A strength-training injury can keep you out of the gym for weeks and cause you to lose the gains you’ve already made. Who wants that? This article discusses seven common causes of strength-training injuries and how to avoid them.
Are you sidetracked by colds when winter rolls around? According to a new study, doing one small thing may lower your risk for catching the next upper respiratory virus. Find out what it is as well as other tips for preventing the common cold.
Everyone develops muscle at a different rate. Some people have to work harder than others to see their muscles “pop.” This is especially true of women. Women generally have greater strength in their lower body than upper body. Do women also have a harder time developing upper body muscle definition?
If you’re pressed for time, you may be forced to do cardio and strength training on the same day. That brings up the age-old question, which should you do first? A new study looked at the hormonal response to doing one before the other. Find out what this study showed and whether it exercise order really matters.
One disease men AND women need to be concerned about is heart disease. Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States. We hear about the importance lifestyle factors play in heart disease prevention – but how much can you lower your risk by “doing the right thing?” Find out what a new study shows.
Could obesity actually be a problem at the cellular level? Inside cells are tiny organelles called mitochondria that produce energy. Some research shows obese people have mitochondria that function differently. Does obesity begin at the level of the mitochondria?
When you hear the word “anabolic,” protein is probably the macronutrient that pops into your head. Did you know that carbohydrates also have anabolic effects by helping preserve lean body mass? Find out why you need carbohydrates in your diet, especially if you do high-intensity endurance or resistance exercise.
There’s sugar in almost all processed foods, even foods we don’t expect like condiments and lunch meats. Have you ever thought about what good things happen to your health when you eliminate sugar from your diet? Here are five surprising benefits of eating a low-sugar diet.
You probably think of flexibility as being a good thing and it is, at least up to a point. Is it possible to be TOO flexible? Find out more about what it means to be too flexible, signs that you might be and precautions you should take if you are.
How healthy is your brain? According to a new research, there’s a simple test you can do at home that gives you some idea of how healthy the blood vessels that feed your brain really are. Find out