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.
Muscles grow when you expose them to greater stress than they’re accustomed too. There’s more than one way to increase the intensity of a resistance training workout and stimulate muscle growth. Here are some ways to make a resistance training workout more challenging.
Inflammation can damage tissues and increase the risk for health problems – and diet plays a role in systemic inflammation. What about carbohydrates? Is a high-carbohydrate diet pro-inflammatory? Get the full scoop
French cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in the world and is known for being rich and decadent. Though many books have been written claiming that the French—women in particular–are all fashionably slim, most people can’t subsist on a French diet without seeing the size of their clothes increase. You can, however, still indulge in some great French food with just a few modifications to make it more healthful. You’ll have to say “au revoir” to the fresh baguettes and “adieu” to the creamy cheeses, but fear not; you get to keep the wine!
Thai food is divine. It strikes a perfect balance between savory and spicy. It is usually quite heavy in carbohydrates, sugar, and preservatives, though, which means it has the potential to wreak havoc on your waistline. It’s not all bad news; you can make Thai food more healthful, so you can still enjoy those delicious Thai curries.
How’s your metabolism? Having a higher resting metabolic rate makes it easier to control your weight. Unfortunately, some people slow down their metabolism without knowing it. Here are five habits that can slow your metabolism and contribute to weight gain.
Keeping your body in top shape, minimizing the risk of life-threatening diseases, enhancing cardiorespiratory fitness and improving your body composition may be some compelling reasons that might motivate you to engage in aerobic activities. However, it’s worth noting that different modes of exercise influence your caloric expenditure differently. In other words, different types of exercise burn different amounts of calories.
You put a lot of effort into your weight training workouts. Ever wonder about the “behind the scene” players, hormones, which make it easier or harder for you to build lean body mass? Find out more about the five most important ones and how they impact your workouts.
The last thing you want when you’re trying to build strength and lean body mass is an injury. This article talks about some of the most common problems that lead to weight training injuries and how to avoid them.