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6 Ways to Protect Your Lower Back From Injury

Back pain is one of the most widespread issues in modern American life. Experts estimate that eight out of ten Americans will experience back pain in their lives.  According to the Integrated Benefits Institute’s Health and Productivity Benchmarking 2016, musculoskeletal disorders (aka pain in the back and joints — especially the hips, knees and shoulders) account…

Can a Vegetarian Diet Make You a Better Athlete?

Today it’s hard to miss stories about winning athletes in nearly all sports who are dedicated vegetarians. But is a vegetarian diet just a feel-good eco-fad or does it offer any advantages over a meat-based diet? A recent Arizona State study shows that a veggie diet can offer you as much physical strength that a…

The Power of Magnesium

When it comes to supplements, making the right decisions about what to take can be easier said than done. Many make claims and promises that are dubious at best, often without the backing of science or peer-reviewed literature to support such statements. One supplement that has been studied time and time again, however, is magnesium—an…