Shedding belly fat is difficult and becomes more challenging for women after menopause. Focused abdominal exercises build definition, but aren’t good fat burners. Discover two types of exercise that can help you lose abdominal belly fat.
Do you know how high your cholesterol is? If you’ve had a standard lipid test, the test measured your LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides. Knowing these values is important, but for some people it may not be enough. Find out what standard lipid testing doesn’t tell you and why it’s important to know.
How effective is exercise at slowing down aging? According to a recent study, many of the problems people experience as they age are related to lack of physical activity and aren’t inevitable. Find out what researchers discovered about aging after studying elite senior athletes.
Energy drinks help you wake up and stay alert. Now there are “relaxation drinks” that help you unwind and relax. Do these beverages offer any benefits? Get the scoop.
Did you know your nutritional needs change as you age? Not surprisingly, your calorie requirements go down as you lose lean body mass and your metabolism slows. This process accelerates after menopause. In fact, you lose muscle every decade after the age of 45.
Maintaining muscle tissue becomes more of an issue with age. Do women have an easier time preserving their lean body mass relative to men? Find out what research shows about loss of lean body mass and gender – and why consuming enough protein and resistance training is so important for healthy aging.
Trying to maximize strength and definition in your biceps? Have you ever wondered what exercises are best for doing this? Find out what a study showed about biceps exercises – which are best at maximally activating your biceps muscles and which are less effective.
Is hunger driving you to the refrigerator a bit too often? Uncontrolled hunger is one reason people overeat and gain weight. What can you do about it? Once you’re sure you’re eating enough, take a look at the composition of your diet.
It’s important to challenge your muscles in different ways when you strength train to avoid reaching a strength plateau. There are three main ways muscles can develop force. This article discusses the three primary types of muscle contractions and how each helps you develop strength.
Have you ever heard someone proudly say they exercised over an hour? Usually, they say it right before biting into a cinnamon bun or other decadent treat. A little voice told them they deserved it after exercising so hard. But according to the results of a new study, exercise quality counts more than quantity when it comes to staying healthy and fit.