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.
Exercise has multiple health benefits. Recently, researchers made a new discovery – how a compound released by muscle cells during exercise may protect cells against death, thereby prolonging life. Find out more about a link between exercise, healthy aging and longevity.
There’s the perception that exercise is bad for your joints and you shouldn’t work out if you have stiff or achy joints. Contrary to popular belief, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Find out what research shows about exercise, arthritis and achy joints and why it’s important for joint health.
High-intensity exercise is rapidly growing in popularity because it’s time expedient and it gets you in shape. But what role does it play in fat loss? Find out what research shows about high-intensity training and whether it trumps moderate-intensity exercise for fat loss.
Are you looking for a way to add balance and variety to your workouts? Then it’s time to add some cross training. This article discusses four benefits of cross-training you can’t afford to miss out on. Find out how cross-training can help you reach your fitness goals.
When you want to strength train, aside from body weight, you can use either free weights or resistance bands. The latter option is growing in popularity fast because of the advantages bands offer.
It’s no secret that a 20 year old has a higher aerobic capacity than an 80 year old. This is partially due to age-related changes that affect the heart. This article discusses how the heart changes with age and how its response to exercise changes over time. It also discusses the benefits of aerobic training during all stages of life.
Have you ever had an overuse injury? Most people have. This article discusses what causes overuse or repetitive stress injuries along with simple steps you can take to prevent them.