June 2014

Monthly Archives

  • Add caffeine to your pre-workout routine

    Drinking coffee before your workout can help you burn 15 percent more calories, according to a new study.  Check out these other health benefits of caffeine. “Improved circulation: Recent Japanese research studied the effects of coffee on circulation in people who were not regular coffee drinkers. Each participant drank a 5-ounce cup of either regular […]
  • Turn the pool into an all in one workout

    The pool isn’t just for swimming laps — grab your dumbbells try these strength training exercises. “Dolphin Jacks: Stand in about eight feet of water, fully submerged, holding a light dumbbell in each hand (try 10-pounders), arms out to sides, feet on the pool floor. Explode up, bringing arms down to your sides as you […]
  • Make your doctor’s visit as painless as possible

    The Greatist shares some tips on how to get the most out of your visit to the doctor. “Don’t beat around the bush: The most disheartening words a physician hears are ‘Oh, by the way…’ right as they’re getting ready to walk out the door. Honesty is the best policy, and the more straightforward and […]
  • Working out in the heat, safely

    With summer officially arriving, everyone is preparing for warmer temperatures. Men’s Health provides tips on how to safely work out in the heat. “Ignore your speed: Run on effort instead, says Larry Blaylock, a USATF-certified running coach in Los Angeles, California. ‘While you may typically run at a 9-minute-per-mile pace, on a hot day a […]
  • Bad habits that are making you tired

    If you’re getting your recommended amount of sleep but still finding yourself exhausted, you may need to take a look at bad habits that may be causing this.  For example: “You skip exercise when you’re tired: Skipping your workout to save energy actually works against you. In a University of Georgia study, sedentary but otherwise […]
  • What’s the best time of day to work out?

    According to a 2012 study, you may get the most benefits from working out first thing in the morning. “A 2012 BYU study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, for instance, measured how women responded to food after exercising first thing in the morning. When the 17 participants with healthy weights […]
  • Get motivated with these exercise tips

    Having trouble staying motivated to work out?  Take a look at The Huffington Post’s exercise tipe you may never have heard of: “Don’t work out next to the fittest person at the gym. A creative 2007 study examined how your fellow gym-goers affect your workout. Researchers hung out around the lateral pull-down machine at a college […]
  • Your muscles don’t burn as many calories as you think

    We hate to disappoint you, but the belief that a pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day is, unfortunately, not even close to the truth: “When we asked Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D., to roughly estimate the metabolic activity of muscle, his ballpark number surprised even us here at Men’s Health. Dr. Volek’s calculations: One […]
  • Get the truth about protein

    If you think you know all there is to know about protein, think again. The Huffington Post explores 5 common protein myths, such as There’s 30-Minute “Anabolic Window of Opportunity”: “Despite what you may have heard from your trainer or read in popular articles, research doesn’t support the notion that there is a 30-minute window […]
  • Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

    The commonly held wisdom is that skipping breakfast will sabotage your weight loss. But two recent studies say that just isn’t so. “Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)discovered that skipping breakfast doesn’t necessarily help or harm weight loss efforts. In their 16-week clinical trial looking at overweight and obese participants,they report in […]