Circuit training workouts offer variety and they help to reduce exercise boredom and burnout – but do they improve cardiovascular fitness? Find out what research shows and the pros and cons of circuit training workouts.
Middle-age spread and middle-age weight gain – no one wants to experience it. One study looked at the contribution different types of food play in weight gain during the middle years of life. Read on to find out what “weight gain” foods to avoid.
After 20 years, nutrition labels are going to be updated. Are the changes for the better? Find out what the proposed changes are and what you can expect in the future when you read a label on a food or beverage.
Sushi has a reputation as the ultimate in light, health-conscious food. In reality, though, how healthy sushi is depends on the specific sushi recipe – some rolls can contain as much as 1000 calories. If you don’t want your sushi to ruin your diet, you need to keep a few basic rules in mind.
How much of your daily protein comes from plant-based sources? A new study highlights the importance of diversifying the types of protein you get in your diet. Find out more about plant-based sources of protein – why they’re important and how to enjoy them.
Researchers are constantly in search of new markers or predictors of how long a person is likely to live. Here are four simple tests you can do that’ll give you an idea of how healthy your cardiovascular and nervous systems are, both of which are important for health and longevity.
Of course you need a certain amount of fat in your diet but the type you get matters too. A new study shows the type of dietary fat you consume may influence your body composition as well as your health. Find out what type of fats you need more of and the kind you should limit.
Body composition changes with age. One of those changes is a decrease in lean body mass. Have you ever thought about why muscles age and whether there are things you can do to slow down this process? This article discusses research looking at how muscles age.
Yoga helps you relax and helps with balance and flexibility. Most people don’t think of yoga as being a fat-burner or a form of exercise that promotes weight loss – but is it? This article looks at yoga workouts – whether striking yoga poses can help shed body fat – or not.
What could be more inconvenient and uncomfortable than a tendon injury, especially if it involves your lower extremities? Why are some people more at risk for tendon problems than others? This article discusses factors that increase the risk for tendinopathy.