You’re lifting weights, using good form and pushing yourself – but how consistent are your workouts? Consistency is one of the most overlooked aspects of fitness success. Find out why and discover how to make your workouts more consistent and effective.
Help! You’re eating cleanly, but you’re constantly hungry. What can you do to eat a healthy diet and NOT feel hungry? Find out why hunger pangs can be a problem when you first change your diet and how to get them under control.
The thought of taking a few weeks or a month or two off from training might scare you, but there’s something working in your favor – muscle memory. Muscle memory means you don’t have to start all over again if you stop training for a while. How does it work? Learn more about the science of muscle memory and how it helps you rebuild strength quickly.
What type of exercise attire do you reach for when it’s time to work out – and does it matter? This article looks at various types of exercise clothing, the pros and cons of each, and whether some can actually improve recovery time and exercise performance.
If you’re struggling to lose belly fat, it may take more than adjusting your diet and working out regularly. How much you sleep plays a role too. Discover four ways that lack of sleep makes it harder to shed tummy fat.
It’s important to replace water when you exercise, but you may need to replace sodium too if you work out for long periods of time. Hyponatremia, or a low sodium level, is a common problem among marathon runners. Find out how to prevent low sodium levels when you exercise.
Recently, small studies have suggested that what you eat and how much is more important for controlling weight than physical activity. Don’t be too quick to believe it. According to a new study, exercise trumps diet for weight control as you age. Get the full story.
Without change your muscles will adapt to the stimulus you place on them and stop growing. One way to vary a resistance workout is to change the lifting tempo or timing of each rep. Super-slow training is one way to promote muscle hypertrophy – but what about a fast rep speed?
Who wants to feel sore after a workout? Research suggests that certain dietary components may help ease the discomfort of delayed-onset muscle soreness, the uncomfortable and sometimes painful sensations you feel in your muscles, a day or two after a tough workout. Read on and find out how to eat right to reduce muscle soreness.
Do you scurry to the kitchen at night all too often for a pre-bedtime snack? Late-night snacking is a common problem, especially for women. Why is the urge to snack at night so strong? Find out what recent research shows and how you can avoid the pitfalls of eating late at night.