Magnesium is a mineral getting lots of attention these days. That’s because many people don’t get enough of it. Dietary magnesium may be even more important for people who exercise. Here’s why.
What could be more important than your vision? Unfortunately, two causes of visual loss – cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, become more common after the age of 50. The good news? Dietary changes could help you avoid these common causes of visual problems as you age. Here’s what to eat.
Have you reached a standstill in your ability to gain strength? Strength-training plateaus are frustrating. One approach you might take to break through that plateau is called accentuated eccentric lifting. Find out what this is and how it can help.
As you know, almost all non-starchy vegetables and many fruits have significant health benefits – but some pack more nutritional punch than others. Researchers at William Paterson University analyzed and ranked fruits and vegetables based on their nutrient density. Guess what the top five were?
Exercise has benefits at every age, but a new study shows older people may not respond in the same way to exercise. Find out how younger people and older people differ in their response to aerobic exercise at the cellular level.
You can take a variety of approaches to improving your aerobic fitness and building strength and muscle size. You can also approach it in an integrated manner. In this article, you’ll learn about an approach called integrated concurrent training and discover what its pros and cons are.
When training your upper or lower body against resistance, your muscles need 48 hours or more to recover. Is the same true for abdominal training? Read on and discover the downsides of working your abs every day.
If you were to ask a health professional what a normal resting heart rate is they’d tell you between 60 and 100. Yet, having a heart rate at the upper end of this range has a surprising health risk. Find out what a high-normal heart rate says about health and longevity.
What do you sip when you work out? Water? That’s fine for workouts of an hour or less – but what about longer ones? Skip the commercial sports drinks and try one of these healthy sports drink alternatives.
Are you getting enough potassium in your diet? If you eat packaged and processed foods, maybe not. Read on and discover four health problems dietary potassium lowers the risk of.