Have you used one of the many online calculators to determine your resting metabolic rate? How accurate are these calculators and is there a better way to measure your metabolic rate and how many calories you need for weight maintenance?
Lactic acid – that’s the stuff that builds up in muscle when you work out intensely. In response, your muscles fatigue. It sounds like a bad thing but lactic acid may actually have some benefits. Find out what they are.
Cortisol – it’s a hormone bodybuilders want to keep in check – but why? Does cortisol really have the ability to sabotage muscle growth? It depends. Find out why.
Cardio on an empty stomach is sometimes referred to as “fasted cardio.” What happens when you do a cardio workout in a fasted state and is it beneficial?
Yoga – we know it as being a workout for stress relief. Yet yoga has other health benefits as well. A study even suggests it may play a role in maintaining bone health, something that becomes increasingly important as we age. Find out more.
Eating a healthy, whole food based diet, is one of the smartest moves you can make for your health. Combine that with exercise and quality sleep and you have the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. But what about stress? A new study shows why you don’t want to live it out of the equation.
Are your glutes lazier than they should be? Many people have weak gluteal muscles because they sit too much and don’t fully activate them when they do compound, lower body exercises. Here’s how to cure lazy glutes
One of the main reasons people don’t exercise is because they can’t stay motivated. Maybe they’re exercising for the wrong reasons! At least that’s what a new study suggests. Find out more.
Aerobic capacity – what exactly is it and what role does it play in successful aging? More than you might think. Find out why having greater aerobic capacity is a marker for better health and longevity.
Are you eating right and training hard and STILL not making the muscle gains you expected? Here are four factors that make it harder to build muscle that you may not have considered.