12 Forearm Exercises to Do at Home

Forearm exercises stretch and strengthen the muscles crossing your hands, wrists, and elbows. These are the muscles used in daily life for tasks such as opening a glass jar or carrying a suitcase up a flight of stairs. They’re used in sports such as golf, racquetball, and basketball, too. Strengthening your forearms also increases grip strength, which is related to upper body strength. A strong grip helps you carry, hold, and lift items in your everyday life and during athletic activity. Plus, [...]


No bulky and expensive training equipment? No problem! You can jumpstart a fit & healthy lifestyle with nothing but a set of handy weight plates. Typically used in combination with barbells, weight plates are often underestimated, and dare we say it, underexplored. When we say weight plates, most people think of only one exercise: lifting. However, it’s the simplicity that makes a weight plate such a flexible piece of equipment. Among others, you can use it to build endurance, boost strength, and improve [...]

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress, study finds

Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress, according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU). The study examined the link between fruit and vegetable intake and stress levels of more than 8,600 Australians aged between 25 and 91 participating in the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle (AusDiab) Study from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. The findings revealed people who ate at least 470 grams of fruit and vegetables daily had 10 percent lower stress [...]

The Best Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Fuel up for optimal results—and recovery. Here’s what to eat before and what to eat after a workout to stroke your muscles and kick-start the healing process. There are certain universal questions that experts hear almost every day when it comes to fitness: How can I get the most out of my workouts? How can I lose weight faster, burn the most calories, and feel energized enough to power through every training session? While there are other elements that may [...]

9 practical tips for a healthy and sustainable diet

Each of us contributes to the impact that our food system has on the planet. We can all commit to making the world a healthier place to live, through small but achievable changes to our diets. 1. Eat more fruits and vegetables Fruit and vegetables are good for our health, and most come with a low environmental impact. There are exceptions, as some require a lot of resources to transport and keep fresh, so eating these less frequently can increase the sustainability of [...]