If you have lower back pain, you might be tempted to miss your workout – but should you? While you should avoid certain exercises when your back aches, movement is one of the best ways to work through some of the tightness and spasm. Read on and find out what exercises are best for lower back pain, which to avoid, and low back pain “red flags” that suggest you need further evaluation.
What’s the most filling macronutrient? Protein, of course – but is plant protein as filling as animal protein? Read on and find out more about protein sources and their effect on appetite.
There’s a common perception that men have an easier time losing weight compared to women. Is there any truth to this idea? As it turns out, men may lose weight faster, but do women play catch-up? Find out.
What would it be like to lose your vision? Something to think about, as your risk goes up as you age. Fortunately, research shows consuming certain nutrients may lower your risk for age-related visual problems like cataracts. Find out what to eat to keep your eyes healthy and preserve your vision.
Do you need to train to failure to maximize your strength gains? It’s a contentious question. Find out what research shows about strength training to failure – whether it’s necessary or not when you’re serious about getting your strongest.
Ah! The mysteries of cellulite. It’s so common and yet still incurable. Strangely, cellulite seems to show up mainly on the thighs and buttocks. Why is that? Read on and discover why and discover other things you might not know about this common affliction.
How balanced is your shoulder workout? Most focus mainly on their anterior deltoids, the portion of the muscle they can see. This article looks at why it’s important to target the other two heads of the deltoid muscle as well as the rotator cuff and how to do it.
Smoothies – they’re wildly popular but not all are healthy, especially if you buy one at a smoothie shop. Read on and discover how to make your own guilt-free, healthy smoothie at home. Then have fun experimenting!
How important is it to add variety to your workout by changing the exercises you do? More important than you might think. Find out what research shows and what you can do to make your workout more productive and fun.
No doubt fruits and vegetables offer a multitude of health benefits, but can they actually make your skin look younger and more attractive? Intriguing research suggests that eating a diet rich in fresh produce can improve the color of your skin and even protect your skin against aging. Discover yet another reason to eat your fruits and veggies.