What We Know About Turmeric and Curcumin's Effects on Inflammation

Turmeric has been getting a lot of attention lately as a superfood, but this ancient spice has been long-known for its health-promoting properties. But does the evidence add up? Though there does not appear to be a body of evidence for turmeric's effects on the body, it does seem that curcumin—a compound unique to turmeric—significantly reduces measures of inflammation. Here's what we know about the connection between turmeric, curcumin, and inflammation.

The Right Way to Exercise for Immune Support Against COVID-19

With everyone sharing equipment, breathing heavily, and dripping sweat, it's easy for a novel respiratory virus like COVID-19 to spread quickly in places like gyms and fitness centers. So once social distancing guidelines were put into place, they were some of the first businesses to close their doors—and rightfully so. But while it might feel like fitness gains are being forced to take a backseat, it's imperative to get the right amount of exercise when your immune system is in the hot seat. ...

Can Mindfulness Help Weight Loss?

No one can deny that the feeling of fall can’t be beat. With temperatures finally going down and the prospect of apple picking right around the corner, it’s hard not to love the season. For some, though, the winding down of summer can also be a stressful time. Whether it be going back to school, the end of vacation, or changes at work as everyone returns from break and buckles down, fall introduces disruptions for most people that can throw off even the most resolute nutrition and wellness ...

Ironman Kevin Portmann Shares His Success Story

Nine hours, twenty-eight minutes, and twenty-nine seconds. When is the last time you did anything for that long? No, really. Have you even slept that long lately? Well, that's how long it took InsideTracker athlete, Kevin Portmann, to cross the finish line of Ironman Coeur d'Alene. By crossing the finish line in personal record time and nearly 10 minutes faster than the runner up, he not only punched his ticket the Ironman World Championship in Kailua Kona, he also grabbed his Pro Card - a feat ...

Breathing Basics: Advice from Spartan Race Director of Sport, Joe DI

Just breathe. Chances are, you've heard that advice before. Chances also are, you're not doing it correctly. Whether you're involved in competitive sports and looking to maximize your performance, or just looking to feel better and more focused throughout your workday, breathing properly can help. Joe DI, Director of Sport at Spartan Race, returns as our guest blogger for the third installment in a series of posts featuring his training expertise. This time, Joe discusses why breathing has ...

Are You Fit Enough For Contact Sports? Rugby's All The Rage.

Did you know that until their loss against Fiji yesterday, Team USA was the defending Olympic Rugby Champion? That’s right, back in 1924—the last time rugby was played in the Olympics—Team USA took home the Gold. And though they weren't able to defend their title, they played hard hitting rugby, and were just narrowly edged out by the (best in the world) competition. As a long-time rugby player, I’ve received my fair share of questions: “people play rugby in the US? There’s more than just one ...

Mobility Basics: Advice from RUNGA Founder, Joe DI

We're excited to welcome back a guest blogger who keeps his finger on the pulse of peak performance, Joe DiStefano, better known as “Coach Joe DI.” Joe is the former Head of Sport at Spartan Race and founder of RUNGA, he is also a longtime friend and user of InsideTracker. Last we heard from him, he shared his personal “unplugged” approach to sleeping soundly through the night and provided the methodology for how you can do it too. In this edition, he focuses on the root of a problem faced by ...

These CrossFit Athletes Are Ready For The Games

With the 2016 CrossFit Games in full swing, we wanted to share our excitement with you, our readers. Not only are we looking forward to watching the athletes fight for the title of “The Fittest,” but we are also excited to have members of the InsideTracker team at The Games this year in Vendor Village. If you are going to be there, be sure to stop by to learn how you can improve your health and fitness! For the 10th anniversary of the Games, Games Director, Dave Castro, promised the athletes ...
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