Do protein needs change with age? According to a new study they do. To build lean body mass and maintain the muscle you have, you may need to increase your protein intake as you grow older due to a problem called anabolic resistance. Find out what this new research shows.
Exercise is challenging when you’re healthy and injury-free, but it’s even more challenging when you have a common foot condition called plantar fasciitis. This article discusses whether you need to modify your exercise routine with plantar fasciitis and steps you can take to prevent and treat it.
Should you make a trip to Starbucks before your next workout? A recent study highlights some of the possible benefits of drinking coffee prior to an exercise session. For one, it could make your workout more enjoyable. Find out more.
Is your diet slowing down the aging process or causing you to age faster? What you eat matters when it comes to cellular health and aging. This article discusses four dietary habits that can age you prematurely and how to avoid them.
Lots of factors influence the results you get from weight training. One of them is body type and composition. This article discusses the impact limb length and body have on strength development and why.
Have you “damaged” your metabolism through excessive calorie restriction? Aggressive calorie restriction can cause a temporary slowdown in metabolism. This article discusses what a damaged metabolism is, what causes it and steps you can take to correct it.
Have you ever wondered why some people can eat an unhealthy diet and live to be 100 while another person eats a similar diet and gets heart disease in the fifties? It all comes down to genetics and gene expression. A relatively new field called nutrigenomics, that studies issues like this, is growing rapidly. Find out more about nutrigenomics and “personalized nutrition.”
The numerous benefits of interval training are becoming increasingly well known to fitness enthusiasts, making interval training one of the most popular ways to increase calorie burn and cut down on workout time while boosting the efficiency and effectiveness of the workout. There is a huge amount of information on interval training available to beginners, but it often contains contradictory suggestions about the best way to maximize the effectiveness of the workout.
How do the lifestyle choices your partner makes affect your own health and fitness goals? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out how getting your partner to eat healthier and be more active works in your favor and how to get a reluctant partner to make better lifestyle choices.
What could be more discouraging than working hard to lose weight and failing to get results? This article discusses 6 possible reasons diet and exercise may not be causing your weight to drop and how to correct them.