What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gary Kasparov and Serena Williams all have in common? What single factor unites the former Governor of California and the most prolific bodybuilder of all time, to his equally dominant counterparts in the fields of chess and tennis? READ MORE
Retirement (R) = rest (r) + relaxation (r)
Algebra does a good job summing up how most people perceive life after work; Florida’s real estate market would cease to exist, otherwise. But not all retirees think alike. There are some who refuse to let their age dictate their potential. Meet the athletes who prove that age, truly is, just a number. READ MORE
If you are one of the millions, planning out your new year’s resolutions, or what I prefer to call ‘the first week of Jan to-do list’, please read this first.
If we are to reclaim our health and minimize our risk of illness, we need:
- A reformed understanding of nutrition: the role it plays in our health, and an overhaul of dietary guidelines.
- The need for individualized medicine and a move away from the one-size-fits-all approach.
- An informed public: questioning the status quo and making educated lifestyle choices to become better advocates for our health.
When Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist from California, underwent knee replacement surgery, his recovery was far from easy. Months of physical therapy from best-in-class facilities did nothing to end the sleepless nights of pain he endured. The problem? Dr. Topol was victim to a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine.
He said it would heal in a few weeks. Eleven months later, in a sigh of resignation, I declared ‘I’m done’. I had reached my last nerve. Little did I know, these two words would activate a healing power within me, a power to end a year of heartache and desperation. READ MORE
When it comes to fitness tracking, the wearables market is soaring. Set to be worth an estimated $34 billion by the year 2020, we are obsessed with quantifying results. But what about readiness? How do you know when your body is primed for peak performance? You can now tell by measuring what’s known as heart rate variability: the key to maximizing your potential without burning out.
- Nrf2 is a protein promising to be the next big thing in anti-aging science
- It lies within each of our cells and regulates the antioxidants that fight illness
- Certain foods activate the release of Nrf2 and its biological pathways
Getting old just happens right? But have you ever stopped to consider how aging actually works? For an industry set to rocket to $216 billion by the year 2021, men and women in white lab coats are working endlessly to figure out how to prevent wrinkles. Beyond vanity though, aging has a more serious implication; it causes illness. The older we get the more prone we are to ill health. Most recently, scientists have focused their efforts on what could be our most powerful agent in the fight against aging and age related disease; the best part – you don’t need to buy it. Introducing Nrf2: the body’s own secret agent.
‘Nootropics’ (noo-tro-pics), would make a cool name for the aliens in Men in Black 4, right? Derived from the Greek words noos (mind) and tropein (to bend), nootropics is an umbrella term used for supplements, nutraceuticals and herbal drugs which enhance brain power and cognitive functioning. Also known as smart drugs (the terms are often used interchangeably), nootropics are fast becoming the go-to choice for executives and entrepreneurs looking to max out their brain’s potential. Yet despite this increased uptake, little is known about them in the mainstream. Let’s delve into the world of nootropics.READ MORE
Yesterday I ran my first ever Spartan race. For those unfamiliar, Spartan races are obstacle courses ran over varying distances: 3+ miles (Sprint), 8+ miles (Super) and 12+ miles (Beast). As a newcomer to the sport I played it safe and entered the Sprint: twenty obstacles spread out over 3 miles. Despite being my first Spartan, the race happened five months later than planned. I originally applied to run the Sprint in April but was held back due to wrist tendonitis. Five months on, several treatments later and with Kinesio Tape planted on my arm, I was ready and determined to strike Spartan off my 2016 goals. Here is what happened…..READ MORE