Are you quick to reach for a bottle of ibuprofen when you’re sore from a workout? Ibuprofen, and other NSAID, and exercise don’t always mix. In fact, taking these medications regularly during exercise carries health risks. Find out what these risks are.
Fitness related articles
Mitochondria play are powerful energy producers inside cells. These tiny organelles are easily damaged by exposure to free radicals. This damage may play a role in aging. Until more is known, the best way to keep your mitochondria healthy is to do regular physical exercise, aerobic and a combination of aerobic and resistance training. Top it off with a healthy, antioxidant-rich diet that’s free of processed foods. Can’t go wrong with that!
How much time to you devote to strength training relative to cardio? For some people, the ratio is far too low. This article discusses what happens to your body when you do cardiovascular exercise without devoting time to strength training.
Shedding belly fat is difficult and becomes more challenging for women after menopause. Focused abdominal exercises build definition, but aren’t good fat burners. Discover two types of exercise that can help you lose abdominal belly fat.
How effective is exercise at slowing down aging? According to a recent study, many of the problems people experience as they age are related to lack of physical activity and aren’t inevitable. Find out what researchers discovered about aging after studying elite senior athletes.
Maintaining muscle tissue becomes more of an issue with age. Do women have an easier time preserving their lean body mass relative to men? Find out what research shows about loss of lean body mass and gender – and why consuming enough protein and resistance training is so important for healthy aging.
Trying to maximize strength and definition in your biceps? Have you ever wondered what exercises are best for doing this? Find out what a study showed about biceps exercises – which are best at maximally activating your biceps muscles and which are less effective.
It’s important to challenge your muscles in different ways when you strength train to avoid reaching a strength plateau. There are three main ways muscles can develop force. This article discusses the three primary types of muscle contractions and how each helps you develop strength.
Have you ever heard someone proudly say they exercised over an hour? Usually, they say it right before biting into a cinnamon bun or other decadent treat. A little voice told them they deserved it after exercising so hard. But according to the results of a new study, exercise quality counts more than quantity when it comes to staying healthy and fit.
Building muscle is challenging, especially for women. A number of factors make it harder – inappropriate exercise routines and poor nutrition. In addition, a study showed having a higher percentage of body fat could make it harder to build muscle tissue. Find out why.