Back To School: Lifestyle Hacks 101

By Diana Licalzi, RD, LDN, MS Sep 18, 2018

In case you missed it, we’re doing a two-part series - Nutrition and Lifestyle - on ways to mentally and physically prepare yourself for the school year ahead. In last week’s edition, we examined the best ways to improve your cognitive ability through diet and nutrition. This week, we’re discussing lifestyle practices you can build into your routine to help you overcome the unexpected curveballs of a hectic ‘back to school’ schedule.

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Back To School: Nutrition For Improved Learning 101

By Diana Licalzi, RD, LDN, MS Sep 13, 2018

School’s back in session so we did a little studying ourselves. Whether you’re in college, grad school, or just affected by a student’s schedule – hello moms and dads – improving certain aspects of your life can better equip you for those unexpected late nights, missed meals, and undue pressures of a hectic routine. 

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Too Much of a Good Thing - The U-Shape of HDL Cholesterol

By Michelle Darian Sep 07, 2018

Science is constantly changing. One day something can be healthy and the next day it’s not. It can certainly be frustrating, but that is why InsideTracker is here to dig through the science and present you with the most up-to-date research. Not surprisingly, one of these big swings in scientific knowledge recently happened with one of our most tested biomarkers, HDL cholesterol. It was previously thought, and still widely believed, that the more HDL cholesterol, or the often-termed “good cholesterol”, you have, the better. But recent research is showing that you can have too much of this good thing. Numerous new cohort studies are showing an unexpected association: a high level of HDL carries the same risk as having a low level of HDL-cholesterol.

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Weekend Warriors: How These Professional-Level Athletes Still Hold Down Full-Time Jobs

By Stevie Lyn Smith, RD Aug 27, 2018

Weekend warriors of the endurance sports world: those who take on epic mental and physical challenges while holding down demanding jobs, raising families, and crushing all other aspects of daily life. Scrolling through social media it's not unusual to wonder how they do it but more importantly, how they do it while maintaining a healthy balance of family, work, and play. We caught up with some of these all-around rockstars to get some tips, tricks, and other pieces of advice for those looking to take on big goals and challenges in their free time.

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Our Lowest-Priced Test Might Be the Best Option for You

By Julia Reedy Aug 21, 2018

Alright, time to get real: we hear you. We’ve been told more than once that the price tags of our top-tier tests give would-be-InsideTracker-users pause. So, instead of turning a blind eye (or a deaf ear? You get the point), we’re leaning in and breaking down how you can become an InsideTracker pro without spending cash like one.

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Get the InsideTracker Experience from Your Next Physical

By Julia Reedy Aug 15, 2018

Sure, Ultimate is our most comprehensive and popular plan, but you don’t need to measure 42 biomarkers to get personalized recommendations and make meaningful changes towards better health and wellness. In fact, your average trip to the doctor’s office can arm you with enough information to get you going.

Most often, if you’re getting blood drawn at your annual physical, your doctor is ordering a Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) or a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP). We've taken inspiration from these to design our DIY options and our Essentials plan – which we think make great complements. So, let’s go through what these and other common panels usually include and what you can learn from the results.

 

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Supplement Solutions for the Functionally Fit

By Jimmy Kennedy, CF-L1 Aug 10, 2018

CrossFit as a sport has seemingly exploded over the past several years and along with its rise in popularity has come an exponential increase in the level of competition. Athletes are always looking for the next best thing to give them that one percent edge over the rest of the field, and are oftentimes looking for supplements to tilt the scale in their favor. We are frequently asked about supplements; which ones to take, which are safe, and whether they really work?

Here we’ll dive into my list of go-to supplements. The complete list of supplements I use, we recommend, and which ones are worth (or are a waste of) your money.

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The Benefits of Oatmeal for Lowering Glucose

By Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD Jul 26, 2018

Ok, we know we talk about oatmeal around here quite a bit, but it's for good reason! Not only is oatmeal one of the best ways to start your day, aside from having someone else make breakfast for you, it's also among the easiest. Here, we'll share yet another health benefit of starting your day with a delicious bowl of oatmeal, lowering your cholesterol levels one spoonful at a time.

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These Elite Athletes of The CrossFit Games Fuel Their Performance With InsideTracker

By Jimmy Kennedy Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games are fast-approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! After all, for those of you who don’t know, the CrossFit Games, known simply as "The Games" is the Super Bowl of the CrossFit competition season with the first place man and woman being crowned "The Fittest on Earth."

The competition season kicks off with early in the calendar year with "The Open," a first-round competition that's open to anyone in the world. Once complete, a handful of qualifying athletes are chosen to make their way to one of nine geographically designated events, "Regionals," where they fight for their ticket to The Games.

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Muscles Shrink As We Age. Here's How to Fight Back.

By Julia Reedy Jul 06, 2018

Getting older is scary! With each birthday, we venture further into the ‘unknown’ that is older age -- further into the territory of “can my body still do this?” Our physical abilities change as we age; it’s natural, inevitable, and predictable. Our hormone levels shift, our bones get less dense, our dietary requirements recalibrate. But certain changes are (at least in part) avoidable. Muscle wasting is one of them; by making health-oriented choices, you can stay strong, even into your later years. Here’s how.

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