What You Never Knew About Meal Frequency

You know your diet has a lot to do with your weight and body composition. When it comes to weight loss, and maintaining that weight loss, the number one strategy people use is modifying food intake. Most people emphasize their food choices, and that’s definitely encouraged. Watching what you eat is important. But meal frequency is another dietary variable…

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Five Lifestyle Changes to keep your Kidneys Healthy

Kidneys are only the size of your fists but don’t let their size fool you. These small organs work nonstop to filter blood and remove waste. In a single day, your kidneys pump more than 400 gallons of recycled blood through the body. If your kidneys become impaired, your body can be overwhelmed with waste.…

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How You Can Benefit from Concurrent Training

If you have ever taken multiple medications at the same time, you may be familiar with the term ‘drug interaction’. This often refers to side effects resulting from combining two or more medications. You are also likely aware that drugs should be prescribed and dosed properly. Well, the science of exercise physiology is beginning to…

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What Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Do For Your Health

When you think of exercise, what immediately comes to mind? Going out for a jog? Sweating it out on the spin bike at the gym? Or maybe loading up weight at the squat rack? What about a resistance band workout? All of those classify as exercise, but they serve different purposes. If you want to increase…

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Three Reasons Why You Need to Know Your Body Composition

Body composition, or the percentages used to describe body fat, water and muscle, has been in the news a lot lately. Although critical in determining if someone is a healthy weight for their height, it’s often overlooked. Here are three ways improving your body composition can improve your life: 1. Use body composition to stay…

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What to Eat In Order to Gain Muscle

So you started an exercise program and lowered your overall body fat. First off, congratulations should be in order! Keeping off the weight for good despite life’s occasional curveballs is something that you should be proud of. The positive changes in your body composition is proof that your efforts have finally paid off! So where do…

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Do You Need to Eat Meat to Build Muscle?

Whether your goal is cutting down your body fat percentage, building lean body mass, or both, you’ve probably heard mixed (and oftentimes strong) opinions about how eating meat can help or hinder achieving those goals. Some say it’s integral to building or maintaining your body composition. Others argue that eating meat is really bad for…

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What You Can Do About Malnutrition

When you hear the word ‘malnutrition,’ you may not immediately think of people living in developed countries around the world. When it comes to malnutrition, the majority of the focus—and rightly so—is on developing countries where lack of access to food has tragic consequences. But malnutrition among older adults in developed countries is more widespread than most…

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