Yoga helps you relax and helps with balance and flexibility. Most people don’t think of yoga as being a fat-burner or a form of exercise that promotes weight loss – but is it? This article looks at yoga workouts – whether striking yoga poses can help shed body fat – or not.
What could be more inconvenient and uncomfortable than a tendon injury, especially if it involves your lower extremities? Why are some people more at risk for tendon problems than others? This article discusses factors that increase the risk for tendinopathy.
Clues to future obesity may be identifiable early in life. Parents are usually happy when a baby or child has a good appetite – but what does it say about their future risk for being overweight or obese? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out what they are.
Insulin resistance is a problem only for overweight or obese people, right? That’s what many people think. Unfortunately, you can be of normal weight or even underweight and still be insulin resistant. Find out why and discover ways to lower your risk.
Exercise has multiple health benefits. Recently, researchers made a new discovery – how a compound released by muscle cells during exercise may protect cells against death, thereby prolonging life. Find out more about a link between exercise, healthy aging and longevity.
Think you’re home free after losing weight? Now comes the hard part – weight loss maintenance. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, five habits are important for maintaining your new weight once you’ve lost it. Find out what they are.
There’s the perception that exercise is bad for your joints and you shouldn’t work out if you have stiff or achy joints. Contrary to popular belief, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Find out what research shows about exercise, arthritis and achy joints and why it’s important for joint health.
High-intensity exercise is rapidly growing in popularity because it’s time expedient and it gets you in shape. But what role does it play in fat loss? Find out what research shows about high-intensity training and whether it trumps moderate-intensity exercise for fat loss.
Are you looking for a way to add balance and variety to your workouts? Then it’s time to add some cross training. This article discusses four benefits of cross-training you can’t afford to miss out on. Find out how cross-training can help you reach your fitness goals.
You hear a lot about insulin resistance these days because it’s a growing problem. It’s also a risk factor for other health problems. Are you at risk for insulin resistance? Find out more about what causes it and the role that lifestyle factors play in preventing it.