It’s no secret that exercise is important for heart health but what type is best? Most doctors recommend moderate-intensity exercise like brisk walking, but is high-intensity exercise a better choice? Find out what research shows.
Lunges are one of the most effective lower body exercises. When you’ve mastered a basic lunge, you can add more diversity to your workout with lunge variations. This article discusses the benefits that lunges offer and how to “tweak” a lunge to target certain muscles.
Does it seem as if men have an easier time losing body fat than women? Find out what research shows about this issue and why men may have an advantage when it comes to staying lean. You’ll also discover how men and women burn fat differently during exercise and at rest.
You need a certain amount of carbohydrates in your diet for energy, especially if you do high-intensity workouts, but not all carbs are equal. Fiber-rich carbs have less impact on your blood sugar and offer other health benefits as well. Here are six ways to substitute healthy carb sources for starchy ones like bread, rice and potatoes.
Diet is a powerful disease fighter, especially a diet rich in plant-based foods. Unfortunately, most people don’t enjoy enough fruits, vegetables and other foods derived from plant sources. This article talks about 6 ways eating a plant-based diet can lower your risk for heart disease.
For years, we’ve been advised to drink 3 glasses of milk daily for healthy bones. Now, several studies are calling into question the health benefits of dairy milk. Is it time to rethink milk as the ultimate source of bone-building calcium? Find out what these new studies show.
Of course you work your shoulders when you weight train, but are you doing the best exercises to help them grow? A study looked at how effective different shoulder exercises are for targeting each part of the shoulder. Find out what it showed.
Muscles grow when you subject them to heavier loads than their accustomed to. One way to do this is by lifting to muscle failure. This technique is common among lifters trying to develop strength. Is it necessary to use this technique to maximize muscle growth? Find out what research shows.
It takes months of training to build strength and lean body mass, but what about maintaining the gains once you’ve achieved them? Is there a minimum amount of training you need to do for maintenance? Find out what research shows.
The muscles that make up your core are important for stability, power and injury prevention. If your core lacks strength, it’s time to give them more attention. How strong are your core muscles? Here are 4 signs they’re weaker than they should be.