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Matthew Quigley

9 things you should know before taking supplements

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 40% of Americans take some sort of supplement each day. This amounts to what Market Watch refers to as a staggering $37 billion industry between multivitamins, supplements, and protein powders. Despite those numbers, there’s a growing amount of research suggesting that supplements are, for the most part, unnecessary.

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Exercise
Matthew Quigley

Most of Us Misunderstand Metabolism. Here Are 9 Facts to Clear That Up.

We talk about metabolism like it’s something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You’ve seen the articles headlined “Boost your metabolism” or “Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight.”

But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still somewhat mysterious, biological process.

Here are nine facts to help you understand metabolism, and how to think about it in the context of weight gain and weight loss.

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