Is hunger driving you to the refrigerator a bit too often? Uncontrolled hunger is one reason people overeat and gain weight. What can you do about it? Once you’re sure you’re eating enough, take a look at the composition of your diet.
It’s important to challenge your muscles in different ways when you strength train to avoid reaching a strength plateau. There are three main ways muscles can develop force. This article discusses the three primary types of muscle contractions and how each helps you develop strength.
Have you ever heard someone proudly say they exercised over an hour? Usually, they say it right before biting into a cinnamon bun or other decadent treat. A little voice told them they deserved it after exercising so hard. But according to the results of a new study, exercise quality counts more than quantity when it comes to staying healthy and fit.
Building muscle is challenging, especially for women. A number of factors make it harder – inappropriate exercise routines and poor nutrition. In addition, a study showed having a higher percentage of body fat could make it harder to build muscle tissue. Find out why.
Metabolic resistance training can take a variety of forms. One thing they all have in common is they create a stronger after-burn effect than standard strength training. This article discusses various types of metabolic resistance training and the benefits each offers.
How much do you listen to your body when you train? Auto-regulatory training is built around this idea. Find out what auto-regulatory training is and how you can use it in your own workouts.
You’ve heard the term “sugar free” many times and seen products listed as sugar-free or with no added sugar. What do these terms really mean and are they better for you than sugar? Get the scoop on what these terms really mean and whether they’re a healthy choice.
Do you work an office job where you’re hunched over a keyboard most of the day? If so, you’re at risk for postural problems. This article discusses three common posture problems that are common in people who sit in front of a computer and how exercise can help.
What are those dilated, purple lines on your lower legs? Most likely, they’re varicose veins. More importantly, what can you do about them? This article discusses the latest on preventing and treating varicose veins. It also mentions the role diet and exercise play in maintaining healthy veins.
Craving unhealthy foods? Bacteria in your gut may be to blame. A new study shows the type of bacteria that make their home in your gut may have an effect on your food choices and the types of foods you crave. Find out what role gut bacteria play in controlling your weight – and the type of foods you crave.