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Is Too Much Exercise Bad for the Heart?

Past studies found that endurance athletes, like marathon runners, have scarring in their heart muscles as well as coronary plaques which can cause a heart attack. So is too much exercise bad for us?

But first, it’s important to note that most of …

Mind Over (Genetic) Matter: Does Our Mindset Limit Performance?

Consumer genetic testing gives us all an opportunity to discover gene variants that influence our palate, behavior, and health inheritance. But a recent study has shown that our genetic makeup may not have as big an influence on our behavior as our mindset.

For starters, the science on gene variants …

It is HOT outside! Time to Drink More Water On and Off the Trails.

Most of us are experiencing a heat wave this summer, it’s important to keep drinking water. Inadequate hydration can have a profound affect on our physical and mental condition, especially during the summer. And despite the proliferation of water bottles, canteens, Nalgenes, and hydration packs, many of us aren’t …

Exercise Alone May Not Help You Lose Weight

When we want to lose weight, conventional wisdom dictates that we exercise. However, a recent study with male mice may prove otherwise.

Study: Exercise vs. No Exercise

Researchers at Vanderbilt University conducted a study that monitored mouse behavior and their energy intake and expenditure. The study locked mice running wheels (no …