Delayed onset muscle soreness (commonly known as DOMS) will be familiar to anyone who engages in intensive exercise. Beginning at around 24 hours after the exercise and peaking after a further 24-48 hours, DOMS is a dull, aching pain which is only felt when the trainee utilises the effected muscles. Although it’s perfectly healthy and […]
Calcium is important for healthy bones, but it’s not the only game in town. Your body needs a steady supply of other nutrients to work in conjunction with calcium to keep your bones strong and healthy. Are you getting enough of these other key players? Vitamin D Vitamin D is important for maintaining adequate blood […]
Why is it that one hotshot at the gym can lift 100 pounds with ease while another struggles to lift 75 pounds? Muscle strength is defined as the amount of force a muscle can generate with a single effort. Not surprisingly, individuals vary a great deal in their muscle strength before training and in their […]
Can something as simple as drinking water before a meal help you lose weight? Water is a calorie-free drink you get straight from the faucet, and it could help you shed a few extra pounds of body fat. According to a study carried out at Virginia Tech University, drinking more water really does help with […]
Whey protein supplements are popular among athletes, bodybuilders and people who work out. Whey is one of two forms of protein that comes from cow’s milk. Casein protein is the other. Whey protein may offer some benefits when it comes to controlling appetite and losing weight. Research shows it boosts insulin and sensitivity of two […]
Youthful skin requires more than an anti-aging skin cream. What goes into your body is important too. When people eat a poor diet it shows in their skin, and if you do it long-term it contributes to premature wrinkling. Only recently have skin experts and dermatologists begun to acknowledge the importance diet plays in promoting […]
Carbohydrates are your body’s primary source of energy, but too many of the wrong kinds of carbs can work against you in the fat-burning department. When you eat too many processed carbs that are low in fiber or snack on foods with added sugar, it triggers insulin surges. Insulin is a hormone that promotes fat […]
A healthy dessert favorite with no gluten, lots of fiber, and tons of sweetness!
Turkey Trot 5K Race Turkey Trot 5k races traditionally take place on Thanksgiving Day morning, however, the phenomenon has expanded and Turkey Trot races are now available the day after Thanksgiving, the weekend after Thanksgiving, and any day close enough to Thanksgiving that the race organizer can sensibly name it a Turkey Trot. Thanksgiving typically […]
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