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Nutrient Timing: Peak Exercise Performance

By at December 11, 2010 | 2:43 pm | 0 Comment

Nutrient Timing: Peak Exercise Performance

Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance written by Zach Zimmerman Ever since Arnold stepped on stage, the world has become more aware of strength and fitness training. People have been joining gyms left and right to obtain the same bulging biceps and six pack abs. But the hard work and effort put in at the gym is not always enough. Experienced lifters and training more...

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F As In FAT: Report

By at December 4, 2010 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

F As In FAT: Report

In this F as in Fat report, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) finds that in the past year adult obesity rates increased in 28 states, while only the District of Columbia (D.C.) saw a decline. Nationally, two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and teens are currently obese or overweight. Since 1980, the number of obese adults has doubled. Since 1970, the more...

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Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

By at December 4, 2010 | 2:44 pm | 0 Comment

Letter to the President: Childhood Obesity

Letter to the President  Dear Mr President, One out of every three children is now overweight or obese, a condition that places them at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer over the course of their lives.  This is not the future we want for our children, and it is a burden our health care system cannot bear.Nearly $150 billion per year more...

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Marijuana: Effects on the Brain

By at December 1, 2010 | 1:09 pm | 2 Comments

Marijuana: Effects on the Brain

Marijuana and its Effects on the Brain Written by Cristina Wright According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States.  Statistics show that among teenagers 12-17 years old, the average age of first marijuana usage is 14 years old. Marijuana is thought to be the one drug that is safe to use; more...

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