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Six myths about nutrition and health

We all have our own food orthodoxies, at least some of which probably embrace the nutrition myths all round us.<p>Glossy magazines and popular websites …

Nutrition

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

<b>Fuel up pre-workout to improve performance</b><br>First, a word about pre-workout fueling: You don't need to eat before working out if your goal is weight loss, you're working out first thing in the morning, and not working out for longer than an hour, says Slayton. But if your goals are more …

National Geographic Travel

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

<b>The Trainer:</b> Tony Gentilcore, a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist, and co-founder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts<p><b>Why This Move Is Awesome:</b> The major perk is that it targets your abs and prevents "cheating" by keeping your lower back in a neutral …

The Hierarchy of Fat Loss

Here's what you need to know...<p>Even when time is a limiting factor, you can still attack fat and maintain muscle mass.<br>• The hierarchy of fat loss …

This Woman Wrote A Book With Almost No Male Characters And Women Love It

With Women, Chloe Caldwell proves great literature doesn't require the voices of men.<p>You might think a small-press autobiographical novella called <i>Women</i> that features one transgender man and texts with one cisgender man would find its way into the hands of only so many people. In the case of Chloe …

Intense Kettlebell Workouts Improve Aerobic Fitness

NCAA Division I soccer players improved VO2 max by 6% in four weeks.<p>Kettlebells are most often viewed as a strength-training tool, but they can also lead to significant gains in aerobic fitness, according to research published in the <i>Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research</i>.<p>In a small study …

Exercise

The Ultimate Guide To Paleo

Change is hard, but it might be worth it.<p>Maybe you want to lose weight, maybe you're just looking to get healthier and feel better. Either way, you're not alone. Paleo was the most googled diet in 2014, and chances are you have at least one friend who swears by it. BuzzFeed Life asked three experts …

Five Running Mistakes That Keep You Locked in the Injury Cycle

Your body is not a machine, and you shouldn't treat it like one even if you think you can "tough it out." You need to put as much care and …

Exercise

The Lean Muscle Diet

Principle No. 1 <br>You Need to Eat More Food<p>If you have a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch habit, the first step is easy: Limit your intake of anything with a name that includes the words "cheesy," "gordita," and/or "crunch."<p>But you still need to eat something, and whatever it is, it'll have calories …

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Discover the First Protein That Can Edit Other Proteins

The most important job inside any cell is making proteins, and they are all made using instructions from DNA. This process is practically gospel in …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

The Most Amazing Science Images Of 2014

How better to kick off io9's Year In Review than with fifty of our favorite photos and videos from 2014?<p>Above: A Stunning View of Sunlit Seas on …

Papua New Guinea

Traditional Foods Make A Comeback

While the world’s food systems have lost 75% of their biodiversity in the past 100 years, scientists are now starting to recognize the vast treasure trove of genetic diversity present in traditional and wild plant varieties. Biodiversity can lead to more nutritious diets, and is also a key asset …

The Gender Identity Executive Order of President Obama is a Trojan Horse - U.S. News

By Deacon Keith A Fournier<br>12/13/2014 <i>(3 years ago)</i> <b><br>Catholic Online</b> (<b>https://www.catholic.org</b>)<p><b>When the freedom to be creative becomes the freedom to</b> …

U.S. Department of Labor

The 10 Dumbest Diet Myths

Here's what you need to know...<p>Soy protein is practically useless in stimulating muscle protein synthesis.<br>• Dextoxifying your liver or "cleansing" your …

Nutrition

German public figures publish appeal against war in Europe | News | DW | 09.12.2014

In a joint appeal, more than 60 figures from German politics, economics, science and culture have warned against the return of war in Europe, in …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …

The Dangers of HCG Injections

False. Being on the HCG diet—just like any seriously low-cal diet—lowers your metabolism and results in serious muscle loss, says Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., senior science advisor at Elements Behavioral Health and author of <i>The Hunger Fix</i>. And while starving yourself for a week may yield short-term …

Fueling Facts

Maintain your peak condition with a balanced diet.<p>Serious runners do what the training schedule says, hoping to get faster. They replace their shoes every 500 miles, hoping to avoid injury. They methodically hit refresh on the weather forecast days before the race, hoping the humidity drops. For a …

Nutrition

Iraq Says It Found 50,000 'Ghost Soldiers' on Payroll

BAGHDAD — Iraq's new government has discovered 50,000 "ghost soldiers" who received army salaries without showing up for work, a practice which accelerated the military's collapse in the face of ISIS fighters six months ago. The names were uncovered in an investigation launched by Prime Minister …

Middle East

chocolate pots de creme recipe

<b>Recipe: chocolate pots de crème</b><p>This was supposed to be a rip-roaring weekend at the House of Butter (or rather, outside of the House of Butter, but …

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Classic Workout

<i>“You have to give it everything you’ve got in order to see results.”</i><p><b>Arnold Schwarzenegger’s</b> success was largely due to his devotion to his craft. He …

Workouts

Breakfast Foods To Avoid

Nutrition

Every Ship That Has Carried Humans Into Space, In One Chart

Space is big, humans are small, and spacecrafts, well, vary more in size than you might think. Redditor Heaney555 has compiled an a chart, to scale, …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

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9 Foods To Help You Ride All Winter Long

These foods pack in the nutrients you need to keep the flu and other illnesses at bay<p>It takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. You need a variety of nutrients to help keep your immune system on guard and you riding all winter long. While filling up on plenty of servings of colorful …

Nutrition

What's the Most Badass Exercise You Can Do?

In the study, researchers enlisted ROTC cadets for something called the Wingate Anaerobic Power Test: a 30-second sprint with four minutes of rest in between for four rounds. Some cadets performed 30 seconds of sprinting on a stationary bike while the others did 30 seconds of burpees as quickly as …