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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.

Sleep and Metabolism

Sleep & Our Metabolism

We know that sleep is important, but it seems that the further we get into adulthood, the less sleep we get! Whether it’s stress from work, family demands, an overbooked schedule (or all the above), other things seem to take priority over a good night’s rest. What we may not realize is the affect that our bad sleep habits are having on our metabolism.

Healthy Eating

Five Tips To Start Eating Healthier Today

When it comes to making positive lifestyle changes, what we eat can be one of the most difficult habits to change-and stick with. A lot of approaches these days involve an overhaul of current habits, and can easily overwhelm you with feeling like you don’t know where to start. Here are 5 of our favorite small choices that can allow you to start feeling the benefits of healthy foods, while still being easily implementable.