Lunges and squats – two of the best exercises for the lower body. Is your workout too squat heavy? Time to add some lunges. Read on and discover how to get more benefits from lunges and find out more about lunge variations.
If you remember anything from cell biology, you might know that mitochondria are energy-producing structures inside cells, but there’s evidence that they also play a role in aging and the risk of developing age-related diseases such as type 2-diabetes. Here’s the good news. Exercise helps keep mitochondria healthy and more resistant to damage. Find out more.
If you have lower back pain, you might be tempted to miss your workout – but should you? While you should avoid certain exercises when your back aches, movement is one of the best ways to work through some of the tightness and spasm. Read on and find out what exercises are best for lower back pain, which to avoid, and low back pain “red flags” that suggest you need further evaluation.
What’s the most filling macronutrient? Protein, of course – but is plant protein as filling as animal protein? Read on and find out more about protein sources and their effect on appetite.
There’s a common perception that men have an easier time losing weight compared to women. Is there any truth to this idea? As it turns out, men may lose weight faster, but do women play catch-up? Find out.
What would it be like to lose your vision? Something to think about, as your risk goes up as you age. Fortunately, research shows consuming certain nutrients may lower your risk for age-related visual problems like cataracts. Find out what to eat to keep your eyes healthy and preserve your vision.
My weight gain had been gradual: a few pounds in college, a few more in law school, and then after I got married, until I had my first son and hit an OMG number of 208 lbs. You have an image in your head of what you look like, and for me it took a day at the spa to snap me out of it. I had treated myself to a day of beauty at the spa before my first son’s Christening, and was mortified when I had to return to the desk and ask the receptionist who appeared to weigh 89 lbs. if they had a larger robe, as the one size fits all robe, was lying.
Do you need to train to failure to maximize your strength gains? It’s a contentious question. Find out what research shows about strength training to failure – whether it’s necessary or not when you’re serious about getting your strongest.
Ah! The mysteries of cellulite. It’s so common and yet still incurable. Strangely, cellulite seems to show up mainly on the thighs and buttocks. Why is that? Read on and discover why and discover other things you might not know about this common affliction.
How balanced is your shoulder workout? Most focus mainly on their anterior deltoids, the portion of the muscle they can see. This article looks at why it’s important to target the other two heads of the deltoid muscle as well as the rotator cuff and how to do it.