Artificial sweeteners – they have zero calories and offer all of the sweetness of sugar. If you’re trying to control your weight, you might be tempted to stock up. However, a new study provides further evidence that artificial sweeteners, despite their lack of calories, may contribute to weight gain.
Exercise can change your body composition, but even more surprising is the impact it has on the way your genes are expressed. In fact, a new study shows that even one exercise session can change how your genes are expressed. How’s that for immediate gratification?
Exercise may help slow the aging process. Aging begins at the cellular level – and a new study shows high-intensity exercise may be just the ticket for keeping your cells fit and healthy.
Weight loss isn’t always easy. You might think you have to lose a significant amount of weight to get health benefits. A new study shows this isn’t so. In fact, you can get health benefits by losing only 5% of your body weight.
Push-ups are an exercise that work multiple muscle groups – but you’ll maximize your benefits if you use proper form. Make sure you’re not making these six push-up mistakes.
BMI, or body mass index, is used by health care professionals to determine whether someone is a healthy weight. However, this method has serious flaws. Here are six reasons BMI is not a good measure of health or fitness.
The incidence of a certain cancer has increased almost 2 to 3-fold in the past three decades. It’s a cancer that develops most commonly in women. Find out what it is and why it might be on the rise.
How do you know whether you’re at high risk of heart disease? Cardiologists at UT Southwestern, based on recent research, describe five tests that more accurately predict the risk of heart disease.
How well do you know your weight training anatomy? Quiz time. What’s the largest and strongest muscle in your body? If you said the gluteus maximus, you’re right. The muscles that make up your backside are three: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and the smaller gluteus minimus. Judging by their names, you’re correct in […]
Carbohydrates are an easily accessible source of energy but some can also rapidly raise your blood sugar. Here’s the good news. What you eat before your carbs may create a more favorable blood sugar response. Here’s why