How Much Light Sleep Do You Need?

Light sleep often gets dismissed in the context of evaluating sleep quality or a “good night’s sleep”, as it is seen as the significantly “lesser sleep” compared to the REM stage and the deep sleep stage. However, light sleep is still an important stage of sleep with physiological benefits. But, what exactly is light sleep, … Read more

How Your Sleep Routine Is Compromising Your Running Performance (And Recovery)

Quality sleep is a cornerstone of optimal performance for professional and amateur runners. Ever heard the saying, “You snooze, you lose.” Well, it’s not quite right. The relationship between sleep and running performance is intricate, as sleep plays a crucial role in physical and mental recovery. While many runners focus on training intensity, mileage, and … Read more

Are Flip Flops Bad For Your Feet? Here’s How They Affect Your Gait

When it comes to footwear, comfort and style often dominate our choices. Some would argue that flip-flops fall short in both of these categories. Some would argue the opposite. Nevertheless, some people will swear by those easy-to-slip-on shoes that are synonymous with summer and relaxation and, in fact, will wear them all year round. Similar … Read more

The Starbucks Secret Menu 2023: How To order + Make Them yourself

Starbucks is one of the most popular chains of coffee shops in the United States and now has a prominent global presence. If you’ve ever gone into a Starbucks before, you’ve likely been overwhelmed by the number of Starbucks drinks and menu options to choose from. So, the notion of having a “Starbucks secret menu,“ … Read more

10 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas For The Week To Make Your Life Easier

Evidence suggests that meal planning is associated with a lower risk of obesity. However, oftentimes, one of the biggest deterrents to sticking with a healthy weight loss diet plan is the time, skill, and energy required to meal prep and cook healthy meals.  So, what are some easy healthy meal prep ideas? What are the … Read more

Is Coffee Inflammatory? What The Research Says

Most people are aware that there can be side effects to consuming too much caffeine, such as nervousness, jitteriness, anxiety, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, difficulty sleeping, irritability, tension, and even exacerbated panic attacks. But, is coffee inflammatory? Does coffee increase inflammation or decrease inflammation? Does the type of coffee impact the association between coffee … Read more

The *Secret* Starbucks Medicine Ball Drink: Will It Cure You?

There is something especially fun about ordering “secret“ menu items from popular restaurants. You feel like an insider who has a behind-the-scenes playbook of all of the best orders that only the true fans know about. One of the popular “secret“ Starbucks drinks is the Starbucks Medicine Ball or Cold Buster Tea. But, how do … Read more