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heart healthy lifestyle tips

Four Heart Healthy Lifestyle Tips

With February being American Heart Month, we can raise awareness about heart disease and how we can prevent it – both at home and in the community. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and while some conditions and defects are hereditary, there are quite a few conditions that can be prevented and even treated with the aid of healthy lifestyle choices. Here are some examples of how we can make more heart-healthy choices.

Metabolic Testing

The Effect of “Biggest Loser” on Resting Metabolic Rate

A recent study published in Obesity International reports that six years after their dramatic and well publicized weight loss on the TV show “The Biggest Loser,” most contestants had regained the pounds—and on top of that, their metabolic rate had slowed and they were burning fewer calories than before starting the show…

dieting pitfalls

The Pitfalls of Yo-Yo Dieting

How many of you know someone who will go on a diet because they are getting married, planning a tropical vacation where they’ll have to dawn the dreaded swimsuit, or the common “it’s almost summertime” diet? Perhaps you know someone who does this, or maybe this IS you! While it may seem harmless to diet when we feel like losing a few pounds, what we may not know are the negative effects of weight cycling.

biomarker boom

XFitLab and the Biomarker Boom

One of KORR’s customers, XFitLab, has utilized VO2 Max testing to become one of the integral parts of the “biomarker boom.” This term encompasses the concept that measurements go way beyond weight on the scale, and is driving workout programming in interesting, innovative ways. These biomarker tracking points include learning one’s percentage of body fat, skeletal muscle mass, V02 Max, basal metabolic rate, and anaerobic threshold. See how VO2 Max has made its mark by being one of the key points to modern day fitness programming.

Healthy Eating

Superfood Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

Have you been always wanting to try out Quinoa, but thought it looked too complicated? This simple recipe from elizabethrider.com can be the perfect meal, side dish, or mid-day snack! Easily make a big batch ahead of time, and eat it throughout the week for a quick, healthy, grab and go option. Need to include more protein for your diet plan? Try throwing in a hard boiled egg or lean meat for an easy boost!

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