Muscle

How to Fight Midlife Weight Gain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As we age, our bodies are less responsive to the typical caloric equation of weight loss; i.e. less calories in and more calories out. Indeed, new science is revealing that age-related weight gain has very little to do with caloric balance and much more to do with the altered physiology of the aging body and adverse environmental and lifestyle factors.

Why Personal Trainers Have a Bad Rap

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

If you log on to forum pages of any major gym chain, it's a safe bet that you'll notice a collection of posts from unhappy clients that talk about their bad experiences in the gym. Now, it's understandable that with large fitness chains, it's expected that 100 per cent of the clients will not be satisfied. But the umbrella of the commercial gym often gives personal trainers a bad rap too.

The Secret to Keeping Your Mind and Body Young

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Though it sounds like a mouthful, acetylcholine is important for many of the body's key functions. Healthy acetylcholine levels are important for strong, healthy, metabolically active muscles and it improves tissue health, muscle growth, skin tone, bone density and fat loss. Here are my suggestions for keeping your levels in check.

Is Your Anti-Bacterial Handwash Harming You?

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe term "antibacterial" has been used since the 1940s but only gained a hold of the market in the mid-1990s thanks to the widespread use of the antibacterial agent triclosan. But triclosan has a dark side that has only come to light in the last decade. The scientific literature has been peppered with articles showing the potential side effects to triclosan use.

Forty Per Cent Of Men Over 45 Suffer From Testosterone Deficiency

CBC | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living

Forty per cent of men over age 45 suffer from testosterone deficiency but few are actually treated for it, says a Canadian doctor who reviewed guideli...

No Need For The Six Pack: Boys Want Average-Sized Bodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Living

Worried the prominence of gym-obsessed meatheads like Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his Jersey Shore castmates will lead to a general degradatio...

What To Eat After You Workout

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

Now that you know how important it is to properly fuel your body before you exercise (yes, even if you're trying to lose weight, you do need to eat a ...