Top 5 Post-Workout Recovery Foods

  One important part of a successful exercise regimen is post-workout nutrition. What you eat after a grueling and sweaty exercise session is responsible for restoring the body’s energy and nutrients. During exercise, the body breaks down muscle protein structures and glycogen. You also lose a lot of water through sweat. Therefore, the key toContinue reading “Top 5 Post-Workout Recovery Foods”

Top 5 Foods to Eat Before a Workout

Before exercising, it is important to fuel your body for the work that it is about to do. Eating too little or not at all before a workout will likely lead to quick fatigue and weakness due to low blood glucose. On the other hand, consuming too much food before exercise may cause stomach discomfort,Continue reading “Top 5 Foods to Eat Before a Workout”

Why Strength Training is Important as You Age

  As you get older, it’s more important than ever to take care of your health and stay active for as long as possible. The great news is that you can maintain and even improve your physical condition with strength training. There are many reasons as to why strength training is so important to keepContinue reading “Why Strength Training is Important as You Age”

How Does Exercise Boost Your Self-Confidence?

  Many people start fitness training for all kinds of reasons that range from losing weight, to building muscle, to avoiding health hazards of a sedentary lifestyle. One of the overlooked rewards of regular physical activity is its ability to boost self-confidence. If you feel like lack of self-esteem is holding you back from pursuingContinue reading “How Does Exercise Boost Your Self-Confidence?”

How Does Strength Training Help You Lose More Fat?

    Consider the following:   1 in 3 people are overweight or obese   Strength training burns fat faster than cardio, interval training and other forms of exercise   Applying those 2 facts, there is a good chance that you may be looking to trim some fat from your body. If so, an understandingContinue reading “How Does Strength Training Help You Lose More Fat?”

4 Muscle Building Tips for Men Above 40

  Many men who are above 40 often find that they’ve let themselves go. Even those who were active and had athletic bodies in their twenties may notice that their fit bodies have now gone to seed. This is usually because family and career commitments took priority while exercise and fitness was relegated to becomeContinue reading “4 Muscle Building Tips for Men Above 40”

7 Ways to Prevent and Cope with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) refers to the muscular aches and pains that you experience anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after a workout. This pain could be due to microscopic tears in the muscles because of weight training or it could lactic acid production in the body when the training takes on an anaerobicContinue reading “7 Ways to Prevent and Cope with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)”

Why Am I Still Gaining Fat Even Though I Exercise Regularly?

If you’re hitting the treadmill every day and are not seeing the numbers you want on the scale, then you are not alone! Plenty of people exercise regularly and yet they still cannot seem to shed the pounds. There could be a couple of reasons for this. True, a person could have a genetic issueContinue reading “Why Am I Still Gaining Fat Even Though I Exercise Regularly?”

The Effects Of Exercise On Body Temperature

If you are having trouble sleeping, and you don’t already have a regular exercise program, you should start one if you want to sleep better. Exercise is beneficial to sleep in several ways. For example, exercise raises the body temperature rhythm and allows your body temperatures to ‘peak’ at a higher level. This, in turn,Continue reading “The Effects Of Exercise On Body Temperature”

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