Female athletes and women who exercise need to be concerned about nutrition. Not only is it necessary to monitor amounts of macronutrients like protein, fat and carbs, micronutrients are important too. Here are three important minerals that female athletes need to be aware of.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Working out is challenging enough without feeling queasy at the same time, but this is a common complaint among people who work out. This article discusses causes of nausea during and after exercise along with possible solutions.
Growth hormone is a hormone produced naturally in the pituitary gland of the brain. It has a variety of important functions, and it even plays a role in building a lean and defined physique. Find out why role growth hormone plays in body composition and how to boost levels of it naturally.
Do you get sleepy after you eat a meal? Find out why this happens and how to change your diet to avoid this common problem.
Are you a fidgeter? Have you ever wondered how many calories you burn during the day from moving your legs and arms and squirming in your chair – and whether it gives you any fitness or weight control advantage? The results may surprise you. You’ll also discover how to train yourself to fidget more.
Most people gain weight as they age, and they blame it on their metabolism. It’s true that basal metabolic rate slows down with age, but is this inevitable? Find out what you can do to keep your metabolism from slowing down with age.
Most people spend eight hours a day working, and some jobs are more active than others. Have you ever wondered how your occupation affects your body weight? Find out why some jobs can be an occupational health hazard and how to stay more active regardless of your occupation.
Low-glycemic diets like the South Beach diet have been popular for a while now, but how important is it to follow a low-glycemic diet? Find out more the shortcomings of depending on glycemic index for making food choices, why glycemic load is a better measure and why knowing either value isn’t as important as you think.
Exercise does more than just shape your body. It has mental health benefits as well. When you feel stress levels rising, you can break the cycle of stress and anxiety by doing a short burst of high-intensity exercise. Find out why this works.
A balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids is essential for the prevention of disease. The average American consumes a diet heavy in omega-6 fatty acids, which leads to inflammation and a variety of diseases that continue to become more common.