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The Science of Motivation

You may have noticed that, in the past several months, we have been posting “Bright Spots” to the Foundry Athletes group. In these posts, we highlight members for their accomplishments: in the gym, at work, or in their personal lives. It feels good to be recognized...

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Can yogurt improve your gut health?

Did you really think yogurt was your answer to gut health? I’m not sure who started it, but in recent years probiotics became a buzzword.  “They’re the good kind of bacteria,” they said. In reality, probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are known to help...

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Heart Health Tips

Can you relate to this 33-year-old man’s story: Last Friday, I hopped on a train and made the two-hour trek to my sister’s to dog-sit for the week. While the train ride itself was enjoyable, the trip certainly didn’t start out that way. In fact, it began with a scary...

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Heart Rate Variability, Health, and Athletic Performance

There are many metrics we can keep track of these days to help guide us toward better health and fitness. We can use metrics from fitness trackers such as the Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Whoop, Morpheus, etc. The list of products and the data they give you go on and...

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Should you be taking BCAAs?

You might have been told you should be taking Branch Chained Amino Acids (BCAAs) to help your performance and recovery, or to help you lose fat or gain strength. But why? Are BCAA’s just another fickle fad that’s going to lose steam quickly? Or is there some truth to...

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Perfection vs. Mastery: which are you striving for?

Are you living your life constantly in the pursuit of perfection? How fulfilling has that been for you? It’s a small change in your mindset, but have you considered how living your life in the pursuit of mastery instead of perfection could bring more happiness, joy, and fulfillment to your life?

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Still rocking Kraft PB in your Pantry?

Peanut butter is a healthy fat, you have been told. An appropriate snack for children, you have been told. Not. So. Fast. Especially if we’re talking about the mass-produced Kraft, Skippy, Squirrel  -type brands. These bad boys are seriously processed, contain...

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The Swiss Water Process: an alternative for coffee drinkers

There are some things in life I’m willing to say “no” to quite frequently, for the purpose of having a better quality of life. Things like highly-processed foods, alcohol, and sugary beverages are atop the list. However, coffee has been one of those things that I just...

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