Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
I've had this nagging hip pain thing going on for at least a year. We thought it was my hip flexor, so I went through physical therapy for four months, but then the pain crept back and today I learned the results of my MRI. I have a tear in my labru... Read more
does a huge fiber diet help burn belly fat? I have a good daily diet and have already lost over 30lbs since February but I'm having trouble with my belly fat. I'm doing the best ab exercises I can but have a lot of spinal problems. Thanks for any hel... Read more
Fat has 9 calories per gram, carbs and protein have 4 calories per gram. But not all fat, carbs, and protein are created equal. There are healthier and less healthy choices within each macronutrient. Ex. unsaturated vs saturated fat... Read more
I have been running for some time now..... just completed a 8K, and now im weeks away from my first 1/2 marathon..... and im soooo excited.... BUT.... the big BUT....
ONE HIP is killing me..... I can get about a mile to 2 miles in and it hur... Read more
I have a lot of belly fat. Are there certain foods I should eat and avoid and the best 3 exercises as well. I have 5 children and a full time job so I dont have alot of time to exercise and no time for a gym after work. I really need to get healthy a... Read more
Eating unsaturated fats, including polyunsaturated & monounsaturated fats, can help to lower triglyceride levels.Reduce triglyceride levels by eating fish or fish oil. Polyunsaturated & monounsaturated fat reduce blood levels of triglycerides. Trans... Read more
I can’t tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
The hip flexors are the group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees toward your chest and bend forward from the hips. What is collectively referred to as the hip flexors is actually a group of muscles that includes the iliopsoas, the thi... Read more
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