A fast metabolism makes it easier to control your weight. Some people have a more sluggish one than others. You may think you’re stuck with the metabolism your were born with – but are you? How much do lifestyle factors like diet and exercise play in controlling your metabolic rate? Find out what research shows.
Fitness related articles
With exercise having so many health benefits, it’s hard to believe there could another one. Well, there is. According to a new study, regular workouts may increase your tolerance for pain? Not convinced? Read on.
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.
Exercise is good for every part of your body – even your breasts. This article talks about exercise and the role it plays in breast health and breast cancer prevention. It delves into recent research showing exercise offers some protection against breast malignancies.
You can use a number of approaches to building lean body mass. Some people prefer to work all their major muscle groups in one session while others prefer a split training approach. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Keep reading to find out.
Inflammation serves a useful purpose when you’re injured or exposed to virus but not when it’s chronic. Chronic inflammation has been linked with a number of health problems including heart disease. What role does exercise play in keeping inflammation in check? Find out.
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.
Why do you fatigue so quickly when you exercise at a high intensity?
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.
How do you think of a workout – as a welcome diversion and a pleasant challenge – or as a task you HAVE to do? How you frame your workout may influence whether or not you lose weight by impacting how much you eat a workout is over. Find out what a new study shows about attitude towards exercise and how much you eat after a workout.