You weigh one day and you’re right where you should be. The next morning, you’re up two pounds. Why does weight fluctuate so much and what do those fluctuations mean? Find out more about those frustrating bump ups in weight.
Fat serves a useful purpose – it supplies energy and keeps you warm, but there’s absolutely no benefit to having a muffin top. If you’re dealing with an expanding layer of belly fat, should you ramp up the cardio or grab a pair of weights? Read on and find out what role strength training plays in taming a muffin top.
There’s an ongoing epidemic of metabolic syndrome and it shows no signs of letting up. Lifestyle changes like diet and exercise can lower your risk for metabolic problems – but which one is best – diet or exercise? Find out what a new study shows.
So many diets restrict calories and even major food groups – not a healthy way to lose weight. Can adding something beneficial back into your diet, like fiber, be just as effective? Find out what a new study shows.
Snacking throughout the day – should you or shouldn’t you? You often hear people say, including fitness and nutrition experts, that eating every few hours throughout the day favorably affects your metabolism and helps with weight control. Is there any truth to this idea? Read on and discover more about the metabolic effects of snacking and whether it can help with controlling your weight.
If you’re trying to get that long, lean look, will high-intensity strength training make it harder? Can you develop strength without building significant muscle tissue? Read on and discover the answer and why strength training is important even if you don’t want muscle definition.
Your spine – it runs right down the middle of your back and helps protect the nerves that connect your brain to the rest of your body. Keeping it healthy should be a priority. In this article, you’ll learn how spinal health changes with age and tips for keeping your spine healthy.
One variable you can manipulate with your workouts is the number of reps you do. Doing so can help you achieve the results you want and help you avoid plateaus. When planning your workouts, should you include low resistance, high rep sets if you’re trying to build muscle? Yes, here’s why.
Fruits and vegetables offer fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals in one delicious package. Unfortunately, they’re also sprayed with pesticides, unless you buy organic. If you don’t buy organic, can you remove pesticides by simply washing fruits and vegetables? Find out.
Are bent-over rows part of your training routine? If so, why not? Read on and discover the benefits bent-over rows offer, what muscles they work, and variation on this exercise.