Making healthy food choices is important at any age, but as you get older, it becomes critical to keep up with how your body’s nutritional needs change. Nutrition becomes much more than just watching calories. During National Nutrition Month, Michelle Cole, R.D., LDN, CDE, the director of FirstHealth’s Diabetes & […]

Diet can be a critical piece in avoiding any number of diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical experts often recommend a diet low in animal fats and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to reduce the risk of other chronic diseases, such as […]

Mark A. Mahoney As we continue into National Nutrition Month consider some of the following eating tips provided through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Healthy eating is recommended throughout life, but as we age certain factors can affect our nutrient needs. Choosing a variety of foods from all the […]

Creatine is a well-researched supplement for muscle growth, brain health, and athletic performance. Most people can benefit from using it, combined with good exercise and nutrition habits, experts say. To maximize benefits and avoid side effects, use the right dose and type of creatine.  Loading Something is loading. Adding creatine […]

RLT_Images/Getty Images Your ability to build muscle can be affected by a variety of factors, including genetics, diet, workouts, hormones, age and even gender. Putting on muscle has long been considered a “masculine” activity in the fitness world, but as more women lose their fear of getting “bulky” from lifting weights, they’re […]

Creatine is one of the most common supplements that athletes take. Do you know how to use creatine to build muscle faster? Keep reading and you will find out how according to a respectable fitness trainer and kinesiologist. Creatine is one of the most researched and used supplements in the […]

It gets you out of breath and is a great workout for your heart and lungs, but does running build muscle? It turns out running is actually a surprisingly comprehensive exercise.  While it primarily targets big muscle groups in your legs and lower body, it can also work your back, […]