Also known as stria, striae or striae gravidarum, stretch marks are white or red lines across the skin usually found on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, and glutes.Stretch marks most often occur due to rapid weight gain, pregnancy, puberty or some form of health condition such as Cushing’s syndrome. They can also occur due to family history though this is less common. For … [Read more...] about How Laser Therapy Can Help to Treat Stretch Marks on Your Body
To first understand what a myokine is, we must delve into cytokines. Essentially, the term ‘cytokine’ refers to a category of proteins which play an important role for cell signalling. Myokines belong in this category and are released by the muscle cells when the muscle contracts (shortens). There are dozens of different myokines, each with different effects.When we … [Read more...] about Myokines and Their Importance to Health and Fitness
The push-up has long been the king of chest and triceps exercises because it’s simple, can be completed anywhere, and is extremely effective.However, there isn’t just one way to do a push-up. You can use a wide stance, a narrow stance, complete archer push-ups moving from side to side, and more recently, you can use various pieces of equipment that claim to aid the movement … [Read more...] about Push-up Grips: The Pros and Cons of Adding Them to Your Equipment
Have you ever visited the gym, only to overhear a conversation between a few regulars that’s seemingly in a completely foreign language? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Each day, more and more gym slang is being created and it can be a little tricky trying to keep up with it all.Thanks to this handy article, you can put your Google Translate app away for good. Below … [Read more...] about Lug Lingo: 20 Gym Slang Words and Term in Simple Explanation
After protein powder, creatine might possibly be the most widely consumed health and fitness supplement on the current market. Even though many people believe the powder to be some form of steroid, creatine is a relatively safe and effective way to increase your strength and power output.Today, we’re going to look at some new research examining the best time to take … [Read more...] about When Is the Best Time to Take Creatine?