Only 20% of Americans get the recommended amount of exercise – 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Ask most people why and they’ll tell you they don’t have time – but is that the real reason? Find out what research shows.
There are a variety of ways to structure a strength training routine. You can train your entire body during each session or use a variety of split schedules. One type of split consists of training a single body part muscle group each session, meaning you’re working each body part about once per week. What are the pros and cons of using this approach?
Olive oil is rich heart-healthy, monounsaturated fat and polyphenol antioxidants. Despite its reputation as being a healthy oil, some people avoid cooking with it because they believe it forms damaging compounds when exposed to heat. Is there any truth to this?
What’s the verdict on late night snacking? Does it or does it not make it harder to control your weight? Find out what recent research shows about this issue and how to tame the late-night snacking beast.
Surveys show a growing number of people who are overweight or obese don’t believe they have a weight problem. Is the movement towards accepting your weight, even when it’s too high, going too far? Find out why this trend is jeopardizing health.
Gluten-free diets are all the rage right now. A number of people are convinced their digestive issues and lack of energy come from consuming gluten, but is gluten sensitivity as common as people think? See what research shows about the prevalence of gluten sensitivity and when it’s not so smart to go gluten-free.
These days, more people are focused on toning and defining their glute muscles. The problem is many glute exercises also develop your legs, something you may not want. Is it possible to strengthen and enlarge your buttocks without adding significant size to your thighs? Find out.
When it comes to health and longevity, most Western countries don’t rank very high. Five areas of the world stand out for their exceptional health and longevity. Find out who they are, what they eat, and why they live so long.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but exercise goes hand in hand with good nutrition. The two work synergistically to help you lower your risk for health problems and stay healthy. Find out why it’s important to “mind your nutrition” even if you work out every day.
How’s your form when you train? Physical therapists have identified exercises that many people do incorrectly. Find out what these exercises are and how to get them right and avoid injury.