If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to create an energy deficit. One way to do that is to reduce the number of calories you take in each day or increase the number you burn off. Unfortunately, lowering your calorie intake consistently usually leads to a weight loss plateau. In response to this, some people turn to calorie cycling. What is calorie cycling and can it help you lose weight?
Resistance training has lots of health benefits. Have you ever wondered what effect it has on your metabolism? After all, muscle is more metabolically active. As it turns out, having more muscle may be beneficial to your metabolism in more than one way. Find out what these benefits are.
If your ultimate goal is to build lean body mass, does cardiovascular exercise make it harder to reach your goal? This article looks at the issue of “concurrent training,” whether aerobic exercise interferes with muscle development. Find out what research shows and tips you can use this information to enhance your own training.
Have you gone gluten-free because you think you’re gluten sensitive? It may not be the gluten after all. You may actually be sensitive to other compounds in gluten-containing foods called FODMAPs. Find out what FODMAPs are and how they cause problems.
Do you take vitamin supplements, thinking it might help you achieve your health and fitness goals? It might be time to rethink this practice. A new study shows some vitamins and supplements may actually interfere with the health benefits of exercise. Find out more.
Can’t decide whether it’s worth the extra money to buy organic beef? Here are five reasons why organic meat may be better for you. You’ll also discover how grass-fed and organic beef differ from each other.
You’ve heard the old saying, “You are what you eat.” If that’s the case, be sure that what goes in your mouth is healthy. Unfortunately, obesity and poor eating habits are all too common, partially because people make the wrong food choices. If you want to get the most benefit from the food you eat, prepare it yourself in a healthy manner and avoid eating at fast-food restaurants and full-service restaurants that aren’t focused on health. When you cook at home, try some of these healthy cooking tips to put food on the table that’s good for you and still pleasing to the taste buds.
You hear people talk about reaching a “healthy weight” but what does that really mean? Just as importantly, what’s the best way to measure it? Find out more about the different ways to determine if you’re a healthy weight and what their limitations are.
The amount of research conducted on inflammation-related health conditions has increased in the past 10 years. As more studies are released, more medical professionals begin to understand the link between inflammation, diet, aging and good health.
Have you ever had a period where your enthusiasm for exercising dwindled? It happens to most people at one time or other.