This depends on your goal. If your goal is to decrease body fat, you should do resistance training as often as possible, with a caveat: do not train the same muscle groups on consecutive days. The muscles need at least 48 hours to recover and rebuild between workouts. However, you can work one or more groups of muscles one day and different groups of muscles on the following day. For example, one could work the muscles of the upper body … Read More
Which cardiovascular exercise burns the most calories?
The real issue here is how hard are you working? The method of cardiovascular exercise is not nearly as important as the intensity and duration of the exercise. Sure, the elliptical machine may feel more strenuous then the treadmill. But this is because you have not done the elliptical trainer often enough for your body to adapt to it. Once your body adapts to the motion and intensity of the elliptical trainer, it will feel no more strenuous the treadmill. … Read More
What is the best diet for losing weight?
First of all, let”â¢s assume you want to decrease your body fat percentage as opposed to just losing weight. Next, I do not believe in “dieting” to lose weight. Dieting is not only ineffective against lifetime weight management, it is detrimental to your health. Any nutritional approach should be incorporated as part of your lifestyle. That being said, there is no one diet that is right for everyone. If there was, we would all be on it. Everyone is … Read More
What is the best way to work my abdominal muscles?
The three rules of ab work: intensity, intensity, intensity! The best way to work your abs is to contract them as hard as you can during the entire set of exercises you happen to be doing for them. The trick is to be able to breathe from your diaphram while squeezing your abs. Also, don’t get hung up on just doing ab crunches until your bored to death. Ab crunches are only one way to work the abs and their … Read More
Should I be eating more soy for better health?
For years now, the wholistic health world has been promoting soy-based products as a good source of protein. Various health benefits, such as cancer prevention and hormonal support, have also been associated with soy. These claims have been predominately attributed to the isoflavones or phytoestrogens found in soy. In fact, the general recommendation has been to consume at least 30 grams of soy per day. We at In Good Health promoted soy protein powders, which have since become hugely popular. … Read More