It’s important to challenge your body when you exercise to see results. But rest and recovery are an important part of the process. When you don’t allow your body enough time to recover, you can experience symptoms of overreaching and, in extreme cases, overtraining. This may require days or weeks to correct. The best approach is to “listen to your body” and keep workouts and rest time balanced. This article discusses five ways to avoid overreaching or overtraining.
Exercise is good for every part of your body – even your breasts. This article talks about exercise and the role it plays in breast health and breast cancer prevention. It delves into recent research showing exercise offers some protection against breast malignancies.
You can use a number of approaches to building lean body mass. Some people prefer to work all their major muscle groups in one session while others prefer a split training approach. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Keep reading to find out.
Sipping coconut water is a popular way to stay hydrated. Some people also drink this “superfood” beverage with the slightly nutty taste for its possible health benefits. Does coconut water really have health benefits and is it a good way to stay hydrated when you work out?
Inflammation serves a useful purpose when you’re injured or exposed to virus but not when it’s chronic. Chronic inflammation has been linked with a number of health problems including heart disease. What role does exercise play in keeping inflammation in check? Find out.
Should you eat six small meals a day or three larger ones? Most fitness trainers will tell you to “graze” throughout the day – but does research really support this idea? Find out whether meal frequency really matters when it comes to controlling your weight.
For a while experts have discouraged athletes from using coffee and other caffeinated beverages for hydration during exercise. This is based on the idea that caffeine is a diuretic that increases fluid loss. Now a new study challenges this idea. A pre-workout cup of coffee may be okay for hydration and for exercise performance. Find out more.
You may have lost a portion of your height as you journeyed through adulthood. Far from being static, your height can change over time along with the rest of your body.
Why do you fatigue so quickly when you exercise at a high intensity?
How fast do you walk? Your walking speed may say something about your overall health – including the health of your brain. Find out what new research shows about brain health, walking speed and risk for mortality.