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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12 Optimizations and Additions to InsideTracker

By Erin Sharoni Jun 25, 2018

Here at InsideTracker, we’re always aiming for optimal. Forget normal – whether it’s about our own bodies or the happiness of our awesome users, we never settle for “good enough.” The same holds true for our company and its products. That’s why we’re thrilled to share this hit list of 12 amazing new additions to the InsideTracker platform, including upgrades to our product functions, website, and the cutting-edge science that drives it all!

From the integration of personalized genetics and the addition of new goals, to updated optimal zones and faster checkout (yay, ApplePay!), we’ve been hard at work taking InsideTracker to the next level.

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How These Elite Athletes Prepared for the Western States 100

By Stevie Lyn Smith, RD Jun 21, 2018

Known to be one of the most grueling tests of endurance and the oldest 100-mile trail race in the world, the historical Western States 100 is set on technical trails and terrain from Squaw Valley to Auburn, California. As the countdown to race day continues, we had the opportunity to chat with a few athletes about how they’ve used InsideTracker to help get them to the start line prepared to tackle 18,000 feet of ascent and 23,000 feet of descent over 100.2 miles... all in (mostly) one day.

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Why HIIT Isn't Just for Elite Athletes

By Julia Reedy Jun 15, 2018

In the ‘80s, it was aerobics. In the ‘90s, racquetball. What exercise craze made its landing in the 2000s? HIIT. In fact, since 2004, researchers from fields ranging from kinesiology to cognitive neuroscience have been studying the power of this workout style and its incredible health benefits.1,2 And no, HIIT isn’t just for people training for an event or trying to hit a weight loss goal. Have we piqued your interest? Keep reading.

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Surviving Vs. Thriving: An Update To Our Optimal Zones

By Bartek Nogal Jun 07, 2018

Here at InsideTracker, we are all about goals: setting lofty ones for ourselves, our products, our platform, and most importantly, helping you reach yours. To that end, our science team recently spent countless hours pouring over the latest scientific research and data to update our Optimal Zones. After all, to help you push past your limits, we have to push ours.

While we admit this entry is a bit longer than the norm, for the science geeks in the crowd (hi friends), it’s chock-full of interesting information and insights into the background of our platform. 

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Is Inflammation Affecting Your Training and Recovery?

By Jimmy Kennedy, CF-L1 Jun 01, 2018

Are you an athlete focused on functional fitness? If so, and you're anything like me, those feelings of being utterly drained after a WOD, collapsing on the floor, and not being able to walk the next morning are all too familiar. We've all been there.

But these feelings of exhaustion and muscle soreness aren’t simply signs of a good workout; they’re your body’s way of telling you that it’s in recovery mode. It’s repairing itself from strenuous activity and the inflammation that’s been caused by heavy squats, high rep pull-ups, or those sprint intervals you just crushed. The immune system and your body’s inflammatory response are vital pieces in your recovery, but if they aren’t kept on a leash, they can wreak havoc and cause severe problems.

So scientifically, what happens to our bodies after a hard workout?

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Meet Lisa: How She Entered The Endurance World At 50

By Stevie Lyn Smith, RD May 25, 2018

Growing older is often met with acceptance, however, what if we took aging as an opportunity to continue to create our best self? In a fast-paced world, we tend to overlook the small things that will have a significant impact on our future self, especially when it comes to our health and wellness.

I sat down with someone who not only always seems to juggle what life throws at her, but surpasses her expectations. Meet my mom, Lisa Beaser, who has been using InsideTracker to help improve her training and to optimize her overall health.

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The Ketogenic Diet Might Not Be As Hot As You Think

By Julia Reedy May 18, 2018

If you’ve been looking to lose weight, you’ve probably heard of the ketogenic, or "keto" diet. Supporters swear by the plan’s ability to promote weight loss without calorie restriction, while skeptics cite the strategy’s restrictive nature.

Want our two cents? Sure thing. Here, we provide a brief background on the keto diet, how it changes your body’s wiring, and whether we think you should give it a shot.

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