When you think of a healthy carbohydrate source, do beans come to mind? Maybe they should. You’re probably familiar with the most common beans – kidney beans, black beans and pinto beans – but there are other types of beans you probably haven’t tried. Find out what they are and the potential health benefits they offer.
Women, on average, have a lower aerobic capacity than men. That’s why women typically don’t perform quite as well as men in endurance sports. There are a number of reasons for this. Now, a new study shows women have to work harder to breathe during exercise relative to men and this may impact exercise performance. Find out more.
Is there an optimal training frequency for maximizing muscle growth? This article focuses on research comparing resistance training frequencies. Read on and find out whether training more often will lead to greater muscle size.
When do you usually work out? Certain types of people may be best suited to working out first thing in the morning. How do you know if that applies to you? Here are four types of people who benefit most from working out in the morning.
Cancer is a frightening diagnosis and one most people want to avoid. Fortunately, lifestyle factors count when it comes to lowering your risk for this common disease. Now scientists have identified a brain protein that helps keep cancer in check and it’s influenced by lifestyle, especially your sleep patterns. Read on to find out more about this cancer protective protein.
Having problems getting biceps definition? It’s not always easy for women to get their biceps muscles to “pop,” but it is possible with training and good nutrition. Discover 6 tips for building strong, more defined biceps.
When you first started weight training, you probably stuck to mostly full range-of-motion reps, but as you progress you may look for ways to work your muscles differently in hopes of gaining more strength. One alternative is to do partial reps where you work a muscle or muscle group through only a portion of its range-of-motion. Are there benefits to doing this?
What role does “mind power” play in strength development? More than you might think. Find out what role your brain plays in becoming stronger and how to use that knowledge to your advantage.
Probiotics are gut-friendly bacteria that offer health benefits. Good sources are yogurt with live cultures and other fermented foods like miso, tempeh and sauerkraut. What you may be less familiar with are prebiotics, the “food” probiotic need to survive. Find out more about the benefits of adding prebiotics to your diet and what the best sources are.
With all the hype about protein, you might worry that you aren’t getting enough. In America, it is rare to be protein deficient. However, not all sources of protein are created equal and some choices might not be good ones for a healthy diet. Understanding what protein is, where it’s found and why it’s important is a good first step in making sure you are getting what you need for good health.