Are you looking for a way to add balance and variety to your workouts? Then it’s time to add some cross training. This article discusses four benefits of cross-training you can’t afford to miss out on. Find out how cross-training can help you reach your fitness goals.
You hear a lot about insulin resistance these days because it’s a growing problem. It’s also a risk factor for other health problems. Are you at risk for insulin resistance? Find out more about what causes it and the role that lifestyle factors play in preventing it.
Most people eat their food in a rush. As a result, they spend limited time chewing. Why is this bad? Research shows a link between how we chew and how much we eat at a meal. Plus, eating fast without thoroughly chewing can lead to other problems as well. Find out why how you chew influences nutrient absorption and food intake and how chewing longer can work in your favor.
People who burn the midnight oil may have more trouble controlling their weight. The reason? It could come down to changes in the levels of two key hormones that control appetite. Find out how lack of sleep affects appetite hormones and your ability to lose weight.
Do you “cheat” on your clean eating plan with a cheat meal or a cheat day on a regular basis? Is this a good practice or does it hinder weight loss? This article discusses how refeeding affects an important hormone that controls your appetite and metabolism.
When you want to strength train, aside from body weight, you can use either free weights or resistance bands. The latter option is growing in popularity fast because of the advantages bands offer.
It’s no secret that a 20 year old has a higher aerobic capacity than an 80 year old. This is partially due to age-related changes that affect the heart. This article discusses how the heart changes with age and how its response to exercise changes over time. It also discusses the benefits of aerobic training during all stages of life.
Have you ever had an overuse injury? Most people have. This article discusses what causes overuse or repetitive stress injuries along with simple steps you can take to prevent them.
You might think how a food tastes drive you to eat, but research shows smell plays an important role too. Do people who are overweight perceive smells differently than thin people? This article discusses the role smell plays in the drive to eat. It also focuses on research suggesting some people may be more “aroma sensitive” and overeat as a result.