Should You Include More Nuts In Your Diet?

By Ashley Reaver, RD Mar 23, 2017

Keeping our focus on nutrition this month, we decided to take a look at some of our most popular recommendations. One that stuck out? Increasing your intake of nuts – it’s right up there with oatmeal. Based on the nutrition questionnaire each of our customers must complete, nuts may be your ticket to improvements in many biomarkers.

As you may know, we link each of our recommendations to the scientific literature that supports it. But, we’ve gone one step farther… we can now see how our recommendations are actually affecting InsideTracker users! Here, we compare the typical intakes of nuts for our users with their biomarker levels. The results speak for themselves – it’s time to go nuts!

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Quick Tips for Finding Your Existing Blood Test Data

By Gil Blander, PhD Mar 19, 2017

 

 
Here's a common question we hear from people when they're trying to decide which InsideTracker plan to select: "I know I already have blood test results from my doctor and I want to use them, but how do I access them?" Navigating the world of medical records can seem a daunting task at first, but it is actually quite simple.

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When and Why You Should Buy Organic

By Ashley Reaver, RD Mar 16, 2017

Despite the seasonal mood swings we’re seeing here in the Northeast, spring is fast approaching. With it, farmer’s markets will begin popping up again and stoking our cravings for fruits and vegetables. Since a plethora of freshness will soon be available, you may be wondering about conventional versus organic options. What does organic mean? Is it worth the extra cost? Here, we will break down what organic actually refers to, and which organic fruits and vegetables may be worth the extra cost. 

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Dairy vs. Non-Dairy: Which Milk Should You Choose?

By Ashley Reaver, RD Mar 01, 2017


Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? As a result, while we strive to keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in nutrition and health year-round, we’re putting an extra emphasis on it this time of year.

Right now, an interesting topic is buzzing around Capitol Hill with regard to the labeling of non-dairy plant products as milk, cheese, or yogurt. By definition, “milk” comes from the mammary glands of mammals. Since plants (1) aren’t mammals and (2) don’t have mammary glands, technically they can’t produce milk.

If passed, this new legislation will require the FDA to enforce labeling laws for milk, cheese, and yogurt. As proposed, the legislation states that “mislabeling” non-dairy products is misleading to consumers. With so many different types of “milk” out there, it’s no wonder people might be confused on the nutrition properties of each type. Here, we will lay out some facts about the different varieties of milk so you can make the most educated decision at the supermarket with your biomarkers and goals in mind.

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An Inside Look at Training for the Boston Marathon

By Jonathan Levitt Feb 22, 2017

Being born and raised in the Greater Boston area, Marathon Monday (ahem, Patriot’s Day) has always held a special place in my heart. When I was younger, I loved it because we got the day off from school. As I grew older though, I began to appreciate the day not just as a day off, but more because of the athletic feats those running in the historic Boston Marathon were performing.

Fast forward to the present day, and I’m looking forward to this day more than ever. This year, I’ll be running the storied race for the second time, competing in my 5th marathon, and for the very first time, I’ll be aiming for a sub 3-hour finish.

As the Sales Manager, and member of the InsideTracker team since 2014, I’ve learned a lot from the regular usage of our platform and it has helped enormously with my training and racing. In the coming weeks, I’m hoping to share some of what I’ve learned so that you may integrate it into your training. Stay tuned below as I provide a weekly recap of my training and nutrition leading up to race day and beyond.

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Couples that Test Together, Get Better Together

By Mariah Bridges Feb 13, 2017

Meet Barry and Jodee Siff, a happy couple from Tuscon, Arizona, who became InsideTracker super fans through a mutual love of each other and healthy living. Together, they're taking charge of their health by bringing the right foods for them into their home to optimize their bodies for a longer life of happiness with one another.

In addition to the changes they've made in their pantry, Barry has been buidling on his solid fitness foundation as a triathlete on Team TIMEX,  and Jodee has been hitting her core with her favorite in-home workout, P90X. Together, they're using InsideTracker to get the most out of life. This adventurous couple puts great value on achieving overall health and they’ve made huge strides together. In anticipation of Valentine's Day, we caught up with them to see how they have committed to their health as much as they have each other. Enjoy getting to know this InsideTracker couple!

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Are Your Supplements Safe? Here's How to Tell

By Ashley Reaver, RD Feb 01, 2017

Fish oil, and green tea, and vitamin D – oh my! With so many supplements constantly flooding the market, how can you tell which ones are the best for you? Which ones are safe? Which brand should you choose? And, more importantly, which supplements live up to their hype? The start of a new year is accompanied by plenty of resolutions to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and supplement providers follow suit with their offerings. So, we came up with some helpful strategies to help you sift through the marketing gimmicks and choose the supplements that are the safest, and the most effective for you.


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Here's Why You'll Love Our Nutrition Page

By Ashley Reaver, RD Jan 19, 2017

Last week, we shared how the New Year has brought new changes to InsideTracker. This week, we're excited to give you an in-depth look at our shiny new Nutrition Page. Not only does it have a whole new look, it also has even more food choices – plus more recipes to go along with them. In short, we've made it easier than ever before for you to incorporate your InsideTracker recommendations!

Of course, the purpose of the Nutrition Page is to show you the foods that will have the most impact on your biomarkers. Out of our database of nearly 10,000 foods, what you'll see here are the best nutritional "bang-for-your-buck" foods. Our goal is always to help you hit your own goals, which means that you need to be able to make changes with accuracy – and ease. We're pretty confident that the revamped Nutrition Page does just that.

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New Year, New Goals: Use Motivational Science to Win Big in 2017

By Kalyn Weber Jan 09, 2017

The start of the New Year is always an exciting time for the fitness community: It’s a time for goal setting; for dreaming big… basically a fresh, clean slate waiting to be filled with all potential the New Year brings. But before you let your daydreams of shattered PRs get away from you, lean on the InsideTracker team for the tips to make 2017 your most game-changing year yet!

If you’ve been following the blog, you know that the team here at InsideTracker is all about the science behind performance. While we feel strongly that biomarkers are the foundation to better health and fitness outcomes, we are also always looking for new tools to add to your support kit.

Which is why we bring you… the science of behavior change theory!

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2016 Was the Year of Growing Stronger

By Erin Sharoni Dec 30, 2016

For many people, 2016 was a year of intense change, learning and ultimately, growth. As yet another new year approaches, we can't help but look back and smile. The past 12 months have presented some exciting challenges that gave rise to even more exciting new solutions.

Thanks to all of you, our global family – in 54 countries and counting – we've been inspired to push ourselves harder every single day. We've learned more, created more, tested more, and grown stronger than ever.

Before the champagne bottles begin popping on the eve of a bright, shiny new 2017, we'd like to share some of the past year's highlights. After all, we couldn't have done any of it without you.

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