A New, Proactive Approach to Metabolic Health

According to a recent study, only 6.8% of Americans are in good metabolic health — a worrisome statistic. But what does it really mean? And how can you not only assess your metabolic health, but actively improve it? Metabolic Health Is More Than a Lack of Disease Thus far, scientists and clinicians haven’t agreed upon a…

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Stack These Habits to Live Longer

If you want to optimize for lifespan, you must consider yourself a pro in the longevity game. That means finding ways to decrease risk of chronic disease and other health complications. The way to do this is not through short-term fixes like crash diets or bootcamps. Instead, you should integrate complementary health habits for maximum…

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Vacations Can Help You Live Longer — Here’s Why

Like it or not, humans need rest. Every cell in your body is genetically programmed for activity and rest on a 24-hour circadian cycle, and no amount of “hacking” will keep you healthy if you deviate from that pattern for too long. Of course, we want to be productive! We need to earn an income…

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Optimizing Your Circadian Rhythm for Longevity

Many people hear the term circadian rhythm and immediately think of sleep. That’s not wrong, but there is so much more to circadian rhythm than just getting some shut-eye. Your circadian rhythm is actually a full 24-hour cycle during which your body coordinates cellular health and molecular function — and it’s essential for overall health…

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How to Leverage Sleep for Longevity

Everyone sleeps. It’s a basic need, like food, water, and movement, all of which are essential to life, health, and well-being. During sleep, your body focuses on recovery and repair, which requires a distinct metabolic state that is different from waking hours.  Unfortunately not everyone gets enough consistent, good-quality sleep. Impaired sleep, which dramatically increases…

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Does BMI Determine Longevity?

BMI, or body mass index, is at its core, a health-screening tool. With simple inputs of height and weight, this tool has been used for decades as a quick indicator of physical health and, importantly, risk of chronic disease. We know from data on people who live to be 100 or older that one of…

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A man bikes as a way to practice zone 2 exercise.

The Science Behind Zone 2 Exercise

We all know “exercise is good for us.” But when it comes to what kind of exercise to prioritize, advice runs the gamut. (There are a lot of options!) Fortunately, we have science to guide us. Exercise science research suggests that zone 2 exercise is one of the best forms of exercise you can do…

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The Science Behind Food Cravings

We’ve all felt them, and we’ve all given in to them at some point. But, despite their common occurrence, food cravings can be a tricky puzzle to solve. Do we, for example, acquiesce to the beckonings of the taco truck down the street? Or do we keep walking forward with a brave face, unscathed by…

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An Introduction to Mindful Eating

Many of us lead busy, fast-paced lives. As our endless to-do lists pile up, it can be hard to set aside time for a meal, let alone nurture a healthy relationship with food. Mindful eating — or the practice of being fully attentive to food and the eating experience as a whole — can be a…

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