WEIGH YOUR VITAMIN D OPTIONS


     During the summer months, your skin can synthesize vitamin D from sunshine. That’s fortunate since there aren’t a lot of options for meeting your needs with whole foods. Summertime also has a tendency to increase your awareness about body weight, and a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests there’s a link between…

HIGH-PROTEIN VS. LOW CARB DIETING


Many popular weight reduction diets recommend reducing carbohydrate consumption. Bodybuilders interested in gaining weight typically consume more protein as a percentage of total calories to build muscle mass, but a high-protein diet has also been shown to preserve muscle tissue during periods of caloric restriction. What’s the right balance? A study published in the journal Psychology…

TAKING THE FAST TRACK TO FITNESS


What’s it take for healthy overweight inactive men to get into shape? Not much, according to research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. A 10-week study with a group of 13 subjects showed a 10% increase in maximal oxygen uptake could be achieved with just 4 minutes of intense exercise at 90% of…