Everyone knows that in order to maintain good health, you need to eat a substantial amount of fiber each day. The daily recommended dose in the U.S. by the American Heart Association is set to 25 to 30 grams, but the current average consumption is only about 15 grams. Many health and fitness professionals also believe this recommendation is on the low side, meaning that most … [Read more...] about Rumble in the Jungle: the Fiber Faceoff
It’s common knowledge that if you eat more energy than you burn, then you’re going to gain weight. Though there have been a variety of diets claiming it’s the quality of the calories and not the amount of calories, such as paleo and Atkins, the theory of energy balance (calories in vs calories out/CICO) has remained constant. Yet, new information may suggest that there’s a … [Read more...] about Could Obesogens be the True Cause of Obesity?
We’ve often thought that the biggest muscles in the body are the pecs, legs, and back. However, new research published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal suggests that the size of the muscle might not be what counts. The Study Edited by industry heavyweight, Brad Schoenfeld, the article aimed to find a better definition for large and small muscles in regards to … [Read more...] about The Largest Muscles: Were We Wrong About Their Size?
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