As we age, we lose muscle and our aerobic capacity and endurance decline as well. Now, an exciting new study shows a hormone made by bone could reverse the loss of exercise capacity and physical functioning with age. Find out more.
Circuit training is an ideal way to work out when you’re pressed for time. It offers a whole body conditioning workout and is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Can circuit training help you meet ALL of your fitness goals – endurance, strength, and hypertrophy?
Vitamin C – you can’t live without it but it may be important for more reasons than you think. For example, some research shows it may play a role in fat loss. Find out more.
Magnesium is a mineral getting lots of attention these days. That’s because many people don’t get enough of it. Dietary magnesium may be even more important for people who exercise. Here’s why.
What could be more important than your vision? Unfortunately, two causes of visual loss – cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, become more common after the age of 50. The good news? Dietary changes could help you avoid these common causes of visual problems as you age. Here’s what to eat.
Macronutrients – you know what they are but are you eating a balanced array? This article discusses the three macronutrients, why each is important, and how cutting back on a particular macronutrient works against you.
Are you familiar with the concept of periodization? There are two main types of periodization – linear and non-linear. This article discusses each, how they differ, and their benefits.
Have you reached a standstill in your ability to gain strength? Strength-training plateaus are frustrating. One approach you might take to break through that plateau is called accentuated eccentric lifting. Find out what this is and how it can help.
As you know, almost all non-starchy vegetables and many fruits have significant health benefits – but some pack more nutritional punch than others. Researchers at William Paterson University analyzed and ranked fruits and vegetables based on their nutrient density. Guess what the top five were?
Exercise has benefits at every age, but a new study shows older people may not respond in the same way to exercise. Find out how younger people and older people differ in their response to aerobic exercise at the cellular level.