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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Spartan's Jason Jaksetic: Live the Life You Aspire To Live [VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT]

By Erin Sharoni Mar 30, 2016

Some people take the road less traveled... and some people just go ahead and make their own road. Jason Jaksetic is one of those people. He's the Lifestyle Editor at Spartan Race, has a background as unique as they come, and is as passionate about his own path as he is about helping others find theirs. His goal is to give people "the ability to live the life that they're aspiring to live."

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National Nutrition Month: The Best Bites for your Blood

By Diana Licalzi Mar 23, 2016

 

Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? We take nutrition pretty seriously around here, so we figured it's a perfect time to pay homage to foods that best fuel our blood. Forget the Oscars — we're joining the action with the inaugural InsideTracker Food Awards! Actors get a nod for their great performances; why shouldn't the modest mushroom, or the stellar steak?

We’ve grouped the body's biomarkers into eight categories and awarded each category a "winning food," based on its nutritional content and ability to pack a performance and health punch.  Plus, we’ve created a recipe around each food (free to download) so you can whip up a healthy storm in the kitchen!

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Vitamin D for Daylight Savings

By Ashley Reaver, RD Mar 14, 2016

With Daylight Savings Time beginning, this week brings the promise of longer days and more sunshine. But don’t be fooled into thinking the return of the sun means you can toss your vitamin D supplement out the sunroof. Maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D throughout the year. And following a few simple steps will help to make sure you don’t leave your vitamin D in the shadows.

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Sleep Like a Pro! Advice from Spartan Race Director of Sport, Joe DI

By Joe DI Mar 08, 2016

Here at InsideTracker, we aim to bring you content you can use everyday: in the gym, on the race-course, on the road, at work, and at home. That's why we're excited to welcome a new guest blogger to the platform: Joe DiStefano, better known as“Joe DI”, is Director of Sport at Spartan Race, and he's a longtime friend and user of InsideTracker. Over the next few months, Joe will be sharing some of his incredible training insight on our blog. Be sure to subscribe.  

In his guest blog debut, Joe DI discusses his unique and highly effective approach to recovery — specifically, sleep. Here’s what he had to say about sleeping like a pro…

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Behind the Science: InsideTracker's Star Rating System

By Margie Ploch Mar 03, 2016



It’s great to have choices. But you’re busy. And you don’t have time to filter through endless options. You’d like a guide to the best choices — a scientific one, if possible!

Here at InsideTracker, we get it. What you eat, how much you exercise, which supplements you take, and the daily life choices you make, can improve or worsen your health and performance. While it’s great to know that you can make simple changes to optimize your health and performance, the array of choices can be overwhelming.

So, how do you pick the recommendations that will work best for you? Don’t stress! InsideTracker has a brand new system in place to help do the job.

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