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What Happens To Your Body When You Always Lift The Same Amount Of Weight

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>Much like our breakfast of choice or how we wear our hair, most of us tend to gravitate to routine when it comes to our lifting workouts: We often use the same amount of weight, over and over. No shame—it’s particularly comforting to select a weight size you know you …

This One Move Will Leave Your Entire Body Sore AF

Get toned from head to toe.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Single-arm dumbbell thruster</b>: This move is working major overtime. Not only does it tone your thighs, hips, shoulders, …

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Teaching

The Best Mobility Drill For Lifters & Athletes

Get Bigger Lifts With Looser Hips<p>Hips Don't Lie<p>Take a look at any lifter from the side and you'll notice something obvious: there's a ton of muscle …

Pain

It's Official: The Layered Rug Trend Is Here to Stay

Double the rug, double the cozy.<p>One sure way to cozy up a room? Roll out a rug. And if you're feeling especially daring, make it two or three. Layering rugs, whether on carpet or hardwood floors, is a smart and simple way to give a room texture and take on another trend: pattern-mixing. Sure, the …

The 20-Minute Stair Workout You Can Do Anywhere

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking of a staircase as an annoying daily hurdle. But taking advantage of that steady incline can actually be a major …

Mid-week Motivation: Learn how to perfect your pull-ups

Let’s be real and create an ambitious (and achievable) fitness checklist to kickstart the new year. From a headstand to a pull-up, these …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't)

Read to young children in this way, and they'll develop greater intellectual empathy -- and become more successful.<p>If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can …

Parenting

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …

Mental Health

How to quit sugar this year: 'It's a lifestyle change, not a diet'

Week four is when most people experience a crash, and mine is monumental. But by week six, I’ve come through the other side<p>• From getting stronger to writing that novel – how to achieve your goal<p>It’s Monday night, and I’m clutching an eight-pack of mini Kellogg’s cereals in the queue of my local …

5 Ways To Fix Your Squat To Help You Work Your Butt In The Best Way

Squats, whether weighted or not, are hands down one of the best, most powerful full-body exercises you can perform: Not only will you tone your butt …

Bodyweight Exercise

7 Core-Strengthening Push Up Progressions for Female Athletes

<b>Many women participate in sport, but not all have had an active childhood that has given them the fundamental strength and stability necessary to</b> …

The Beginning Of 2017 Signals The End Of The Sugar Age

As 2017 begins, we’re all focused on our health. We’re hitting the gym, putting down the booze, and looking closely at what we eat. For a lot of people that involves looking at, among other things, sugar intake. Books like the <i>The Case Against Sugar</i> are climbing the bestseller charts, we’ve been …

Nutrition

Dirty kids are healthy kids

<b>Science is telling parents that keeping kids clean is not the best thing for them.</b><p>Kids are fabulous, but they can be pretty gross, too. Not only does …

University of British Columbia

7 Women Share the Workouts That Transformed Their Bodies the Most

• Try these impactful workouts for a body transformation — Women's Health<br>• Vegetable smoothie recipes you should wake up to every morning — Fitness<br>• Follow this guide for the anatomy of a healthy fridge — Cooking Light<br>• Ruby Rose swears by this full-body workout — Health<br>• 16 simple stretches for tight …

The Incorrect Assumption Most People Have About Healthy Foods

It's January, which means many people across the country are swapping in their cookie plates for healthier options. When you visit the grocery store, …

Nutrition

Is Sugar the New Smoking?

Thirty years ago, we were blind to the dangers of secondhand smoke. Now it’s our addiction to sugar and processed food that will shock future …

San Francisco Bay Area

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Learning Strategies<p>If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning<p>By Todd Flory     Dec 22, …

Education Technology

The case against sugar

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes<i>By Gary Taubes</i>Read at Aeon

Diabetes

Reluctant Hugs: Why You Shouldn't Force Kids to Show Physical Affection

Teaching consent is just as important for your toddler as it is for your teenager.<p>A few months ago, my husband and I hosted friends for a cookout. Our 4-year-old daughter spent the evening showing off a parade of toys and inventing games to play with our guests, who were more than happy to shower …

Parenting

10 Cool Ideas for Floating Shelves

Keep it simple<p>Especially in the bedroom, minimize your shelf contents to maintain a peaceful vibe. Display small family photos and decorative …

Storage Ideas

A Beautiful, Fixer-Upper Bungalow

<b>Name:</b> Brett <b><br>Location:</b> Oakland, California<p>My home is a 1900 Craftsman that has been a true labor of love. The house was a complete fixer upper when my …

Storage Ideas

20 Questions That Could Strengthen Your Relationship

Source: Kichigin/Shutterstock<p>Most intimate couples work hard to keep their relationship functioning and secure. They try to avoid conflicts that …

This Medicine Ball Workout Will Work Your Butt Like Never Before

While a zero-equipment squats and lunges routine can be a great way to work your butt, a medicine ball workout adds in a seriously versatile piece of …

Medicine Ball Exercises

Creating An Authentic Classroom

By EdTech Leaders Steven Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth<p>Reimagining education is frequently sparked by advancement in technology. From the …

40 Home Decor Friendly Shoe Storage Ideas on a Budget

There’s nothing worse than misplaced shoes lying around a living space creating a mess and a real home decor eyesore. Not only it’s distasteful, it …

Shoes

No-excuses fitness: New exercise apps help you get your sweat on

Demands on your time can be overwhelming this time of year. But a few new fitness options mean no more excuses for skipping a workout:<p><b>Listen to your trainer</b><p>Popular audio fitness app Aaptiv provides some 17,000 "classes" a day to its users, who pay $10 a month for unlimited access to trainers …

Apps

The Bird Dog Is an Abdominal Exercise that Reduces Lower Back Pain

Bird dogs are not like crunches: They’re not agonizing to do and you might wonder if you’re working out at all. But you are. You work on those little …

Yoga

7 Differences Between A Healthy Relationship And A Toxic One

Your partner should complement your life, not complete it.<p>You feel like a better version of yourself when you’re in a healthy, mature relationship. That doesn’t mean your partner <i>completes</i> you, but they do complement your life in just the right way.<p>What are some other signs that you’re in the right …