Are your mitochondria healthy? There’s growing evidence that “dysfunctional mitochondria” inside cells plays a role in chronic diseases of aging and the aging process itself. Find out why and how exercise helps to keep mitochondria healthy.
Are happily married couples more likely to gain weight together? Does marriage and weight gain go hand in hand? Find out what new research shows about marriage and weight control and how you can avoid the pitfalls of weight gain after marriage.
What impact does endurance training have on your metabolism? It would be nice to think that you get benefits from endurance training that extends beyond the calories you expend doing it. Is there any evidence of this? Find out what research shows about this issue.
Insulin is a hormone that’s vital to life. It helps your body store energy and hold onto body fat. On the other hand, it also helps you build muscle when you work out. Find out more about the science of insulin, how it can work in your favor – and work against you too.
To build muscle, you have to create the right conditions for hypertrophy to occur. There’s a protein called mTOR that plays an important role in muscle protein synthesis. When this protein is turned on, protein synthesis occurs. Find out how diet and the type of exercise you do influences this protein and makes it easier or harder to build lean body mass.
You’ve probably heard that red meat is heart unhealthy because of the saturated fat it contains. Now new research has identified another compound in red meat that could be partially to blame – carnitine and bacteria in your intestines. Find out more about this interesting discovery.
Many women experience weight gain after menopause and that weight comes in the form of body fat, not muscle. Is weight gain after menopause inevitable? Find out why it’s harder to control your weight once estrogen levels drop and what you can do to avoid putting on weight.
Meat isn’t the only source of protein. Some people, even athletes, meet their protein requirements exclusively from plant-based sources. Is this a good idea? This article discusses the pros and cons of plant proteins versus proteins from animal sources.
You already know that your thyroid is the “master gland” when it comes to controlling your metabolism. Have you ever wondered what effect dieting and calorie restriction has on it? Read on and find out why it’s not a good idea to cut calories back too low even if you’re trying to lose weight.
Not losing weight despite your best efforts to eat cleanly and exercise? That’s a frustrating problem to have. One of the best ways to find out why is to keep a food journal. Here are six reasons you should write down what you eat and the insights you’ll gain.