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Yes, Magnesium Deserves More Respect

People tend to forget about magnesium, but health experts increasingly recognize the key role it plays in boosting health. Magnesium is crit...

Don't Go Sour on Fermented Foods

Looking for novel, nutrient‐packed foods to add to your diet? Fermented foods may be what you've been missing all your life. Known for their active bacteria and sour flavor, fermente...

Are Americans Eating Better?

Americans' notoriously unhealthy diets are seeing a few improvements, according to analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Asso...

Brief Bouts of Stair Climbing Boost Fitness Levels

Lack of time and no access to fitness equipment are two of the most common responses given by people who do not exercise. Researchers at McM...

Weak Thighs = Knee Problems in Women, But Not Men

Research suggests that women are more likely than men to develop knee osteoarthritis &lpar:KOA). Improving thigh muscle strength ...

Comparing Periodization Strategies for Women

Study reviewed: Bartolomei, S., et al. 2015. Block vs. weekly undulating periodized resistance training programs in women. Journal of ...

The Power of Visualization

All of us instinctively use visualization (aka imagery) to help us perform better. Have you ever mentally practiced your own perfo...

Why Fat Shaming Is So Shameful

Negative stereotypes of people with obesity have painful consequences—especially if those people come to believe the stereotypes are t...

Get Mom an Exotic Fruit of the Month

Offering a mouthwatering array of fruits, from blood oranges and Asian pears to pomegranates and persimmons, a subscription to an "exotic fruit of the month club" may be the perfect way to k...

Jet Lag and Athletic Performance

Jet lag affects sports performance in very specific, context–dependent ways that can influence game outcomes, according to research fr...

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