Scientists believe they’ve identified a portion of the brain that motivates people to exercise. Find out more about this discovery and possible reasons why some people are more enthusiastic than others about the prospect of working out. Then find out how to overcome these obstacles so you can reach your health and fitness goals.
Fitness related articles
How old are you from a fitness standpoint? A group of researchers believe aerobic capacity, or V02 max, is the best measure of what your fitness age is. They’ve even developed a “fitness age” calculator that anyone can use to see how old they are from a health and fitness standpoint. Find out more.
You work out regularly and give it your best effort. Great work! But what do you do the rest of the day? If you’re trying to control your weight, sedentary behaviors make it harder. This article discusses eight ways to burn more calories each day even when you’re not actively exercising.
Getting the most out of every workout – that’s your goal, isn’t it? But are you doing that? Here are seven ways to maximize the benefits you get out of every fitness session and every exercise.
HiiT training, or high-intensity interval training, is a popular way to work out these days – but why is this form of workout so effective? This article discusses the science behind high-intensity workouts and the benefits they offer over moderate-intensity exercise.
Are you too focused on how many calories you’re burning during a workout? Don’t be. This article discusses what determines how many calories you burn when you work out and why it shouldn’t be the focus of your workouts.
Exercise helps lower the risk for a variety of age-related health problems. Plus, it helps you stay functionally fit and resistant to falls. That’s why you should keep doing it! This article discusses strategies for staying fit and modifying your fitness routine as you age.
Flexibility – we often take the ability to bend over and pick things up and swivel our bodies into different positions for granted but the ability to do this declines with age. This article discusses how flexibility changes with age and the role exercise plays in maintaining it.
Are you getting the most benefits out of your workout? Are you sure? Here are six things that can sabotage your exercise routine and make it harder to change the composition of your body.
Is your primary goal to become stronger? This article discusses the difference between strength and hypertrophy workouts and how to maximize strength with or without building muscle. It also points out the importance nutrition plays in strength-training gains.