The Relationship Between Sleep Duration and Longevity

    Sleep is an important aspect of overall health and wellness. While this is typically well known, according to the National Sleep Foundation, over 35% of all US adults report sleeping less than seven hours per night. [1] How much and how well you sleep impacts metabolism, energy levels, mood, and immune health. And sleeping poorly has well-established connections to depression, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). [2,3] So it’s no surprise that research also shows that ...

    What’s a Good Heart Rate Variability? Understanding Your HRV

    The measure of heart rate variability (HRV) has become increasingly popular and accessible to many with new wearable device technology. HRV is an individualized metric that can help monitor and track the body’s resilience and ability to manage stress. It's a sought-after indicator for those looking to optimize their overall health, performance, and recovery. Let's dive into everything you need to know about good heart rate variability.

    Runner’s Stomach: What Causes It and How to Avoid It

    The scene is all too familiar. You start your run or workout and soon enough you have a stabbing pain in your side, become nauseous, or feel the urge to run to the bathroom. This phenomenon is commonly known as runner’s stomach, although it’s not necessarily specific to runners.  Let’s dive into what runner’s stomach is, the causes, and what you can do to avoid it.

    Is BMI an Accurate or Appropriate Anthropometric Tool?

    As a clinical measurement, body mass index or BMI has become increasingly under fire for its lack of flexibility at the individual-person level, calling into question whether BMI is even accurate. BMI has been an ever-present measurement in research, insurance, and clinical care—in some cases appropriately so, but not in others. Here is a summary of BMI’s power as a research tool and its drawbacks for individualized care.
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