If you are over 50 years old, are you getting enough protein? If you have been following the typical recommendations, are over the age of 50 and are trying to promote muscle growth, you may not be getting enough protein. The current daily recommendations in the United States call for the consumption of 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. For a 175 lbs person, that equates to consuming at least 63 grams of protein per day. Read more
Friday, July 31, 2015
For older men to build muscle, they have to eat more protein than the recommended amounts, a new study found.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
One of the ways that you can make your workouts more effective is by slowing down the tempo. Here's how to set up a slow tempo bodyweight exercise workout.
Bodyweight exercises and workouts are incredibly effective. They are prefect for burning fat and increasing strength. However, you might be at a point where you’re run out of ways to increase intensity or you want to see just how strong you can get.
That is why slow tempo bodyweight exercises and workouts can be perfect for you.
I want to show you why slow tempo workouts are so effective and how to best complete them. There are a few tricks that will help you get the most benefit from this style of workout. Read more
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Is drinking diet soda really that bad for your health? The answer may surprise you.
Is diet soda bad for you? Diet soda has no sugar, calories, fat, or carbohydrates, and it feels all cold and bubbly going down your throat. What’s not to like on the surface? Unfortunately, the advertising on the can doesn’t tell the whole story, and those bubbles come at a very high price. That price can include Type 2 diabetes, seizures, loss of kidney function, various cancers, and most ironically of all, obesity.
How can diet soda cause obesity if it has no sugar, calories, fat, or carbohydrates? The human body works in many complex ways. A study published this spring found that over a nine year period, people drinking diet soda gained three times the amount of abdominal fat as those who didn’t drink diet soda. Read more
Monday, July 20, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Most people drink enough water to avoid thirst, but not enough to stay properly hydrated. Here are thirteen problems caused by lack of sufficient water.
Most people don’t think they need to worry about dehydration. To them, dehydration is something that happens to travelers in the desert when they run out of water.
But there is a chronic form of dehydration that does not have the sudden and intense nature of the acute form.
Chronic dehydration is widespread in the present day and affects everyone who is not drinking enough liquid.
This list of 13 symptoms will inspire you to go get a glass of water, and then another, and another Read more
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Studies show that eating raw organic nuts may help you live longer.
One of the worst things about the low-fat craze - which gripped America and other parts of the West for decades and is only now slowly eroding as people realize that fat can be healthy after all - was the fact that so many people avoided nuts in their diet. While it is true that nuts are what is considered to be a calorie-dense food - high in fat as well as protein - this does not necessarily mean that, when eaten in moderation, they are unhealthy. As a matter of fact, research is increasingly coming to light which shows nuts to be one of the great health foods. They are a great part of a balanced diet and are appropriate for people with a number of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases that can cause so much damage. Let's take a look at the past and future research on the benefits of adding nuts to the diet. Read more