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
28
Sep 2020

Cardiovascular diseases: How does strength training improve heart health?

Various risk factors contribute to diseases of the cardiovascular system. These include high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels and overweight. The usual suspects of the affluent modern society. We spoke about heart health to Anna Maria Schürner, a leading physician for cardiac anesthesia and intensive care medicine. Anna Maria came to her AURUM training after her night shift and three hours of sleep. She doesn't like to miss her training sessions. The heart doctor has been doing strength training since the age of 15.
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Posted by 
Egle Paulauskaite
In 
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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Posted by 
Julian Massler
In 
Muscle Gain
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7
Sep 2020

What busy women eat for healthy and radiant skin

My god, those girls on the billboards. Miss Dior, No 5, and Chloé, the list goes on. Most likely, you now have a clear mental picture of the radiant young women in one of these brand marketing campaigns. Don't beat yourself up for not leaving the house with the perfect make-up, not to mention the often photoshopped glowing skin. While the main model’s job is to look gorgeous, your job is to shine being a mom working part-time or kicking some corporate asses each day. Here is our healthy skin food strategy for you to glow despite little time and lots of stress.
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Posted by 
Ilona Hersperger
In 
Nutrition
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