How Olympic Athlete, Author and Actress Alexi Pappas Gives her Garmin Superpowers with InsideTracker

Alexi Pappas has one impressive resume. Greek-American runner. Author. Actress. Olympian. Greek national record holder in the 10,000 meters set at the 2016 Summer Olympics. There’s not much this woman hasn’t done. And there’s no limit in sight for what she will achieve in her life. But her accomplishments, drive, and perseverance weren’t possible without consistent recalibration and self-check-in. Alexi wanted objective, science-backed indicators to measure and evaluate her performance, health, ...

6 Science-Backed Ways to Naturally Increase Testosterone

Testosterone is the main male sex hormone that plays an integral role in growth and development, cognitive and sexual function, and healthy aging throughout a man’s life. [1] Although testosterone levels drop around 1%-2% each year after age 40, low testosterone levels can occur at any age. [2] Certain dietary and lifestyle practices can help naturally increase testosterone, promoting healthy aging and enhancing performance. 

Let's Talk About Mental Health in Male Athletes

Collectively, athletes are a very physically fit group of people. However, pushing the body to its limit on a daily basis can come at a mental cost. While exercise and physical activity are shown to protect against depressive symptoms, athletes of all genders can still struggle with mental health symptoms. [1] And men have continually been under-researched and underserved in the mental health space. This article aims to shed light on the unique relationship between men, mental health, and ...

Blood + DNA + Garmin = The Best InsideTracker Yet

It's been a long day. You’re tired. It’s getting late. Tomorrow is going to be just as hectic. And instead of going to bed, you’re three episodes into a Netflix binge and don’t have the energy to turn it off.  Now, if you’d been wearing a Garmin fitness tracker synced to the InsideTracker app, you might have been able to avoid this situation entirely.

Manage Your Mind with These Three Strategies from Dr. Caroline Leaf

Stress plays a prominent role in how we, as humans, perceive ourselves and others. We also know that stress plays an integral part in our health; from our blood biomarkers to our physiological state and lifespan, stress has a cascade effect on just about every aspect of our health. We sat down with Dr. Caroline Leaf, author of Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, to discuss her proven strategies to reduce stress through managing the mind.[1]

Slowing Down to Speed Up: Olympian Tianna Bartoletta's Bedtime Routine for Improved Performance

I’ll sleep when I’m dead. That used to be my mantra. It felt concordant with a common mindset—one in which we see burning the candle at both ends as a sign of determination and unwavering focus. We celebrate folks who work around the clock to get things done, and we overlook the fact that perhaps they have neglected their families, health, and mental well-being to do so. But I went from being that person, the one who would tattoo her workout posts with the hashtag #NoDaysOff (completely ...

A Comprehensive Review of the Habits that Affect Gut Health

Your body is your home. It’s also home to trillions of other living organisms. Trillions of microbes that is. And the composition of this microscopic community can have major implications on your wellness and performance. Fortunately, there are multiple steps you can take to support gut health and reap related benefits. Numerous habits, from meal timing, to sleep habits, to antioxidant consumption, can influence the makeup of your microbiome and its relationship with the rest of your body.

The Effects of Inadequate Sleep and Poor Sleep Quality in Athletes

Athletes are always looking for ways to improve performance and take goals to the next level. Efforts for doing just that are often limited to waking hours: nutrition, hydration, recovery protocols, supplement routine and, of course, training itself. And despite all this, research shows that, on average, athletes neglect a critical performance tool: sleep. So how does inadequate sleep affect athletic performance? Interestingly, the oversight of sleep can impact performance, both directly and ...
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