No doubt, there’s more awareness of nutrition and the role it plays in health – but knowing what’s healthy doesn’t translate into benefits until you put it into action. Are Americans eating healthier now than they did 10 years ago? Discover what foods we’re eating more of now than 10 years ago and what the upcoming food trends are predicted to be.
Muscles grow in response to overload but changes don’t happen overnight. Each time you lift weights or do any form of resistance training, there’s a lot going on at the cellular level. Find out what goes on inside your muscles after a training session and factors that influence how much muscle growth you can achieve.
Does one diet work better than another? Most importantly, are diets a long-term solution for weight loss? Find out what research shows about how one diet compares to another and the four pitfalls of following one.
Do you hear strange sounds coming from your knees when you do squats? Noisy knees that crack, crackle and pop are a common complaint – but what does it mean? Find out what those noises most likely are due to and whether you should be concerned.
Your work out and eat right, but you still can’t seem to shed those extra pounds of body fat? Could your desk job be to blame? Discover three ways your desk job is making you fat and how to work around these waistline “minefields.”
Garlic – could there be a more potent way to add flavor to food? What are just as compelling are the health benefits of garlic. Read on and discover why adding more garlic to your diet can pay off with better health.
My fight against obesity goes back to 1999. I weighted 74 kilos, I was in my twenties and studying at University. I decided I had to do something to lose weight, so started to correct my diet and lost 12-14 kilos, but stayed overweight for a long time. The scale was stuck, I thought that a clean diet was all I had to do and exercise was something I thought I could not fit in my daily routine.
Carbohydrates and fats are the macronutrients your body prefers to use as a fuel source for exercise. How does it “choose” which one to use during a workout? Here are five factors that impact fuel use and selection during a workout.
When you’re trying to develop strength and get your muscles to grow, sometimes you have to shake up your training by using different approaches. One way to do that is with supersets. One type of superset you may not be familiar with is pre and post-exhaust training. Find out what this is and the pros and cons of adding them to your workout.
You need good nutrition to get the most out of a workout. What you eat before a workout will affect how you feel during and after your workout is over. What you eat afterwards can affect how quickly you recover and whether your muscles have the nutrition they need to grow. Here are some tips for timing your pre and post-workout nutrition.