Are you seeing improvements in your fitness level or is your fitness routine on cruise control? Routine is good because it means you’re working out consistently, but you also have to shake up your routine to keep your body guessing. “Shocking” your body with a new cardio routine can further your fitness level and help you break through a weight loss plateau.
High-intensity workouts can be exhausting, especially if you do them for a long period of time. Have you ever felt you needed a nap after a high-intensity workout and just don’t have the energy to get on with your busy day? You might even wake up the next morning feeling tired, especially if you work out more intensely than you’re used to.
Exercise does good things for every organ in your body including your brain – but what’s the link between exercise and brain health? Researchers have now identified a protein that may explain why exercise helps cognitive function and mood. Find out more about this discovery.
Most of us would agree that there is a degree of fun in being bad, diet-wise. The problem is that after the fun is over, we feel bad. Bad eating habits lead to feeling ill, gaining weight, and, sometimes, disease. The solution is to make nutrition fun. It may be true what they say, that you only live once, but at least you can feel good while you’re living. So this month, set off on a quest for making nutrition fun, exciting, and delicious.
Problems sleeping? You’re not alone. Insomnia becomes more common with age. What role does exercise play in improving sleep quality? Find out what a new study shows as well as what prior research shows about sound sleep and exercise.
Zinc isn’t a mineral most athletes are concerned about but maybe they should be. Find out why it’s important to get enough zinc if you do high-intensity exercise and what foods are the best sources.
Halloween is that spooky night of goblins and ghouls, best known among children for one thing above all else. That, of course, is the opportunity to collect a vast and varied assortment of goodies. Candy, syrupy popcorn balls and other edible delights of questionable nutritional value abound on this enchanted evening. For most parents, nutritionists and dentists alike, it is a time of concern.
Planks – do you love them or hate them? Regardless of how you feel about them, they have their benefits. Find out why you should include planks in your fitness routine and the benefits they offer. You’ll also find out what the world’s record is for holding a plank position!
Whether you’re pursuing a career in the fitness industry or you’d just like to get in shape, your awareness of fitness-related terms can be the difference between success and failure. Muscle imbalance is one such term. Muscle imbalances occur when specific muscles are more or less developed than their opposing muscles. If not corrected, muscle […]
With heart disease rates increasing dramatically in the past year, we all need to do our part to fight this growing epidemic. These five recipes are heart-healthy, containing ingredients that have been proven to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and heart attack.