If you remember anything from cell biology, you might know that mitochondria are energy-producing structures inside cells, but there’s evidence that they also play a role in aging and the risk of developing age-related diseases such as type 2-diabetes. Here’s the good news. Exercise helps keep mitochondria healthy and more resistant to damage. Find out more.
Are you frustrated because you’re not making the strength gains you expected? Read on and discover five common “sticking points” that may be keeping you from reaching your true potential.
Are you frustrated because you have narrow shoulders? Is it possible to make your shoulders look wider? Yes, with the right training you can increase the size of your deltoids. This, in turn, will make your shoulders look wider. Here’s a strategy for doing that.
Nuts – they’re higher in calories than many foods and snacks. You might expect that eating them would lead to weight gain? But is there truth to this? Find out what research shows about eating nuts and the impact it has on body weight.
You train hard and are eating a healthy diet – so why aren’t you losing weight? A new study sheds light on this issue. It shows your brain may be working against you and making it easier to hold onto fat. Fortunately, with a little awareness you can override your brain’s efforts to slow you down.
Antioxidants – we think of them as always being beneficial, but there may be times when you want to limit the amount of antioxidants you consume. One of those times is right before a workout. Here’s why.
No doubt, a food’s aroma and appearance influence how much we want to eat it and how much we ultimately consume – but what about its texture? A new study suggests that a food’s texture may influence how much we eat of it.
As we age, we lose muscle and our aerobic capacity and endurance decline as well. Now, an exciting new study shows a hormone made by bone could reverse the loss of exercise capacity and physical functioning with age. Find out more.
Circuit training is an ideal way to work out when you’re pressed for time. It offers a whole body conditioning workout and is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Can circuit training help you meet ALL of your fitness goals – endurance, strength, and hypertrophy?
Vitamin C – you can’t live without it but it may be important for more reasons than you think. For example, some research shows it may play a role in fat loss. Find out more.