Have you ever thought about the impact losing weight has on bone health and bone density? This article discusses the effect calorie restriction has on bone density and how you can keep your bones healthy when you’re trying to lose weight.
There are a number of variables you can manipulate to fine tune a strength-training workout. One that most people forget about is rep speed or tempo. This article discusses the benefits of slow reps versus fast reps when building strength.
What type of exercises do you do to strengthen your core? Some core exercises only work a single muscle group, like crunches. Others are integrative core exercises that incorporate muscles in your proximal and distal trunk into the movement. Is one better than the other for building core strength? Find out what research shows.
You’ve heard about the importance of protein – why you need it and how much you need. Protein helps to fill you up and keep you full longer. A recent study looked at the effects of a high-protein diet on weight gain, body composition and metabolism. Find out what interesting conclusions it drew.
What can kids teach you about fitness and nutrition? A surprising amount. Young children are more in touch with their bodies and naturally enjoy movement. Discover 5 things kids can teach you about staying fit and healthy.
Can you adopt a very low carb diet to lose weight and still work out at a high intensity? This article looks at the role carbohydrates play in fueling exercise and why diets that are very low in carbs are detrimental to performance.
You often hear people recommend drinking more water in the belief that it helps with weight loss. Is there any truth to this idea? Discover what research shows about drinking water and its effects on body weight.
Have you grown tired of doing standard push-ups? Are you ready to challenge yourself more? A study looked at which push-up variations are toughest. Find out the best ways to make push-ups tougher and add variety to your workout.
Circuit training wins points for being a time-efficient, total body workout. But what if you want to build strength or increase muscle size? Can a circuit workout be a way to accomplish that? Find out what research shows.
Too much routine isn’t always a good thing when it comes to fitness training. Is it time to shake things up a bit? Here are four signs it’s time to change your workout and tips on how to do it for greater gains.