The InsideTracker Guide to Gaining Muscle

    Increasing muscle mass does more than just alter your physical appearance. It’s actually crucial for sustaining your health in the long term. Sufficient muscle mass helps you manage your weight, build and maintain strong bones, increase your metabolism, and keep you active as you age. So, have we convinced you it’s time to add some lean mass? The InsideTracker platform has you covered when you choose “Gain Muscle” as your goal. But here, we’ve broken down the science to provide you with some ...

    Stress: A Guide To The Causes And The Cures

    Sleeping through your alarm. Showing up unprepared to a presentation. Forgetting an important birthday. Getting stressed out just reading? I can relate. But by making my InsideTracker goal ‘Reduce Stress,’ tracking certain biomarkers, and making some lifestyle changes, I’ve been able to find relaxation, mindfulness, and balance in my fast-paced daily life. 

    How To Eat Right For Race Recovery

    It's that time of year. The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and the temperatures are steadily dropping. Before you know it, fall will be here and the North American triathlon season will be coming to an end. Whether you've already accomplished your main race, or preparing for the end of season, recovery time is just around the corner!  This past weekend, our very own, Ross and Ashley competed and crushed their goals of racing Ironman® Maine 70.3 (more on that to come). We selfishly ...

    Stressed out? Cortisol and Creatine Kinase Play Big Roles

    Being stressed out is a 21st century trend. If you're not stressed, you must be doing something wrong.If you're sleep-deprived, over-working, and constantly busy, then you are deemed “super(wo)man.” When did this become the norm, and why do we think we can keep charging full speed ahead? While we may tell ourselves that more is better, it is important to check in and see if our bodies can tolerate the way we are living. Ever been tired, but once you hit the bed you're suddenly wired? What about ...

    Cardio Training: Beyond Calories and Intervals

    Sprint, rest, repeat? Or a 45-minute jog on the treadmill? Intense bursts of movement in high intensity interval training (HIIT) do more than give you bang for your workout-buck in terms of calorie burning. But which is the prescription for better health? The mantra that HIIT workouts are more effective for fat loss does not mean that we should throw steady state cardio (SSC) – working at a lower intensity for extended periods – at the bottom of our training schedule. In this blog, we’ll ...

    Can Coenzyme Q10 Boost Your Energy and Fight Aging?

    Let’s face it: Life can be exhausting. There is always a looming deadline at work, another after school activity to pick up your kid from, and another attention-needy outfit worn by Miley Cyrus you have to look at. If you’re an athlete, you might understandably be exhausted from your fifth consecutive day of training just two days before your big game or race. To keep up with the demands of work and life, you might ask yourself: Where can I get another boost of energy to make it through the ...

    Creatine Supplements: Myths & Misconceptions Dispelled

    Creatine supplements are one of the most popular health supplements utilized by InsideTracker users and the general population. And it’s also one of the most controversial. While some hail it as a useful tool to increase muscle gains, boost recovery, and surge testosterone, others denounce it as an ineffective supplement that causes liver and kidney damage. Where does the real answer lie? In this piece, we cover all of the nitty-gritty research and distill what creatine supplements do and don’t ...
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