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Caffeine: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Like most people, I start my day in need of some caffeine. Sometimes I even treat myself to one of those $4.00 specialty coffees from Starbucks. No matter where it comes from, the goal is always the same: get my body some caffeine. The substance 1,3,7-Trimethylpurine-2,6-dione, which is the scientific name for caffeine, is the…

Is Health Hereditary?

Think your health is all in the genes? Science says you have more control than you think. We think certain factors of our health are uncontrollable. Immune response, longevity, and our reaction to stress were considered hard-wired and out of our control. Right? Not Exactly. New research is showing that controlling the uncontrollable is not only…

Training for Your Freedom

Staying consistent with your exercise and training program can be challenging. Some days are harder than others and it’s the hard days that we need to remind ourselves of why we’re training in the first place. I’ll never forget my father bringing me outside and surprising me with my first bike. It had a purple…