Q: When lifting weights, why should you rest between sets? A: Muscles need time to replenish some of their energy supply and make training adaptations. So, rest one to three minutes between sets. Shorter rests are better for building endurance than for strength, however, and they help keep your heart rate up—providing something of a
Discover the healthiest superfoods you can eat and learn why they’re super good for you through the “7 Superb Superfoods to Power Up Your Life. Check out the infographic below.
By Diana Rodriguez Reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD Exercise that strengthens muscles all over your body may be just what the doctor ordered for your back pain. When your back hurts, all you probably want to do is curl up in bed or on the couch and rest, waiting for the pain to end and the healing
Foam roll - mid to upper back Sets: 1 Lie face up on the ground with a foam roll under your mid back and your hands supporting your head. Lift your butt off the ground so that your weight is supported by your feet and the foam roll. Roll from the middle of your back
Crunches (stability ball) Lie with your back arched over a stability ball holding a weight behind your head. Place your feet flat on the floor. Your butt and back should drape over the ball so you feel a mild stretch in your abs. Keeping your abs tight, lift your shoulders off the ball to curl
zen habits: How to Get Fitter During the Holidays By Leo Babauta Because of a number of family gatherings in the past week, I’m feeling heavy. I’ve overeaten and my exercise has been minimal. That’s just a part of the holidays sometimes — things get so busy you can’t help but let your healthy habits
When looking for a quick breakfast or post-workout nourishment, almost nothing beats a smoothie. Whirl in the right ingredients and the blended drink can deliver the necessary mix of protein, carbs, healthy fats and antioxidants to promote health and kickstart muscle-building. But a smoothie can be so much more than just milk, fruit and a
Making News The weight loss business generates massive revenue, yet the industry seems to have little effect on waistlines. Recently, researchers took an in-depth look at the efficacy of popular weight loss programs. The purpose of the study, published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine (2015; 162 , 501–12), was to examine 32 nationally marketed weight
A healthy lifestyle is essential to achieving optimal well-being and longevity. This infographic, “11 Basic Guidelines for General Health and Longevity,” gives you useful tips to help you live a long and healthy life. Check out the Inforgraphic below.