Are weekends making it hard to control your weight? Weekends are a time when most people change their eating habits – and not for the better. Discover the pitfalls of weekend eating and easy strategies for avoiding weekend weight gain.
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.
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.
You already know that protein-packed meals are filling. Fiber is too. Now research shows dark, leafy greens contain a compound that may help you feel full. Find out more about the satiety benefits of greens and ways to add more of them to your diet.
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.
Sipping coconut water is a popular way to stay hydrated. Some people also drink this “superfood” beverage with the slightly nutty taste for its possible health benefits. Does coconut water really have health benefits and is it a good way to stay hydrated when you work 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.
Should you eat six small meals a day or three larger ones? Most fitness trainers will tell you to “graze” throughout the day – but does research really support this idea? Find out whether meal frequency really matters when it comes to controlling your weight.