it will  determine how inactive you are on your rest day. If you’ve been lifting hard everyday , varying targeted muscles, and challenging your body, maybe a full day off of not staining yourself is in order. If......

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Which supplements are best for you? What brands can you trust? Do they actually work? What’s best for women? How much should you take? Thousands of supplements, hundreds of companies, a billion dollar industry… copious questions. Let’s cover the fundamentals. Supplements can be intimidating and confusing for newcomers to training and nutrition. While no supplement is meant to replace a balanced diet, they do complement your regimen and help you reach your fitness goals faster by ensuring your body has the right nutrients for peak performance. For safety and efficacy, supplements supported......

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