Sometimes it’s tough to fit in a workout when you’re strapped for time. When time is an issue, why not split your workout into several different sessions? Find out whether you
How aware are you of how and what you’re eating? It’s easy to fall into the trap of mindless snacking and making the wrong food choices out of conveniences. Here are five of the most common “bad eating habits” that make it hard to control your weight along with ways to correct them.
Still confused about dietary carbohydrates? Many people are. Here are some common misconceptions about carbohydrates and why they’re still an important part of a healthy diet – if you choose the right ones. Find out how to make smarter carb choices.
What changes happen to your metabolism when you restrict calories too much to speed up weight loss? Find out how calorie restriction impacts hormones that control your metabolic rate and appetite and how to avoid a significant metabolic slowdown when you’re trying to lose body fat.
Have you ever noticed how your muscles look larger and more defined after a resistance workout? Why does this happen? This article discusses this phenomenon and what distinguishes it from true muscle hypertrophy.
What are the secrets to longevity? Why not ask citizens from parts of the world that maintain good health to a ripe old age? Here are some longevity tips from parts of the world where there are lots of centarians.
How does exercising in the heat impact your performance? Does it cause you to fatigue more quickly? Find out more about exercising in hot and humid environments, how and why it affects your workout and tips for staying safe and improving performance.
Exercise and sports injuries are common. After all, you’re putting your body under considerable stress when you work out. That’s what causes it to change – but overdo it and you could end up with an injury that makes it hard to work out for weeks or months. One of the most common of sports-related […]
Fats, carbohydrates and proteins – your body can use them all to produce energy to fuel muscle contraction. How does it know which one to choose? Find out more about fuel usage during exercise – when your body uses carbs and when it turns more to fats – and what factors influence it.
You already know resistance exercise affects muscle cells, causing them to hypertrophy and become larger, and exercise in general helps with loss of body fat. Here’s a novel idea – can exercise actually affect the genes that control the growth of fat cells? Researchers at the Lund University think so. Here’s why.