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The Traveling Athlete’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Eating healthy meals while traveling is impossible. Well, not impossible, but it certainly feels that way for many people. This is especially true for athletes who are often more careful about what they eat. Traveling should be fun, and it shouldn’t have to ruin your nutrition plan. In this podcast,

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How to Treat Low-Back Pain

If you’ve ever had back pain, you’re not alone. For many people, low-back pain becomes a chronic problem that can resurface at any moment. In a previous podcast, you learned why most treatments for low-back pain don’t work. In this episode, you’ll learn about a simple, safe, and cheap treatment

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The Top Five Low-Back Pain Myths Debunked

There’s a lot of debate about what causes low-back pain, and a lot of misconceptions. Despite their best efforts, even doctors often don’t have an accurate understanding of low-back pain.(1) After listening to this episode, you’ll understand why most low-back pain treatments and prevention strategies don’t work. In the next episode,

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Why Running Marathons Probably Won’t Give You Heart Disease

It shouldn’t be this complicated. Exercise should be good for your heart. More should be better. People who exercise the most should have the healthiest hearts. Unfortunately, science is not always that simple, even if we try to make it so. When marathons first became popular, some doctors saw it

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Athlete’s Heart: Why Bigger is Not Always Better, or Worse

What doesn’t kill you does not always make you stronger. But it doesn’t necessarily make you weaker, either. At least when it comes to exercise and your heart. Most data indicates that in the short-term, exercise doesn’t cause heart damage, even if it makes your heart a little tired. However,

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The Truth about Extreme Exercise, Oxidative Stress, and Your Health

If you’re a committed athlete and health nut, you’ve probably heard it said that your training may be endangering your health. More often than not, the article or video (or sales page) will claim that the oxidative stress caused by your intense training is increasing your risk of heart disease

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Does “Cardio” Cause Heart Disease?

The United States has a big problem. Heart disease is the number one cause of death, with one person dying every 39 seconds in the United States in 2008.(1) To help counter this problem, you’ve been told for years that one of the best ways to protect your heart is

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