What body type or somatotype are you? Not everyone fits into a single body type category but knowing which you are can help you optimize your training and nutrition. Find out more about “body somatotypes” and how they make it harder or easier to reach training goals.
We now know low-grade inflammation is a factor in some diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases and cancer. You also know that a healthy diet helps keep inflammation in check – but what about exercise? This article discusses the role exercise plays in reducing inflammation.
If you weight train, you probably do squats. Squats are essential for building lower body strength and firm legs and buttocks. They also burn calories because you’re working large muscle groups. There’s another way to tone your lower body and build explosive power – with squat jumps. What are the benefits of adding squat jumps to your fitness routine?
Step workouts are a fun way to combine cardio with lower body toning. Each time you step up you’re activating the muscles in your hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes. Want to activate them even more and boost the intensity? Try a high-step workout.
By bringing one of these delicious, nutritious lunches to work, you set yourself up for success. These meals are high in fiber and protein to keep cravings and hunger pangs at bay, and they’re delicious enough that you won’t regret saying “no” to the greasy burgers that your coworkers order.
A Delicious Treat to Start Your Morning Off Right
If you’ve worked hard to build muscle strength, you probably won’t voluntarily take long periods of time off from training. On the other hand, there may be circumstances like surgery or injury that you have to. What happens to your muscles when you stop lifting weights and how easy is it to get your strength back?
Anaerobic exercise – you hear a lot about it – but what does it really mean to work out anaerobically or above your lactate threshold? Find out what anaerobic training is and what type of benefits it offers.
Drinking a glass of green smoothie each morning is a great way to incorporate an extra serving or two of leafy greens into your daily diet. Leafy greens like spinach and collard greens are packed full of important minerals like iron and calcium, and they’re also high in vitamins A and K. When making green smoothies, it’s important to remember to vary the greens that you use. There is no better time than today to adopt a green smoothie habit. Here are a few tasty recipes to get you started.
Butter still gets a bad rap from some sources because of its high saturated fat content but that’s beginning to change. A recent study calls into question whether the saturated fat in sources like butter are harmful after all. Find out more about butter and whether it’s a healthy addition to your diet.