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When’s the Best Time of Day to Resistance Train?

When’s the Best Time of Day to Resistance Train?

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Have you ever planned on exercising after work and then had something come up that made it impossible? If that happens too often, it’ll be harder to make progress. What if you have the luxury of doing a resistance workout any time of day? What’s your best option? Some research suggests there may be advantages to resistance training later in the day.

What Are Muscle Strains and How Can You Prevent Them?

What Are Muscle Strains and How Can You Prevent Them?

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Have you ever been sidelined by a strained muscle? Muscle strains are one of the most common injuries athletes and fitness buffs deal with. Although not life threatening, muscle strains are painful and inconvenient. People toss around the term “muscle strain” loosely, using it to refer to any kind of muscle injury. Have you ever wondered what a strained muscle really is? Most importantly, how can you prevent and treat this common injury?

Eating and Living Healthier: The Fight Against Weight-Related Diseases

Eating and Living Healthier: The Fight Against Weight-Related Diseases

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In 2002 Christine Castillo learned she had Type 2 diabetes. She was 56 and had just become the guardian of six grandchildren. Prior to her diagnosis, she also suffered from high blood pressure. Unfortunately for Castillo, these diseases not only run in her family, but they also relate to weight. Castillo, who is 5-feet and weighs over 200 pounds, worked hard to get her nutrition and weight under control, but it didn’t take long for that to change.

How Much Does Resistance Training Increase Your Metabolism?

How Much Does Resistance Training Increase Your Metabolism?

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Resistance training should be part of your workout for a number of reasons. Not only does resistance training build strength and muscle mass, it helps preserve bone mass as well. What effects does resistance training have on your metabolism? Can it increase your basal metabolic rate and make it easier for you to control your weight? Find out what research shows.