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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Meet Lisa: How She Entered The Endurance World At 50

By Stevie Smith 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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How to Naturally Prevent And Lower High Blood Pressure

By Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD Feb 28, 2018

As we wrap up National Heart Health Month (and our blog series dedicated to it), we're addressing a topic that affects millions of Americans, in fact, 1-in-3 of them.1

High blood pressure can lead to extremely serious consequences like heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and death.2 Yet, this health malady affects 1-in-3 Americans, with 1-in-5 over the age of 40 taking a daily statin to help lower their blood pressure (or cholesterol). Thus, statins are the most widely prescribed drug in the world.

So, what can you do to avoid joining, or perhaps, wave goodbye to the millions of Americans who make up these scary statistics?3 Well, there's no simple solution, but here are a few ways to maintain a healthy blood pressure – naturally.

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Natural Ways to Stay Healthy All Winter Long

By Julia Reedy & Catherine Roy Dec 13, 2017

When our immune system is in tip top shape, we take it for granted and rarely give it any love. But, the minute the sniffles start, our eyes begin to water, or we get that raw feeling in the back of our throat, we expect (and hope) that our immune system will pick up the slack. And only then do we reach for the vitamin C, sneak in an extra hour of sleep, or take a precautionary day off of work. 

But the immune system is a complicated network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect our bodies on a daily basis, not just on sick days. And since it’s so complex, maintaining immune health can’t be narrowed down to popping one supplement or adding one superfood to a breakfast bowl. Rather, the key to a healthy, well-balanced immune system is an equally healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.

Looking to optimize immune health? Here's our how-to guide for immune responses that work like a well-oiled machine, and a body that feels like one.

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Menopause: What's Actually Happening and Why

By Julia Reedy Aug 17, 2017

Menopause is something that all women will inevitably go through, but few speak up about. Our philosophy is that when it comes to your health, every subject is open for discussion.

At InsideTracker, we’re not just here to throw biomarker stats at you and send you on your way; we want to help you understand the science behind them, and what your course of action should be once you do. And with such a wide array of symptoms, effects, related biomarkers, and potential remedies for menopause, it’s about time that someone started explaining. So we’re happy to step up.

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How To Tackle Amenorrhea: A Common Problem Among Female Athletes

By Julia Reedy Jul 28, 2017

Amenorrhea is defined as a lack of menstruation for three or more months. It’s a problem many female athletes face at some point along their athletic journey. Despite how many women it affects, athletes often suffer in silence, not wanting to discuss the issue with friends, peers, or even health professionals, for a variety of reasons.

This week, we’re talking to two female athletes who are breaking down barriers and talking about this issue. Both Tawnee Prazak Gibson and Tina Muir struggled with amenorrhea for years, and finally decided to take action. Now, both women have fully recovered and have exciting announcements as a result of their comeback: they’re pregnant! In this blog post, Tawnee and Tina share their personal stories...

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Magnesium Gets a Makeover! A Brand New Biomarker & Better Optimization

By Bartek Nogal Jun 07, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Ultimate Panel biomarker family: RBC Magnesium! Never heard of it? Most people haven’t, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that needs to be supplied in the diet, and RBC Magnesium measures the levels of magnesium inside of your red blood cells. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the science behind why that measurement is important, and how it’s different from the standard Serum Magnesium measurement you’re used to seeing. We’ll also discuss our new and improved optimal range for the existing Serum Magnesium marker.

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Your Nutrition Coach of the Future is Here

By Gil Blander, PhD Jun 02, 2017

InsideTracker users are telling us they have big goals. So, they were our inspiration for making some big updates to the InsideTracker platform. We're throwing coaching, A.I., algorithms, and everything we have to help them reach their goals.

Here is a hit list of the improvements, and more importantly, why they matter…

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Meet Julia: She Lost Over 30 Pounds with InsideTracker

By Ross Yellin, Esq. Oct 07, 2016

Meet Julia de Peyster. At age 51 and more than 40-pounds overweight, she decided to take control of her health. The first steps of her personal health journey? Starting CrossFit and testing with InsideTracker. Now, not only has she lost 30+ pounds, she’s inspired her whole family to make positive changes.

I had the pleasure of getting to know Julia over an intense CrossFit workout. We then sat down for a cup of coffee to discuss how she’s been able to successfully take control of her health…

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