Recovery. It’s not sexy, we know... Rest days? Foam rolling? Deloading? Stretching? Boring... Most people would rather just crush themselves in the gym day after day, because that’s how you see results, right? Maybe not. What if we told you adequate recovery is actually one of the most important factors in optimal fitness and physical health The truth is, no matter how hardcore your fitness routine is, how often you exercise, or how on-point your diet is, if your recovery sucks, your health and performance will suffer.
Turmeric is everywhere nowadays—supplements, beauty products, salad dressings, fancy overpriced lattes; it's even made its way into chocolate. You've probably had your fingers or countertops stained by turmeric, sprinkled turmeric powder on your salads or smoothies, or started taking a turmeric supplement for any number of the seemingly infinite benefits of this wonder-spice. But when it comes to the difference between turmeric and curcumin, many are left scratching their heads.
Ben Greenfield’s New Book “Boundless”: Everything You Need To Know To Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging
Learn about Kion Co-founder, Ben Greenfield's new book: a complete guide to optimizing the human body, mind, and spirit—written with no stone unturned, no fluff, no "watered down" drivel—just pure, hardcore, practical, from-the-trenches content. "Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging," is the last book you'll ever need to unlock unparalleled breakthroughs in performance, recovery, sleep, gut health, hormone balance, and much more.
Getting enough protein is a struggle that many plant-based dieters face. But given a proper game plan and execution, vegetarian and vegan athletes can meet their protein requirements with relative ease. Coming up with that game plan, however, requires some high-level strategizing, which can feel daunting. If you’re new to a plant-based diet or just looking to step up your plant-based protein game, it can easily feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. In this article, we’ll explain the nuances of the plant-based protein problem and explain how to get more protein on a plant-based diet the simple way.
What's the best way to brew coffee? That’s like asking who your favorite child is. It’s an impossible question to answer without knowing what all of them have done when you aren’t looking. Just kidding… But the truth is, there are many coffee brewing options available that vary in the time they require, gadgets they involve, and flavor profiles they produce. The best coffee brewing method for you depends on your personal preferences. Whether you like your morning coffee routine to be mindless or more intricate, here’s a guide to some of the most popular brewing methods out there.
Meditation doesn’t stop distracting thoughts, or negative thoughts, or unhelpful thoughts. It doesn’t let me “control my thoughts,” whatever that would mean. Meditation is just an awareness tool. And mental awareness is the first step toward finding more self-determination to do what I really want. Real self-determination isn’t possible when you’re being ceaselessly pushed and pulled by little goblins in your head who readily manipulate your emotions but whose existence you won’t acknowledge.
Because of its proven benefits on everything from sleep to productivity, focus, mood, and stress reduction, meditation is quickly becoming the daily practice of Marines, pro-athletes and world-class performers in all fields. Although meditation is one of the fastest growing health trends, its fundamentals—what it is, what it does and how to do it —remain ill-defined. Learn the top three misconceptions about meditation so you can start your own practice with knowledge, confidence, and clear expectations.
Stress. It’s one of those joys in life we all experience, and simultaneously love to hate. In times of pressure—like before a work deadline or during the heat of competition—stress can push us to perform at our peak. But when not managed properly, it can build up over time and do some serious damage to our mental and physical health.
Most of us are missing out on some of the health benefits (and getting the best possible flavor) of coffee by not storing, preparing, brewing, and sourcing our coffee properly. Here are seven tips for how to brew coffee like a pro in your own home so you never have to pay $8 for a nonfatmochachocalatte at your local coffee shop again.
Learn nine surprising ingredients you can add to your morning cup o' Joe for better flavor and added health benefits without any of the deleterious effects of cream and sugar.