The very word cancer puts fear into the average person. It affects us all as we all know of friends or even family members that have been inflicted with this villain. This terrifying disease is predicted to soar worldwide by 2020 as the number of overweight and obese people also soars. Our … [Read more...]
Understanding Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a combination of micro-tears in the muscle and the body's attempt to repair it. It usually results from excessive weight or repetition in the eccentric phase of exercise. In other words, lowering weights or stopping the momentum of the body (like putting on … [Read more...]
Bromelain Helps Muscle Recovery
An enzyme found from the extract of pineapple fruit and stem is called bromelain. It is useful in reducing inflammation, facilitates healing of bruises and wounds as well as assists in the digestion of proteins. It alleviates pains and muscle strains. Also, bromelain reduces the redness, tenderness … [Read more...]
Importance of Post Workout Protein Consumption
Protein consumption after workout is very important. Here are are a few reasons why post workout consumption of protein is essential to your health. Finding the “anabolic window” Research shows that eating high-quality protein after an exercise session promotes muscle growth and repair, while … [Read more...]
The Best Way to Lose Belly Fat.
Figuring out the best way to lose belly fat is a common goal among many people. Hardly anyone wants to have a big belly, but figuring out how to get rid of this type of fat is hard to do. There are so many fad diets and scams out there that claim that if you just follow their plan, you will quickly … [Read more...]
Are You Smarter Because You Walk Instead of Drive?
Could making the decision to walk instead of drive actually make you smarter? Some recent research tends to lend credit to this by showcasing data that seems to correlate cities with more people walking instead of taking cars to their destinations with having higher IQs. In a study done by Smart … [Read more...]
Amino Acids: An Essential Component of Muscle Recovery and Repair
When we exercise, there is a lot of wear and tear that takes place in our muscles as they grow larger. An important component needed for muscle recovery and repair are amino acids. The primary amino acids which are essential building blocks for muscle recovery and repair are branched-chain amino … [Read more...]
Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?
It wasn't long ago when people started tracking the number of steps they took daily with a pedometer. In today's fitness world, it would be difficult to find a person without a fitness tracker at the gym, in your favorite fitness class or at your local track. Fitness trackers, whether they are … [Read more...]
Best Exercise to Lose your Waist
While reducing weight is an issue, to decrease the waist size needs exercise. Reducing inches is a major challenge which takes dedication and hard work. To focus on the waist, it is essential to know about the exercises that help to achieve your goal. Aerobic exercise is a main element while working … [Read more...]
Exercise: Big Help in Weight Management
It's almost a sin to utter this word in some circles, but if you're serious about losing weight you really can't avoid it; exercise. But it's not all bad news. After I briefly explain why exercise is so crucial, I will give you a few ideas of losing weight when limited for time. What role does … [Read more...]
Curcumin Helps Reduce Post Exercise Muscle Damage
New research has identified a positive result for enhanced exercise recovery through restricting inflammation associated to muscle damage. Researchers employed subjects who did not go on routine resistance training in the past six months, has no orthopedic condition, and body chronic inflammatory … [Read more...]