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Resistance Training for Bone Health: How Hard Do You Have to Lift to Increase Bone Mass?

Resistance Training for Bone Health: How Hard Do You Have to Lift to Increase Bone Mass?

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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.

Dieting Around the World: Making French Cuisine Healthful & Delicious

Dieting Around the World: Making French Cuisine Healthful & Delicious

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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!

Dieting Around the World: Making Thai Cuisine Healthful & Delicious

Dieting Around the World: Making Thai Cuisine Healthful & Delicious

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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.

Caloric Expenditure in Different Modes of Exercise

Caloric Expenditure in Different Modes of Exercise

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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.