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5 Ways to Avoid Overtraining?

5 Ways to Avoid Overtraining?

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It’s important to challenge your body when you exercise to see results. But rest and recovery are an important part of the process. When you don’t allow your body enough time to recover, you can experience symptoms of overreaching and, in extreme cases, overtraining. This may require days or weeks to correct. The best approach is to “listen to your body” and keep workouts and rest time balanced. This article discusses five ways to avoid overreaching or overtraining.

Is Coffee a Good Hydration Drink: What Does New Research Show?

Is Coffee a Good Hydration Drink: What Does New Research Show?

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For a while experts have discouraged athletes from using coffee and other caffeinated beverages for hydration during exercise. This is based on the idea that caffeine is a diuretic that increases fluid loss. Now a new study challenges this idea. A pre-workout cup of coffee may be okay for hydration and for exercise performance. Find out more.

Can Exercise Improve the Composition of Your Gut Bacteria?

Can Exercise Improve the Composition of Your Gut Bacteria?

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Can exercise change the type of bacteria that live in your gut? There’s growing evidence that gut bacteria play a role in obesity and gut and immune health. Now a study suggests exercise may create a healthier population of “good” gut bacteria. Find out more about the role gut bacteria play in health and obesity and what this study shows.