Do you do most of your abdominal exercises lying down on a mat? What about standing abs? Find out whether standing abs are as effective and why you might want to include them in your fitness routine.
You might wonder whether bodyweight training is as effective as using weights or resistance bands. Are there limitations to the strength you can build using your own body weight?
Fat is an important source of fuel for your body, especially when carbohydrates aren’t available. But could dietary fats aid in muscle development as well? If so, which kind is best? Find out what research shows.
Are you training your abdominals in a way that puts your back at risk? The last thing you want in your quest to get flat abs is a sore or injured back. Find out how to keep your ab workout balanced.
These days, you hear so much about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. One way to do that is through diet – but what about exercise? Can working out regularly change the population of bacteria that live in your gut?
It’s no secret that the American diet is full of sodium. For years, the experts have recommended eating a low-sodium diet. But recently, new research has called this idea into question. Are low-sodium diets less healthy than previously thought?
There are lots of variables you can change with regard to your resistance workouts. One of them is the speed with which you do a rep. You can slow down the tempo or lift a lighter weight explosively. Find out how explosive training can challenge your muscles in a different way.
Are you maximizing the nutritional value you’re getting from the foods you eat? If not, try these six nutrition hacks. By making small changes to how you eat, you’ll get more health benefits.
Now, when you visit the grocery store, you’ll see the revamped nutritional labels. How will they be different from the old ones? Find out.
We often hear that the growing problem of obesity is a lifestyle issue rather than a true disease – but is it? The American Medical Association classified it as a disease in 2013. Here’s why.