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Your Ultimate Magnesium Guide – Everything You Must Know

Not all magnesium supplements are created equal, and some can be harmful! Learn the differences between products and the uses for each! Question: aren’t all magnesium supplements the same? Short answer, no. There are several factors to consider from quality of mineral, chelate and delivery (capsules, powder, liquid). First, we need to know what the supplement is actually is doing in bodies. Did you know that the first name of a mineral is not the most important part? The second name of [...]

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Missing Out On Life Due To Old Injuries? Find Out Why And What To Do

Do you ever wonder why you can’t do the things you used to do when you were younger? Things such as walking, running, jumping? Are you telling your friends you can’t take them up on their offer to play in that softball or volleyball league with them because of that old hip or knee injury, the nagging shoulder pain, or the wrist soreness? Have you told your buddies that the flag football or basketball games are now just a distant memory [...]

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How Stress Affects Your Health And 3 Simple Tips

  Stress causes changes in hormone levels as well as immune system, cardiac and gastrointestinal functions. Prolonged stress results in predictable effects on the body, and the physiological and psychological consequences of acute and chronic stress can persist beyond the actual ending of a stressful event. Stress is two-sided. Stress is needed at the right times, for example, working out but as soon as you finish your last set you want stress to dissipate in order to start the recovery process. The terms are [...]

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Lat Pull Downs 101 – Optimal Exercise Execution

The ability to use cables is crucial in matching resistance profiles to effectively train many upper body and lower body muscle groups. Today we take a look at the lat pull-down. This machine is a staple in most commercial gyms and training studios and is pretty simple, right? Pull the bar to your chest and train your lats, if only it was that simple! Anatomy It is important to first understand the anatomy of the lats and their function. The lats connect [...]

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Nutrition, where to start? 5 Easy to Follow Steps

Nutrition, diet, exercise, where to start? Nutrition is often an overlooked aspect of health with regards to individualization. Most coaches suggest a “one size fits all diet” that either worked for them or is a current trend. The reality we are all different and our diet must take into consideration our training programs, stress levels, sleep quality, allergens, gut health, the list goes on Below are general guidelines we at Link recommend to start for a healthy lifestyle; A = Solid protein source at every meal [...]

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Rapid Fat Loss For Women – Sample Workout Included

Interested in Rapid Fat Loss? Below is a sample routine we provide to women looking to lose fat rapidly. Please note that these clients already have high levels of fitness, are structurally balanced meaning they can maintain perfect execution through a full range of motion on exercises like squats, deadlifts,  presses, etc. If you are super motivated and proficient with execution, then give it a try and let us know how you feel after it! Here is the workout and provided you [...]

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Five Supplements to Help You to Unwind & Sleep

Magnesium Magnesium has been shown to calm the nervous system and decrease cortisol, both crucial for optimal sleep. Adequate Magnesium levels also has been shown to fight off inflammation where as subjects with low levels experienced higher inflammation. Bottom Line – Inflammation, an excited nervous system and high cortisol all contribute to poor quality sleep Product Recommendation – Design for Health Magnesium L-Threonate Melatonin  Melatonin is a hormone released by the brain in response to darkness. Light has been shown to inhibit secretion hence, limited [...]

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How Stress Affects Your Nutrition & Simple Solutions

With work, family and other obligations, stress is a common part of our daily life. While stress is something we all deal with from time to time, stress can have a negative impact on your health if chronic. Overworking and under recovering can lead to unhealthy lifestyle habits,  which contribute more stress, leading to a very negative stress cycle. Picture you are facing a very tight deadline at work, you might make poor choices about what to eat, relying on refined sugars [...]

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Hamstring Curl 101 – Optimal Exercise Execution

Hamstring Curls are a crucial exercise to have in your routines as they train the hamstring in knee flexion (bending the knee). Imbalances in this portion of the muscle are a known contributor to knee pain, especially when running! In this article we will review Anatomy & function How to execute the top hamstring curl exercises Common errors & considerations Anatomy There are 3 muscles that make up the hamstring group. From lateral to medial they are Bicep Femoris, Semitendinosus and Semimembranosus. It is important to [...]

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The Role of Vitamin E In Your Health & Brain

When it comes to micronutrients you can most likely list a minimum of one big function for the majority of minerals and vitamins.  For example calcium – bone health, iron – healthy blood, B vitamins – energy, vitamin C – immune system. What about Vitamin E? Vitamin E is frequently known as”skin vitamin” as it is used in many moisturizing and cosmetic products that we put on our skin. In your brain neurons that are cells which help with cognitive functioning and [...]

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