24
Oct 2020

How chronic stress causes belly fat and what to do about it

It´s a well known saying, stress makes fat. But why is chronic stress "fatening". The hormone cortisol which is released during stress makes us crave snacks, inhibits metabolism, and makes the work of insulin, the hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation and fat storage, much harder. In this article, you get the briefing on how to lower your chronic cortisol levels with the right diet, lifestyle, and mindset.
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Posted by 
Kerstin Klein
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Fat Loss
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6
Oct 2020

Op-Ed: Interdisciplinarity

Information is worth nothing unless organized. Everything else is noise. Modern medical treatment of chronic and civilization disease suffers two major drawbacks. First, it only looks at symptoms and prescribes anti-medication. And secondly, the various specialists working for you on your health are not talking to each other. Big egos often times stand in the way of real treatments. Why listen to us? We are just "fitness trainers", right? Read my opinions here...
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Julian Massler
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Wellbeing
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14
Sep 2020

Op-Ed: The role of your genes in muscle & strength gains

I want to look like a swimmer, so I will go swimming. I want to look like Christiano Ronaldo, so I go and play soccer. I want to look like a runway model, so I walk the runway. The last one makes no sense, right? So why should the other two examples be any different? Humans love these straight forward heuristics. That's because our brain loves simple cause and effect relationships that don´t require thinking hard and in turn, don´t burn a lot of energy. Kahneman & Tversky received the Nobel Prize for that observation. Learn here why we suffer these cognitive biases when we think about fitness as well and how our genes determine our results from strength training.
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Julian Massler
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Muscle Gain
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4
Sep 2020

Op-Ed: Fit(necessity)

Newly discovered tribe in the Amazon rainforest, untouched by western civilization until now", the news anchor reports. Accompanied by pictures of men in loincloths with spears. Think about it, what is the picture in your head? They are extremely ripped, aren´t they? Why is that? And don´t give me the "they have a low-calorie diet" myth. Humans are gourmets, independent of which civilization level they are in. They have enough calories. That´s not the reason. Why are they so effortlessly fit? Read why here.
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Julian Massler
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Wellbeing
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