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testosterone moleculeThe word testosterone is one you have surely heard from time to time. But there’s a lot more to it than you may realize. In fact, testosterone plays a very large role in many different systems throughout the body.

From the reproductive system and sexuality, to bone density and muscle mass, testosterone has a hand in it all.

But what you may not know is that sleep plays a large role in testosterone levels and production. It may sound counter intuitive, but it’s true. The time you spend snoozing can have a huge effect on this important hormone.

Before we get into that, let’s get a little background on testosterone and how it works.

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How HILIT Can Protect Your Joints While Taking Your Fitness to the Next Level in Minutes a Day 

There are a lot of acronyms in the world of fitness. runningYou’re probably most familiar with HIIT or high intensity interval training. Then, there’s LISS or low intensity steady state training.

Well, there’s a new kid on the block!  Meet HILIT…

What is HILIT and How Is It Different?

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Make Your At-Home Workout the Highlight of Your Day 

It’s easy to just hop on your elliptical, set the time, and then just zone out until your workout is done. Sure, it’s simple and it gets the job done. But is this really making the most of your exercise time?  Do you actually ENJOY this type of workout or are you counting down the minutes until you can be done?

Your elliptical should be a whole lot more exciting than something that just “gets the job done.” That’s why we’ve put together this list of fun workouts that make your elliptical workout a highlight of your day!

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Exercise Is Only Part of Your Fitness 

stressFeeling a little stressed lately?

In today’s world, stress and anxiety are par for the course. We all feel stress and anxiety from time to time. And that’s ok. The key is managing it and not letting it take you away from yourself and your goals.

Exercise is good for your mind and your body, specifically as a very effective form of stress management. That’s right, exercise will not only help you feel stronger physically, but also mentally.

This all begins in your brain, but the effects will travel throughout our whole body!

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Should You Be Using MCT Oil…and How

MCT OilWhen it comes to your health, it can be hard to know which products you should be using and which are just sponsored ads on Instagram. MCT oil is a product you may have heard of that’s been gaining a lot of popularity and for good reason.

So what is it? And is it something you should be adding to your daily diet?  We’re going to break down everything “MCT” for you in this article. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be wiser and one step closer to a healthier you!

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Don’t Pull the Plug on Your Fitness Goals

Many of us are being forced to stay at home for the first time in our lives.  Gone are the days when we can head off to the crowded gym for a lunch break or after-work sweat sessions.  Now, we need to substitute rows of weight machines and exercise equipment for the workout gear we have in our living room.

And yes, our staff here at Treadmill-Ratings-Reviews.com are feeling the pain just like you are.  In fact, our fearless leader, Brad Heath wanted to share his own story in the hopes that it will help inspire and motivate you as you adjust your own fitness routine.

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Unique Times Call for Unique Action 

You plan your fitness goals. You strategize a way to reach them. You imagine amazing results.

But, do you know what you’re NOT doing?  You aren’t actually getting started… Yup, when it comes to attaining your fitness goals, there are a lot of things that can derail us.

For most of us, we use the excuse that it’s not the right time. Work is really busy, there’s a lot going on with the family, it’s just too cold…or too hot. Or maybe you set your goal on January 1st and have already lost sight of the finish line.

And now, this COVID-19 situation has all of us in a bit of an odd situation.  Many of us are stuck working at home for the first time in our lives.  But when you take out a daily commute, kids’ soccer practice, and the need to dress for society, many of us are finding ourselves with a little (or a lot of) extra time on our hands.

So yes, NOW is the perfect time to finally get going with your fitness goals.  Not only will daily exercise help you, boost your immunity and manage your anxiety in regards to the pandemic, it will also help you look and feel great for the time when we’re finally allowed to go public again.

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How Exercise Helps You Stay Healthy

We know that exercise is good for you, there’s no argument there. It’s great for heart health, brain function, bone strength, emotional health and more.

But did you know that it’s also good for your immune system? That’s right! Exercising can help boost your immune system to keep you healthy and ready to fight off illness.

It’s something that’s all the more important given the current state of the world.

How Exercise May Help Boost Your Immune System Against Coronavirus

There are a few theories as to why regular exercise may help you stay healthy. Nobody knows exactly how it happens, but based on how our bodies function this is the closest the experts have come to knowing what’s really going on.

The scientific community is still learning about the coronavirus so none of the studies in this report are specific to our current situation.  Instead, we’re working off our prior knowledge of how exercise can help boost your immune system against things like the annual flu.  (The COVID-19 virus is a type of flu.)

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You’ll love this exercise challenge with your favorite Apex Legends!

Apex Legends was just named the Best Multiplayer Game of 2019 at The Game awards. The game has grown a massive player base of over 70 million gamers with estimates of 8 to 10 million players battling to be named the Champion each week, all playing anywhere from an hour per day to 5 hours per day on average.

That’s a lot of sitting around and not doing much.

To help gamers get off of the couch or out of their comfortable gamer chair and get some exercise we worked with an Apex Legends player, graphics designer, and fitness aficionado Reddit user /u/DanyulD to come up with an exercise challenge based on one of the game’s Legends.

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3 Things to Consider Before You Eat a Huge Reward Meal 

Appetite and exercise are a funny combo…

There may be times when you finish a workout and feel like you could eat a horse, while other times the thought of a basic salad is totally unappealing.

Neither of these feelings are out of the ordinary, it just comes down to understanding how the body is responding to different types of exercise. This can keep you from derailing your hard-earned results. To plan your workout and diet regimen to be the most effective, let’s take a look at the different ways exercise can affect your appetite.

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