Danielle Hicks

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The Geminid meteor shower is upon us and might be one of the best ever

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're looking for a fantastic light show December 13-14, all you need to do is look up.<p>The annual Geminid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year. This year is expected to be the best meteor shower ever.<p>"With August's Perseids obscured by bright …

Meteor Showers

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

I tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine and was blown away by how well it works

It isn't.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout gets your heart pumping and helps build muscle.<p>The app is a great introduction to a trendy type of fitness routine called interval training, and it's ideal for weekends or days when I can't make …

Exercise

How to Anchor Your Feet for a Monumental Squat

<b>How are you ensuring a solid connection to the floor so you can move big weight in the squat?</b> A large array of problems with the squat, such as heels …

This Is the Best Type of Exercise for Weight Loss

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the …

10 Fitness Experts on What They *Really* Eat Pre- and Post-Workout

(It's not protein powder straight from the tub.)<p>Feeding yourself before exercising is an act of titration. Too soon after eating, and you throw up (or least feel like it). Too long, and you get dizzy. Then you keel over, your final resting place a mat slick with somebody else's sweat. But over …

Nutrition

The One Thing You Should Eat To Speed Up Your Metabolism While You Work Out, According To A Dietitian

Keeping your metabolism running all day is the key to losing weight faster. Your metabolism should always be working as hard as you so why not give …

5 Hacks For A Healthier Week

Stretching in the morning is a great way to feel energized (not to mention prevent injuries). But if you've only got time for one, we'd suggest …

7 Breakfast Bowls to Get You Out of Bed

Bowls are hands-down the best vessel. They do everything plates can and more—letting us dump in random ingredients, mix them around, and call it a …

Surprisingly Light Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Slow cooker recipes are synonymous with winter because of the comforting ingredients, but a few simple swaps make those recipes lighter and fresher, …

4 Midnight Snacks That Will Boost Your Metabolism, According To A Dietitian

Trying to give your metabolism a boost? There are tons of reasons to do so, from helping to regulate your digestive tract, getting the most nutrients …

Fast and Furious Abs and Booty Workout

This is a full-body workout, but we have to be honest, your abs and butt will be sore tomorrow since all the moves target those areas a little bit more. And sore in the best way possible, since that means you're building muscle and strength. So just press play and get ready to work!

20 Ways to Eat More Protein for Breakfast

If you've ever left home in the morning with nothing but a piece of buttered toast in your stomach, you know just how important eating protein at …

Nutrition

This Doctor Is an Aging Expert—She Avoids This Everyday Habit at All Costs

You may have heard the somewhat alarming new catch phrase, "Sitting is the new smoking." This may sound extreme, but spending upward of six hours a …

Belen Mozo's post-round workout will make you feel terrible about yourself

You know that post-round lethargy that tends to sink in after 18-holes of golf? It’s tough work out there, and completely understandable that all anyone wants to do after a round of golf is go have a drink – or maybe have a drink while playing another few holes.<p>Belen Mozo, who we all know crushes …

The One Breakfast Food You Should Eat For Weight Loss, According To Food Experts

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating healthier in the morning is the best way to get essential nutrients and …

​Work Your Way to a Pull-Up with These Intermediary Exercises

Doing your first pull-up is an awesome milestone. But how do you go about getting better at an exercise if you can’t do them in the first …

How to Work Your Way Up to a Single Pull-Up

If doing a single pull-up (or more) is one of your goals in life, you’re in luck. Here’s a game plan you can follow, even if all you can do is dangle …

Two Weeks of This Workout Brought Me Within Inches of a Perfect Pull-Up

I’ve been doing that pull-up program we posted two weeks ago, and guess what? <i>It works</i>. At the beginning, I could do about half a pull-up, and now I …

Cleansing Your Gut Doesn't Have to Be Complicated—Here's Your 3-Step Checklist

Once you've determined that your chronic bloating isn't a result of PMS, a quick Google search will likely land you on a page about gut health. Put …

How to Fly to Europe for Under $100

Airlines are offering super-cheap airfare with Easter flash sales.<p>Travelers can score ultra-cheap flights within the U.S. and to (and around) Europe …

ICYMI: Coconut Oil Had a Terrible Weekend

There's a running joke in the beauty and wellness world: No matter what ails you, it can be fixed with coconut oil. Hormonal breakout? Try some …

So Which Is Worse For Your Health — Fat or Sugar?

"For years, we were told that fat was the mortal enemy," said Elissa Goodman, holistic nutritionist and lifestyle cleanse expert. And it's true. We've lived by this idea that eating fat would in turn <i>make us</i> fat. "That has changed over the past two decades as more research has been publicized about …

The One Supplement You Shouldn't Take For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

Everywhere you turn, it seems new supplements are popping up and being touted as miracle health and weight loss aids. There are supplements you can …

7 Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

Running is a great form of exercise. It comes with benefits both mental and physical. I'm personally a huge fan. If you're trying to burn lots of …

One of the cheapest fitness tools you can buy is also one of the most effective

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon We've said it before and we'll say it again: cardio is an integral part of any workout.<p>But one thing we <i>didn't</i> tell you is after a …

Best News Ever: Researchers Say To Eat Avocado Every Day

Avocado has earned its superfood status time and time again, and now researchers are giving us one more reason to love the healthy fats-packed fruit: …

How Your Trainer Got that Arm Vein

When someone has a visible cephalic vein, the one that runs vertically over the biceps, you can usually assume they’re fit as hell. But it takes more …

Five colourless foods that belong in your diet

We're told to choose our foods by colour. Good advice, since the darker and brighter the colour, the more nutrients and phytochemicals are packed inside.<p>Blueberries and raspberries, for instance, owe their deep blue and red hues to anthocyanins, powerful compounds thought to guard against …

Nutrition

Try This Standing Ab Exercise That Tones Your Lower Belly and Waist

When you're short on time, traveling, or don't have access to equipment, this standing ab exercise is ideal. You can also add it to your own custom ab workout!<p>You don't even need a mat to do this high-knee march with a twist. Somewhat like standing bicycle crunches, this move will use your obliques …