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How Much Weight Loss is Possible for You? Ask Your Brain!

Knowing how much weight loss is appropriate and possible for you is one of the very first steps to setting your goals. According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, there are two specific brain networks that have a substantial impact on the success of an effort to drop unwanted pounds.

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How to Start Resistance Training for the First Time

Are you ready to start resistance training for the first time? Perhaps you’ve done it before, but it’s been a while.  If you haven’t been practicing it regularly, then you’re ready. It’s time to begin experiencing the benefits that these strength workouts have to offer you.

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Reasons to Include More Fat in Your Diet

More Fat in Your DietContrary to popular belief, getting enough good fat in your diet is important to maintaining optimal health. It may be the case that overconsumption of fat may wreck your fitness, but that does not mean it should be avoided altogether. There are several good reasons to include more fat in your diet, and this is advice that comes straight from the experts. It turns out that you should make sure you are eating plenty of fat each day if you want to be as healthy as possible.

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Is a Custom Weight Loss Plan the Key to Success?

Is a Custom Weight Loss Plan Important?

New research has examined the difference a custom weight loss plan can make when compared to the benefits of following a more cookie-cutter approach to achieving that goal.  Traditional programs have proven inconsistent in their effectiveness not only in helping people to lose unwanted pounds but particularly in stopping them from returning.

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When Giving Up Gluten is a Mistake

is Giving Up Gluten a Mistake?Giving up gluten altogether might sound like a good idea in light of all the recent dietary trends popping up, but it would be in your best interest to know all the facts before jumping on the bandwagon. Those who wish to optimize their food intake might find it beneficial to get rid of gluten in the foods they eat while others might not have the same positive results. To be educated on any matter, you have to understand the underlying issues as well as take into consideration both sides of the equation.

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What is the Promising New SURMOUNT-1 Obesity Drug Trial?

SURMOUNT-1 Obesity Drug

SURMOUNT-1 is an obesity drug trial for Tirzepatide that is currently going through the clinical trials to determine whether it is safe and effective.  This medication has not yet received the approval it needs from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be legally prescribed and sold in the United States. That said, it is in the process of doing so.

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Exercises That Work the Most Muscle Groups

Exercises that Work the Most Muscle GroupsWhen you are working out, you probably want to work the most muscle groups possible in a single visit to the gym. Although some people have a “leg day” or an “arm day,” you most likely want to kill more than one bird with your precious time and energy. In order to do that correctly, you are going to have to know which exercises target the largest number of muscles and which are only effective for one particular area.

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These 3 Good Snacking Habits Boost Your Weight Loss Strategy

3 Good Snacking Habits

Yes, there is such thing as good snacking habits, and yes, they can help support – or even boost – your weight loss strategy.  The key is to understand that food is not the enemy of healthy weight control. Instead, a healthy relationship with food and nutrition will help you to enjoy food, feel satisfied by what you eat, and still achieve your goals.

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How Exercise Increases Pain Tolerance

How Exercise Increases Pain ToleranceExercise increases pain tolerance in a spectrum of different ways. Of course, it depends on the workout you choose and the type of discomfort you’re feeling, but research has clearly shown that the threshold will rise with many forms of physical activity.

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Here’s Why a Great Workout Doesn’t Require Muscle Soreness

Though the once popular “no pain, no gain” expression isn’t used much anymore, the idea that muscle soreness is a vital component of a good workout has still managed to cling to our beliefs. It’s widely believed that if we want to get in shape, there is a certain amount of discomfort that we will need to endure along the way. That is, if it doesn’t hurt, it’s not going to get you to your goal. It’s unfortunate that this is such a sticky belief, because it’s not actually true.

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