Muscle

Muscle tissue is found all over the body, and is divided in to three categories — Skeletal, smooth, and cardiac. Skeletal muscles are those that we classically think of in relation to working out. Smooth and Cardiac muscle are those that make up our internal organs. Find out more about muscle (and some ways to treat the sore ones, too!) here:

Working out on an empty stomach can build muscle and strength
There aren’t many fitness topics as controversial as this one question: Is it bad to work out on an empty stomach? Here, Greatist dismantles some old myths, once and for all.

Just because the pounds don’t change doesn’t mean all that exercise is going to waste. Muscle has a greater density than fat, meaning it's possible to look and feel slimmer without a significant change in weight.

Weights feel heavier? Treadmill seem faster? Find out how long it takes to lose muscle mass and strength and what you can do to keep fit even during breaks.

Try a foam roller for a budget-friendly solution to muscle pain and soreness.

Cramps, stitches, and spasms — oh my! They sure are painful, but can we stop the pain or prevent them from happening in the first place?

Goodnight moon; good morning muscle. New research suggests consuming some protein before bed could help muscles recover quicker after exercise.

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Cramps, stitches, and spasms — oh my! They sure are painful, but can we stop the pain or prevent them from happening in the first place?

Some like it hot- specifically sore muscles.

Try a foam roller for a budget-friendly solution to muscle pain and soreness.

The antioxidants found in tart cherry juice may be a more effective (and more natural) way to relieve muscle aches and pains than popping an aspirin.

Weights feel heavier? Treadmill seem faster? Find out how long it takes to lose muscle mass and strength and what you can do to keep fit even during breaks.

That stiff, sore feeling after an intense workout is a side effect of the body's muscle rebuilding process. But just because it's natural doesn't mean there aren't ways to manage post-workout pain.

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