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January 25, 2024

Stay Hydrated With Hydro Flask’s ‘Indestructible’ Water Bottles, Which Are Now Up to 52% Off

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Besides making a practical, durable water bottle, one of the appeals of Hydro Flask is how many colors are on offer; you can head to the hiking trail and not see the same hue twice. With so many options, some colors are bound to sell less than others, so you can occasionally score deep discounts on certain colors.

Right now, REI is offering steep discounts on Hydro Flask in Laguna, a subtle turquoise blue color. The 24-, 32-, and 40-ounce bottles are all on sale for as much as 52%. The 32-ounce bottle is arguably the most versatile for hikes and everyday use, and at $22, it’s also the least expensive of the three. The sale ends on Jan. 29, though it may sell out before then. 

Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Water Bottle With Flex Cap, $22 (was $45) at REI

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The 32-ounce bottle features a wide-mouth opening and Hydro Flask’s flex cap, featuring a soft silicone band. Hydro Flask also makes accessories like silicone boots to prevent dinging the bottle when setting it down, as well as caps with straw and sip lids so you can dial in the bottle to your preferred style. The wide mouth makes the bottle easier to handwash, and you can quickly add ice.

Hydro Flask’s bottles are double-wall insulated and designed to keep water cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. In addition, Hydro Flask’s caps feature a honeycomb design that prevents temperature loss through the top, one of the most common issues with other insulated bottles. The powder-coated finish makes the bottle easy to handle and scratch-resistant. The bottle is dishwasher-safe for easy care.

Shoppers love the practicality of the wide-mouth bottle, with one writing that it “makes filling, cleaning, and adding ice cubes a breeze.” The secure, leak-free cap was a key feature for many shoppers, including one who wrote, “As long as the lid is attached properly, it is a tight seal and will not leak at all.”

Shoppers also appreciate the ruggedness of the bottle, with one writing, “I’ve accidentally dropped it on numerous occasions, and it’s held up without a dent or scratch.” Another wrote, “I’ve dropped it more times than I care to admit, and it still looks and functions just fine. It’s like it’s made of some sort of indestructible material.”

Hydro Flask’s durability and insulation typically come at a steep price, but right now, you can save over $20 on these top-rated water bottles


October 16, 2023

Air Force Vet With Parkinson’s Shares Ironman Triathlon Journey

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Cleveland Clinic anesthesiologist Sara Whittingham has faced many challenges in her life, from graduating the Air Force Academy to becoming a physician to training as an endurance athlete. But her latest challenge might be her most difficult yet.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2020, Whittingham began participating in a study that determined how strenuous exercise can (along with medication) help slow the development of her disease. This weekend, she completed the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii, her first triathlon since being diagnosed.

“I was pleased because I felt like a real runner again,” Sara recalls. “With medication and exercise, I wasn’t feeling as stiff. I was feeling better overall.”

Sara Whittingham

“Sara’s case is both touching and inspiring to all of us. To see her overcome the effects of her disease, and compete in an IRONMAN, is absolutely amazing,” said Dr. Walter. “She shows what people with Parkinson’s can do, when medicine and exercise work together.”

Sara Whittingham

She explained that her goal was more than just finishing the race, it was about bringing awareness to Parkinson’s and how people can continue to accomplish amazing things.

“With the support of my family, friends, colleagues and my care team, I have gone from starting to apply for disability in January 2022 to competing in an IRONMAN in October 2023,” Sara said. “There are thousands of men and women who are still working and living full lives with this disease. I hope that gives people with Parkinson’s hope to never stop dreaming big.”

You can read more about her journey here.


April 3, 2022

The New Generation Of Pharmacy…

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Virtual Pharmacy Made Easy!

In 2022 you can meet with your pharmacist from the comfort of your home, easily on any device.

MyEasyDose can help Ontario residents refill valid prescriptions, conduct a MedsCheck, provide consultations & more.

All this for what you pay already. They also accept most insurance plans.

Delivered to you anywhere in Ontario, Canada.

MyEasyDose – A licensed online / virtual pharmacy. They operate at the highest standards using HIPPA and PIPEDA compliant technologies for all virtual sessions and are Legitscript Certified.

Nothing Changes

Everything is the same as it is with your current pharmacy, just virtual. Pharmacy made easy!

Talk to a licensed pharmacist using an easy, secure over the internet video technology. Even get your primary care physician or other family members involved. They have you covered!


MyEasyDose offer virtual medication reviews. Their team will go over the prescription drugs and supplements you are currently taking to make sure everything is optimized and suitable for you.

MED Packs

They can sort your medication and supplements in pouch packaging by date and time, so you never forget to take your meds. Each MED Pack is clearly printed on and sealed.

Their prescription refills process is fast and easy and the service is similar to your current pharmacy, only at MyEasyDose you talk to your pharmacist in a secure virtual environment.

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Easy Delivery Options

We can fulfill / deliver medication requests to any address in Ontario. In most cases, delivery is free. Our team will discuss all delivery options with you in your consultation.

Health Coaching

Having issues with quitting smoking, losing weight or managing diabetes? Their wellness team can discuss a variety of health concerns and set you up on a program to monitor your goals.


We can prepare a specialized formulation of medication to fit special prescription needs for a unique situation or some doctors may prescribe something for a patient that is not readily available.

For more information or to book an appointment with a member of the pharmacy team, visit their website here: 

March 9, 2022

How to Use Cold-Water Immersion to Burn Fat Faster

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Running stark naked into the ocean in winter might seem loopy. But a new Scandinavian study (where else?) found that cold-water immersion followed by hot sauna recovery can give you an advantage when it comes to losing weight.

In the study, researchers monitored the vitals of a group of young men who had spent at least two years swimming twice a week in cold water and compared them with a non-swimming control group.

They found those who regularly swam then sat in a sauna burned more calories via brown fat (the type that keeps you warm). In short: Cold-water immersion followed by hot sauna bouts can increase energy expenditure and promote weight loss.

If you’re thinking of taking the polar bear plunge this year, consider these tips:

  1. Get naked: Less is more when it comes to clothing. It may keep you toasty on land, but as soon as garments become wet, they cling to skin, making water feel even colder. 
  2. Plug your ears: If you’re prone to “ice cream headaches,” use earplugs to keep freezing water from entering your ear canal.
  3. Skip the shot of whiskey: Booze lowers your body temperature, making cold water tougher to handle.
  4. Practice: Sit in ice baths or take a cold shower for 2-3 minutes in the weeks leading up to the plunge.
  5. See your doc: If you have heart issues, check with your physician first, as cold water can cause a spike in heart rate and blood pressure.

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November 29, 2021

Parallels in human, dog oral tumors could speed new therapies

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Recent Cornell research compared the genetic expression profiles of a nonlethal canine tumor and the rare, devastating human oral tumor it resembles, laying the groundwork for potential translational medicine down the road.

While canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma (CAA) is common and nonlethal, it has a strong resemblance to an oral tumor in humans known as ameloblastoma (AM).

As a boarded veterinary dentist and oral surgeon, Dr. Santiago Peralta, associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and first author of the recent study in Scientific Reports, sees CAA in his clinic all the time.

“This research was a good example of a full cycle of translational research,” Peralta said. “We took something we were dealing with in the clinical setting, studied it in the bench setting and are now hoping to use it to help veterinary patients and, potentially, humans.”

The resemblance between CAA and AM had long been noted by scientists and clinicians, but no one had confirmed any molecular similarities. A previous study on AM tumors revealed the underlying mutations, piquing the interest of Peralta and his CVM colleagues. “We wondered if we should look at these mutations and see if they precipitate the canine tumor,” Peralta said.

They did just that, publishing a study in Veterinary and Comparative Oncology in 2019, that revealed that both AM and CAA shared mutations in a well-known signaling pathway, known as the RAS-RAF-MAPK pathway.

In their most recent study, Peralta and his colleagues analyzed a large genomic dataset generated by the Cornell Transcriptional Regulation and Expression Facility (TREx) to better understand the biological consequences of these mutations. While doing so, they compared the CAA tumors with another common canine tumor (oral squamous cell carcinoma) and healthy gum tissue. These samples were stored and made available through the Cornell Veterinary Biobank and gene expression was profiled with RNA sequencing by Dr. Jen Grenier and her team at TREx.

The team also used genomic data from human tissues to run comparisons, thanks to their collaboration with a human oral cancer expert at the University of Turku in Finland. Through analyzing these different tissues, Peralta and his team were able to see that the mutations they had identified in their earlier study were largely responsible for the tumors they were seeing.

They also found that CAA and AM are very similar at a molecular level, reinforcing the notion that dogs represent a potentially useful natural model of the human tumor. “All the dysregulated molecules and pathways in CAA tumor tissues were consistent with the mutations we’d found and remarkably similar to those observed in AM,” he said.

Now that they’ve connected the dots between the underlying mutations and dysregulated molecular pathways driving tumor formation, Peralta and his colleagues have been working to establish in vitro and in vivo models of different canine oral tumors that can be used to test potential drugs. Any drugs that might prove effective in treating oral tumors in dogs could also be promising candidates for human patients with analogue disease.

“If dogs truly represent a useful clinical model of the disease, they also represent an immense opportunity,” Peralta said. Because the CAA tumors are much more common in dogs than AM are in humans, scientists can rapidly enroll many more dogs in clinical trials and get more translatable data from those trials.

Furthermore, dogs, which live in same type of environments as humans, are more accurate models of disease than other animal models. “My goal as a veterinarian is to bring solutions back to the clinic. We’re not there yet, but we’ve made a major step toward that,” Peralta said.

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November 23, 2021

Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure in some

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Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That’s the finding of a study published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 Predisposing factors included smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

“This is the first study to report that among individuals with a least one risk factor for heart failure, those taking aspirin were more likely to subsequently develop the condition than those not using the medication,” said study author Dr. Blerim Mujaj of the University of Freiburg, Germany. “While the findings require confirmation, they do indicate that the potential link between aspirin and heart failure needs to be clarified.”

The influence of aspirin on heart failure is controversial. This study aimed to evaluate its relationship with heart failure incidence in people with and without heart disease and assess whether using the drug is related to a new heart failure diagnosis in those at risk.

The analysis included 30,827 individuals at risk for developing heart failure who were enrolled from Western Europe and the US into the HOMAGE study. “At risk” was defined as one or more of the following: smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Participants were aged 40 years and above and free of heart failure at baseline. Aspirin use was recorded at enrolment and participants were classified as users or non-users. Participants were followed-up for the first incidence of fatal or non-fatal heart failure requiring hospitalisation.

The average age of participants was 67 years and 34% were women. At baseline, a total of 7,698 participants (25%) were taking aspirin. During the 5.3-year follow-up, 1,330 participants developed heart failure.

The investigators assessed the association between aspirin use and incident heart failure after adjusting for sex, age, body mass index, smoking, alcohol use, blood pressure, heart rate, blood cholesterol, creatinine, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and treatment with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, beta-blockers and lipid-lowering drugs. Taking aspirin was independently associated with a 26% raised risk of a new heart failure diagnosis.

To check the consistency of the results, the researchers repeated the analysis after matching aspirin users and non-users for heart failure risk factors. In this matched analysis, aspirin was associated with a 26% raised risk of a new heart failure diagnosis. To check the results further, the analysis was repeated after excluding patients with a history of cardiovascular disease. In 22,690 participants (74%) free of cardiovascular disease, aspirin use was associated with a 27% increased risk of incident heart failure.

Dr. Mujaj said: “This was the first large study to investigate the relationship between aspirin use and incident heart failure in individuals with and without heart disease and at least one risk factor. Aspirin is commonly used — in our study one in four participants were taking the medication. In this population, aspirin use was associated with incident heart failure, independent of other risk factors.”

He concluded: “Large multinational randomised trials in adults at risk for heart failure are needed to verify these results. Until then, our observations suggest that aspirin should be prescribed with caution in those with heart failure or with risk factors for the condition.”

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November 18, 2021

Enlarged Prostates Are Very Common—and Treatment Has Never Been Easier

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This article was produced in partnership with Lumenis

You vaguely remember your father complaining about his prostate. But, hey, it’s nothing for you to worry about, right? An enlarged prostate is something that happens to older guys. Except one day peeing doesn’t come as easily as it used to, and you’re heading for the bathroom more times than you can count. Uh-oh.

It’s not a fun subject, but if you’re dealing with an enlarged prostate, know you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in very good company. The condition, known in medical terms as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is surprisingly common. More importantly, treatment options have improved dramatically since when your old man dealt with it. So no more hiding in the bathroom. Let’s bring this into the open and break it down.

What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate—or BPH?

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that sits below the bladder and surrounds the urethra. Its job is to create ejaculatory fluid. As men age, their prostates often get bigger, and compress the urethra. When this happens, urine doesn’t flow freely out of the bladder—which means the top signs of BPH are the need to urinate frequently with a stream that dribbles out like a leaky faucet. You might also be getting up multiple times during the night to pee. Sometimes, you may be straining during urination. BPH is incredibly common, affecting around half of men in their 50s, and 90 percent of men in their 80s.

To be clear, we’re not talking about cancer. An enlarged prostate isn’t always dangerous if asymptomatic. You can have an enlarged prostate without it impacting your life. However, if you begin to experience symptoms, they’re unlikely to resolve on their own.

“In general, it’s progressive, and guys will have gradual worsening symptoms,” says James R. Johannes, M.D., a urologist in the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Left untreated, BPH can cause major damage to the kidneys and bladder, and require much more extensive treatment.

How is BPH diagnosed and treated?

If your general practitioner suspects you have an enlarged prostate, they’ll send you to a urologist for diagnosis and treatment. The doctor will perform a digital rectal exam, a urinalysis, and bloodwork. You may be asked to take a urinary flow and volume test to see if your bladder is emptying, and to track your urination over the course of a couple days.

For most men, the first-line intervention is medicine. Some prescriptions relax muscles in the bladder and prostate to help with urine flow, while others can help shrink the size of the prostate. Sometimes they’re prescribed together. That’s why you should head to the doc as soon as you suspect something’s not right.

“In general, the earlier the better,” Dr. Johannes says. “Sometimes we see people when the cat’s already out of the bag, and they have severe problems.”

At this point, surgery is often a good option. Luckily, we’ve moved past the days when the procedure meant a few nights in the hospital and seeing blood in the urine. Newer laser technology, like MOSES, makes reducing prostatic tissue faster and less invasive. This means less bleeding and often no need for a catheter. Odds are you’ll go home that same day—always a big relief to patients.

You may hear your doctor refer to it as a HoLEP procedure, which stands for holmium laser enucleation of the prostate. That’s been around for decades. What’s improved drastically is the MOSES laser technology. The minimally invasive HoLEP surgery happens in three parts.

First, a resectoscope is placed in the urethra and a small camera is threaded to the prostate so the surgeon can visualize the blockage. Next, a laser is threaded through the resectoscope and is used to core out the tissue that’s blocking urine flow. Finally, a cutting tool “chews up” tissue until it’s very small and removes it.

Throughout the procedure, a laser is used to reduce bleeding. The whole thing takes around 90 minutes and odds are you’ll go home that same day, which is always a relief to patients. Incontinence or urinary leakage risk is very low, as is the risk for erectile dysfunction. And if you’re worried about re-operation—that the surgery didn’t do enough to relieve the BPH—fear not. An 18-year study from McGill University in Montreal found that 98.6 percent of patients did not require another surgery.

If it’s so easy, why do men avoid it?

In a prostate-sized nutshell, going to the urologist is a drag. It’s no fun to talk about urination, less so to consider surgery in those parts. No surprise, it’s often a wife or partner who pushes for a prostate check.

But knowing that BPH is incredibly common—and that treatment is as swift and non-invasive as ever—can help.

Gary, a retired police officer from Illinois, was one of those people who waited too long. By the time his family forced him to visit the emergency room, he was already in renal failure and had to urinate using a catheter. He teamed up with Dr. Amy Krambeck, a urologist at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, who used the MOSES technology. “My recovery was not bad at all,” Gary recalls. He experienced a week or two of bleeding, typically with urination. “I am doing great. I feel like I’m about 18 years old again.”

The other big hurdle is the fear of prostate cancer.

Here’s some surprising news. “Rarely does prostate cancer cause urinary symptoms,” says Dr. Johannes. The prostate has an inner, fleshy part, called the transitional zone, and an outer area, called the peripheral zone, he explains. Most BPH occurs in the transitional zone, while most cancers are in the peripheral zone.

Of course, for any prostate-related symptoms, your doctor should do blood work that tests for prostate cancer markers. If you do have a BPH procedure with MOSES, or any surgery to reduce prostate size, your surgeon can send tissue samples for analysis. Prostate cancer can be very treatable and slow-growing, so it’s best not to let any big-C fears prevent you from vital early detection and treatment.

Back to BPH. While surgery, of course, will always remain a big, informed decision, just know your options for dealing with a very common condition are that much easier these days. The latest technology in prostate care can alleviate the process of undergoing important treatment from start to finish. And that’s no small relief.

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October 29, 2021

Filson x Ten Thousand Collection Is the Workhorse of Workout Apparel

For duds that endure the wear and tear of wilderness excursions, Filson is a mainstay. For workout apparel that withstands grueling lifting sessions, Ten Thousand is a stalwart. Separately they shine, but together they can single-handedly replace your training kit with high-performance workout apparel.

The two brands have joined forces to drop a limited-edition collection of workout clothes designed to meet the training needs of first responders and wildland firefighters.

“Having FiIson ask us to help them make this collection is an incredible honor,” says Keith Nowak, founder and CEO of Ten Thousand. While Filson was born in the woods and Ten Thousand was born in the gym, we both share a spirit that’s been forged from hard work, grit and the will to become better than we were yesterday. And this collection encompasses that perfectly.”

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The Filson x Ten Thousand Collection features three pieces—all made in Filson’s signature Marsh Olive colorway: Versatile Shirt, crafted from breathable, sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and abrasion-resistant fabric; the lined Tactical Short, cut from durable yet featherweight four-way stretch ripstop fabric; and Training Sock, which features cooling mesh panels, functional cushioning, and anatomical arch support.

They all have a permanent silver ion treatment that will last through use and washing.

Pick up some advanced workout gear from the new Filson x Ten Thousand fitness apparel collaboration.
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“Filson and Ten Thousand users share similar values and lifestyles,” says Alex Carleton, chief creative officer at Filson. “Both are smart, tough and prepared. The collaboration between the two brands resulted in a collection perfect for our everyday heroes… The design behind the collection was led by the athletes and heroes it was made for, like frogman combat veteran and backcountry hunter, Alex Fitchler, who helped put the collection through its paces.”

Pick up some advanced workout gear from the new Filson x Ten Thousand fitness apparel collaboration.
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The standout among the pieces has to the be the swim-ready shorts, which were made to conform to the needs of military fitness standards by being durable, breathable, and lightweight. But they also had to be easy to wash, odor-resistant, comfortable, and feature multiple pockets. The Tactical Short shines in the last aspect, as they have stash spots, inside and out, that offer secure storage for items like cash, keys, smartphone, ID, and energy chews.

The Filson x Ten Thousand Collection will be available from and beginning Friday, October 29, 2021. Prices start at $16.

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October 6, 2021

These Biowellness Tests Give You Health and Fitness Insights at Home

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By this stage you’ve probably seen athletes of all walks running around with a big black dot on the back of their arm. It’s a wearable—a sensor, actually—called Levels ethat helps you understand how your body utilizes carbs (more on this below).

It used to be that you could only get specialized health tests on a doctor’s orders—now, you can mail in blood, saliva and urine tests without ever putting pants on. This shift from outpatient to at-home testing is thanks to advances in sample collection. Whether you’re sending in your samples or going to Quest Diagnostics, the science is basically the same, says Kamal Obbad, co-founder and CEO of Nebula Genomics.

The issue is in interpreting the results. When your doc orders a lab test, they know your history and review your data with that in mind. But when an algorithm spits out recommendations in an app (with oversight from a physician you’ve never engaged with), “be carefeeul about considering that information diagnostic.” Translation: Don’t make any medical decisions based on an at-home test. “Talk to an expert about your results whenever possible.”

What you can use these at-home tests for is optimizing diet and fitness so you feel and perform better.

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1. Levels: Best for Optimizing Diet

Glucose—which comes from carbs—is your body’s fastest, most accessible form of fuel. Head into a workout without enough in your system and you’re likely to bonk. This biowearable uses a small sensor (stuck on your upper arm) to monitor blood sugar levels 24/7 for two weeks at a time. Manually log workouts and meals via its app, and you’ll see live feedback as to how those impact your glucose so you can tweak habits to feel and perform your best.

[$399 for one month;]

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2. Inside Tracker: Best for Fitness and Performance Insights

This blood test (go to a lab or have a technician come to your home) analyzes up to 43 biomarkers involved with energy, metabolism, strength and endurance. Tack on the DNA test to see how 261 genetic markers influence your athletic potential. From there, the app flags problem areas and delivers custom interventions—“have one serving of probiotics each day” or “aim for three 20-minute HIIT workouts per week”—that can help you level up.

[From $179;]

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3. Everlywell: Best for Testosterone

The right amount of testosterone coursing through you can mean the difference between feeling like a stallion versus a mopey zoo lion. High or low T can lead to symptoms like fatigue, depression and decreased muscle mass because it influences metabolism, sex drive, muscle production and fat loss. Spit in a tube, mail your sample to the certified lab, and an independent, board-certified physician in your state will weigh in on whether your level is normal. If it’s not, see your own doc about next steps.


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4. Rootine: Best for Nutrient Deficiency

Fill out a 10-minute online quiz about your health and fitness habits, then take an at-home DNA or blood test (or upload data from or 23andMe). Rootine’s medical-grade genetics lab will analyze 52 genetic markers that have been shown in studies to impact how your body processes nutrients. Based on your genetic needs, the company will whip up a custom micronutrient formula with up to 18 vitamins and minerals. Just remember, supplements shouldn’t be used in place of healthy eating.

[$69 per month for 3 months;]

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5. Thorne: Best for Fertility

Out-of-whack reproductive hormones can cause unexplained weight gain, sleep issues, mood changes, fatigue, and more—issues that affect people beyond those trying to conceive. Mail in your saliva swab and blood test, and certified labs will analyze hormone levels, thyroid function, and stress responses to provide you with a personalized health plan based on your results (think tips like “focus on resistance training in the morning” or “choose a Mediterranean diet”). Be wary of supplement recommendations; since those aren’t federally regulated, you should always discuss them with your doctor.


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September 3, 2021

Low-Volume HIIT Is the Best Way to Torch Fat in a Time Crunch

Love boot-camp classes but in a time crunch? Good news: low-volume HIIT is just as effective. Less than 20 minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can reap just as many benefits as the traditional 30 minutes a day recommended by the surgeon general, according to new research published in the Journal of Physiology. “In many cases, the low-volume variations of HIIT provide comparable and, at times, superior improvements for a variety of health outcomes when compared to longer but lower-intensity aerobic training interventions,” says study author Angelo Sabag, Ph.D., of Western Sydney University in Australia.

Along with strong quads and a six-pack, perks of low-volume HIIT include a decrease in blood sugar levels and a stronger heart. “It improves the responsiveness of our muscles to insulin and allows us to better use blood glucose and fatty acids,” says Sabag. “HIIT also improves the heart’s ability to pump blood more effectively and circulate oxygen and nutrients to organs and muscles.”

Looking to give low-volume HIIT a try? Sabag suggests this favorite routine: 10 x 60 seconds running or cycling at 80-90 percent of max effort, with 60 seconds of active recovery (i.e. walking) at 30 to 50 percent effort between intervals. “If you are relatively untrained, start with five intervals and progressively increase the number until you can achieve 10 per session,” Sabag.

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