Your day has spiraled into a cyclone of stress. Nothing seems to be going right. Everything sparks fits of frustration. Who is going to throw you a lifeline? What will pull you out of the gravitational grip of your bad day? Frequently, it’s your pet. That’s one of the great benefits of pet ownership. They […]
About Austin Winegar
Since joining USANA in 2011, Austin has played an integral role in organizing third-party published research, ensuring the safety and efficacy of USANA's products, and reviewing all U.S. marketing materials for scientific accuracy.
His current responsibilities include writing Ask the Scientist articles, and managing the design and user experience of Ask the Scientists.
Austin graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in biology. In the field of science, his areas of interest focus on sports nutrition, weight loss/maintenance, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry.
When he’s not in the lab, Austin enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and pretty much anything that gets him into the mountains.
Entries by Austin Winegar
Knowing isn’t quite the same as doing. Especially with exercise. When it comes to your physical fitness, action wins out over wisdom every single time. You don’t need to be an exercise physiologist or trainer to get active and stay fit. But fitness knowledge has power. Understanding a little bit about fitness is a good […]
Learning the Language You’ve probably heard terms like “DNA” and “gene.” Or if you’re really advanced, maybe even terms like “translation” and “heredity.” Or maybe even at the graduate level “SNPs” and “epigenetics.” If you already know all of these terms, great. You already speak the language of genetics. But maybe you could use a […]
The skin you see today isn’t exactly the same as the skin you’ll see tomorrow. Your largest organ is constantly refreshing itself with new skin cells. Every day, you shed over 30,000 skin cells. Every single day. And they’re replaced with new ones. That’s a lot of cellular turnover. It takes a lot of cells […]
If you’ve been paying attention to current beauty and health trends, you know we’re amid a skincare revolution. More brands, products, and tools are available to help you maintain your skin health than ever before. Don’t chalk this trend up to mere vanity, though—taking good care of your skin is about more than just wanting […]
Your skin is unique. Nobody has the exact same skin as you. But you still fall into one of four major categories. And this skin type quiz will help you figure out how to characterize your unique skin so you can choose the proper skincare. Before you take the skin type quiz, you probably want […]
Your health today could be helped by looking back thousands of years. Reach into history and you’ll find an ancient wisdom and practice that you may have heard of, but might not truly understand—Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is one of the world’s oldest forms of medicine. But in a world predominantly using Western medical […]
Here’s a riddle for you: I’m small, but I’m everywhere. I circulate, but I’m not the circulatory system. I’m not a nobody (or an antibody), and I’m certainly not immune to playing defense against invaders. If you think I don’t filter, you gotta be kidney-ing me. What am I? … The lymphatic system. The headline […]