You already know it’s important to strength train to preserve strength and lean body mass with age. But what about power training? Find out why power training may be as important, if not more so, than strength training for staying functional as you age.
Vegetarian diets may offer certain health benefits – but what about athletes? This article discusses vegetarian diets as they relate to endurance and strength exercise and whether they have a negative impact on sports performance.
Loss of muscle mass with age is a major health problem. No wonder researchers are looking for natural ways to preserve muscle strength and mass. Could a natural ingredient in green tomatoes offer benefits? Find out what a new study shows about muscle growth and an ingredient in green tomatoes.
If you’re concerned about getting enough amino acids in your diet, you really only need to make sure you’re taking in an adequate amount of protein every day. If you regularly eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs, or if you drink milk or eat cottage cheese, you likely don’t need to supplement with amino acids for nutritional purposes.
Magnesium is one of the less commonly considered minerals in diet. While it may not be something you think about regularly, the mineral plays a very important role in your health. As blood tests do not work well for detecting magnesium deficiencies, it can be difficult to figure out if you are low. According to some studies, most American are deficient.
If you’re trying to lose weight or sculpt your body, you know that quality workouts are essential. However, it can be tough to hit the gym if you don’t fuel up beforehand. You should always eat something nutritious as a way of preparing your body. Here are six pre-workout snacks to boost your energy level.
Men have greater absolute strength than women but do they differ in their response to strength training? Find out how men and women differ in their response to strength training and why strength training is just as important for women.
It seems that everyone is seeking a magic substance that will confer vitality, youth, and beauty. Often products with rare components and expensive price tags are purchased in this pursuit. However a common household staple can boost your health, your looks, and the comfort of your home more than you might have realized. Apple cider vinegar, something many people have in a cupboard, is a homey staple that ought to move to center stage.
A number of things impact body weight – genes, diet, exercise and lifestyle habits – but what about light exposure? A fascinating study shows a link between exposure to early morning sunlight and BMI. Find out more.
There are a number of ways to structure an interval training workout. The active intervals can be long or short and the rest periods adjusted appropriately. Is there a “best” way to structure interval training? Find out what one study shows and how to choose the proper structure to achieve your goals.