If you struggle with the symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS), you understand how frustrating it can be to narrow down potential causes and find an effective (yet safe) treatment.Fortunately, there's a great deal of medical research showing that various supplements for restless legs syndrome may help alleviate RLS symptoms. What is restless legs syndrome?Restless legs syndrome, also called Willis-Ekbom disease, is a medical condition causing uncomfortable sensations in the legs. ...

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What is sarcopenia?Sarcopenia is essentially age-related muscle loss.Although sarcopenia is associated with the elderly, it can also occur in middle-aged and younger populations.The clinical definition of sarcopenia is a “syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength” that is highly correlated with loss of physical function and disability, lower quality of life, and death risk.There are two main types of sarcopenia—primary and secondary.Primary sarcopenia refers ...

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If you are injury-prone (like me), you may be wondering if there is a genetic component to getting hurt all the time. Or, if you should blame it on nutrient deficiencies, being clumsy, or simply bad luck.Depending on your frame of reference, the phrase injury-prone might project images into your mind of an awkward kid stumbling along with his shoelaces untied. If you’re an athlete or fan, you might envision ...

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The cumulative injury cycle is the key to understanding why your body is constantly breaking down. Why aches and pains crop up seemingly from thin air. Why your functional strength and mobility are declining (with no slowdown in sight). And why as soon as you get over one injury, you suffer another.All these problems are tied to one root problem (and one root solution). And it’s not just “part of ...

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Eccentric training is the most underutilized, underrated corrective exercise technique. When implemented properly, it can help you build more muscle, improve flexibility, and fortify your connective tissue against injury. ​This article provides an overview of how eccentric training works, the benefits, and how to safely implement it into your training routine. What is eccentric training? Eccentric training a form of resistance training that emphasizes the lowering phase of an exercise to challenge the muscles’ ability to elongate, build strength and muscle mass, and ...

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Athletes and Weekend Warriors depend on Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to manage pain and inflammation after an injury.But long-term studies show NSAIDs do more harm than good.They interfere with the natural healing process, reduce collagen mass at injury repair sites, and increase chances of re-injury by as much as 25%.The goods news is that we have better options when it comes to exercise related aches and pains.Research shows us ...

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This article contains excerpts from the best-selling joint health book from SaltWrap, Built from Broken. Learn more here. Collagen synthesis is a blanket term that describes the process in which your body produces and forms collagen structures.It’s like muscle protein synthesis, but for your joints.And just like you can exercise, eat, and supplement to increase protein synthesis (and muscle strength), you can do the same for your connective tissue.To be ...

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One of the things about being a small business owner that I struggle with most is the constant tug of war between having a long-term, marathon mindset — and having urgency to get things done.Keeping these two opposing ideas in balance is gut-wrenching.They’re not necessarily mutually exclusive. But it can sure feel that way.I like the way Jocko Willink frames up opposing ideas like this.In this best-selling leadership book, The ...

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From avoiding nightshades to cursing all forms of dairy, the wacky world of Anti-Inflammatory Diets has gotten... well... wacky.The back-and-forth debates on which foods to eat, which to avoid, and exactly how to brew your coffee for maximum anti-inflammation benefits have muddied the water. In this article, we aim to simplify anti-inflammatory eating. We'll go through the best foods to add and avoid. But more importantly — we'll lay out a framework that ...

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Leg cramps at night can be a literal pain in the a** (though they more commonly affect the muscles of the lower legs and feet). Unlike typical muscle cramps, they're usually NOT caused by dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, or even overuse. In most cases, there are several variables causing this sleep-interrupting nuisance. In this article, we dive into what leg cramps at night mean, what causes them, and how you can ...

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In this article, we lay out the fundamental steps for recovering from any minor injury.The goal is to arm you with enough knowledge so that you know when to seek medical attention, when to rest, and when (and how) to push through your injury to the other side.You did it again.And it wasn’t from something crazy — like down-hill running or trying to do a back flip off your house.You ...

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In this article, we break down:The science of collagen thermal degradation, and why hot coffee does not damage collagenResearch-backed benefits of collagen protein supplementationWhy putting collagen powder in your coffee turns your morning 'joe into a veritable superfoodQ: Does heat from coffee damage collagen?A: No. The initial degradation temperature of collagen is 572° F. Coffee is typically brewed to around 185° F."Scientists Say Collagen in Hot Coffee Does Not Work""Don't Put ...

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Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes ...

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The mainstream image of fitness is doing exercises you hate and eating food that tastes like crap to impress people you probably don’t even like. This line of thinking leaves people disappointed, jaded, and injured.It’s all backwards.You shouldn't have to choose between optimizing performance (now) and your health (later).Fitness should be about health first, function second, and all the other stuff third. Or not at all.And the supplement industry has ...

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