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What the Fat?

For the past 30 years, the  U.S. government has advised us to eat less fat. Yet despite the fact that Americans have reduced their intake of saturated fat during this time, the obesity rate has more than doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is still the country’s biggest killer. New research, which included an analysis of nearly two dozen …

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Applied Exercise Physiology for FAT LOSS

Its 6:30 AM and  I’m just getting back from the gym. Every Wednesday I lead a 30-minute, high intensity, body weight/interval-style workout with another chiropractor. We call it “ChiroFit” (not to be confused with Cross-Fit). Anyway, as I was working out in my “zone”, I noticed the usual suspects on the treadmill and elliptical trainer. They were on those machines …

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Does foam rolling really work?

    Foam rolling (Self Myofascial Release- SMR) is becoming quite popular. Many fitness facilities have Foam Rollers (preferably Grids) and they are available at most sporting goods stores. Is there really any benefit to this? What are the potential mechanisms behind any benefits? Advocates of SMR promote it as a recovery tool after training and  propose that it corrects …

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Is the way you breathe adversely affecting your health?

 People generally breathe one of two ways: Chest Diaphragmatic Chest Breathing Chest breathing refers to breaths from the top lobes of the lungs that use the chest muscles to inflate the lungs by pulling on the rib cage. In chest breathing, the chest expands and contracts with each breath while the abdomen does not. These breaths tend to be short …

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