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.


Afterburn Effect: Burn 500+ Calories from 10 Minutes of Exercise?

I have an interview below with Dr. Christopher Scott, PHD, who is an exercise physiology professor at the University of Southern Maine and one of the world̵...

How Much Muscle Can You Gain Naturally?

I get questions all the time from normal guys who are 5’10” but want to be a ripped 190lb. This tells me there is a huge misconception about how muc...

How Many Calories Should You Eat To Lose Weight?

The following article is a quick step-by-step guide to estimate how many calories you should eat to lose weight, which is a question I’m asked all the tim...

How Much Sugar Should You Eat? Less Than You Think.

If you’re like most Americans, the answer is a resounding YES, you do. In fact, as you’ll learn in just a second, the number of teaspoons of sugar t...

5 Fitness Facts You Don’t Know

There are a lot of interesting facts about fitness that the general public doesn’t know about. These are the facts you won’t hear about in a late ni...

Ideal Body Fat Percentage Chart: How Lean Should You Be?

I’ve discussed 5 Ways to Measure Your Body Fat Percentage, Ideal Body Weight Formula, and even showed you Body Fat Percentage Pictures of Men & Women...

5 Ways to Measure Body Fat Percentage

If you’ve been following BuiltLean.com, you know losing fat WITHOUT losing muscle is the only way to get lean. So how do you track if you are losing fat, ...

BuiltLean Philosophy: 3 Elements To Get Lean

A lot of people have been asking me about my fitness philosophy to help get a leaner, healthier body. So I created a video to answer that question. I also wante...

How to Calculate Your Max Heart Rate

There are a number of different ways to measure exercise intensity, but using your max heart rate to create target training zones is the most common and reliabl...

Winning the Battle With Stress

Growing up, I was definitely the most stressed out person I knew. I used to believe stress was healthy because it fueled me to work harder to achieve my goals. ...
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