Is working a full-time job a risk factor for weight gain? Whether we work or not isn’t always a choice, but if you do work a job, it could make it harder to control your weight, based on recent research. Find out what this study shows and find out how to avoid the weight gain pitfalls of working a job.
We often hear about the health benefits of exercise and how aerobic exercise lengthens your lifespan – but what about resistance training? Does it have longevity benefits as well? Find out how resistance training can improve the quality of your life AND potentially help you live longer.
Meat and dairy aren’t the only good sources of protein. These days, you can fulfill your protein needs with a variety of meat substitutes – but how healthy are they? This article discusses plant-based sources of protein, both packaged and natural, along with general guidelines on making the healthiest choices.
Heart and blood vessel health is a concern for everyone. One problem that becomes increasingly common with age is high blood pressure – but why? This article explains why blood pressure increases with age and what you can do to slow down this process.
The age-old argument – genetics or lifestyle? A new study approaches the argument in a different way by looking at identical twins with the same genetics – one who exercises and who doesn’t. They look the same on the outside, but what about the inside? Find out.
Are you troubled by “bat wings?” In this case, we’re not referring to an actual animal, but flabby triceps. What can you do when your triceps flap around when you wave to someone? Find out what causes this problem and how best to get the firm-looking triceps you’re looking for.
Muscles love glycogen and they depend on having enough of it. Unfortunately, after an intense workout or one of long duration, muscle cells can be depleted of this important source of fuel. Find out more about the role muscle and liver glycogen play in exercise performance and why post-workout nutrition is so important.
Do you dream of being able to supercharge your metabolism? Is it really possible to do that? This article looks at what factors affect your metabolic rate and what you can do, from a natural standpoint, to optimize your metabolism.
If you’re an athlete, train with weights or do any form of intense exercise, you’re probably focused on getting enough protein, but how much do you really need? This article looks at that issue and discusses 4 other myths about protein that many people still believe.
Do you glance at the calorie count when buying a packaged food? Have you ever wondered whether the number you’re seeing is really accurate? Find out why you shouldn’t place too much stock in calorie food labels and how to be a smarter shopper.