When you first start weight training, you probably experienced a significant degree of soreness, what is referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS. But as you kept doing the same exercise, you no longer felt the same degree of soreness. The reason has to do with the “repeated bout effect.” Find out more.
How many times have you heard someone say they’re going on a diet? Yet, how often do they succeed in losing AND maintaining a lower body weight? The statistics are pretty dismal. Read on and discover why it’s time to take a break from dieting and focus on health and wellness instead.
By now you probably know that nuts have a surprising number of health benefits. Munching on nuts may even lower your risk for certain diseases, including heart disease. Is one nut better than another when it comes to health benefits? Find out.
Sprouted grains are trendy right now. Visit a health food store or natural food market and you’ll find a sprouted grain flour, sprouted grain cereals, and even sprouted grain pasta. The question is whether sprouted grains offer more nutrition than unsprouted whole grains. Find out what research shows.
You hear a lot about gut bacteria these days and how eating more probiotic-rich foods helps keep your digestive tract healthy. Yet probiotic bacteria do more than keep your intestinal tract healthy. Here are four reasons why you need more gut-friendly probiotic foods in your diet.
By now, you’re probably aware of the many health benefits of high-intensity interval training. In fact, research suggests it may be more beneficial for some aspects of your health than moderate-intensity exercise. Yet, if anything, nutrition is even more important for high-intensity training than moderate-intensity workouts Find out why and how you can maximize the benefits you get from a HIIT workout.
The female hormone, estrogen, is important for a variety of reasons, and even helps preserve bone health. Since women lose strength after menopause, you might wonder whether estrogen plays a role in strength and hypertrophy gains. Find out what research shows.
As you might expect, carrying too much body fat increases the risk of health problems, like type 2 diabetes, that reduce lifespan – but where does muscle fit into the equation? Can being stronger or having more muscle mass help you live longer?
When’s the best time to do abdominal training – at the beginning of a workout or towards the end? This article discusses the pros and cons of each approach. It also talks about the importance of doing a variety of ab moves for optimal results.
Circuit training is a type of workout that keeps your body constantly moving. Why would you want to do it? For one, it’s one of the best ways to get a total body workout in the shortest time possible. Read on and discover 5 reasons you might choose to do a circuit workout.