Fight Afternoon Fatigue Without Another Cup Of Coffee

Craving that mid-afternoon coffee? Hitting your coworker’s candy bowl come 3:00PM? Too tired for that evening gym session? You’re not alone! Even the InsideTracker office struggles with the dreaded afternoon slump sometimes. So, as usual, we took matters into our own hands and did some digging into easy ways to boost energy – besides coffee, of course.  Want to banish fatigue, keep your afternoon productive, and maybe even save a few bucks? InsideTracker customers will find these ...

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 ...

Here's How Birth Control Can Affect Your Biomarkers

We're often asked if hormonal contraceptives can affect female biomarkers. The answer? Yes. It makes sense then, that women begin to wonder how they are affected, and to what extent. Like any other medication, hormonal contraceptives (pills, patches, rings, IUDs, implants, and injections) interfere with the normal functioning of the body. Naturally, there can be some unintended residual effects. Therefore, some out-of-range biomarkers may be attributed to your contraceptive use, while others ...

Fight Fatigue With These Four Recipes

How much coffee do you think you drink in a week? How about in a day? If the thought of calculating your weekly coffee bill inspires feelings of fear and anxiety, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many Americans struggle to keep their energy levels up throughout the day, and convince themselves they need caffeine to fight the dreaded “two o’clock slump." If you're looking to kick caffeine to the curb (or just looking to keep it to one cup a day), here are some fantastic foods that help fight ...

This Is What Running the Boston Marathon Did To My Health

The Boston Marathon. The most storied marathon there is, and it just so happens to be in my backyard. I grew up watching it, and had ran it once before. But this time was different. I trained for a specific goal. A lofty goal of sub 3:00. A goal I thought was well within reach. I was feeling great about my fitness. My strategy was honed. I was on the right track. So what happened?

Should You Include More Nuts In Your Diet?

This month, we decided to take a look at some of our most popular recommendations. One that stuck out? Increasing your intake of nuts – it’s right up there with eating oatmeal. According to information from the nutrition questionnaire each of our users complete, we've gathered that nuts may be your ticket to improvements in many biomarkers. As you may know, we link each of our recommendations to the scientific literature that supports it. But, we’ve gone one step farther—we can now see how our ...

Tennis Burnout? Here's How To Fix It

The professional tennis season is 11 months long, and physical demand forces players to push their body to the limit for an entire year. Consequently, headlines announcing players pulling out of tournaments often cite fatigue as the culprit. Some players have opted to withdraw from tournaments leading up to the Rio Olympic games on August 6th in order to give their bodies some much needed rest. However, those participating in the Olympics may then experience fatigue leading into the U.S. Open, ...

Testosterone Action versus Testosterone Levels: Why SHBG Matters

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin or SHBG is essential for maximizing the availability of testosterone, the biomarker every man wants to measure. Today, science is telling us that both men and women need an optimized hormonal profile, and testosterone is widely known to be important for men. But growing research points out the importance of testosterone for women. Blood testing is a practical way to "look under the hood" and get guidance to optimizing oneself. In this blog we will discover how SHBG ...
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