You’ve heard about the negative effects inflammation has on your health. Inflammation is believed to play a role in a variety of health problems, including heart disease, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disease, and cancer. How does exercise impact inflammation, and can too much exercise be bad for your health?
You may have heard that plant foods are healthy – they’re high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but they also contain other compounds called flavonoids. This large group of chemical components may explain some of the benefits fruits and vegetables offer. Find out more about flavonoids, what foods you find them in, and the potential health benefits they offer.
Think the holidays are only about fattening, unhealthy foods? Surprise! There’s a number of superfoods you can add to the holiday table that are low in calories and high in nutrition. Read on and discover five healthy superfoods you can feel good about eating during the holidays and all year round.
Changing the way you eat and how you exercise isn’t always easy. Old, less healthy habits can become so deeply ingrained that changing them takes time. Find out some of the pitfalls you might encounter when changing your lifestyle and how to get around them.
Has it become harder to stay lean than it used to be? That’s what a new study shows. It’s easy to blame the rise in obesity on a bad diet and lack of exercise, but that may not be the full story. Find out why.
Most people do high-volume ab work by doing high rep crunches, leg lifts, and other mat exercises – but is this the best approach – or could your ab workouts benefits from more resistance? Find out why a combination of the two may be the ideal approach.
Yes, you need protein after a workout and throughout the day, but what about before you go to bed at night? Can a protein snack before bedtime help you build muscle? Find out.
Eating mostly whole foods is what many dieticians recommend, but when you’re pressed for time, there are a few packaged foods you can eat without guilt. Here are 7 you can add to your cabinets and refrigerator for those super busy days.
Are your biceps in a rut? If so, it’s time to shake up your training. Look beyond standard biceps curls and try some new variations to shock your biceps into growing and getting stronger. You’ll be rewarded with arms you’re proud to show off!
With so much emphasis on avoiding starchy foods, you might be surprised to find that some starch is good for you, especially a type known as resistant starch. Read on and learn more about the different types of resistant starch, how to get more of it, and the benefits it offers.