It’s not surprising that we lose muscle strength and size with age – but did you know the composition of your muscle fibers changes to? Find out how these changes occur and why you need more power training.
Are you stuck in a frustrating resistance training plateau? One way to change things up is to “wave load” your weight training sets. What is wave loading? Find out.
Exercise is a brain healthy habit. Yet, you can’t do it once in a while and expect to get the benefits. In fact, a new study shows that you lose some of the benefits after taking even a short break. Find out more.
You’ve probably heard that grains raise your blood sugar and aren’t a healthy choice, especially if you have diabetes. However, all grains aren’t created equal. Read on and discover five whole grains that won’t cause a rapid rise in blood sugar.
Some meals are more satiating than others – but have you ever wondered why? This article talks about five factors that impact how satiating a food is and why some foods fill you up more than others.
Have you used one of the many online calculators to determine your resting metabolic rate? How accurate are these calculators and is there a better way to measure your metabolic rate and how many calories you need for weight maintenance?
Lactic acid – that’s the stuff that builds up in muscle when you work out intensely. In response, your muscles fatigue. It sounds like a bad thing but lactic acid may actually have some benefits. Find out what they are.
Cortisol – it’s a hormone bodybuilders want to keep in check – but why? Does cortisol really have the ability to sabotage muscle growth? It depends. Find out why.
Cardio on an empty stomach is sometimes referred to as “fasted cardio.” What happens when you do a cardio workout in a fasted state and is it beneficial?
Yoga – we know it as being a workout for stress relief. Yet yoga has other health benefits as well. A study even suggests it may play a role in maintaining bone health, something that becomes increasingly important as we age. Find out more.