SHIFT SHOP has been getting people dramatic results since its launch, promoting not only weight loss, but also strength, muscle growth and endurance, agility, and coordination. But it doesn’t come easy. Chris Downing‘s progressive three-week ramp-up program doesn’t just demand effort, it demands a complete understanding of its movements to maximize results and minimize the
If your cardio workouts are genuinely challenging and you want to determine their impact on your overall health, a good place to look for hard evidence is your heart. Exercise positively affects cardiac muscle, and your resting heart rate can be a good yardstick for how effective your exercise is on just about every level
Until nine years ago, Isabelle Daikeler thought about bone health like most healthy people do: she didn’t. Not often, at least. And why would she? As a track and field coach at UCLA, she made a habit of practicing what she preached, and her body reflected her efforts. Solid, strong bones were almost a given.
If you’ve ever done an extra hard leg workout or spent the night out in stilettos, chances are you’ve woken up the next day with sore calf muscles. But what about those times when you seem to get sore calves for no reasons? And more importantly, how do you get rid of sore calf muscles?
If you twist or sprain your ankle, you know what to do: rest, ice, compression, and elevation, aka the RICE method. Not so fast. Although athletic trainers and orthopedists have been preaching RICE treatment for years, it turns out there may be insufficient evidence to support this approach — and good reasons to try something
Turns out there’s some science behind this trend—but there’s a catch. You’ve no doubt seen plenty of stories on social media touting apple cider vinegar (ACV) as a belly fat-melting elixir that can help you lose weight. But does it actually work? Many holistic health experts and Instagram influencers swear by the stuff. But whether
Experts break down the strange side effects of ketosis, including the keto flu, constipation, and bad breath. The keto diet has blown up as an ultra-low carb eating plan that can help you drop pounds fast—but its effects on your body go beyond weight loss. A typical keto diet is comprised of 80% fat, 15%
Plus, the exact steps you can take if you notice the pounds piling on. When your doctor puts you on a prescription medication, reading the list of potential side effects can be daunting. While it may be tempting to ignore that fine print completely—after all, the benefits of being on the medicine will likely outweigh