Does it really matter in which order you do resistance training exercises and what does science show about this issue? Find out more about exercise sequencing, whether it matters and the best way to use it to maximize your gains.
Is it possible to train for strength and power during the same workout? With a form of training called complex training you can. Complex training takes advantage of a phenomenon called post-activation potentiation, or PAP. Find out more about complex training and how it can help you get stronger and more powerful.
Can eating your vegetables boost exercise performance? Certain vegetables contain natural chemicals called inorganic nitrates that may improve exercise capacity. Find out what science shows about dietary nitrates, how they impact exercise performance and what other health benefits they offer.
No doubt, most Americans don’t get enough dietary fiber, but is all fiber equally healthy? This article discusses various types of fiber, how they differ from one another, and whether one type is better than another from a health standpoint.
Who doesn’t want firm abdominals? Of course, it takes work and good nutrition to get them. Some people work so hard to get them that they train their abs every day. Is this a good idea?
Do you have a healthy body fat percentage? You might wonder what a healthy body fat percentage is for women and how to best measure it. Unfortunately, a standard scale won’t tell you and BMI, a measure that doctors use, says nothing about your body composition. Read on and find out what the best methods for measuring body fat percentage are and what is considered healthy.
Is skipping meals hazardous to your waistline and body composition? Read on and discover what a new study shows about meal skipping and the impact is has metabolic health and belly fat. It could change the way you think about intermittent fasting.
Do you have “thrifty genes?” Some experts believe these genes make it harder to lose weight and avoid weight-related health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Find out what they are and what role they may play in weight loss.
You know the common ways to lower your risk for heart disease, but here are five that you might not be aware of. Read on and discover lesser known ways to keep your heart healthy and at lower risk for disease.