Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

New research shows that high levels of a certain protein may lead to obesity

White and brown fat have different functions. White fat mainly stores energy in the form of triglycerides - a type of fat commonly found in the blood, which may trigger conditions such as heart disease and diabetes if abnormally high. Brown fat, on the other hand, specializes in expending that energy by creating heat during exposure to cold temperatures, in a process known as thermogenesis

New research shows that high levels of a certain protein may lead to obesityOur bodies store energy in the form of fat. The fat, or adipose, tissue – which helps to regulate the body’s metabolism – is typically divided into two main types: white and brown. Additionally, a third type of fat can develop from white fat, as “beige” cells can form there when activated by certain stimuli. […]