Do you ever get frustrated by nutritional studies that show contradictory results? No wonder! It seems as if the results of nutrition studies conflict with each. Why is this the case? Read on and discover four reasons why nutritional studies aren’t always reliable.
Winter, cold temperatures, and lack of sunlight – they can all take a toll on your energy level and mood – but don’t worry. Here are five simple ways to tame the winter blues and keep your energy level high until spring arrives.
You’ve revamped your diet and eliminated processed foods, but you’re still not losing weight. What gives? A new study adds insight as to why eating healthy doesn’t always lead to weight loss. Find out more.
At the beginning of a new year, dieticians get together and rate the most common diets, how effective they are and whether they promote overall health. What were the winners this year? Read on and discover what eating plans dieticians will recommend this year.
An exercise hormone? Yes, scientists recently discovered a novel “hormone” produced by muscles during exercise. As it turns out, your muscles are actually hormone-producing machines, at least in some capacity. Find out more.
As you may know, there are two phases of a muscle contraction – the concentric and eccentric portion. Some types of training, like super-slow training, emphasize the eccentric portion of the rep since this creates more muscle damage and greater potential for growth. Could eccentric-focused training also boost your metabolism?
The new 2015 dietary guidelines have been released and there are substantial changes. Some of the changes are positive while others have created controversy among dieticians. Find out what’s changed and why.
For years, trainers have said to train hard to boost hormones like testosterone and growth hormone, anabolic hormones that aid in muscle growth. No doubt, you SHOULD train hard but not necessarily to churn out more growth hormone and testosterone. Research suggests that even if you do produce more of these hormones briefly in response to exercise, it may not increase your gains. Find out more.
What’s new in the fitness world for 2016? Every year the American College of Sports Medicine surveys participants to find the latest fitness trends. What’s likely to be popular in 2016?
You know strength training builds strength and muscle size – but does an intense resistance workout also improve your cardiovascular system? Find out what research shows about strength training and the impact it has on your heart.