There’s a great deal of confusion about stretching, when to do it and what type to do. This article discusses the different types of stretches and the benefits and risks of doing each one.
Fitness related articles
People live a more sedentary lifestyle these days. As a result, fitness levels have declined over the years but this decline is in sharp contrast to the decline in fitness level that’s happened over thousands of years. How fit were our ancestors and what can we learn from them?
Are there advantages to training one side of your body at a time? People who won’t do unilateral training are missing out on a great way to diversify their workout and get greater benefits. Here are seven reasons to add some unilateral exercises to your exercise routine.
Do you have limited time to work out? If you’re like most people you lead a busy life and need to maximize every minute of your exercise routine. Here are five ways to pack more benefits into each workout.
Would you rather be skinny or strong? Hopefully, you said strong. This article lists five reasons strong is better than skinny and why building strength is better than using unhealthy measures to lose weight.
Protein is all the buzz when it comes to building muscle – but what about dietary fat? This article discusses the role dietary fat plays in building muscle and preserving lean body mass. It also talks about the important role of omega-3s.
Iron is a critical part of the hemoglobin molecule that carries oxygen to tissues during exercise. A group of researchers recently looked at the role iron plays in exercise performance in women. Can supplementing with iron help women athletes perform better? Find out what research shows.
You already know it’s important to strength train to preserve strength and lean body mass with age. But what about power training? Find out why power training may be as important, if not more so, than strength training for staying functional as you age.
Vegetarian diets may offer certain health benefits – but what about athletes? This article discusses vegetarian diets as they relate to endurance and strength exercise and whether they have a negative impact on sports performance.
Loss of muscle mass with age is a major health problem. No wonder researchers are looking for natural ways to preserve muscle strength and mass. Could a natural ingredient in green tomatoes offer benefits? Find out what a new study shows about muscle growth and an ingredient in green tomatoes.