Osteoporosis: Prevent it Now, Enjoy Life Later

By Ashley Reaver, RD May 25, 2016

 

Did you know that 1 out of every 2 women and 1 out of every 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis? Roughly 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 44 million are at risk of it due to low bone density.1 May is National Osteoporosis Month - so there’s no better time to talk bone health! A broken bone can seriously sideline you from living a healthy lifestyle, and like many other diseases, prevention is the best way to protect yourself. While proper nutrition is a major component, calcium plays a critical role in developing and maintaining your overall bone health.

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Test Your Way to the Top: CrossFit Edition

By Laura Ligos, RD May 18, 2016

As a CrossFit L1 Trainer and all around enthusiast of the sport, this time of year is exciting because we get to watch our sport take the spotlight. We see the underdogs reach new levels at CrossFit Regionals and in the same moment see our favorites fall from their podium. It is exhilarating and heart wrenching. The sport is constantly varied which seems to mean anyone can come from the shadows to win, and we’ve seen that happen many times. But, are those athletes lucky? Are they really in the shadows?

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Vitamin B12: A Critical Consideration For Vegetarians

By Ashley Reaver, RD May 11, 2016

So you missed Earth Day last week, huh? Don't worry, just because we only celebrate once a year, that shouldn't stop you from taking action year-round! Whether you do your part by recycling, using public transportation, walking or biking to work, shopping with reusable bags, or turning off lights and faucets – a big thank you from us fellow Earth dwellers! There are many ways that we can protect the environment, and most of them can actually protect our health too. One of the most significant ways to reduce your carbon footprint AND likelihood for chronic disease is to reduce or limit your consumption of animal products, specifically meat. However, while eating less meat has plenty of benefits, it also requires some special considerations, like vitamin B12.

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5 Fabulous Foods for Female Health [VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT]

By Erin Sharoni May 07, 2016

With Mother's Day just around the corner and people rushing to buy gifts for the women in their lives (we suggest an InsideTracker gift card, hint hint), we thought we'd show our appreciation with a special video interview. Laura Ligos is an InsideTracker team member and Cornell-educated, registered dietitian. Plus, she's a Level 1 CrossFit coach. Laura knows a thing or two about healthy eating, and in this video, she breaks down her five favorite foods for female health.

Wondering what they are? Watch and learn. Spoiler alert: they're all delicious! Case in point, Laura admits, "I'm pretty sure that the day I created this list, I ate all of these foods in one meal."

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Q&A: How Harvard's David Sinclair Unlocked His Own Fountain of Youth

By Erin Sharoni May 02, 2016



Sometimes, you really are talking to the smartest person in the room. David Sinclair, Ph.D. is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. He’s the co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging and has been a member of our scientific advisory board here at Inside Tracker since the early days of the company. David is a world-class expert on aging; a quick Google search will produce an impressive dossier of additional accomplishments that alone would warrant a separate blog post. David's recent claim to fame is that he was selected by Time Magazine as one of their 100 Most Influential People In The World — along with Beyoncé. Not bad company to be in.

But, as I recently learned in a fascinating Q&A with this brilliant scientist, there are always new discoveries to be made... and sometimes, what we discover is that a simple answer has been sitting right in front of us all along. Such is the case in David's own quest to unlock a younger biological age. His acclaimed scientific studies have proven age reversal is possible, but it's InsideTracker that really turned back his clock.

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Top 10 Tips: Boston Marathon 2016

By Ross Yellin Apr 25, 2016

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The Boston Marathon. The most historic marathon in the country. This 26.2 mile course leading from the suburbs into the heart of Boston has been run each year on Patriot's Day for 120 consecutive years. Yet, unlike other traditions which grow old, this one seems to renew itself each year with even deeper meaning. Being a Boston-based company, we'll admit that we're a bit biased. But, even those who have run marathons all over the world agree, there is something truly special about this historic race.

This year, we couldn't help but join in the revelry, and threw not one, but two parties to celebrate. The first, a shakeout run led by ultramarathoner, Mike Wardian. While you might think a 3-mile run would be nothing for someone who regularly runs 50+, he ran it completely blindfolded! The second, lunch and conversation with Mike Wardian, nutrition and fitness expert, Tawnee Prazak, and the co-founder of November Project, the free and fun fitness craze, Brogan Graham.

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Your Dashboard: A Guide to Success

By Gil Blander, PhD Apr 22, 2016

Here at InsideTracker, our goal is to put you in control of your health, wellness, and performance by giving you detailed information about yourself from the inside out. After all, #KnowledgeIsPower.

But for some people, it might be too much information, too complex, and too hard to extract the key takeaways - exactly what you need to know to reach your goals.

No worries! We've added a decision support tool that helps you find the 5 things to do out of 10,000 possibilities, that will help you reach your goals. In less than 5 minutes, you'll be on your way to total body optimization. Amazing, isn't it? We call it the InsideTracker Dashboard.

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Run Faster, Feel Better: A Pro Runner & Sports Dietitian Tell You How [VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT]

By Erin Sharoni Apr 13, 2016

It's Marathon Monday here in Boston! With the Boston Marathon underway and endurance athletes partaking in one of the year's most grueling events, we decided to catch up with a dynamic duo we love: Tracy Owens, Sports Dietitian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her client, professional distance runner Andrea "Andie" Cozzarelli, have made some pretty big strides using InsideTracker. As an athlete, Andie knew her nutrition was critical to her performance, but she wasn't quite sure what needed tinkering or how to do it: "I knew I was eating healthy, but I didn't know how much to eat; the protein, the carbs, I didn't understand that part." Andie's dietitian, Tracy Owens, has an impressive background in optimizing nutrition for performance; but even the brightest clinicians can benefit from the power of science and technology.

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Stressed Out? Try Some Ashwagandha

By Ashley Reaver, RD Apr 12, 2016


There’s no hiding it. We are stressed. If our users are representative of the U.S. population, we have a serious stress problem on our hands. From traffic and finances, to marital spats and annoying coworkers—we are feeling the pressure. 

Our personality types might even predispose us to go over the edge. Type A personalities may be beneficial for success in the business world, but a constant loop of every bad decision or thing you forgot to say for the past 20 years isn’t helpful, and it’s taking a toll on your health. We’ve found a supplement that might help! While it can’t change your circumstances or your personality, it can help your body deal with the stress a bit better.

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Train Like an MLB Pro: 5 Top Tips

By Carl Valle Apr 05, 2016

Each year, as the weather begins to warm across the country, professional baseball players report for MLB Spring Training. They come to prepare for a long grueling season of 162 games... and, like the fans that watch them, they all hope for more. In fact, a few stellar MLB players are avid InsideTracker users, and they told their story recently to MLB.com

The drive to gain a few pounds of muscle, add another rep, and recover one day quicker, is commonplace for anyone actively strength training — not just ballplayers. But what can you do, and how do you get the most bang for your buck? Instead of rehashing the science and getting lost in complicated biochemistry, here are five of our top training takeaways. Consider this list a primer on how to use your biomarker recommendations from InsideTracker to hit your goals out of the park!

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