Weight loss is difficult for many people and weight maintenance after weight loss can be even harder. One reason is a phenomenon called adaptive thermogenesis. Find out what adaptive thermogenesis is, what factors affect it and how to reduce its influence when you’re trying to lose weight
During exercise your brain tries to protect you from pushing too hard. It has your best interests in mind, but sometimes pushing a little past those brain signals that tell you to stop can lead to greater fitness gains. Learn how your brain deceives you during exercise and how you can maximize your fitness gains by developing mental toughness.
Snacking and grazing – are they really beneficial if you’re trying to lose weight? Find out the pros and cons of eating snacks between meals and what research shows about meal frequency and weight loss. You may be surprised.
New research reveals a way to get kids to eat more vegetables – but you have to start early. Find out more about this study and how to increase your child’s acceptance of vegetables. You’ll also discover tips for getting kids of all ages to enjoy their veggies.
We all know that varieties of citrus can serve as excellent sources of vitamin C, but some people just aren’t big fans of fruits like oranges. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to get your daily dose of this vital nutrient. Here are five surprising sources of vitamin C:
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.