Is Dairy Bad for You? What You Need to Know!

Lactose Intolerance can cause GI issues

Milk products and dairy products have become among the most widely-consumed foods worldwide. Breast milk is often the first food we consume as infants, and many mothers start feeding their children cows’ milk after the first year of age. But is dairy bad for you, or do you need to drink milk and eat cheese …

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What to Drink Before, During and After a Workout

what to drink before during and after a workout

In the early days of professional sports, trainers and athletes didn’t know many of the things that modern science has uncovered. Recent scientific breakthroughs have taken bodybuilding, CrossFit and other sports to the next level. Even casual athletes can easily gain energy, strength, and muscle mass. All you need is discipline and an understanding of …

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Spinal Manipulation – Does It Work And Is It Safe?

Chiropractic - Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

Spinal manipulation is a popular treatment in chiropractic care. Proponents of spinal manipulation claim that it can heal not only lower back pain, but also improve your overall well-being. Since I do CrossFit and continuously suffer from minor injuries and pain, I wanted to find scientific evidence and answers to the question: “Does spinal manipulation …

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iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X – Full Comparison of All Models

iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X

On 9/12 Apple announced its 2018 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr. If you are planning on buying a new iPhone or upgrading an existing one, this article will help you to make an informed purchase decision by comparing the iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X and other models. For …

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Barehand Workout Gloves Review & Comparison

Barehand Gloves vs Bear KompleX CrossFit gloves new

I do CrossFit and continuously build up hand calluses from weightlifting. During high-rep bodyweight exercises, such as pull-ups and toes-to-bar, those calluses increase the risk of blisters and skin tears, and I end up with ripped hands that take days to heal and make showers an unpleasant experience. To reduce the chance of callus formation (and thus, …

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Discount Codes

Below is a list of discount codes and rebate links to some of my favorite products and services that I have reviewed on this blog. Apps & Subscriptions Fitness Gear & Wearables Food Gadgets & Accessories Meal Delivery Services Supplements

Apple Watch Sport Bands Review and third-party alternatives

Review of the best Apple Watch Bands for Working Out

The Apple Watch is an excellent fitness tracker and workout companion, and for this article, I have reviewed some of the best Apple Watch Sport bands for working out, including my favorite watch bands from Apple, Meridio, Monowear, Nomad, and Twelve South. I have been a satisfied Apple Watch owner since I bought one in …

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About Michael Kummer’s Blog

Why Health and Technology? Many people have asked me why I cover so many different and (sometimes) incompatible topics on my blog. Wouldn’t it be better to focus on one or the other? Maybe. However, I’m equally passionate about both health and technology, and I strongly believe that both can have a positive or negative …

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How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work?

How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work?

I am on a Paleo diet and thus not a fan of sugar-loaded beverages, such as sports drinks. But I also exercise regularly, and during intense exercise, the body needs more than just water. That leads to the following questions: How healthy are sports drinks and how do they work? In this article, I will …

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Top Comfortable Clothes For Traveling

what to wear on an airplane to travel comfortably

Air travel is not always comfortable, and you may ask yourself the question: what are some comfortable clothes for traveling? Wearing comfortable clothes is especially important to me when I fly overnight. In this article, I recommend travel outfits and comfortable clothes to wear on long-haul flights. The Golden Age of Air Travel vs. Today Back …

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Bose SoundSport vs. Plantronics BackBeat Fit

Bose SoundSport - Wireless workout headphones

In this article, I’ll review my two favorite wireless workout headphones for running and jogging: the Bose SoundSport wireless earbuds and the Plantronics Backbeat Fit Wireless headphones. Until the summer of 2018, my workout routine consists of Crossfit-type exercises or running. When I run alone, I like to listen to music. Before I got the …

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Review of the Apple Watch Sport after one year of use

Is the Apple Watch worth it

Is the Apple Watch Sport worth it? After having worn the Apple Watch Sport for almost a year, I have reached my final verdict about Apple’s first wearable device and will answer this very question! I ordered my Apple Watch Sport on April 10th and was super excited when I finally had it in my hands. Time …

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