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What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

The Rock’s Instagram Is Your Inspiration To Keep That New Year’s Fitness Resolution

Okay, so in 2015, I got super into weight lifting. I went from ‘no fitness’ to ‘running is awful, why does anyone do this to themselves’ to telling my mom how much I went up on my deadlift whenever she asked what’s going on in my life. When I realized I had suffered a head injury early in December, …

Fitness

Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You Take a Break from Working Out | Women's Health

Here are more details on what happens at each stage:<p><b>When You Haven’t Worked Out in a Few Days…</b><br>It’s no biggie. If you’ve been working out on the regular, your body probably welcomes the chance for recovery. It’ll use the time to repair your muscles and help you spring back stronger. That said, if …

The Weider Principles

The Weider Principles, a list of weightlifting truisms gathered and honed by the father of bodybuilding Joe Weider, have stood the test of time.<p>We …

Muscle

How To Pump Up And Bulk Your Chest Like Fitness Expert.

Guys looking to increase the size of their upper chest muscle need to participate in a high-volume weight training routine that features exercises …

Serving up some serious portion control

Size matters, especially when it comes to how much food we eat.<p>Problem is, our idea of “normal” portions are skewed.<p>“Years ago, when you would go to McDonald’s the value meal was a cheeseburger. Now it’s a double cheeseburger,” says Felicia Hackett, R.D. at weight-loss center Hilton Head Health. …

Nutrition

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

Vitamin D

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

5 Mindset Shifts That Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds

Although many people focus on diet and exercise programs to achieve weight loss, I believe that the most important and often overlooked factor is a …

Fitness

Shape-Shifting: Why Our Bodies Redistribute Fat as We Age, and How to Handle It

<i>by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition</i><p>Recently, I was at the gym working my biceps on the cross-cable. Once done with the set, I relaxed my arms, dropping them to my side. Normally, I walk around and sip water before starting …

Fitness

If You Want Your Children To Succeed, Do These 6 Things (Backed By Science)

Seeing your child grow up to be a success is the ultimate goal of a great parent. But raising your child in a way that ensures they achieve that …

10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

If you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down.<p>Lifestyle plays an …

Diabetes

5 Cancer-Causing Foods You Must Avoid

Everywhere you look, there are lists of super foods that are recommended to prevent cancer. New foods are constantly be coined as the “it food” to …

10 Things You Shouldn't Do To Your Children That You Think Are Acts of Love

Quite possibly, the most difficult job on Earth is being a parent. It doesn’t require any sort of licensure, schooling, or previous experience, and …

Heath Ledger's Joker Diary Takes Us Inside His Last Days

An unsettling glimpse into the actor's mindset on The Dark Knight.<p>Many have drawn a connection between Heath Ledger's untimely death in 2008 from a prescription drug overdose and his all-in, terrifying performance of the Joker in <i>The Dark Knight.</i> A documentary about the actor's last days, <i>Heath</i> …

Comic Books

Here's what the maximum amount of sugar you should be eating in a day looks like

Sugar: Love it, hate it, but you certainly can't ignore it.<p>The FDA recently proposed that nutrition labels on foods be required to list the amount of added sugar as a percentage of the recommended maximum daily intake, or about 50 grams of sugar.<p>Since "50 grams" isn't exactly easy to picture, we …

Nutrition

3 exercises that are far more effective than trendy 'waist-cinchers'

If you’ve been intrigued lately by the waist cinching girdles making the news, listen up. For one thing, having a super skinny waist is not an indicator of excellent fitness. In fact, those waist “trainers” can make it impossible to train (let alone breathe and eat).<p>Here's a better approach: Work …

Workouts

The Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men | Men's Health

And if you do the exercise alongside the squat and deadlift, you have everything you need for a basic total-body training system.<p>No other exercise comes close to offering that many advantages.<p>If you already have the overhead press in your workout, great. But I bet you don’t have it programmed like …

The Best Food to Lose Belly Fat Easily

The balance between eating right and exercise can help us reduce weight easily. Learn about the different foods, which are beneficial for weight loss …

Top 10

9 Foods to Eat When You Want to Lose Fat

When you track macros, eat Paleo, or go on a juice cleanse, you can stave off some of that nagging hunger if you can trick your brain into thinking …

Nutrition

Quirky Discipline Rules That Work

Tired of nagging and scolding? Try these 7 surprising solutions.<p>Shutterstock<p>I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from …

Parenting

My No. 1 tip for stay-at-home parents

“What do you want to be when you grow up, Dad?”<p>When my oldest child was 4, she asked me this question while we were watching my wife leave for work. My daughter had obviously processed that her mother was both a Worker and a Parent, whereas I was merely a Parent (and a playmate).<p>For a moment, I was …

Parenting

Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight

There are many people in today's world who are trying to lose weight naturally because basically they are sick and tired of paying high prices for …