Athletic Performance

  • Health Benefits of Biking | Natural Health Blog
    4/30/2017
    Biking has many health benefits! Read on for seven good reasons why you don’t want to miss out on May Bike Month!  
  • 1/23/2017
    Having ruled out trying to pack a shake with problem plagued protein supplements, I chose to build my shake around long-chain, low-glycemic carbohydrates.
  • 10/7/2016
    It turns out that comfort shoes might not be all that virtuous after all. Yes, they cause less damage than sky-high heels, but at least some research points to the possibility that wearing shoes at all is not so great, plus, all that support and cushioning in the best-feeling brands comes with special hazards.
  • Sleep Apnea Affects Cardiovascular Fitness
    12/18/2014
    Individuals who have sleep apnea appear to suffer from decreased aerobic fitness levels compared to those without the condition.
  • 3/13/2014
    According to a new study, former college athletes are far more likely than the rest of us to end up with lifelong disabilities or chronic health conditions that interfere with daily functioning.
  • Human Anatomy Muscles
    1/26/2013
    In this newsletter, we continue our examination of the human muscle system by exploring both the physics of muscle movement and the code that underpins muscle anatomy.
  • Supplements That Build Muscle
    1/12/2013
    Exploring your muscles and bones is far more interesting than it first appears -- and properly taking care of them, far more involved than you might believe.
  • 9/30/2012
    Researchers at Technical University of Munich in Germany found in three separate studies that by squeezing a ball or making a fist with their left hand, right-handed participants stayed calmer and performed better under pressure in athletic endeavors.
  • 7/31/2012
    Due to injury or age-related degeneration, many are not able to live full, active lives due to muscle and joint pain. Learn more about the various natural health remedies available today to maintain healthy joints and muscles.
  • 7/31/2012
    Check out Jon Barron's top super foods! Learn what superfoods and "super proteins" he recommends including a few formulas containing these superfoods that he actually uses for himself.
  • 7/31/2012
    Exercise fundamentally changes every system and function in your body. The older you get, the more important it is – and the more pronounced the benefits. For athletes, natural health can bring your athletic performance to a whole new level, but for a person in their 80's, exercise can literally increase muscle strength by as much as 300% in a matter of just a few weeks. Below is a list of resources concerning types of exercise Jon Barron recommends as well as specific health supplements to help your body repair and build -- important for both the fitness beginner to the competitive athlete:
  • 6/29/2012
    A recent article in Time Magazine touts the work of Dr. Jasper Smits who has developed a successful program using exercise as the primary treatment for depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mood disorders.  Americans currently spend around $10 billion a year for antidepressants, despite the fact that antidepressants may cause significant side effects.  In this health podcast, learn more about this study and the many natural health remedies for mood disorders if you, or someone you care about, is suffering from depression or anxiety.
  • 12/8/2010
    New research shows that taking a moderately-paced walk for between 30 and 45 minutes daily increases the amount of immune system cells present in the body.
  • 11/23/2010
    The latest research out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, shows that brain circuitry is improved by exercise.
  • 11/5/2010
    A study from England that suggests owning a dog may encourage children to become more active.
  • 9/20/2010
    Breakfast is the most misunderstood meal of the day. For a balanced, healthy, sustaining breakfast, it is not as simple as plain poached eggs or oatmeal or a fruit smoothie. What you don't know may be killing you.
  • 9/18/2010
    Using the right music before and during a workout can boost your performance by as much as 20 percent.
  • 9/10/2010
    Research has shown that the color red can affect metabolism, respiration, and blood pressure and even improve sports performance in athletes. A recent study conducted by the American Psychological Association is teaching us something new about the color, something sexy.  Learn how this research correlates to the odds of you being healthy and living a long life, or one of the many who suffer from disease.
  • 7/31/2010
    To relieve arthritis suffering, Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center recommends yoga, and WebMd touts the benefits of Tai Chi.
  • 6/10/2010
    Five minutes of exercise in a natural setting--like walking in a park or gardening in your backyard--benefits mental health as well as physical health.
  • 10/13/2009
    According to a study out of Oxford University, people who exercise together increase their pain threshold and physical endurance by a huge margin.
  • 7/24/2009
    The benefits of exercise are profound. However, how much should you exercise to stay in the "magic zone" where the body gains resistance and the brain resists decay? Listen to Jon's details on healthy exercise and natural anti-aging!
  • 9/1/2008
    Allergies, food intolerances, aminoacidemia, and intestinal toxemia are all problems that can accompany protein supplementation. They are also all factors to consider when choosing a protein supplement. The bottom line is that choosing the right protein supplement is not necessarily as simple as comparing product labels in a store.
  • 8/18/2008
    Many people think that the usability of protein is a question of animal versus vegetable. In fact, that's one of the least important determiners when it comes to protein usability.
  • 8/4/2008
    There are a number of questions that need to be addressed when you're thinking about what protein to supplement with such as bioavailability, speed of uptake, the size of the protein molecule, allergies, etc.
  • 10/9/2007
    very second of every day your body relies on soluble major and trace mineral ions to conduct and generate billions of tiny electrical impulses. Without these impulses, not a single muscle, including your heart, would be able to function.
  • humans need exercise
    2/26/2007
    It's not my purpose in this newsletter to teach you how to exercise -- there are many books, DVDs, and websites that teach you how to do that -- but rather, to explain to you why you need to exercise and why you need to commit to multiple forms of exercise.
  • 2/23/2007
    Listen as Jon explains that exercise is not just for building strength, it is one of the most important components for disease prevention and building natural health.
  • 4/10/2006
    With all of the decisions we make every day -- work, family, relationships, household, finances -- what we eat should not be one of the most difficult. I know we all have the best of intentions when it comes to eating healthy, but with diet trends, genetically modified foods, irradiation, conflicting studies, and clever marketing, the choice of what to eat has become mind numbing. Some choices just sound so contrary that it's hard to know what's a good diet choice and what's just a good news stories. For instance:
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