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20 Rum Drinks That Will Make You Feel Like You're on a Tropical Vacation Even When You're Not

Office dwellers deserve cocktails too🍹<p>When you need a happy hour escape this National Rum Day, look ahead to these delicious rum cocktails (paired with island fruits and herbs) that will whisk you away to the tropics.<p><i>Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa</i>

The Lazy Guide To Weight Loss

If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also …

Our Essential Brownie Guide

There are two types of people in the world <br>There are as many types of brownies in the world as there are people<br>There are a heck of a lot of brownie recipes out there, and you might already have one you're comfortable with.<p><i>...But has that ever stopped you for looking for more?</i><p>Whether you're on the …

The 8 Most-Pinned Cake Recipes on Pinterest

We see a delicious slow-cooker dessert in your future.<p>If you're looking for a recipe that's sure to be a hit with the masses, the best place to find it is on Pinterest, obviously. Pinners far and wide have excellent taste when it comes to dessert, which is why we've rounded up these most-pinned …

Yoga For A Strong Core: The Only Move You'll Ever Need

This weekly core drill will get your abs and back muscles stronger in no time. Below, I'll provide a beginner, intermediate, and advanced option of …

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The Workout That Will Literally Lift Your Butt

Wave those glutes in the air.<p>Your glutes are designed to be the largest, most powerful muscle group in your entire body. And when all of your booty muscles are strong and metabolically active, you’ll have more power for your workouts, increased support for your hips and spine, and improved strength …

There may be an exercise 'sweet spot' for losing weight

Working out has numerous health benefits, but if you are trying to lose weight, exercise alone may not be enough: The body may adapt to higher levels of physical activity, so you may not burn more calories even if you exercise a lot, a new study suggests.<p>The researchers found that the people in the …

7 Strategies for Pain-Free Running

Coach Jenny's got you covered.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Hadfield and repurposed with permission from Runner's World.</i><p><i>--</i><p><i>Dear Coach Jenny,</i><p><i>I started running two months ago and I'm up to 30 minutes. I find I'm always sore in my shins, knee and sometimes hamstring. I sit a lot during the day. I</i> …

Americans are relying on a broken system to lose weight — here’s why it’s useless to count calories

Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher.<p>And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs - which means he is classed as obese.<p>In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he …

Nutrition

Gym bunnies are wasting their time, study suggests

Hitting the gym in the hope of burning up calories to lose weight can backfire as the body adapts to higher activity levels, according to new research<p>Gym bunnies who spend hours working out in an attempt to shed unwanted flab are wasting their time, research suggests.<p>The body adapts to higher …

5 signs you might be 'skinny fat'

If you’ve always been a normal weight without having to try too hard, you may consider yourself lucky. But the mirror and the scale only tell part of the story: You can look great in a bikini or have a body-mass index (BMI) in the normal range, but if you don’t take care of yourself, you could be …

6 Ways to Stay Motivated to Hit Your Workout Goals

Have you ever started a workout regimen only to get a little bit into it and then suddenly not have time, energy or interest? But at the same time, you <i>really</i> want to improve your health, appearance and fitness. As with most goals, you'll succeed only by persevering when the going gets tough.<p>Staying …

Motivation

Discover the Furious Fat-Loss Workout We Call ‘The Metaconda’

Squeeze out every last ounce of extra body fat with this metabolic conditioning routine<p>As a trainer, I take great pride in my creative workout names and themes. Not only do the names make training more fun, but they also set the tone and reveal the expectations.<p>One of my favorite workouts is called …

Celebrity Trainers Share How to Hack Cara Delevingne’s Action Movie Star Fitness Routine

If Instagram (okay, and <i>that</i> Call of Duty commercial you kept seeing during Christmas) is any indication, Miss Cara Delevingne kicked off her New Year’s resolutions to get in shape early. Sure, the typically tall and lean 23-year-old supermodel has always had a great bod, but recent photos have her …

The Best Workouts for Losing the Last 10 Pounds

So, you've come a long way on your weight loss journey, but now, whether it's five or 10 pounds you're really struggling to lose that last little bit of weight.<p>Don't worry, you're totally not alone.<p>Nearly every expert we spoke with agreed: Losing those last few pounds is tough for pretty much …

Weight Loss

10 YouTube fitness superstars who make getting in shape simple

With instructional videos for everything from yoga and pilates to weight-lifting and cardio training, YouTube fitness trainers are racking up millions of views.<p>Here are 10 YouTube channels that will help you turn your computer screen into a gym.

Weightlifting