Proteins are broken down to amino acids, and your muscles use these amino acids to grow. One amino acid that plays a special role in muscle protein synthesis is leucine. Find out why and why it’s important to get enough of this essential amino acid in your diet.
Vitamin D – you might think you get enough of – but DO you? Low vitamin D levels are surprisingly common in the general population and some people are at higher risk. Here are six signs you might be at higher risk for vitamin D deficiency.
Are you in an exercise “funk” and having trouble staying motivated? Here are six exercise motivation “zappers” that may be destroying your desire to work out. Do any of them apply to you?
Are you frustrated by the lack of glute development you’re seeing? You’re doing the standard lower body moves – squats, deadlifts and lunges but that may not be enough. Here are three reasons, despite your best intentions, that your glutes aren’t growing.
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.