Can you adopt a very low carb diet to lose weight and still work out at a high intensity? This article looks at the role carbohydrates play in fueling exercise and why diets that are very low in carbs are detrimental to performance.
You often hear people recommend drinking more water in the belief that it helps with weight loss. Is there any truth to this idea? Discover what research shows about drinking water and its effects on body weight.
Have you grown tired of doing standard push-ups? Are you ready to challenge yourself more? A study looked at which push-up variations are toughest. Find out the best ways to make push-ups tougher and add variety to your workout.
Circuit training wins points for being a time-efficient, total body workout. But what if you want to build strength or increase muscle size? Can a circuit workout be a way to accomplish that? Find out what research shows.
Too much routine isn’t always a good thing when it comes to fitness training. Is it time to shake things up a bit? Here are four signs it’s time to change your workout and tips on how to do it for greater gains.
What kind of shoes do you wear when you do your weight-training routine? Of course, you want a pair that fits well and is comfortable – but what else should you look for when selecting a shoe for lifting? This article takes a closer look at what types of shoes are good and not so good for weight training.
Exercise is a great stress reliever. Regular workouts can make you more resistant to anxiety and depression. But if you are experiencing stress, research shows it may impact how quickly you recover from a workout. Find out what this study shows and how to make sure you’re allowing yourself adequate recovery time between workouts.
How healthy is your diet? A new study shows people who eat an American diet may not get enough of seven essential nutrients. Find out what these nutrients are and how to make sure you’re getting enough of them for good health.
Your muscles use fat as their primary fuel source during low to moderate intensity exercise. That’s the “fat burning” effect of exercise. Fat cells also have other functions that impact your risk for obesity and other health problems. Some research shows regular exercise helps fat cells function more effectively to release stored fat. Find out how fat cells are impacted by physical activity.
Of course, you do your best to avoid injury but sometimes it happens anyway. You want to feel better as quickly as possible. Is heat or ice the best option? This article discusses when ice is most appropriate and when heat is your best bet for easing the discomfort of a fitness injury.