Exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but exercise goes hand in hand with good nutrition. The two work synergistically to help you lower your risk for health problems and stay healthy. Find out why it’s important to “mind your nutrition” even if you work out every day.
How’s your form when you train? Physical therapists have identified exercises that many people do incorrectly. Find out what these exercises are and how to get them right and avoid injury.
How you fuel up before an exercise can affect your performance. If you enter a workout in a glycogen-depleted state, you won’t be able to push yourself as hard – but what about your risk for injury? What role does diet play in lowering your risk for training injuries? Find out.
Hormone levels change with age, leading to a type of aging sometimes known as “metabolic aging.” This article looks at how different hormones are impacted by the passage of time and what can be done to offset these changes to some degree.
What’s your shoulder routine? Hopefully, it includes at least some exercises that strengthen the stabilizing muscles – the four muscles that make up your rotator cuff. Here’s why rotator cuff training is important for strong and healthy shoulders
Should you take a multivitamin or not? If you tell yourself there’s no harm to doing so, you may be wrong. Some research suggests that taking vitamins in supplemental form CAN be harmful. Find out more.
Resistance training makes you stronger and helps you build larger muscles, but does it make you less flexible? Many people believe this to be so, but does research support this idea? Find out what science says about resistance training and flexibility.
Did you know tight clothing can be hazardous to your health? Read on and find out how wearing skinny jeans and pencil skirts places you at greater risk for injury, and even worse, nerve or muscle damage. Save those tight outfits for a special occasion!
One of the biggest concerns that come with aging is maintaining a healthy blood sugar and avoiding insulin resistance. Diet and exercise play a huge role in keeping type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance at bay. As it turns out, there’s a spice that can help too. Read on and find out what it is and how to enjoy its benefits.
What would a strength training routine be without squats? You can approach squats in several ways by doing partial squats, full squats or deep squats, which raises the question – how low should you go when doing squats? Are the risks or advantages to going deeper? Find out.