General Health

General Health for Looking & Feeling Better – How does sleep affect your ability to control your hunger? How much sunlight is too much? In this section on general health, we tackle the tough questions regarding your health that will help you optimize your ability to get and stay healthy.


Learning Fitness From Babies: Original Strength Book Review

It may sound strange, but infants can help us glean insights into how we can improve our movement and fitness as adults. Last year, I learned of a book dedicate...

Best of BuiltLean 2014: Top 5 Articles

It’s hard to believe yet another year has gone by as BuiltLean.com is close to turning 5 years old. This year we had around 50 articles published, which is le...

5 Most Common Causes Of Low Back Pain

At some point in life, 80% of Americans experience lower back pain. Those of you have already know how painful and debilitating it can be. Fortunately, most bac...

Is Microwave Cooking Bad For Your Health? – Safety & Side Effects

One of the most commonly used kitchen appliances, countless people reheat and sometimes cook their food in the microwave oven. How does a microwave oven work, a...

70-Year-Old Man’s Shockingly Muscular Body

My brother sent me over a video last week that I felt compelled to share with you. Sam “Sonny” Bryant Jr. is a 70-year-old natural bodybuilder who started w...

One Can of Coke = 10 Teaspoons of Sugar

Images: Jonas Nilsson Lee, Federico Maggi (Creative Commons license) Share this Image On Your Site From BuiltLean It might not seem like a big deal to drink a c...

How To Lose The Last 10 Pounds Of Fat

Whether you want to lose 10 pounds of fat, or 100 pounds of fat, you can apply the same principle: in order to lose weight, you must burn more calories than you...

How A Healthy Digestive System Works

The digestive system, as its name implies, controls the breakdown and absorption of nutrients in the body. It is made up of the GI tract (a series of hollow org...

Doctor: Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

Weight loss is the holy grail of most diet and exercise programs. You could also spend a lifetime counting the number of supplements out there which purport to ...

7 Frightening Facts About The U.S. Diabetes Epidemic

Many of us have some connection to diabetes in one way or another, whether it runs in our families, have a friend with it, or maybe even lost a loved one to the...
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