What type of exercise attire do you reach for when it’s time to work out – and does it matter? This article looks at various types of exercise clothing, the pros and cons of each, and whether some can actually improve recovery time and exercise performance.
If you’re struggling to lose belly fat, it may take more than adjusting your diet and working out regularly. How much you sleep plays a role too. Discover four ways that lack of sleep makes it harder to shed tummy fat.
It’s important to replace water when you exercise, but you may need to replace sodium too if you work out for long periods of time. Hyponatremia, or a low sodium level, is a common problem among marathon runners. Find out how to prevent low sodium levels when you exercise.
Recently, small studies have suggested that what you eat and how much is more important for controlling weight than physical activity. Don’t be too quick to believe it. According to a new study, exercise trumps diet for weight control as you age. Get the full story.
Without change your muscles will adapt to the stimulus you place on them and stop growing. One way to vary a resistance workout is to change the lifting tempo or timing of each rep. Super-slow training is one way to promote muscle hypertrophy – but what about a fast rep speed?
Who wants to feel sore after a workout? Research suggests that certain dietary components may help ease the discomfort of delayed-onset muscle soreness, the uncomfortable and sometimes painful sensations you feel in your muscles, a day or two after a tough workout. Read on and find out how to eat right to reduce muscle soreness.
Do you scurry to the kitchen at night all too often for a pre-bedtime snack? Late-night snacking is a common problem, especially for women. Why is the urge to snack at night so strong? Find out what recent research shows and how you can avoid the pitfalls of eating late at night.
No doubt you need more protein when you resistance train regularly, but protein can be animal or plant based. Some people believe animal protein is superior to plant-based sources for muscle strength and hypertrophy. Is there any truth to this?
It’s now common knowledge that sitting is bad for your health – but have you ever wondered why? Read on and discover 5 reasons why sitting too much is bad news regardless of whether you do a daily workout.
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