You already know that exercise does good things for your body composition but it’s also good medicine. In fact, a new study shows exercise lowers the risk of five types of chronic disease – but how much exercise do you need to enjoy this benefit?
You hear a lot about functional training – and for good reason. Functional fitness training helps your muscles work better together when you play sports or do the things you do every day. Devoting time to functional training will pay off with better strength, coordination, and balance. Here are five strength exercises that belong in any functional training routine.
Have you reached a point where you’re struggling to make strength gains? It’s a very common problem and it’s usually due to one of five common training mistakes. Find out what they are.
Plant foods – you hear a lot about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. Can adopting such an eating plan help you live longer? This article looks at this issue and also points out the difference between vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based diets.
You’ve probably noticed that fewer women work out after menopause – but why? A new study tries to explain why so few women work out later in life – and why it’s important to do it anyway!
Metabolic syndrome, a problem marked by insulin resistance, is one of the fastest growing health problems, other than obesity. Losing weight helps to reverse this condition – but what about exercise? Find out what role exercise plays in improving metabolic health and lowering the risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
You have two main types of muscle fibers – fast-twitch and slow-twitch. Most people, as they age, do more training that activates slow-twitch rather than fast-twitch fibers. Yet, that’s not the best approach. Here’s why.
Are you restricting calories, exercising, and still having trouble losing weight? Your body fights your attempt to lose weight through three main metabolic adaptations. Find out what they are and how you can fight them.
Stress – it can do a number on your health. Some people are also convinced it can make it harder to lose body fat and even lead to weight gain. Is there any truth to this idea? Read on and find what link, if any, there is between stress, changes in body composition, and weight gain.
What could be important than keeping your brain healthy? Unfortunately, your brain ages along with the rest of your body. Yet, lifestyle matters. Find out what research shows about brain aging, body weight, and exercise.