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
In 
Fat Loss
 Category
15
Oct 2020

Altitude Training – (not) only something for top athletes?

We all know that top athletes prepare themselves for upcoming competitions on other altitude levels. But not only top athletes benefit from training at altitudes, also recreational athletes like you and me. The reason is the increased production of red blood cells in the height. Read all about the positive effects of altitude training on performance and health and what the different types of altitude trainings are.
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Posted by 
Katalin Siklosi
In 
Endurance
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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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Posted by 
Julian Massler
In 
Wellbeing
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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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Posted by 
Julian Massler
In 
Wellbeing
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