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Just because someone is a fitness expert doesn’t automatically mean they know what they’re talking about when it comes to nutrition. By Charlotte Hilton Andersen Walk into any CrossFit box and you can expect to have most of what you thought you “knew” about health and fitness challenged. This cutting-edge, outsider vibe is a big […]

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By MICHAEL DE MEDEIROS Weight loss: it’s a battle that so many of us face at some point in our lives. Keeping your diet on point is the best way to battle the bulge. The burning question is how many calories should you eat in a day to lose weight? The answer to this question is difficult […]

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What your body needs to workout harder and recover faster, according to the experts. By Mary Karmelek Just like any machine, your body needs the right kind of fuel to help it run and repair itself. We talked to some sports nutrition experts to see what they recommend putting in the tank before and after your […]

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By Niki Kubiak / livewellnebraska.com Certain eating habits lead to constant hunger. Constant hunger causes uncontrolled eating, followed by weight gain, and in the end, results in overall diet frustration. Consider the following eating habits you may have fallen into, and make a change to control your hunger instead of letting it control you. You […]

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The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel. That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S. But it also has to do with the anatomy beneath your […]

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Photo: Getty Images/Chris Ryan There’s an actual science to cutting calories for weight-loss success. Use it to your advantage. To lose weight, you need to cut calories. Sounds easy, but there’s more to this age-old weight-loss wisdom than meets the eye. After all, if you’re not smart about how you cut calories, you’ll wind up […]

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The knee joint is fragile and can be vulnerable to damage. There are several common knee injuries; these are outlined below: Dislocation: this can occur when the kneecap becomes dislodged or when the bottom of the femur becomes dislodged from the shin bone. Usually kneecaps can be pushed back in fairly easily; this may be very […]

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  Foam rollers have become pretty mainstream over the last few years. Athletes swear by this piece of equipment to help keep muscles loose and limber, and to help in muscle recovery and increased performance. Every day fitness goers are also picking up this piece of equipment to help ease muscle soreness. So what is […]

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      The term ‘muscle cramp’ refers to a contraction of the muscle which is involuntary and can be very painful. Muscle cramp can also be referred to as muscle spasms. Cramp is an extremely common problem for athletes and those engaging in sports activity, and can occur in any skeletal muscle. Most commonly […]

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The most common cause of a sports injury is the failure to warm-up sufficiently before beginning strenuous activity, however injuries are also often caused by the incorrect use of equipment and insufficient safety precautions. Those most susceptible to sports injury are competitive and professional athletes, whose intense training can make certain muscles vulnerable to injury […]

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