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The Ultimate Guide To Improving Your Posture

Take a peek into almost any office. What do you see? Workers hunched over their computers. Look at your fellow commuters on the subway. How do they …

Pain

Causes of vitamin B12 deficiency. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>B12 Vitamin deficiency is common in adults (20% of general population of industrialized populations), especially in elderly patients …

Vitamins

Fast Metabolism Diet: How To Lose Weight Without Hunger Pangs

If you’ve ever asked or been asked, “How can you eat so much and stay so lean?”, you’ll know the usual reply is, “I have high metabolism.”<p>But how …

Harley Pasternak's 3 Tips to be beach-body ready in just 6 weeks

You’ve left it until now to get in shape for summer. With beach season at your doorstep, is it too late? According to NB fitness ambassador and …

3 Insider Techniques For Building Bigger Legs

Check out the 3 bodybuilder-tested techniques that will explode your legs, and the workout that packs them all into one routine!<p>Over the past couple …

Workouts

20 Ways To Cut 500 Calories A Day

Cutting 500 calories a day is an easy way to get started with your weight loss journey, and these tips make it even easier<p>Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you …

Nutrition

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Health

Looking after your health can often feel like a full-time job. If you’re concerned at all about your stats, making sure they fall within the “normal” …

The biggest hurdles to working out at home—and how to beat them

Finding time to get to the gym and get a good workout in can be more challenging than your workout itself. "It's why more and more people are turning …

Exercise

Lactic Acid Is Your Friend, Not Your Enemy

Modern studies suggest that lactic acid isn’t the troublesome waste product it was originally thought to be.<p>Scientists now dispute the notion that cyclists and other athletes have accepted for nearly a century—that lactic acid is a waste product of muscles overwhelmed by anaerobic energy demands. …

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10 foods to cure sore muscles and speed up recovery

1. Cottage cheese<p>"Cottage cheese provides two different types of protein: whey and casein," Carlucci says. "While whey protein is most known for its …

6 Ways to Target Your Upper Pecs and Build a Bigger Chest

Lots of lifters want big chests. But in their quests for bigger, thicker pectoral muscles, they actually tend to ignore the upper chest. Sure, the …

The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

If you melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt, read on.<p>A new study finds the dairy fats found in milk, yogurt and cheese may help protect against Type 2 diabetes.<p>The research, published in the journal <i>Circulation,</i> included 3,333 adults. Beginning in the late 1980s, researchers took blood samples …

Holistic Medicine

The foods that are sapping your energy

<b>COFFEE</b><p>Whether it is your favourite cafe order or extra shot of espresso on a bad day, coffee is a favourite of many when it comes to seeking out …

Nutrition

Your Blackheads May Not Be Blackheads (and Other Skin Science)

Most of us deal with acne in some form or another, and blackheads can be particularly irritating because they’re so noticeable. However, SciShow …

Protein: More Muscle, Less Guesswork

If you looked at my $14,000-a-year salary as a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma, "overpaid" wouldn't be the first word that comes to …

The 6 Biggest Nutritional Myths of Bodybuilding, Solved

When it comes to fitness, there are two main archetypes: the success story and the cautionary tale. The success story is the gym rat who has found …

How to Start Working Out If You Really Hate Exercising

<i>By: Laura Williams</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>From the outside looking in, exercise sure looks like a form of medieval torture. The exertion, the grunting, the self-inflicted pain -- it's not exactly a walk in the park.<p>Except that it is. It is exactly a walk in the park. And if you're still not …

Mental Health

How to Start—and Stick With—An Exercise Plan with this Great App

Finding the perfect trainer is half the battle when it comes to fulfilling a New Year’s Resolution to get in shape. Gyms typically charge a fortune …

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Whey is a natural byproduct of cow’s milk, and, in powdered form, one of the most popular fitness supplements available. There’s nothing inherently risky about whey protein by itself, but following a diet that’s very high in protein for an extended period of time entails risks, especially if you’re …

Nutrition

Working it out: Do we really need to pay for exercise?

<b>The row over plans to charge £1 for a Parkrun event has caused nothing short of a national outcry. But as the average cost of gym memberships rises, there's a growing trend in people paying next to nothing to get active.</b><p>While some people might be prepared to shell out £50 for an exercise class at …

Fitness

Inspired by the Olympics? Here's how to prevent post-workout muscle ache

One of the things about exercise I love, somewhat inevitably for a beauty editor, is slatherering my skin with products afterwards. Actually, scratch that – it is my favourite thing about exercise. Plus, the promise of a long, muscle-relaxing soak in the bath to soothe my achy muscles after a run …

Everything you need to know about carb cycling

You’ve heard a lot of negative things about carbs lately. And it’s true that eating them in excess is not a good thing for any fit guy trying to trim …

The Best Beginner Workout Plan

Workouts

The Ultimate Workout Plan For Beginners

Workouts

3 science-backed ways to manage your anger

They're one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you. And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's …

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Chris Gallo<p>Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon<p>When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to …

Nutrition