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I think you might be asking the wrong question. Your stated goal is here: my primary goal in exercising is to be healthy: to live as long and as ably/comfortably as I can. My secondary goals are to maintain a reasonably good weight (preferably BMI < 25) and physique, and to elevate my mood. I'd back up a little bit and ask the question: what's ...


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The amount of exercise that hits the Goldilocks Window is different for different people, or even the same person at different times. If an hour of inclined treadmill walking plus a 5-minute run plus a bit of bicep work is leaving you drained then either it's too much work for your capabilities right now or you're not eating and recovering well enough to ...


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Yep, if you don't eat enough protein it's likely that the body will get protein from other less used muscles, also if you eat enough calories but not enough protein you can still improve your strength but you won't improve your size much(you could even get fatter). Strength improvements are much faster with a bigger protein intake though.


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After a workout, the body must repair the fibrilar damage. As we know, protein(aminoacids) is the "food" of the muscle, so if it doesn't have this "food" then it won't repair correctly and muscle loose will occurr.


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I usually advise people to start by aiming for time, not distance. Shoot for 30 minutes, every other day. Run as much as you can, walk the rest, and try to run again. Don't push it too hard in the beginning: you'll likely be very sore which can make you miss workouts. You're filling up a bathtub one spoonful at a time, you can't rush the process. After a ...


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The only studies I've seen not in support of icing injuries typically are inconclusive, but the other side of the coin is that there is documented and anecdotal evidence in favor. A 2001 study states: It is concluded that ice is effective, but should be applied in repeated application of 10 minutes to be most effective, avoid side effects, and ...



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