What do you picture when you think of women who consume protein to build muscle? If you envision bodybuilders or associate the consumption of protein with getting "bulky," it's time to reevaluate what you think you know. We got the protein scoop from Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD, a dietician and protein expert, and there's a lot that might surprise you.
The motion of skating, whether on ice skates or wheeled inlines, doesn't get the recognition it deserves as a skill builder for a multitude of sports. It's also a way to build terrific overall fitness and to lose fat by burning a lot of calories.
If you're still wondering why people push themselves through mud puddles and under barbed wire, over cargo net bridges and into freshly dug trenches, snake into pipelines and jump off cliffhangers, for miles, for fun and maybe for a warm beer at the finish line, then you need to understand Eric Heiser, 38, of West Bend, Wis.
Approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year in the United States, and children to the age of 4 are among those most likely to experience a TBI, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Finally mastered a full-body routine using free weights? Great, now it's time to try something new. Put down the dumbbells and pick up the resistance bands, TRX training is here to stay. Short for total body resistance exercise, the popular workout involves using gravity and bodyweight to challenge the core with the help of TRX straps.
The Colorado Trail is tough, dry and high, stretching nearly 500 miles - much at 10,000 feet above sea level - from Denver to Durango, Colo. In some parts, it is devoid of water for long stretches and miles from civilization. So it needs someone to keep watch, to lend a helpful hand.
Professional skateboarder Leo Romero grinded rails and performed tricks down the steps at Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie, Pa., during a recent exhibition with a handful of other professionals.
"Train high" is a mantra for many athletes. Training at altitude forces the body to adapt to less oxygen in the air by increasing the number of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. While experts still argue about the benefits of altitude conditioning, the fact is that the body adjusts to lower oxygen volume within a few days; but once back at sea level, the extra red blood cells stay with you for several weeks.
Tired of having your wine glass break or spill while enjoying outdoor excursions? GSI Outdoors' Glacier Stainless Stemless Wine Glass is designed with a low center of gravity that keeps it stable on everything from crooked tables to rocking boats.
Deciding whether to join a gym is a no-joke commitment. It's no secret that buying a membership is costly, but there are things you can do to cut down on the expenses. These days, we have plenty of options when it comes to buying a package. Monthly memberships, pay-as-you-go deals or reduced bundles are all possible, but you have to know how and where to look.
Fitness fads are a dime a dozen these days. But in a sea of attempts to revolutionize how we work out, few ideas actually stick and catch hold within the fitness industry. Orangetheory is the latest to do just that. The increasingly popular workout isn't just a fun, calorie-torching way to exercise - it's rooted in the science of our individual heart rates and capitalizes on the body's ability to burn fat for hours after our workout ends.
In Washington, it's practically impossible to chat about hiking up to a lookout without someone evoking Jack Kerouac, the writer who found his muse while stationed at the fire post high above Ross Lake during the summer of 1956. Since then, a generation of beatnik devotees, with their dog-eared copies of "The Dharma Bums" and "Desolation Angels," have been chasing his ghost at Desolation Peak every summer.