Are kids of today as fit as their parents? A new study looked at this issue and came to some disturbing conclusions. Find out how modern kids compare to their parents in terms of aerobic fitness and ways you can motivate your kids to get the health benefits of exercise.
Women are at greater risk for knee injuries than men, especially ACL tears. Now a new study adds insight as to why women suffer from more torn anterior cruciate ligaments than men. Find out more and discover ways to reduce your risk for a torn ACL.
Can you be markedly overweight or obese and metabolically healthy? That’s what some research suggests. Now a new study casts doubt on this theory. Find out why metabolically healthy and obese may not be compatible and why obesity increases the risk for health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The holidays are a time of year for fun, friendship and, perhaps most of all – great food! You have probably resigned yourself to the fact that this festive season means you will be packing on a few pounds as you enjoy the spread at parties and get-togethers. Believe it or not, however, some favorite […]
Are you still avoiding fat out of fear it’s not good for you? You need a certain amount of healthy fat in your diet. Here are five reasons not to fear dietary fat and how to make sure you’re choosing the right type.
The research is clear on one thing – not getting enough sleep can negatively impact your weight and body composition. How so? When you don’t sleep enough, you release more cortisol and that does undesirable things to your body composition by increasing visceral abdominal fat and breaking down muscle tissue.
Do women have an advantage over men when it comes to good health? When you compare the average life span of men versus women, women live, on average, five years longer than their male counterparts. Interestingly, women have a lower mortality rate at all ages and that goes all the way back to the womb where male fetuses have a higher mortality rate than female fetuses in utero. This applies to all species of animals with the exception of birds.
Cortisol has an important function – but too much of it makes it harder to control body fat, especially tummy fat. Discover factors that can elevate your cortisol level and work against you when you’re trying to stay slim and how to correct them.
Is coffee a heart-healthy drink or not? Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Western countries. Can drinking coffee lower your risk of getting heart disease? Find out what a new study shows about coffee drinking and heart health.
How do you monitor exercise intensity? One popular way is to determine at what percentage of your maximal heart rate you’re at – but how accurate are the calculations you use to determine maximal heart rate? Some research suggests the old formula 220 minus age isn’t very accurate for women. Find out what a more accurate formula might be as well as other ways to monitor exercise intensity.