Nick Mardjekaj

31 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Follower | @nickmardjekaj | Keep up with Nick Mardjekaj on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nick Mardjekaj”

Supplement Guide: Build Muscle

10 Reasons You're Not Building Muscle—and What's Holding You Back in the Gym

Packing on muscle is no easy feat, regardless of whether you’re a string bean or a husky guy. And why you’re missing out on gains is typically caused …

The Fit 5: Facts About Muscle-Building

These Elite CrossFitters Went Vegan. Should You?<p>How to Treat and Heal Sunburned Skin<p>Can Being an Avid Cyclist Hurt You in the Bedroom?<p>Your …

Healthy Recipes: 5 Muscle-Building Breakfasts

How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Not to sound like a broken record, but it is. What you eat in the …

5 Ways To Build Muscle Quickly

Imagine if you could make healthy vegetarian recipes that even the most die-hard meat and potatoes fan would go wild for; maybe it would even make …

How Much Post-Workout Protein Do You Really Need?

If you want to maximize your muscle growth, consume THIS amount of protein after exercising<p>Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle, but you don’t need to gulp down a carton of raw eggs like Rocky to get the maximum benefit. Consuming 20 grams of protein after your workout should do …

Planet Fitness Is Not a Gym

And it’s stupid to keep pretending it is<p>On January 7, a Category 2 shitstorm exploded on Reddit when a Planet Fitness member complained that his local club had removed its only squat rack. By way of explanation, an employee told him “a customer complained that it was intimidating.”<p>As of Friday …

Cape Cod

The Scary Side Effect of One Sleepless Night

Snooze now—your brain will thank you later<p>Forget hits to the head—just one night of sleep deprivation creates changes in the brain similar to a mild concussion, according to new research from Sweden.<p>The small study was done on 15 healthy guys. One night they got 8 hours of sleep in the lab, and …

This Diet Has Been Ranked #1 For Years—but Is It Worth Trying?

Among 39 other plans, the DASH diet has once again come out on top<p>You’ve probably declared some lofty weight loss resolutions for the upcoming year. Besides the gym, one of your most valuable weapons will be an easy-to-follow, effective nutrition plan. But with the host of popular diets available, …

10 Signs You Need To Change Up Your Workout

The new year often means a packed gym, and while it’s easy for the regular gym-goers to get frustrated by the new crop of patrons ready to get …

Poor Sleep Linked With Delinquency In Teens

Sleep deprivation could increase the likelihood that a teen will engage in delinquent behaviors because of its effects on self control, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from Florida International University found an association between sleep deprivation and low self-control, as well as an …

Lack of sleep may increase Alzheimer's risk

<b>A new study suggests that reduced sleep and poor sleep quality may be linked to increased build-up of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of older</b> …

Sleep Therapy May Help Cure Depression Faster

Everyone's felt her mood plummet after a few (or more!) bad nights of sleep. And we've all had difficulties sleeping when we're sad or upset. But …

6 Ways a Poor Night's Sleep Messes with You

We all know how we feel when sleep-deprived: tired, groggy, and grumpy. But have you ever considered all of the ways just a single poor night of sleep may be messing with you? Science has revealed a great many ramifications that you’ve probably never thought of.<p><b>1. You’re more depressed and anxious.</b> …

Sleep Deprivation: Here's What Can Happen

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should get between seven and nine hours of shut-eye per night, with that number going up or down depending on age.<p>The foundation cites an increased risk of accident and injury as a main result of sleep deprivation, and investigation of the recent …

Lack of Sleep: What It Does to Your Brain

Behind the controls of the Metro-North train that derailed in New York earlier this week was a tired driver, according to new reports that engineer …

Sleep Problems Linked With Mood Problems In Severely Obese People: Study

Severely obese people who don't sleep well at night are more likely to experience mood disturbances and lower quality of life, according to a new study in the journal SLEEP.<p>A team of researchers from the U.S. and the U.K. analyzed sleep issues, quality of life and mood of 270 severely obese people …

Admittedly sleep-deprived TODAY hosts get tips

It's not all that surprising that two early-rising TODAY stars often get less than the recommended amount of sleep.<p>But you, too, could be one of the “walking zombies” in our midst, the kind who fails to get enough sleep, yet manages to power through the day.<p>On Thursday, TODAY’s Willie Geist and …

Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better

A teen's relationship — or lack of good relationship — with parents, pals or teachers may have a lot to do with why most kids aren't getting the nine to 10 hours of sleep that doctors recommend. The hormonal disruptions of puberty likely also play a role.<p>That's the word from David Maume, a …

Teen Sleep Affected By Friends, Parents: Study

Teens' relationships with their parents, as well as their social lives, may affect sleep more than previously realized, according to a new study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.<p>Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found that teens whose parents keep a tighter leash on them are …

The Nutritional Differences Between Fresh and Frozen Food Explained

It's pretty common knowledge that you're going to get the most nutritional bang for your buck from fresh vegetables and fruits, but AsapSCIENCE …

How to get ahead in ... dietetics and nutrition

Advising patients on healthy eating is a varied role, and with obesity on the rise, the responsibilites of a dietician are growing<p>There isn't a more rewarding job in the world, according to Rachel Cooke. "I know I couldn't have chosen a better career. No two days are ever the same", she says. "I …

Google's Nutrition Search and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.<p>Today, we're …

Nutrition in the NBA; Part I: Lessons learned in L.A. help Howard's career

In the first installment of CBSSports.com's three-part series on nutrition in the NBA, Ken Berger explores how the Lakers helped Dwight Howard …

Nutrition Experts Are Full of SHIT

As a big fitness/nutrition geek, I am constantly consuming the latest information on how to improve the health of our overweight & inactive …

How to avoid holiday weight gain?

Christmas ale and easy roasted chestnuts<p>The seasonal temptation to eat like it’s our last few days on earth is already in full swing. Matters aren’t …

Scientists Create the World's First 'Nutritionally Balanced' Pizza

Scientists in Glasgow have created the world’s first “nutritionally balanced” pizza. After careful research in the lab, the scientists created a …

Yumbox - nutritional lunch made easy

Are you part of the bento lunch revolution? I have been teetering on the edge for a while now but I think this product may just be the deciding …

Healthy Eating