Muscle loss becomes a serious problem as we age. A driving force behind loss of muscle tissue is anabolic resistance. Find out what anabolic resistance is, how it can impact your health later in life and what you can do about it.
Kids are less active than they were 30 years ago. This is at least partially contributing to the obesity epidemic. A new study looked at inactivity in kids – how sedentary they are, whether sports participation is increasing and more. Find out what this study shows about physical fitness among kids.
Amino acids from protein are the building blocks your muscles need for growth. According to a new study, when you get your protein matters too. Most people get more protein at dinner than they do at breakfast and lunch. Find out how this impacts muscle protein synthesis.
When you have a sweet tooth, sticking to any type of healthy eating plan can be tough. From afternoon snacking to midnight munching, there are so many opportunities for your diet to derail. Fortunately, you can still satisfy your sugary cravings without doing damage to your waistline. You just have to be a little smarter about what sweets you choose. Here are some quick and healthy dessert ideas even dieters can enjoy:
You hear so much about weight loss foods – foods that will magically help you lose weight. No food by itself will cause the weight to fall off and if you eat large quantities of a single food, you won’t have a very balanced diet. Still, there are foods that may give you some advantages when you’re trying to lose or control your weight. Here are five surprising foods that may help.
You probably already know that you need to overload your muscles to get them to grow but that overload can come in a variety of forms. This article discusses the concept of overload and different strategies for increasing muscle size and avoiding plateaus.
What body type or somatotype are you? Not everyone fits into a single body type category but knowing which you are can help you optimize your training and nutrition. Find out more about “body somatotypes” and how they make it harder or easier to reach training goals.
We now know low-grade inflammation is a factor in some diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases and cancer. You also know that a healthy diet helps keep inflammation in check – but what about exercise? This article discusses the role exercise plays in reducing inflammation.
If you weight train, you probably do squats. Squats are essential for building lower body strength and firm legs and buttocks. They also burn calories because you’re working large muscle groups. There’s another way to tone your lower body and build explosive power – with squat jumps. What are the benefits of adding squat jumps to your fitness routine?
Step workouts are a fun way to combine cardio with lower body toning. Each time you step up you’re activating the muscles in your hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes. Want to activate them even more and boost the intensity? Try a high-step workout.