Each person's body is an incredible organism, capable of myriad impressive feats—if we so allow, that is. Unfortunately, because the human body is all about adaptation, it quickly deteriorates when neglected. But the counter to that is we have a lot of control over how healthy our bodies are, and that opportunity should not be … Continue reading 7 Simple Daily Habits for a Functional Body
In 1927, the world population was two billion. Now the world has more than two billion humans who are overweight, half of whom are obese. According to data from the World Health Organization, obesity has tripled in the last half-century. This should alarm everyone. Given these rates of obesity in humans have not been observed … Continue reading Waging War on the Real Pandemic
The Rider was written by Tim Krabbé in 1978. Although not translated to English for decades after, it is now considered a must-read among cyclists. One review for British daily The Guardian went so far as to suggest that "nothing better is ever likely to be written on the subjective experience of cycle-racing." (Madly enough, this … Continue reading Quotes from Krabbé’s “The Rider” Every Competitor Will Understand
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Humans are in a position where we don't really have to worry about nature—the threat of wild animals, severe weather, or starvation are practically fictional ideas to the modern world at this point in time. And yet here we are: no less plagued by threats, increasingly more of which are products of our own accord. … Continue reading Three Proven Methods to Boost Mind, Muscle, and Mood
When it comes to basic nutrition, it is worth being aware of three key macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat—and the roles they play in our system. In this article we will focus on protein, which are the building blocks behind our muscles. When training in the gym, we stress and damage our muscle fibres. When we … Continue reading In Praise of Protein
We know that sitting for extended periods of time yields negative outcomes. You know that, right? A sedentary lifestyle, whether led by 9-to-5 desk jobs or laziness, can have major implications on weight management, cardiovascular health, and metabolic effectiveness, among other important areas of our wellbeing. We sit in our car, and on the train, … Continue reading The Victorious Guide to Standing at Work for Health and Happiness