Do you have a healthy body fat percentage? You might wonder what a healthy body fat percentage is for women and how to best measure it. Unfortunately, a standard scale won’t tell you and BMI, a measure that doctors use, says nothing about your body composition. Read on and find out what the best methods for measuring body fat percentage are and what is considered healthy.
Is skipping meals hazardous to your waistline and body composition? Read on and discover what a new study shows about meal skipping and the impact is has metabolic health and belly fat. It could change the way you think about intermittent fasting.
Do you have “thrifty genes?” Some experts believe these genes make it harder to lose weight and avoid weight-related health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Find out what they are and what role they may play in weight loss.
You know the common ways to lower your risk for heart disease, but here are five that you might not be aware of. Read on and discover lesser known ways to keep your heart healthy and at lower risk for disease.
If you had to stop training for a few weeks due to injury, it can be hard to get back into the routine of things. What you don’t want to do is re-injure yourself. What’s the best approach to take when you haven’t exercised in a few weeks? Should you pick up where you left off or take it slow?
Now that summer’s approaching and your skin will be exposed to more sun, don’t forget to do regular skin checks. The incidence of malignant melanoma is increasing, especially in young people. Find out what to look for and what “red flag” skin changes you should see your doctor about.
If your muscles are sore the day after a workout, you may feel a sense of victory, thinking that you worked your muscles hard enough to maximize growth. But is muscle soreness really correlated with growth, and do you need to experience delayed-onset muscle soreness for maximal muscle hypertrophy? Find out what research shows.
Is working a full-time job a risk factor for weight gain? Whether we work or not isn’t always a choice, but if you do work a job, it could make it harder to control your weight, based on recent research. Find out what this study shows and find out how to avoid the weight gain pitfalls of working a job.
We often hear about the health benefits of exercise and how aerobic exercise lengthens your lifespan – but what about resistance training? Does it have longevity benefits as well? Find out how resistance training can improve the quality of your life AND potentially help you live longer.
Meat and dairy aren’t the only good sources of protein. These days, you can fulfill your protein needs with a variety of meat substitutes – but how healthy are they? This article discusses plant-based sources of protein, both packaged and natural, along with general guidelines on making the healthiest choices.