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Resistance Training for Bone Health: How Hard Do You Have to Lift to Increase Bone Mass?

Resistance Training for Bone Health: How Hard Do You Have to Lift to Increase Bone Mass?

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Exercise is one of the best prescriptions for bone health. Combine regular high-impact exercise with a calcium-rich diet and you reduce your risk for bone loss and osteoporosis. Resistance training should be part of that equation. How does resistance training cause bone growth and how hard do you have to train to boost bone growth? Find out.

Caloric Expenditure in Different Modes of Exercise

Caloric Expenditure in Different Modes of Exercise

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Keeping your body in top shape, minimizing the risk of life-threatening diseases, enhancing cardiorespiratory fitness and improving your body composition may be some compelling reasons that might motivate you to engage in aerobic activities. However, it’s worth noting that different modes of exercise influence your caloric expenditure differently. In other words, different types of exercise burn different amounts of calories.

Trying to Improve Muscle Strength? Add Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet

Trying to Improve Muscle Strength? Add Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet

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Fatty fish, like salmon, sardines and herring contain omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your heart. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory effects. Evidences also show that an omega-3 rich diet helps stabilize your mood and reduce your blood pressure. Now there is another reason to make these heart-healthy fats a part of your daily diet. Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that omega-3 fats may enhance your muscle strength and help you derive extra benefits from your strength-training program as you get older. And, getting physically stronger can help you add years to your life.

Resistance Training and Testosterone: What Role Does It Play in Women?

Resistance Training and Testosterone: What Role Does It Play in Women?

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Testosterone is an anabolic hormone that boosts muscle growth. Men have significantly higher levels of testosterone than women, putting them at a disadvantage when it comes to building lean body mass. So how is it that some women can build lean body mass through training? Find out more about the testosterone response in women and another anabolic hormone that helps women build muscle and burn fat.