Research suggests that a powerful compound in the peels of apples could not only help you build stronger muscles, but combat excess body fat at the same time.
Researchers with the Karolinska Institutet of Sweden once again have found that spinach could help develop muscle strength and fitness levels.
A protein found on human skin and activated when we sweat is able to kill harmful microbes and even fight those that are drug-resistant, research found.
Recent research suggests that exercise could improve brain function and memory, and help stave off the cognitive impairment commonly associated with old age.
There are far safer and natural ways to boost nitric oxide for a better workout, sex, and heart health than to take supplements. Here are 4 ways.
A recent study published in The Cochrane Library offered some insight into how Vitamin C could play an important role in protecting the physically stressed immune systems of endurance athletes.
Interestingly, exercise is often touted as a way to reduce nicotine cravings, but it takes a dedicated exercise routine to see the benefits.
Regular exercise could be a natural and effective way to help treat diabetes. A study conducted with diabetic Hispanic men and women undergoing a strength training routine found that within 16 weeks there was dramatic improvement with their sugar control.
We know walking is good for our health – duh! The benefits of walking are numerous, with the activity helping to extend life, reduce stroke, prevent heart attacks, and improve overall wellness. In addition, a joint study conducted by the University of California at San Francisco and the Harvard School of Public Health reports a connection between brisk walking and a lowered risk of prostate cancer advancement.
In our inactive society, most people simply aren’t exercising enough to support their own health. However, contrary to what some people may think, findings show that just 15 minutes of daily exercise can increase life expectancy by 3 years while cutting your risk of “all-cause” death rates by 14%. This is good news for many who claim not to have enough time to exercise.
There is even more good news for those who exercise, and especially for those building muscle mass. Research has indicated that bulking up a bit may help protect against insulin resistance while slashing your risk of developing type-2 diabetes. While pumping iron may not be everyone’s activity of choice, a little strength training goes a long way when it comes to boosting metabolism, building muscle, and increasing overall quality of health.
Everyone knows that becoming fit and exercising regularly has everlasting positive effects on the body and even the mind. Research has even revealed that just a few minutes of exercise is powerful enough to alter your DNA (in a good way). But one key exercise-related topic no one seems to be talking about is balance – something that gradually diminishes as you age. Being able to balance could save you later in life.
In an inspiring display of what the human body can do when properly nourished and challenged, a 93 year old bodybuilder performed perform 57 dips, 61 chin-ups, 48 abdominal crunches and 50 push-ups.
A relatively moderate exercise that is easily included into most any fitness routine, regular jogging has been been found to increase your lifespan by up to 6 years or more. When compared to non-joggers, the death rate of active joggers is astonishingly low.
Itching can be extremely irritating and frustrating. Unfortunately, itchiness could be a result of any number of factors, including climate, sun exposure in some cases, a change in diet, and especially side-effects from medications. Keeping humidity in the home around 50% could help, along with drinking plenty of water, but you’ll be happy to know that other home remedies for itching can be used as well.
A fat stomach is connected with numerous health issues including a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes, and a doubled risk of premature death. But losing belly fat isn’t always easy. While your diet is the most important contributor to obesity, staying active is crucial as well. Luckily, there are a number of exercises to reduce stomach fat you can do right at home!
Some of us remember being picked last for dogeball in gym while others remember being voted MVP on the varsity soccer team. Chances are, no matter how well we performed, we felt both healthier and happier if we were active during those treacherous middle school years. Some findings support this claim, showing that kids playing sports and active teens may be healthier and happy than those who are inactive.