Controlling the Controllable: My Experience with InsideTracker

  I believe in and practice a methodical approach to athletic performance. I control what I can control, and have faith in myself, my training, my body, and my craft. I believe in inspirational athletic feats and heightened states of athletic performance. I know these states exist and they are almost impossible to duplicate or explain. How do you explain what it means to be in “the zone”? It’s obvious to anyone watching when an athlete is in “the zone.” The athlete moves freely and ...

Preparing for the Boston Marathon: How Two Runners Benefitted from InsideTracker

InsideTracker sends our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. We are very grateful that both Marisa and Mick are safe. With its hills and unpredictable weather, the Boston Marathon is one of the most challenging.  Despite the difficulties, tens of thousands of runners tackle it every year. Two of this year’s runners took time out of their race prep to share how using InsideTracker has helped them in their training. Read on to meet Marisa Nucci and Mick ...

The Hidden Dangers of Inflammation

  What can influence how quickly your injuries heal, whether or not you catch the flu, and the health of your cardiovascular system? The answer: inflammation! Inflammation is part of the vascular system’s complex response to harmful stimuli. The tissues and blood cells that keep your body healthy are intertwined in a complex network that makes up your vascular system. It plays a critical role in maintaining your body’s immune system and heart function. Inflammation affects everyone –

Folic Acid: Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Bad

  What’s the deal with folic acid? Folic acid (also known as folate) is a water-soluble vitamin that, along with vitamin B12 belongs to the group of B-complex vitamins. It’s an essential vitamin, meaning that our bodies can’t make it themselves, and it’s vital for production of new cells (aka the building blocks of life). Some scientists also speculate that folic acid plays a role in maintaining heart health and preventing cell mutations that may lead to cancer.

Vitamin B12: Are you getting enough?

  Vitamin B12 (or cobalamin) is a one of eight B-vitamins, each of which plays a unique role in cell metabolism. Specifically, B12 aids with brain and nervous system function and the formation of blood (all good things). For men and women over the age of 14, the recommended intake is 2.4 micrograms (mcg) per day, an amount that you could meet by eating about 3 ounces of canned tuna.
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