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4 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

In recent years, debates about running form have tended to converge on two factors: cadence (are you taking roughly 180 steps per minute?) and foot strike (are you landing on your heel or forefoot?). This is understandable, because these components are easy to grasp and to measure. But running is …

Running

Your Best Butt - Exercises Scientifically Proven to Work Your Butt

If you're looking for the most effective butt exercises, The American Council on Exercise has the answer for you. They commissioned a study designed …

Workouts

These Photos Prove How Easy It Is to Get Enough Protein as a Vegan

If you're vegan, or you've ever contemplated going sans meat products or plant-based, you know one of the hottest questions is "How do you get enough protein?" The fact is, it's possible (and even easy) to be vegan and get enough of those necessary nutrients.<p>Instead of consuming the kind of protein …

Nutrition

Top 10 Chest Exercises to Build Strength

1<p>Pushups - Modified Pushups<p>One of the most common chest exercises is the pushup. The pushup is an excellent way to work the chest without equipment. …

Workouts

Use the Pilates Wall Roll Down for Correcting Your Posture

Wall roll down is a simple way to practice using your abs to achieve the articulated curve of the spine that we use so much in Pilates. It stretches …

Yoga

Sip on 20 Grams of Protein With These Quick, Flavorful Smoothie Recipes

Protein is essential at every meal, not only to build muscle, but to satiate hunger and energy levels. Your daily protein needs vary depending on your weight, activity level, and whether or not you're pregnant — check out this chart to see how much protein you need. For example, a 150-pound active …

Healthy Eating

5 recipes for the bumper crop of avocados

We're in luck this year, so let's make the best of the situation.<p>Last year, when it came to avocado availability, it was famine. This year, it's a …

Healthy Eating

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Exercise

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

How Strength Training Makes You Faster

In the wake of Mo Farah’s stunning double gold-medal performance at the 2012 London Olympics, running fans were eager to learn the secret. How had he gone from also-ran to champion after joining Alberto Salazar’s Nike training group in Oregon? One answer that soon gained currency: He hit the weight …

Exercise

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

Nutrition

Run Faster By Adding Strength Training To Your Regimen

If you want to beat your best race time, it seems to help to spend time in the gym. Alex Hutchinson at <i>Outside</i> reports on recent studies that confirm …

Exercise

Want Strong Abs Without Crunches? Try This Standing Workout

If you're tired of the same old crunches, this standing ab workout will challenge your core in a whole new way. Standing ab exercises are more …

Spicy Instant Pot Taco Soup

This is a recipe for the laziest nights. No joke. If you can bring yourself to chop an onion, along with a couple cloves of garlic - the rest of this …

Cooking

The best way to lose weight boils down to these three things

The evidence shows that there isn’t one better way to lose weight, but diets that work all have these things in common.<p>Call it what you will: An eating plan, a lifestyle, a diet, a philosophy, but few things garner such heated debate as how to lose weight. The truth is, whether you’re on a low-carb …

Nutrition
Fitness

Tip: The Bear-Crab Complex

Two great mobility drills combined into a fast, effective warm-up.<p>A great way to warm up if you're short on time is to string two great mobility …

This Kettlebell Workout From Jillian Michaels Will Help Give You Ripped Arms

Just when you thought she had done it all in the fitness space, celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels comes back strong to remind everyone that she's not going anywhere anytime soon. She's still releasing killer workouts that will whip you into shape, and they're all available either on her Instagram …

This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape

Having a weak backside can slow your run and lead to injuries. Here’s how to get your butt moving.<p>Want to know one of the top reasons runners end up hurt? Look at your backside. Underutilized gluteal muscles are to blame for a large percentage of injuries, says Nirav Pandya, M.D., assistant …

Workouts

How to Get Toned Arms With 6 Easy Exercises

[caption id="attachment_65912" align="aligncenter" width="620"] <i>Photo: Twenty20</i>[/caption]Want to live every day like it’s #FlexFriday? Of course you …

Muscle

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

5 Essential Yoga Poses for Runners

Are you feeling sore, achy, or tight after a run? Over time, running without proper mobility and stretching can lead to imbalances in the body …

I Followed the Cooking Light Diet For 7 Days and This is What I Learned

Best. Week. Ever (Seriously).<p>Let me start by saying that this past week of following the Cooking Light Diet has been one of happiest weeks of eating …

6 Things That You’re Doing Wrong with Hummus

Easy, (chickpea)sy.<p>The beauty of hummus is its simplicity. It’s healthy, filling, versatile, customizable, and easy to bring with you on the go. It …

This Is the Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

I don't care what season it is: winter, summer, spring, or fall — there's always a good reason to bust out your slow cooker. There is nothing better …

Cooking

The Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes of 2017

I'm calling it now: 2017 was officially the year of the Instant Pot. While I've been singing the praises of this seven-in-one multi-cooker for a …

Teens need vigorous exercise to reduce heart disease risk later in life

New UK research has found that moderate exercise may not be enough for reducing a teenager’s risk of heart disease later in life, and that despite …

The 5-Minute Warmup Routine You Should Be Doing Before Every Run

Sure, you could just run slow for your first mile. But this routine has way more payoff.<p>It’s hard enough to overcome the lure of a cozy bed for an early a.m. run or to squeeze in a four-miler after work. But on top of it, runners constantly hear that they should tack on a 20-minute warmup too. …

Elasticity

This 8-Minute Ab Workout Will Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core

In this video, 8fit trainer Marife San Victores will take you through a short routine that targets every muscle in the abdomen in just 8 minutes.<p>They …

Workouts