Ask people what their favorite exercise is and you won’t hear many say planks. Why are planks so contentious – and why do you need to do them at all? Find out what advantages planks have over crunches and why you can’t afford not to do them.
We constantly hear about the health risks of obesity and about the health problems it causes – but how much does it ultimately impact longevity? Read on and find out how much obesity shortens lifespan and why the concept of “metabolically healthy obesity” is a myth.
When you think of seeds – do you envision pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds? Well, there’s a new class of seeds out there that are sometimes referred to as “super seeds.” Find out what they are and the nutritional benefits they offer.
Heavy resistance training with an emphasis on large muscle groups supposedly leads to larger gains in strength and muscle mass due to a greater release of anabolic hormone – but does it really? Some research suggests that the “anabolic advantage,” that comes from greater post-workout hormone release is actually a myth. Is there any truth to this?
Need a natural way to jumpstart your brain? Try starting the morning with a plate of Eggland’s Best eggs. A new study shows that choline-rich foods like Eggland’s Best eggs improve memory and cognitive function while helping to ward off age-related memory loss.
Are you aware of the many benefits HIIT offers? Chances are you don’t know about this one. A new study shows high-intensity exercise may have anti-inflammatory benefits. When you consider how many health problems, inflammation is linked with – that’s a good thing. Find out what this new study shows and how HIIT training can improve your overall fitness.
Men may be the “stronger” sex in some capacities. For example, men have greater upper body strength than women, partially because they have more lean body mass. The average man is also capable of generating more power, on average. But what about endurance? How do males and females stack up against each other in terms of endurance? Find out why women have some advantages when it comes to exercise endurance and why estrogen may play a role.
Resistance training is your ticket to becoming stronger and more defined – but that’s not the only reason to do it. Have you ever thought about how resistance training impacts other tissues – like the connective tissue that gives your body support and resistance to injury? Find out how the benefits of resistance training go beyond building bigger muscles
There are lots of reasons to limit the amount of processed foods in your diet. A new study suggests an ingredient common in processed foods may trigger metabolic issues and weight gain. As if the sugar in processed foods isn’t bad enough, here’s another reason to avoid them.
Why do some people form the exercise habit and stick with it while others never get very far? According to a new study, mindfulness may be a factor. Find out how mindfulness relates to exercise success and how you can use it to stay motivated to work out.