Iron deficiency anemia has a definite impact on exercise performance and endurance – but what about low iron levels without anemia? Low iron stores are relatively common in athletes even in the absence of anemia. Find out how this can affect exercise performance.
Can you get benefits from even a minute of brisk activity? That’s what a new study shows. A minute here and a minute there of movement can add up to a lower body weight if you do it consistently. Find out more.
Doing everything right but can’t seem to get rid of that abdominal “pooch?” It may not be your diet or exercise plan that’s keeping you from getting flat abs. Here are some other surprising reasons your abdominals may not be as ripped as you like.
How does the hormonal response to resistance training differ from endurance training? Do they interfere with each other? Find out how your body responds to resistance training, high-intensity cardio and longer periods of moderate-intensity endurance exercise from a hormonal standpoint.
Are you looking for a way to break through a plateau and build strength and power at the same time? Find out more about contrast training – what it is and what the benefits of this training method is as well as how to use it to get stronger, more powerful and increase lean body mass.
You may have heard that you’ll burn more fat if you do cardio in a fasted state, first thing in the morning. Is there any truth to this idea? Most importantly is it likely to help you achieve your fitness goals? Get the full scoop on fasted cardio.
Are you starting the morning with a healthy breakfast? Good for you – but is it a high-protein breakfast? Starting the day with a breakfast high in protein can help tame your urge to snack later in the day. Need some ideas? Try some of these high-protein breakfast ideas.
The French have a significantly lower rate of obesity compared to Western countries, despite the fact they eat a diet that’s relatively high in saturated fat. Why might this be – and what can we learn from them about maintaining a healthy body weight? Find out.
What are you drinking to stay hydrated when you exercise? There are a number of commercial hydration beverages out there. This article discusses the different types, how they differ and whether you really need them.
Exercise is one of the best prescriptions for bone health. Combine regular high-impact exercise with a calcium-rich diet and you reduce your risk for bone loss and osteoporosis. Resistance training should be part of that equation. How does resistance training cause bone growth and how hard do you have to train to boost bone growth? Find out.