Your heart beats a certain number of beats per minute, corresponding to your resting heart rate. This value and another measure of physical fitness, your recovery heart rate, are indicators of how fit you are from a cardiovascular standpoint. They also may be a marker for future heart problems. Find out why it’s important to know your resting heart rate and how rapidly your heart recovers after a workout.
What’s your motivation for losing weight or getting fit? It matters. A new study shows that the reason you want to lose weight or get fit may impact how successful you are at doing it. Find out more about motivation, weight loss and why you’re more likely to stick with it if you have the right reasons for doing it.
There are so many options when you shopping for vegetables oils – and they’re not all created equal. Many oils have been extracted using heat or are highly refined. Find out what impact this has on its nutrition and how to choose healthier oils for your own kitchen.
There are lots of good reasons to exercise. Most people do it to look better and control their weight, but a new study suggests that being fit becomes even more important as we approach middle-age. Find out why fitness should be a priority during mid-life and what the benefits can be.
Despite your best intentions, sometimes the temptation to eat something blatantly unhealthy strikes – at a time you’re trying to stay on the “straight and narrow.” Research now shows that something as simple as flexing a muscle may help you muster the willpower you need to turn down a decadent dessert or thwart a food craving. Find out more.
Sensory cues are important for controlling appetite and satiety. People generally eat less when a food is thicker or creamer. A food’s aroma also appears to have an impact. Research shows that when foods have a stronger odor, we take smaller bite sizes, and ultimately eat less. Find out how you can use this and other sensory cues to control how much you eat.
If you’re working out regularly and aren’t losing weight, it’s time to scrutinize your diet. Many people assume that because they’re exercising they can be lax with their diet. On the other hand, drastically reducing calories isn’t the answer. Here are five diet and nutrition guidelines that’ll help you get more results from your fitness program.
Although onions are famous for being able to make your eyes water, they are also famous for their excellent flavor and culinary versatility. A wide range of different types is available; some are quite sweet, while others are pungent. More importantly, it turns out that onions are extremely good for your body in a number of surprising and profoundly significant ways. Read on to discover twelve reasons why adding more onions to your diet could help to boost your health and improve your quality of life.
There’s growing pressure on restaurants to list calorie counts on their menu – to help diners make healthier selections. Is this likely to have an impact – and are the calorie counts even accurate? Find out what research shows about the issue of calorie transparency and the impact is has on food choices.
You already know that exercise can improve your body composition and prevent certain health problems – but can it help you live a longer life? Find out what a new study shows about exercise and longevity and how much exercise you need to get the benefits.