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What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

The 15-Minute Core Workout You Can Do Anywhere

This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity. Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can …

Easing anxiety with healthy habits can help make life easier - Health - ABC News

Most of us have experienced the racing heart, sweaty palms, feelings of dread and snowballing worries that are the calling cards of anxiety.<p>Feeling …

Mental Health

9 Miracle Workout Moves That Solve Butt Sag and Arm Flab

Try them to get even better results from every squat.<p>Squats are a solid pick for anyone who wants a tighter butt. But the classic glutes exercise has one major flaw: It completely neglects your upper body. To turn your favorite butt move into an exercise that fires up your abs and gives your arms, …

Should You Do Cardio Before or After Weights?

Cardio is maligned by so called "serious lifters" but done exclusively by 60 percent of those who set foot in the gym after 5 p.m. But who's right, and what is the best recipe for results?<p>Is there a magic ratio of weight training to cardio that should be done? Should cardio be cast aside for a …

14 Science Books That Changed People's Lives

We asked BuzzFeed readers for the science books that changed their lives. This is what they told us.

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

How to re-wire your body to burn, not store, fat

Like so many other Americans, Mike Berland had been struggling with a big problem: weight gain and a seeming inability to lose it. An avid golfer, skier, runner and triathlete, Berland could no longer enjoy the activities he loved without feeling terrible or gaining weight. Eating restrictions …

Incredible New Sneakers That Will Change the Way You Work Out

We've 2016 Shape Sneaker Awards found the best, newest styles for every workout so you can conquer whatever sweat session you choose<p><i>For the latest</i> …

Here are the winners of the 2016 PEN Literary Awards

Your reading list just got a whole lot longer.<p>On Monday night, PEN America honored incredible new literature at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards …

I Tried This Weird App to Sleep Better. Here’s What Happened

After a particularly anxiety-ridden three months during the summer and fall of 2014, my best friend — who also happens to be a licensed clinical social worker — suggested I download a meditation app called the Calm app for some meditation practice. I’d been waking up at 3am every night for weeks, …

This 5 Minute Massage You Can Do Yourself Relieves Stress And Anxiety

<i>“You can pay me in back massages. That’s my kind of currency, and you’re in arrears.”</i> – The article writer’s brother to his wife<p>Hopefully, this quote …

7 Exercises to Get Thighs + Buns of Steel

You already know you should never skip leg day. How else are you going to stand up all day at all those summer music festivals you’ve got planned? Luckily for us, there are plenty of ways to pump up your thighs and get a great quad workout in less than 15 minutes a day. You can run with your dog, …

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t | The Star

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Why The Pull-Up Is The One Exercise You Need In Your Life

But don't forget leg day.<p>Like driving at night or chopping wood with an axe, there is something about the pull-up that possesses an innate appeal to men.<p>But while it's easy to dismiss them as the preserve of gym nuts, fitness experts, including <i>Esquire UK's</i> resident guru Harry Jameson, view them as …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

The Trick That Helped My Lungs Stop Burning on Runs

If you're anything like me, running is not a sport that comes easily. In fact, I don't remember any sport that came easily to me. It wasn't for a lack of health — I've always eaten pretty healthy and had an adventurous lifestyle. I was never particularly sedentary, just not athletic. The reason …

These Are the Best Exercises for Anxiety and Depression

<i>By Kathleen Mulpeter</i><p>If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your workout can play a key role in managing your symptoms, thanks to the powerful link between your physical and mental health.<p>"We know that the old divisions of body and mind are false," says Ben Michaelis, PhD, an evolutionary …

Burn Serious Calories With This 10-Minute Cardio + Strength Routine

<i>This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>The treadmill-and-weights class trend keeps picking up pace. Boutique fitness …

Exercise

The Exercise That Will Help You Breathe Easy on Your Next Run

The first time I ever hit the track for a run, it felt like someone had lit my lungs up with a match and there was a burning fire blazing in my thoracic cavity, which had also incinerated my esophagus. Every few steps, I felt like I needed to slow down — my body was fine, but my lungs felt like …

Yoga

8 Glorious and Triumphant Novels of Scientific Discovery

By Leora Bernstein | Off the Shelf<p>Your dusty old high school biology textbook might have been dull beyond redemption, but a glorious novel of scientific discovery is a different species altogether. These eight novels--seven of which were written by women--celebrate the globetrotting scientists and …

10 Hacks to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise a Day

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Here is how you can find time.<p>There's no way around it: exercise is what really helps you lose weight, stay active, stay in a more positive frame of mind, and keep mentally alert. Exercise is also an excellent coping mechanism …

Exercise

11 secrets of happiness revealed - and it's not money that makes you smile

For thousands of years philosophers have pondered what it is to live a good life but in recent decades psychologists and economists have used …

10 Simple Ways to Lose Weight Painlessly

<i>Note: This post is written by Jon Rhodes</i>Many so-called weight-loss methods involve ludicrous levels of self-denial and discipline. The problem with …

Your Workout Program Is Useless

Your workout program is useless.<p>You spent hours researching the best program on the Internet, and you found the one that is going to help you get stronger thighs, get bigger biceps, or lose 50 lbs. You might eve have paid money to hold that program in your hands. Well, I hate to break it to you, …

The Best Home Leg Workout in Under 20 Minutes

Training the lower part of your body is essential to any workout program whether its goal is to burn fat or build muscle. Legs muscles are big and …

This 7-Minute Routine Will Help You Find the Joy in Your Life

Here's a daily routine you can use to find joy even in the midst of chaos and confusion.<p>Happiness is something you have to rediscover at times.<p>You've fallen into some bad patterns of thought, your career has taken a downturn, or you just can't get that widget company off the ground. It's time to go …

Productivity