If you use a very heavy resistance, you’ll maximize strength gains while using light weights and high volume is ideal for building muscle endurance – but what about muscle size? Is there a “sweet spot” in terms of volume and intensity that maximizes gains in muscle size? Find out.
Are guys and gals with the biggest muscles the ones that can lift the most weight? Not always. Muscle size and cross-sectional area isn’t the only factor that determines how strong you are. Find out what other factors play a role in how much you can lift.
What role does your brain play in helping you get stronger? More than you might think. Some research suggests that strengthening the mind- muscle connection can help you build more strength and improve the quality of your workouts. Find out more.
Heart disease, the number one cause of mortality in Western countries, is a disease that’s influenced by lifestyle, especially diet. Research suggests adding more plant-based foods can lower your risk for this common health problem – but how? Read on and discover 6 ways plant foods nay lower your risk of heart disease.
Have you ever bemoaned the fact that you don’t have a super-fast metabolism? While it may sound like a benefit to be able to eat more of what you want without gaining weight, having a souped-up metabolism may actually be detrimental from a health standpoint. Find out why.
Processed foods are a staple on store shelves. Unless you stick to the perimeter of the grocery store, you’re probably going to be tempted by a packaged item or two. Just how much DOES processed food make up the American diet? Find out what a new study shows.
It’s not uncommon to have shortness of breath during high-intensity exercise, and research shows this may happen sooner in women than in men. Why might that be? Find out why and whether your lungs can limit your exercise performance.
When time is a precious commodity and you have too little time to work out, you need exercises that get the job done quickly and efficiently. Which should you choose? Here are three powerful exercises that will give your whole body a workout.
You already know you lose muscle mass and strength as you age and that you need protein to build the muscle tissue you need to stay strong – but how much? Research suggests that after the age of 60 you might need more than you did when you were young. Here’s why.
If your blood pressure is high, your doctor may recommend dietary changes. One such change might include eating more vegetables – but why? Read on and discover four ways eating vegetables can lower your blood pressure.