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.
One thing you don’t want when you train is an injury. Sometimes, despite your best effort, you end up injured. Still, it’s important to do what you can to prevent them. Here are seven ways to make yourself more resistant to injury.
Who hasn’t heard of push-ups? We equate the ability to do multiple push-ups with a higher level of physical fitness. The push-up has outgrown its image as an exercise used to punish military recruits to an exercise every fit person needs to be able to do. Here’s why the push-up has stood the test of time.
Is single-set weight training an effective approach for gaining muscle strength and size or is it better to do three or more sets of each exercise? This article looks at what research shows about the number of sets and how it impacts gains in strength and size.
Your thyroid is the gland that regulates your metabolism. If you’re gaining weight despite leading a healthy lifestyle, you might be convinced that your thyroid is at fault, even when your tests are normal. Is it possible that you STILL have an undiagnosed, underactive thyroid gland?
Are you getting the most out of every abdominal workout that you do? Are you sure? Here are five common things that many people do wrong when they train their abs and core.
For years, you’ve been told that vegetable oils are heart healthy. Unfortunately, that might not be the case. Read on and find out more about these oils, why you should avoid them, and what healthier options are.