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Dietary Supplements for Health, Adaptation, and Recovery in Athletes

In this review authors look at several dietary supplements and how they could potentially support improvements in health, exercise adaptation, and/or recovery.

Preserving Healthy Muscle during Weight Loss

Weight loss is important to help resolve metabolic risks like diabetes, coronary artery disease, and obesity-associated cancers, but can also increase the risk of sarcopenia (low muscle mass and impaired muscle function) if not done properly.

9 Tips for Balancing an Active Lifestyle with a Sedentary Job

Leading a sedentary lifestyle can lead to poor posture, tight muscles, and loss of muscle. There are a variety of habits you can add to your daily regimen to combat this.

6 Ways Building Muscle Will Improve Your Life

There are numerous benefits to building muscle to improve your overall health and wellness.

The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease

A review on muscle metabolism and the importance of optimizing muscle mass, strength, and metabolic function, especially as we age, to help prevent disease and improve health.

The Basics: Build Muscle for Better Health

Research has shown that strength training/muscle-building exercise is important for improving balance, reducing falls as we age, improving blood-sugar control, and improvements in sleep and mental health.

10 healthy superfoods to include in your diet

A study was published that collected data from people that lived beyond the age of 80, the data suggests that what and how we eat has an impact on the quality and duration of our lives.

HMB: The Newest Muscle Builder?

In numerous studies, HMB has been shown to aid in lean mass gains and improve strength in a variety of individuals: trained, untrained, male, female, old, and young.

Mitochondria, Muscle Health, and Exercise with Advancing Age

Muscle health is dependent on the optimal function of its mitochondria. Reduced physical activity along with aging causes declines in mitochondrial function. Exercise is an important strategy to stimulate mitochondrial function to help aging individuals improve muscle function and quality of life.

Can You Gain Muscle While Losing Weight?

When trying to lose weight many people will actually shed muscle mass and hold body fat. Building muscle mass while simultaneously losing body fat can be accomplished when done correctly.

Midlife muscle maintenance: the nutritional secret to building muscle in your 40s and beyond

Healthy muscles are key to allow us to move freely throughout our busy lives. Protein supports growth and repair of muscle for both athletes and non-athletes at different stages in life.

6 Habits That Are Making You Lose Muscle, Not Fat

When attempting to lose body fat, many people actually lose muscle mass. There are many theories to burn fat while minimizing muscle loss.

Healthy Muscles Matter

The human has more than 600 muscles in the body. These muscles allow you to move, lift objects, pump blood through your body, and even contribute to your breathing. Healthy muscles are important for allowing you to move freely, keep your body strong, and prevent injuries.

How to Eat for Healthy Muscles

It is recommended that you eat a healthy, diverse diet of lean proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.