There are advantages to using resistance bands. For one, they’re lightweight, making them ideal for workouts when you’re on the road and don’t have access to a gym or DVD player to do your regular workout. It’s certainly much more cumbersome to carry dumbbells with you than it is to toss some bands into your [...]
Sugar certainly does nothing good for your waistline, but it also has undesirable effects on other aspects of your health. Find out how sugar raises your risk for heart disease and premature aging and how you can reduce the impact of sugar on your health.
Buying low-fat products sounds like a good idea in theory but it’s not always a good investment for your health. It’s best to buy unprocessed foods as much as possible but when you do buy a packaged item, make sure you choose full-fat versions of these foods.
Read what a new study shows about skipping meals and how it impacts your food choices, and, potentially, your weight.
If you’re trying to improve the quality of your diet, mushrooms are a great addition to your healthy eating plan. A new study reveals a surprising new health benefit of eating mushrooms. Find out more about the new health benefits of mushrooms and why they’re a great addition to the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
You may be eating a diet that contains enough iron – but how much are you absorbing? There’s evidence that pre-menopausal women who are physically active are at greater risk for iron deficiency. This article discusses factors that affect the absorption of iron from the foods you eat and how to make sure your iron levels are adequate.
Can you do long periods of endurance exercise with ease or are you better at power moves like jumping or sprinting? This may be partially explained by the type of muscle fibers you have a predominance of. Find out more about muscle fiber types, how they’re different from each other and how they impact athletic performance.
Are you stronger than you think you are? The answer is almost assuredly yes. This article talks about people who are able to lift seemingly impossible amounts of weight under the right circumstances and how this might be possible. It also discusses the concept of “absolute strength” and “maximal strength.” You just might discover you’re capable of lifting more weight than you think you are.
So much to think about when you lift weights. Form is one of them – but don’t neglect another aspect of weight training – breathing. Some trainers will tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to breathe but the most important thing is to make sure you ARE breathing. Here’s why.
Some women cut back on protein along with calories when they’re trying to lose weight. That’s not such a good idea, especially after menopause. A recent study reveals the importance of getting enough protein – and consuming it throughout the day. Find out why it’s important along with some high protein snacks you can enjoy.