Weight gain is a problem for a surprising number of people, from teen athletes to people who have lost significant weight due to illness. In both cases, weight gain and muscle building depend on consistently increased calorie and protein intake.
What’s better, cardio or strength training, for losing weight? You might be surprised, as were these Duke researchers in their recently published study.
21 February 2013 Home Gym for Under $100
Ready to build your own home gym for under $100? You can get a good start by investing in these few items.
9 October 2012 Protein Needs for Muscle Growth
Guest Post for MyNetDiary by Jacque Maldonado MS, RD, CDE
Building muscle can seem like the Holy Grail for both athletes and people working on weight loss. The first and most essential ingredient is resistance training, also known as weight lifting, at least twice a week. Mix in a regular routine of cardiovascular exercise that includes some days of increased intensity. Fold in a recovery day and plenty of high quality sleep, and muscles receive the signals and rest needed to build up or at least not break down during weight loss.
13 September 2012 Manual and Machine: Two Sides of Fitness
Manual and Machine: Two Sides of Fitness This week we want to present two different ways to approach a fitness routine. One using the simple and effective kettlebell, and the other with a high-tech treadmill. The aim is to show that both have their place in your fitness routine and that you don’t...
7 February 2012 Trying to Build Muscle? Don't forget about calories!
Trying to Build Muscle? Don't forget about calories! Building muscle requires some additional protein but not as much as you would think. There are three keys to building muscle: 1. Additional calories to support an increase in muscle mass. 2. Additional protein to support an increase in...
27 January 2011 RIP: Jack LaLanne - "Godfather of Fitness"
RIP: Jack LaLanne - "Godfather of Fitness" On January 23, Jack LaLanne passed away at 96 years young. LaLanne was many things - a TV celebrity, an entrepreneur, a chiropractor, a world-record setter, an inventor and a juice fanatic. Chances are that most people today know him for starting a juicing...
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