Remember when getting a lump of coal from Santa meant you were bad? These days, coal — or activated charcoal, to be exact — is offered in health stores, smoothies, and supplements as a “cure-all” cleanser for a variety of health ailments. While most cleanses or detoxes have no science behind them (primarily because most […]
How do you know if you are pushing too hard during your workouts? Overtraining is a real phenomenon. It is possible to train so much that you break your body down rather than build it up. But most people never come close to “real” overtraining, which is highlighted (lowlighted?) by physical breakdowns that are hard […]
There’s one thing that all the biggest, most muscular people on the planet have in common. It’s not great genetics. (Good genes help, but plenty of people have gotten huge without having been blessed with it at birth.) It’s not that they all just live at the gym and do nothing else, or follow some […]
Recently we received the following question from a reader: “I’ve always thought that adding muscle speeds up your metabolism. But then I read this isn’t correct. So what’s the truth: Does increasing your muscle mass really increase your metabolism?” -Phil, Vancouver For as long as I can remember, a lot of people have believed that […]
Here’s what research does — and doesn’t — say about the effects of milk on your health, and how to tell whether milk is actually doing your body any good.
You were wrongly taught to fear saturated fat for decades. Now it’s making a comeback, however, claims about saturated fat’s benefits may be going too far.
Can’t do a pull-up? We’re here to fix that—and help you get better abs in the process. Here’s how to work up to a pull-up, with a training plan that will actually fit into your real life.
Win the day, every day. This healthy steel cut oats recipe provides the fiber, protein, and healthy fats needed to fuel body and mind from sunup to sundown. It’s the best way to start the day if you like being awesome.
Some protein sources are better than others, according to science. Here’s how to tell whether a protein is—or isn’t—high quality.
Collagen comes with a big price tag and even bigger health claims. But are they justified? Here’s what the experts and science have to say about this increasingly popular supplement.
Probiotics and their healthy bacteria can be good for you, but — despite what marketers would you have believe — eating foods fortified with probiotics might be a big mistake.
Don’t settle for random lists. Get healthy breakfast recipes that can help you lose weight, feel full throughout the day, and — best of all — match your tastes and needs.