How do you monitor exercise intensity? One popular way is to determine at what percentage of your maximal heart rate you’re at – but how accurate are the calculations you use to determine maximal heart rate? Some research suggests the old formula 220 minus age isn’t very accurate for women. Find out what a more accurate formula might be as well as other ways to monitor exercise intensity.
Cardiovascular exercise helps to build endurance and improve heart health but taken to an extreme, it can send your body into a catabolic state that makes it harder to build muscle strength and lean body mass. This article gives four tips for maintaining an anabolic state for muscle and strength development while still getting an adequate cardiovascular workout.
It’s hard to turn down dessert at the holidays – especially on Thanksgiving Day. On the other hand, some desserts are more unhealthy than others. What’s the healthiest pie you can eat at Thanksgiving?
One of the most important aspects of making fitness gains is to set reasonable goals. If you’re not getting the results you want, the problem may be with your goals or lack of. Here are six tips for setting fitness goals that deliver results.
A healthy breakfast has been found to address many modern health concerns, from weight loss and maintenance to reducing heart disease, easing stress, and more. Eating a healthy breakfast does not have to be a time consuming process. Nor does breakfast have to be chemical laden prepackaged for fast food choices in order to be quick and easy. Here are the seven reasons why a healthy lifestyle includes a healthy breakfast followed by five easy recipes even kids will love.
The peel of fruit and vegetables is usually the most deeply colored and often the most nutritious part, but it is frequently discarded without regard for its nutritional value. Apples are among the most commonly peeled fruits, but the red skin contains polyphenol, an antioxidant that contributes to heart health. Most people now understand that eating potato peel is the right thing to do, but misconceptions still exist for other popular fruit and vegetables.
The key to staying a healthy weight is to burn more calories not just when you’re exercising but all the time – even when you’re at rest. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can do that. Discover five ways to burn more calories even when you aren’t working out.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’re watching your waistline you might assume that this means you’ll have to give up many of your favorite foods this holiday season. Don’t despair! With a few minor twists, you’ll find that you can still celebrate the holidays with many of your favorite foods.
If you work out do you need more vitamin C? There’s no doubt that it’s important to get enough vitamin C for health but can getting more of it improve your exercise performance or help you recover better? Find out what research shows about the link between vitamin C and exercise.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you might imagine Thanksgiving as a kind of no-man’s land of diet disasters just waiting to happen. You imagine yourself standing nervously by the veggie platter, hanging on for dear life to a few stalks of celery while your family and friends gorge themselves on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. But don’t worry! Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to give up your weight loss plan, or resign yourself to a dismal feast of crudités.