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Is Belly Bloating Hiding Your Six-Pack? Find Out What Causes It and How to Deal With It

You work hard doing abdominal crunches and core exercises at the gym to tone and flatten your abs. Despite all of the exercise, after a meal, you get belly bloating that makes you look five months pregnant. So much for flat abs, fortunately you’re not alone. Abdominal bloating and gas is a frustrating problem for […]

How Muscles Change With Age

Most eighty-year olds can’t out-lift a thirty-year old in the gym or out-sprint them either. With age, you gradually lose muscle mass, and the loss is substantial in people who don’t challenge their muscles through resistance training. Fortunately, you don’t have to be relegated to lifting little pink weights at the gym as you age. […]

Varicose Veins: Even Fit People Get Them

You’ve worked hard to develop toned legs by doing hundreds of lunges and squats, but you still have a frustrating problem. Those ugly blue veins that stick out on the back of your legs. As you probably already know, those swollen vessels are varicose veins. Varicose veins are veins that are dilated and enlarged. They’re […]

NSAID and Athletes: Why You Shouldn’t Take Them Too Often

When you feel sore after a workout do you reach for a bottle of Advil? Lots of athletes use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID) like ibuprofen to relieve aches and pains from working out too hard. Some even take these over-the-counter medications before a hard workout in hopes of preventing soreness afterwards. Unfortunately, there are drawbacks […]

4 Foods for a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is a leading cause of premature death, and a serious problem for health professionals who are being swamped with heart patients. Quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet, cutting down on saturated fats, and keeping your weight within healthy limits can all help to reduce your risk of heart disease and circulatory disorders. There […]