How do you feel after a tough workout? Even if you were feeling down, chances are you felt a lot better after your exercise session. Ever wonder why that is? Find out why exercise makes you feel good and improves your mood and why it’s the best mental therapy there is.
How fast is your brain aging? A recent study identified five lifestyle habits that are linked with a lower risk of cognitive decline. How many are you doing? Find out what these lifestyle habits are and how they work to keep your brain fit and healthy.
So time strapped that you can’t find time to do a workout? You have more time than you think. First, you have to let go of limiting beliefs like you have to do 30 minutes or more to get the benefits of exercise. Read on and discover ways to make time for a workout even when it seems impossible.
What are essential fatty acids and why do you need them in your diet? Find out more about these “must have” fats, why you need them and the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between the two. Also discover what the best sources of each are.
Ever wonder why some people are much more flexible than others? Think of those people who can put their leg behind their head. Ever wondered why? Here are some factors that affect how flexible you are and discover whether it’s possible to be TOO flexible.
Back pain is one of the most common ailments people suffer from, and very often, it’s due to postural issues. By correcting poor posture, it is possible for many individuals to find relief from their discomfort. First, though, you have to know what type of posture you have.
You hear a lot about inflammation these days – how it’s linked with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. People who are obese are also at greater risk for these health problems. Is there a link between obesity and inflammation? Find out what research shows about the link between body fat and inflammation.
When you lose body fat, in most cases, you also lose what you don’t want to lose – lean body mass. Can eating a higher protein diet help? Find out what new research shows about protein and muscle breakdown during periods of calorie restriction.
Consuming caffeine before a workout could work in your favor if you do endurance exercise like running or cycling – but what about high-intensity exercise like interval training? Will caffeine help you here too? Find out what research shows about high-intensity exercise performance and caffeine.
Having good insulin sensitivity is important for weight control and for overall health. Insulin sensitivity changes with age – but why? Is it due to factors you have some control over like body composition or is it an inevitable part of aging? Find out what research shows about insulin sensitivity and aging and what you can do to avoid insulin resistance and the health problems it’s linked with.