Now there may be another reason to avoid processed foods – they’re a source of food additives called phosphates. Consuming too many of these food additives is risky for people with kidney disease but there’s growing concern that they may be problematic even for normal, healthy people. Find out more.
Americans are living longer. The average life expectancy is slowly rising – but why? Part of it is related to better treatment of diseases and early detection, but a new study shows diet may play a role too. Are Americans actually eating healthier? Get the full story.
What do you do between resistance-training sets? Do you do an active recovery or a passive one? Rest periods are another training variable you can manipulate in your workouts. Find out what the advantages and disadvantages of various rest period strategies are.
It becomes more challenging to find time to work out as the holidays approach, but working out is just as important, if not more important, around the holidays. Don’t let your fitness goals fall through the cracks this year. Try these 7 holiday tips to stay sane and fit.
One of the best ways to stay healthy after menopause – both mentally and physically – is to exercise. Now, a new study shows exercise may offer more benefits for postmenopausal women than their younger counterparts. Find out more about exercise and the role it plays in health during the second half of life.
Most people feel good about themselves when they weigh what the charts say they should – but is this a false sense of security? Research now shows you can be of normal weight or even underweight and still be at risk for chronic health problems if you have an unhealthy body composition. Find out more.
Natural sweeteners are better for you than sugar? Right? In some, but not all, cases. Read on and discover the pros and cons of some of the most popular natural sweeteners on the market.
Do you periodize your strength training? If so, what type do you use? This article discusses various approaches to periodization and which seems to be most effective based on research.
Get the low-down on fast and slow-twitch muscle fibers. The difference between the two, how they impact your training, and why it’s important to train fast-twitch fibers with intensity as you age.
You hear people talk about the importance of stretching and how it increases flexibility – but does it really? Find out more about what happens when you stretch and whether it actually makes your muscles more elastic.