Listen to the standard weight loss advice and you might assume long cardio workouts are unavoidable. After all, it’s common for fitness experts to recommend spending 60 to 90 minutes a day jogging, biking or doing other forms of cardiovascular exercise. If you’re not a fan of long workouts, you’ll be glad to know [...]
Concerned about daily weight fluctuations? It’s not uncommon for weight to fluctuate by several pounds from one day to the next. That’s why it’s not a good idea to be obsessed with the numbers on the scale. Ever wonder why your weight jumps around on a daily basis? Here are five common cause of weight fluctuation that aren’t related to body fat.
Growth hormone, testosterone, epinephrine – they all play a role in help you build a better physique. Now there may be a new one to add to the list – irisin. New research suggests that irisin may play an active role in fat burning and may partially explain the after-burn effect that occurs after intense exercise. Find out more about this novel hormone named after a Greek goddess.
Are you filling your cup with calories and wondering why you’re not losing weight? According to a new study, switching over to calorie-free beverages could help you lose up to five pounds without making any other changes to your diet. Liquid calories count. Here’s how to make better beverages choices.
As a society, we are obsessed with visible fat. But it’s the invisible visceral fat that may be the true health concern. Visceral fat accumulates around the abdomen and internal organs and carries more of a health risk than the subcutaneous fat that is plainly visible.
Does your immune system play a role in controlling your weight? Recent research suggests that it does. Find out more about the how immune cells in fat tissue help to regulate weight and why weight control may be more complicated than “calories in, calories out.”
Obesity is a complex problem, but there’s increasing evidence that things we’re exposed to in the environment play a role. Find out what role chemicals called obesogens play in weight gain and obesity and how to avoid them in your own life.
Exercise burns calories, but it also helps with weight loss in another way, by altering appetite hormones. Find out how exercise helps to suppress appetite, and what type of exercise is best for appetite control.
Tired of the “same old, same old” when it comes to protein? Here are five foods that are surprisingly high in protein that offer other health benefits as well. Get ready to add some diversity to your diet.
Obesity is now considered a disease by the World Health Organization and it is rampant in our society. And there is a distinct correlation between the obesity epidemic and human hormonal activity. Leptin is an important hormone that sends a signal to your brain telling you when you are full. Leptin also determines how you store fat and determines when you should burn the excess.