Be fit now and enjoy a healthier brain later? That’s what a new study implies. Find out why how exercise changes your brain, improves brain health and reduces your risk for dementia later in life.
One of the most dangerous lies of mainstream weight-loss advice is the notion that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie, and if the number of calories you consume is fewer than the number you burn, you will lose weight. Many struggle with their weight, even as they follow this advice. They count calories […]
Would you rather be skinny or strong? Hopefully, you said strong. This article lists five reasons strong is better than skinny and why building strength is better than using unhealthy measures to lose weight.
Are you considering buying a protein supplement? It’s best to get protein from food sources when possible but if you do take a protein supplement, here are some things to consider. Discover more about the types of protein supplements and what you can expect from them.
“Fat” is an unfortunate pejorative term that we’d all probably be better off without. Aside from serving no real purpose other than to make people feel bad about their body image, it also obscures the nutritional importance of dietary fats. The body needs a variety of fats on a daily basis to function properly. If […]
Protein is all the buzz when it comes to building muscle – but what about dietary fat? This article discusses the role dietary fat plays in building muscle and preserving lean body mass. It also talks about the important role of omega-3s.
Iron is a critical part of the hemoglobin molecule that carries oxygen to tissues during exercise. A group of researchers recently looked at the role iron plays in exercise performance in women. Can supplementing with iron help women athletes perform better? Find out what research shows.
Looking for a summer superfood to add to your diet? Look no further than the avocado. Avocados have some surprising health benefits you don’t find in other fruits. Discover what they are and how to enjoy the health benefits that avocados offer.
Are hard, rough foods better for you? Your mind might think so. Find out how food texture influences how much people eat and other ways our brains can fool us into making the wrong food choices or eating too much.
You already know it’s important to strength train to preserve strength and lean body mass with age. But what about power training? Find out why power training may be as important, if not more so, than strength training for staying functional as you age.