How is your taking care of your body like maintaining your car?

By Perrin Braun Nov 28, 2012

 

To keep your car running well and to extend its life, you take it to your mechanic every 5,000 miles or so. With the assistance of computer diagnostics, your mechanic checks the engine, brakes, and other systems. The diagnostics software tells your mechanic which parts need to be fixed or replaced. After maintenance, the car should run pretty well until the next scheduled check-up. But, if you skip the regular oil change, the oil will become thick and dirty, and eventually the engine will seize.

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Are You Overtraining?

By Perrin Braun Nov 01, 2012

 

If you’re an athlete, you know that in order to improve your physical performance, you have to work hard. But is the “no pain, no gain” mantra doing your body more harm than good? Here’s the tip that many world-class athletes use to increase their chances of success: getting an adequate amount of rest in between workouts can actually make you stronger!

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What Supplements Do You Need?

By Perrin Braun Oct 24, 2012

 

Do you take a vitamin or mineral supplement? Are you getting enough nutrients and should you worry about certain deficiencies? Or are you taking too many vitamins? Deciding whether to take a supplement and which one to take is tough because there are so many different types dietary supplements out there that it can be difficult to distinguish between misinformation and scientific advice. 

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How Can I Improve My Athletic Performance Using Blood Biochemistry?

By Perrin Braun Sep 26, 2012

Are you looking to improve your endurance, speed, or flexibility?

You’re not alone—in preparation for the 2012 Olympics, one of the US Olympic track cyclists spent hours training and building her endurance. But to reach the next level in training, she needed to know what was going on inside her own body.

An InsideTracker blood analysis revealed that she was very low in vitamin D, which is a nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and maintain strong bones. InsideTracker gave this athlete and her coach a set of simple interventions to increase her vitamin D. That helped to make a measurable difference in her performance.

And it contributed to her success in London where she won two Olympic silver medals in track cycling! 

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Check Your Progress with a Follow-up InsideTracker Test!

By Perrin Braun Aug 14, 2012

 

What were the results of your first InsideTracker blood analysis? If some of your biomarker results were out of the optimal range, did you change your diet and exercise regimen to improve your health and athletic performance? If you want to know how much progress you have made, sign up for a follow-up InsideTracker blood test!

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InsideTracker Scoop: Interview With InsideTracker Katherine Taudvin

By Perrin Braun Jul 10, 2012

 

It’s easy to see how InsideTracker can help professional athletes, like Sarah Haskins, who have to keep their bodies in the best condition possible. Even a small change in nutrition can improve performance and turn a good effort into a winning one. But InsideTracker also offers big benefits for everyday athletes. One example is Kathy Taudvin, a multi-sport mom who knows how important it is to stay healthy for herself and for her family.

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My Eye-Opening InsideTracker Experience

By Meghan Johnson Jan 11, 2012

As a public health and nutrition graduate student, I didn’t think I had much to worry about when I went to have my blood drawn for my personalized InsideTracker analysis. Given my education and resources, having nutrient deficiencies would be not only a surprise, but a bit of an embarrassment. I believe in walking the walk in addition to talking the talk and try to set an example with my diet and exercise regimen. I cook the majority of my own meals, which generally consist of whole grains, vegetables, fish, bean or soy-based proteins and occasionally lean poultry. I typically snack on fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, granola, or yogurt.  Now of course, I sometimes stray from my dietary staples when dining out to celebrate birthdays or promotions, during holiday parties, and for the occasional ‘just because’ dinner with friends. You only live once, right? But I stick to a plant-based, whole foods diet for the majority of my meals. Click here to learn how InsideTracker can recommend personalized diet and exercise plans that will fit your unique physical needs!

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Hitting the Wall? Could You Be Over-Exercising?

By Perrin Braun Dec 13, 2011

 

If you participate in strenuous exercise, you probably have some amount of sarcomeric damage, which just signifies that you’re muscles and skeletal system are being worked hard. Marathon runners, and weight-lifters put the greatest amount of stress on their muscular-skeletal system, and evidence of the damage can easily be found in the body.

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Behind the Scenes at InsideTracker Part I: An Insider’s Guide to the Segterra Algorithm

By Meghan Johnson Nov 29, 2011

 

Nutrition and Health Information Tailored to You

What makes InsideTracker unique is its ability to segment the vast landscape of nutrition and health information that exists, and to tailor recommendations to an individual’s needs. There is no shortage of health information available, making it difficult (and time-consuming!) to sort through the various sources and sometimes-conflicting results that turn up in magazines or on the evening news. InsideTracker created a unique algorithm to provide the most accurate nutrition, supplements, exercise, and life style recommendations for its clients, based on cutting-edge scientific research. 

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