Posts by Opara

Exercise Today For A Better Brain Tomorrow

It’s widely understood that exercising at the gym will help improve strength, speed, endurance, and an overall level of physical fitness, but what many people do not realize is that exercise actually also helps your brain. That’s right—exercise can make you smarter. In fact, while scientists can only speculate that mental games like puzzles can…

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ACL Tears

WHAT IS AN ACL TEAR? ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which is one of the four major ligaments in the knee. Knowing this, an ACL tear is simply when this particular ligament has been torn. ACL tears are actually the most common injuries suffered in sports like football, soccer, and basketball. Surprisingly though, 80%…

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Booze and Brawn

What science says about the effect of alcohol on body composition, strength and exercise by Kelechi Opara Alcohol, like high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine, is one of the most misunderstood substances that many people regularly consume. Lots of people enjoy drinking and have questions about alcohol consumption and their weight management  goals. I’m often asked…

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The Dirt on Clean Eating by Alan Aragon

      Everyone knows the difference between dirty and clean foods, so I don’t have to explain the obvious…or do I? My favorite response to questions about how to eat clean is, “Wash your food.” The biggest problem with discussing foods in these terms is that there’s no clear definition of clean or dirty.…

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