What are dietary supplements? The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition of a dietary supplement is “a product intended for ingestion that contains a ‘dietary ingredient’ intended to add further … read more
Articles Tagged: fitness
I’ve heard I should take “pre workout” supplement powder before exercising to improve my performance. Is this safe?
There is no need to take a pre-workout supplement. It’s important to remember that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate the production of supplements (such as vitamins, performance enhancers, … read more
We are required to wear jockstraps in our PE class at school. I’ve heard of wearing a cup for protection in some sports, but what is the purpose of wearing a regular jockstrap without a cup?
Thanks for your question. A jock strap and cups can be helpful protective gear for sports, just like a helmet. A jock strap helps keep the penis and testicles close … read more
My stomach sticks out but I’m not technically overweight. I’ve been doing 50 sit-ups in bed every night for about 5 months. It doesn’t seem to be helping. Should I tell my parents about my secret exercise, and how do I get rid of belly fat?
Thanks for asking this question! Every body is different and unique. There is not one body shape or size that is right for everyone, and many different factors, including genetics, … read more
How can I exercise when I’m social distancing and stuck indoors?
Thanks for your question. Right now, we are all adjusting to new schedules and life routines. We congratulate you on wanting to make sure to keep yourself healthy by following … read more
Stretching is a way to get your body ready for exercise, improve flexibility, and increase your range of motion. Proper stretching will help your muscles feel relaxed and prevent muscle … read more
Fitness: My Muscles
Fitness is fun! It’s a great way to improve your overall health and wellness. Through exercise, you may even find you feel less stressed and more relaxed. You’ll have more … read more
Fitness: Strength Training Exercises
Strength training is a great way to get your muscles conditioned and strong. This form of exercise can help raise your metabolism (the way your body uses energy from food) … read more
I joined the gym 2 months ago to just be active. I thought I would get used to it but I absolutely hate going to the gym. Everyone suggests that I keep going but even thinking about having to go to the gym ruins my day. Is it a bad idea to give up?
Thanks for your question! Two months of trying out the gym seems like a sufficient amount of time to know if you like going or not. If you want to … read more
I need to drink more water, but even a glass makes me so nauseous. I can only drink cold sodas and juices without feeling sick. How can I drink water without feeling queasy?
There a couple reasons why you may be feeling nauseous after drinking water. If you only drink after eating a meal, you may experience some nausea because you may be … read more