Hypertension is a common health problem and a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. What if you have a normal blood pressure most of the time but it’s elevated when you visit your doctor? Should you be concerned? Find out why a single high blood pressure reading should be a wake-up call.
Shoulder problems are common among weightlifters. This article discusses some of the most common causes of shoulder pain and stiffness that weightlifters experience and how to prevent them.
You build muscle mass to become stronger and more defined but there’s another benefit to having more muscle mass. A new study shows having a higher muscle mass index could help you live longer. Find out why.
Ankle swelling is no fun- it makes your ankles and feet feel tight and makes it hard to wear strappy, little shoes. What causes ankle swelling and why is it so common in women? Find out more about ankle and foot swelling and how to prevent it.
Beige fat, brown fat and white fat – what do all of these colors mean? More importantly, how do these types of fat differ in function? Find out more about brown fat and beige fat, two kinds of fat that make controlling your weight a little easier.
Who doesn’t want to maximize the benefits they get from each and every workout? This article discusses seven different ways to maximize cardiovascular and musculoskeletal benefits without spending more time working out.
Headed to the beach, and you don’t have access to a gym? You can still get a great workout at the beach without equipment. Here’s how to get a calorie-burning workout without leaving the surf and sand.
The conventional way to build lean body mass is to use a weight that’s 60 to 80% of your one-rep max – but is that the only way? Some studies show training with lighter weights can also build muscle. Is there any truth to this?
Eating healthy isn’t always easy or convenient – especially when you’re short on time. This article discusses six nutritional shortcuts you can use to keep your diet healthy even when time is a scarce commodity.
Coffee is a popular drink and one that has some surprising health benefits. Coffee has almost no calories, making it a low calorie drink to sip if you’re trying to control your weight. Does coffee have weight control benefits that go beyond the fact it’s low in calories? Read on and find out what research shows about coffee and weight control.