Do you experience calf tightness after exercising? It’s a relatively common problem that can interfere with your workout and make it uncomfortable to walk or run. Find out what causes tight calves and what you can do to prevent and relieve them.
Ever wonder what’s going on behind the scenes when you resistance train? There are a number of hormones at work that have an impact on muscle growth. Find out more about these key players and how they make it harder or easier to build lean body mass.
Are you too focused on the number of calories you’re burning DURING exercise? That certainly makes exercise less enjoyable and it can also keep you from getting the results you’re looking for. Find out why the number of calories burned during a workout session isn’t all that important – and what is.
Do you read nutrition labels every time you shop for food? You should. A new study shows that even health-conscious shoppers can be fooled by product packaging and make less healthy selections. Find out how food packaging and labels fool us and how to be a savvier shopper every time you shop for groceries.
If you’re trying to make healthy lifestyle changes, should you focus on diet or exercise first? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out why BOTH diet and exercise deliver the best results, whether you’re trying to stay healthy or lose weight.
You’ve probably known people who love to work out and those who wouldn’t put on a pair of exercise shoes and get sweaty for any reason. Some research suggests that the desire to exercise or stay on the couch is at least partially determined by genes. Find out what research shows about exercise motivation and the role that genes may play.
Some people really struggle to lose weight. They believe they’re doing the right thing but just aren’t seeing results. Sometimes it’s because they have unrealistic expectations. Here are other ways people sabotage themselves when trying to lose weight without even knowing it.
When most people think of the benefits of exercise and its impact on longevity, they think of aerobic exercise, but when it comes to diseases of aging and longevity, strength training may be your ticket to better health. Find out why.
Have you made the decision to go gluten-free? That’s important if you have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten – but keep in mind that gluten-free doesn’t always mean healthy. There’s a healthy way and a not so healthy way to eat a diet that’s free of gluten. Find out the difference and how to make a gluten-free diet a healthful one.
Decreasing your calorie intake too much may initially lead to weight loss but severe calorie restriction can work against you in the long run. Find out what changes take place in your body when you decrease the number of calories you eat too much and how to avoid this problem.