What do young body builders and athletes have in common with the over 50 crowd? More than you might think, according to research linking the consumption of high-quality protein with healthy muscles, regardless of strength or age.
Before the industrial-agricultural revolution (about 150 years ago), food was relatively scare and, consequently, expensive. Obesity was often associated with the privileged (hence the term “fat cat”), who could afford to eat well and do little else.
Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. To make them healthier and stronger, you need to work on your lifestyle and diet. Or, you can
What immediately comes to mind when someone mentions exercise? Guilt? Rationalizing? (I’m still pretty healthy even though I don’t exercise. A lot of my friends don’t exercise and they seem healthy.) Of course, not everyone should run miles at a time or lift massive weights. But there is compelling evidence to support the significant health benefits, both physical and mental, from a daily regimen of exercise appropriate for you.
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Most of us can spot the outward signs of inflammation – be it a painful swollen twisted ankle or a wound that just isn’t healing. But have you ever wondered why that pesky injury changes hues? Here’s the scientific explanation.
Many people, including some medical doctors, advise against supplementing our diets with vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients. The most common reason given? We can obtain all the nutrients our bodies require from healthy eating.
Countless studies provide evidence to support the adage ‘use it or lose it’ when it comes to remedying age-related physical decline. Even in the elderly, both aerobic and resistance exercise can improve physical strength and endurance. The biochemical mechanism responsible for exercise-induced health improvement involves the tuning-up of numerous metabolic pathways.