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Protein for The Exercising Individual

Protein is required for muscle repair, maintenance, and growth.
As part of meeting a healthy and balanced diet, individuals should consume adequate amounts of protein to support their muscles, bones, and skin, to provide themselves with energy and to keep them feeling satisfied between meals.

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Meal Prep Made Easy

But first, why meal prep?
Reduce likeliness of buying foods during the week.
Have healthy meal options available every day.
Improve your cooking skills.
Save money.
Save time during the week.
Help your each your nutrition goals.
Have food to come home to on busy days.
Inspire others around you to eat healthier– whether that is at work or at school.

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Mental Health & Exercise

Mental health is just as vital as physical health! Unsurprisingly, the two go hand-in-hand.
The National Mental Health Plan (2003-2008) acknowledges the equal importance of a patient with a mental illness’ physical health as well as their mental well-being in their care management.
Physical activity can benefit one’s mental health through many ways…

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How Meal Planning Can Save Money

Opting for home-cooked meals instead of eating out can be a simple, healthy, and delicious way to cut down on spending money each week. However, this may seem overwhelming to the average busy bee that struggles to find time to think of what to cook after work, whether they have the ingredients, recipe, or how long it will take! Who finds themselves getting home after a long, busy day and wondering, “Oh no, what am I going to do for dinner?”

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Amino Acids – Supplements vs Whole Foods

Amino acid supplements have become a commonly used supplement among fitness fanatics. Amazing benefits have been thrown around about these magic pills such as helping weight loss, increasing sports performance, muscle growth, and the list goes on. However, these supplements can be quite pricey! What if I told you that you could get all the amazing benefits that come with amino acids from food?

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What is Hypertrophy?

This involves a focus on the time that the muscle is under tension. This is where the muscles can be pushed to their maximum potential and where muscle growth occurs. The types of exercises that achieve this include those which challenge the muscles and include focusing on the correct form.

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Nature’s Pre-Workout

As a regular gym-goer, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of different pre-workout supplements you can find in-store or online. All the different brands, ingredients, and prices!

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Should Women Train the Same as Men?

Women differ functionally to men based on their differing hormones which can have a huge impact on ease of muscle growth, energy levels and sport performance. Many female gym-goers fear becoming ‘bulky’ and avoid lifting heavy weights or following the same training program as a male.

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