There's an app for that too: Sometimes success is all about having the right tool for the right job. When it comes to your personal health, wellness & fitness; do you have the right tool for the job? Here is a list of our staff picks of the Top-10 apps for 2018.
Though this is far from a comprehensive list of available apps, these are those preferred by our staff. The use of fitness and nutrition apps have shown association with healthier eating behaviors and BMI1 making lifestyle related apps a great choice for those with weight management goals.
Struggling to get going? Most of these apps can be customized with personal reminders to help with keeping consistent. Additionally, most lifestyle apps include functionality to assist in connecting with other like minded people also using the app. Connecting with others in an app cretes the ability to have accountability partners or join a community of others with similar goals and interests. Utilizing either or both of these features is recommended to ensure full success with the applications intent.
Mobile apps work more efficiently in managing lifestyle then desktop apps or websites. A well-designed mobile app can perform actions much quicker than a mobile or desktop website. If there is an app you love and we missed it on our list, send us a message so we can include it in our next update.
1 :JMIR Publications via National Library of Medicine.
* App costs, subscription information and availability vary. Please consult the app store on your device for up-to-date information on each app.
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Your own metabolism is killing you.
The incomprehensible bazillions of biochemical reactions firing off every nanosecond in every one of your cells have consequences.
Because there is no free lunch.
Not even in biology. The truth is...
There is a master anabolic switch hidden deep inside your cells. It unlocks rapid muscle growth, stimulates tissue repair, activates your immune system, and generally makes us stronger and more capable.
It’s known as “mTOR.”
You may have heard of it in the bodybuilding and biohacking worlds.
However, this master anabolic switch is not as straightforward as some might like you to believe.
The equation is more complicated than mTOR = more muscle gain.
The following is adapted from The Search for the Perfect Protein.
At our clinic, the LifeWorks Wellness Center, we have many clients—male and female—who have problems with low energy, depression, and insomnia. With these patients, we’ll measure neurotransmitter levels, which include serotonin, dopamine, GABA, glutamate, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. The results tell the same story:
Symptomatic patients have neurotransmitter levels far below the optimal standards.
Even when patients have been given prescription psych medications by their doctor, their levels remain low because the drugs do not correct the underlying cause.