The Worst Thing You Can Do for Muscles

There are some things we should NOT do to our muscles. One of the worst is to stop moving them. Swedish and American scientists teamed up to find out just how bad complete bed rest is for muscles. In the study, they subjected eight men to a three-day period of...
What’s a Good Substitute for Bread?

What’s a Good Substitute for Bread?

Question: As bread is always being lambasted as being too high in carbs, exactly what can be used as a substitute that is both nutritious AND practical – i.e., that can be used every day to make a sandwich for lunch? Everything I can think of has a grain in it!...

Why Workouts Make You Say “Ouch”

My trademark attorney just e-mailed me and said he was going to the gym for the first time in 18 months. I quickly e-mailed back and told him to take it easy. As anyone who has started a new exercise program knows, his muscles are going to be sore. But why is that?...

Don’t Diet TOO Much

Bodybuilders have long known that if you eat too little for too long, you can actually decrease your resting metabolic rate (the number of calories you burn at rest). Now, scientists are catching up to our muscle-building friends. Researchers from the Pennington...