We think of antioxidants as being protective against disease and against aging – but can you get too much of a good thing? This article looks at the role antioxidants play in health and why antioxidant supplements may actually be harmful.
When it’s hot outside, you can lose a lot of fluid, especially if you’re moving around a lot. Hydration is a must for your health and wellbeing. Still, many myths abound about hydration, what to hydrate with and how much you need to drink. Here are five myths and truths about hydration.
Sometimes your muscles need a new stimulus, especially if you’ve reached a plateau. One approach, called descending pyramid training, can help restart the growth process. Find out more about descending or reverse pyramids and how they can jumpstart your fitness routine.
You already know that exercise does good things for your body composition but it’s also good medicine. In fact, a new study shows exercise lowers the risk of five types of chronic disease – but how much exercise do you need to enjoy this benefit?
You hear a lot about functional training – and for good reason. Functional fitness training helps your muscles work better together when you play sports or do the things you do every day. Devoting time to functional training will pay off with better strength, coordination, and balance. Here are five strength exercises that belong in any functional training routine.
Have you reached a point where you’re struggling to make strength gains? It’s a very common problem and it’s usually due to one of five common training mistakes. Find out what they are.
Plant foods – you hear a lot about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. Can adopting such an eating plan help you live longer? This article looks at this issue and also points out the difference between vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based diets.
You’ve probably noticed that fewer women work out after menopause – but why? A new study tries to explain why so few women work out later in life – and why it’s important to do it anyway!
Metabolic syndrome, a problem marked by insulin resistance, is one of the fastest growing health problems, other than obesity. Losing weight helps to reverse this condition – but what about exercise? Find out what role exercise plays in improving metabolic health and lowering the risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
You have two main types of muscle fibers – fast-twitch and slow-twitch. Most people, as they age, do more training that activates slow-twitch rather than fast-twitch fibers. Yet, that’s not the best approach. Here’s why.