What you eat and how you train affect your weight but behind the scenes you have to deal with the effects of hormones that regulate your appetite and metabolism. Lifestyle, dietary habits and exercise can all impact these hormones. Discover 4 major hormones that influence your weight.
Hot flashes are an uncomfortable side effect of menopause. Some women experience hot flashes for up to a decade after menopause begins! This article discusses the role lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, play in controlling hot flashes and menopausal symptoms.
Can exercise change the type of bacteria that live in your gut? There’s growing evidence that gut bacteria play a role in obesity and gut and immune health. Now a study suggests exercise may create a healthier population of “good” gut bacteria. Find out more about the role gut bacteria play in health and obesity and what this study shows.
Yes, calcium is important for healthy bones but it needs a “support team” to help it work better. Discover five other nutrients you need for bone health and to lower your risk for osteoporosis.
How do you think of a workout – as a welcome diversion and a pleasant challenge – or as a task you HAVE to do? How you frame your workout may influence whether or not you lose weight by impacting how much you eat a workout is over. Find out what a new study shows about attitude towards exercise and how much you eat after a workout.
Magnesium is an essential mineral everyone needs in their diet. If you exercise, you may need more than a sedentary person. In fact, research suggests not getting enough magnesium in your diet can negatively impact your exercise performance. Find out why magnesium is so important if you work out and the best sources of this vital mineral.
Does eating a high-fat diet improve exercise endurance? Find out what research shows about high-fat diets and whether they can help you work out longer without fatigue.
With a desk job, you don’t have to brave the outdoor temperatures to make a living but being so sedentary can take a toll on your health in a number of ways. Here are five ways having a desk job may be harmful to your health.
You need calcium and vitamin D in your diet for bone health. Some people take calcium and vitamin D supplements to make sure they’re getting enough – but is this a good idea? A new study calls this into question, especially in older women. Find out why dietary calcium sources are best and why it’s important to check a vitamin D level.
Short, intense workouts are growing in popularity. Tabata interval training is among the shortest around – but what Tabatas lack in time they make up for with intensity. Unfortunately, most people don’t get the full benefits of a Tabata workout. Find out why.