China’s Secret to Surviving Life after Stroke

Sometimes the hardest part about surviving a stroke is the difficult weeks and months of recovery that follow.

Whether you’re suffering from partial paralysis, or are just a little wobblier on your feet, the threat of a fall and a potentially serious fracture loom large over stroke survivors.

Well, some new help Continue reading

Guidelines to Help Your Teen Safely and Effectively Improve His or Her Physique

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  • Recent      research shows a disturbing trend among middle and high school teens of      using potentially harmful substances to promote muscle growth, including      steroids Continue reading

Hemp Protein: Vital Nutrients and Benefits

Hemp protein is a vital nutrient and plant protein and without protein our bodies cannot repair cells; build new stronger cells; fight infection; build muscles, ligaments and bone or even transmit messages from one part of the body to another. Most people, however, get their protein by consuming fatty meats and chemical-laden fish. Continue reading

Mustard Greens Contain Muscle-Building Compound

Popeye famously ate spinach when in a jam to instantly build his biceps and gain the strength to save a damsel in distress. Well, a new study conducted at North Carolina State University suggests that he may have been better off eating mustard greens. Continue reading

The Best Time to Eat Protein

Health tips abound in the area of exercising and building muscle. What to eat, what to drink, what supplements to add to the regimen. Here is a story of health secrets regarding how to build strong, healthy muscles. It concerns when you should eat protein to maximize its effect.

When people exercise on a regular basis, their muscles experience a continuous cycle of muscle breakdown (during exercise) as well as remodeling and growth (especially with weightlifting). Athletes have long experimented with ways to enhance muscle growth. One trend of late is using high-protein beverages during and after exercise. Many studies show possible benefits with them.

Of specific interest is the effect of the essential amino acid “leucine” contained in these products. Two papers hone in on this in the latest “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.”

It is reasonable to think that eating foods with high-quality protein (e.g. milk) during and/or immediately following exercise would help muscles get stronger. Muscles need to be both encouraged and nourished on the path to growth.

In the first study, researchers investigated whether, after exercise, taking one large dose of whey protein (25 g) Continue reading