What Happens to Your Body Composition When You Starve to Lose Weight

You may have a few (or more) extra pounds you want to lose. What do you do? Naturally, like most people, you turn to tried and true methods of weight loss, diet and exercise. You begin running or hitting the weights a few days a week. You start to tighten up your diet, omitting junk…

Weighing the Facts: When Should You Work Out?

Talk to some people about when the best time to work out is, and they’ll swear that mornings are best.  They’ll tell you getting out of bed earlier has all sorts of benefits, like making you more energized in the morning, feeling better throughout the day, and so on. Then, you’ve got the people on…

Riding Towards a Better You: Using Cycling to Improve Body Composition

When looking for workouts and exercise modalities to improve body composition, there’s a number of options available to you. These options suit different groups of people based on several factors: convenience, equipment, and facilities required, technical skills required for the activity, and likelihood to cause injury or exacerbate previous injuries to name a few. On…

PREPARE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT CALORIE BURN

Finlay Macdonald by Finlay Macdonald Ground-breaking new research makes it clear we should look beyond the immediate calorie burn of a workout, focusing instead on crucial longer-term benefits for body composition and metabolism. In this era of activity tracking, when we have instant workout data at our fingertips, it’s very tempting to judge our activity…