Knowing the physiological repercussions of the different phases of the menstrual cycle can be an important tool to program female training. In this article we will talk about how to organize and plan your diet in each phase of the menstrual cycle. What are the phases of the menstrual cycle?
To evaluate our body we have long used the BMI that relates weight to height, but the reality is that this indicator can have many errors, the percentage of body fat being much more effective. We tell you when it is normal and when it is too high. Body fat: beneficial but not in excess Fat is part of our body as is water, bones or muscle.
The hormonal environment of a woman is more complex than that of a man due to its cyclic character. Knowing the characteristics of each phase of this cycle can be a valuable tool to consider when programming training for high performance athletes. What phases is the menstrual cycle?
Neck pain is a condition that affects 70% of adults at some time in life and between 10 and 40% each year. This neck pain may be due to cervical rectifications due to accidents or sedentary work, chronification of certain postures or mobility limitations in the thoracic spine.
In our body we can find different types of fats, one of them is brown fat or brown fat that although we know little is of great importance for our body. We tell you what it is and how to favor its increase to facilitate weight loss. What is brown fat Brown or brown fat is a metabolically active type of adipose tissue that consumes energy to generate heat.
Muscle contraction or shortening is a phenomenon that happens in our body constantly, due to a millimeter synergy between our nervous system and our muscle proteins. How does muscle contraction work? The first thing we must understand to explain how muscle contraction works is the theory of sliding filaments.
The respiratory musculature can be one of the great forgotten when training for sports that require great aerobic resistance such as swimming, triathlon or marathon. This musculature is primarily responsible for facilitating pulmonary ventilation by pumping air from the atmosphere into our lungs and ultimately facilitating the exchange of gases necessary for cellular respiration.
The fat located in the belly is what is usually found deep in our body, surrounding important organs or viscera and therefore, is the most dangerous. A recent study indicates that the most effective against abdominal fat is exercise. Exercise and weight loss, key to reducing visceral fat When we lose weight, the total body fat is reduced, so the scale and body mass index (BMI) are used as health indicators.
Sprained ankle are a very common injury among the population and, especially, among athletes. Generally, its treatment is simple, but many times, in spite of following the treatment and rehabilitation prescribed by the health personnel, the person who suffers it continues to have instability and chronic pain in the joint.
It is listening to the word body fat and entering all the evils. If there is an enemy to beat in our body that is the fat. It is very easy to accumulate it, while burning it is the most difficult and when we start a diet our mission is to end with the maximum possible. What would you tell me then if I tell you that not all fats are the same?
We all know the importance of digestion in our health and our body. And, more or less, we all know a little above how the digestive system works - something we remember from what they taught us in school - but if they ask us what are the organs involved, the order and the exact function, we begin to doubt.
Does our body and body composition influence our health, our fitness or our sports performance? Science seems to indicate yes. Somatotype: what it is, components and combinations The somatotype provides the quantitative description of the human physique, that is, it refers in a photographic way to the person's profile.
The hamstring musculature is that set of muscles located in the back of the leg, originating in the ischium (one of the hip bones) and inserted into the tibia and fibula. It is a musculature that we tend to have to a greater or lesser extent atrophied and whose incidence in low back pain (present in a large part of the population) is greater than we can think.
Images that seem to move as if a picture of Harry Potter were treated but that if you look closely at one point, that just stays still; colors that are dark if you focus on them but lighter if you look elsewhere; points that appear and disappear according to where you look ... Optical illusions are a fun entertainment for anyone with a little curiosity, but at the same time they are an effective tool to understand how our brain works and how, often, it deceives our eyes and It makes see what there isn't.
An excess of fat in our body is undoubtedly harmful to health, but reaching the opposite extreme is also not recommended. A woman with a percentage of fat very close to the essential minimum opened the debate on this issue and today we tell you why it is not healthy. In the following video you can see a woman showing off her fully muscular body, and according to the same protagonist, her body fat percentage is close to 0%.
Weight and body mass index (BMI), are the most used parameters to assess our health and fitness, and although they are the most easily obtained, they do not say everything about our body, so what Indicators should we consider beyond weight and BMI?
In Babies and More they talked to us about how different the bellies of pregnant women can be, even having the same gestation time and this little belly of a pregnant athlete has caught our attention. The model and fitness monitor Chontel Duncan, trains every day and shows her pregnancy through photos on her Instagram account, attracting attention and gathering a variety of comments for her small but obvious belly of a pregnant woman.
The body mass index is a widely used indicator to assess nutritional and health status, as it simply relates our weight to height. However, we have named its limitations many times and a new study indicates that the percentage of fat is more important than the weight of our body.
The human body seems to keep hiding secrets from us (or maybe we don't pay enough attention). As good as we think we know it, new data always appears. And we do not talk about hidden areas of the brain, or the function of neurotransmitters or tiny glands, but about a new muscle that is in a highly studied and worked region, the front of the thigh.
It is the desire that many have or have had on occasion, because often we would only want to remove fat from an area of the body, but is it possible to lose localized fat? We show you what science says about it. Although there are not many studies done on the subject, a very small research showed that the activity of one muscle does not cause the loss of local fat compared to the inactivity of the other.