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The best suspension-trainer workout for your abs

milan2099 / Getty<p>milan2099 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>For most of us, traveling and time constraints don’t end with the holiday …

Workouts

The Underrated Move You Should Be Doing

This move can look silly, but it's your key to upping your fitness for any athletic endeavor<p>The hip raise is easy to mock, but it's possibly the best move for your glutes, says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., and CEO of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT. "Your glutes are one of your body's most metabolically active …

Workouts

The Move That Chisels Perfect Shoulders

Sculpt a set of rock-solid shoulders with this underrated upper-body exercise<p>Every guy wants a pair of shoulders that look like boulders. Unfortunately, most men skip the lateral dumbbell raise, which is one of the best moves for sculpting them. "Lifting dumbbells laterally activates muscles in …

Muscle

10 Foods That Will Fill You Up and Help You Lose Weight

Losing weight doesn’t have to mean hunger pangs and feeling half-dead at your desk all day. The trick to trimming down without feeling tortured: …

Nutrition

Is Age-Related Muscle Loss Reversible?

Stanford researchers explore muscle cell rejuvenation.<p>Last week, Stanford researchers published a paper called "Rejuvenation of the muscle stem cell population restores strength to injured aged muscles" in <i>Nature Medicine</i>. It's an interesting study, showing that the loss of strength and muscle mass …

39 Ways to Jack Up Your Cardio

Get your lungs pumping and your muscles burning with these awesome versions of an old-school calisthenic<p>Squeezing in a full-blown cardio workout can feel like a chore. We’ve got a solution: jumping jacks.<p>Don't worry, we're not talking about the boring standard jumping jacks you did in high school. …

Exercise

11 Undeniable Rules of Fitness

Fitness advice, diets, training programs and fads come and go. But there are a few keys to success that are time-tested, well-worn, and never fail. …

Fitness

The best jump-rope workout

How Exercise Re-Programs Your Body's Chemistry

Here are three hormones that, spurred by activity, make you healthier<p>The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart …

Weightlifting

The ripped back workout

As enjoyable as bench-pressing may be, focusing too much on chest and arms and not enough on your back can have real performance consequences. …

The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Guide to Life: Breathe Life Into Your Old Computer

It seems technology should be ageless. When you pull a brand new MacBook out of the box it looks so neat and sleek and immortal; it’s hard to imagine …

Add Muscle All Over

Joe Stankowski, C.P.T.

82 Push-Ups You Need to Know About

Drop and give me<i>…</i> 82<i>?</i> That’s right. We at Greatist love—nay, adore—the push-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and <b>it</b> …

Workouts

The Move That Makes Your Belly Disappear

Carve a V-shaped torso with this two-in-one, back-blasting exercise<p>Building your back can make you appear slimmer, even if you haven't lost an inch around your middle. Your largest back muscles—the latissimus dorsi—start on the lower half of your back and attach to the inside of your upper arms, …

12 health benefits of apple cider vinegar

From soothing sore throats and upset stomachs to fighting hiccups and diabetes, behold the benefits of apple cider vinegar.<p>Legend has is that …

17 easy-to-start seeds for beginner gardeners

Think you can't grow anything? Try these easy-to-grow seeds in your garden and you might begin to think you have a green thumb.<p>Starting your own …

15 Household Uses for Honey - Healthy Home

Honey is a wonderful tool for healing the body, both inside and out. It is moisturizing, exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory: all boons …

Antiinflammatory

Radical Homemaking: What Permaculture Looks Like in Jacona, New Mexico - Healthy Home

Arina Pittman’s life moves in circles with the grand repeating rhythm of the seasons. From a satellite photo you can actually see the pattern etched …

Seed Starting Containers: The Real Dirt - Part 1

The weather may be warming a bit and it’s been many months since we had our green thumbs in the soil, so it’s no surprise that folks are just itching …

Gardening

Secret Bookcase Doors, Always Fun And Always Mysterious

I’m sure you remember those movies when someone entered an office or library and suddenly a secret door appeared and the bookcase opened to reveal …

What Can I Grow in a Pot?

Eggplant, shown here in the center, is a great choice for a large container. It’s a beautiful, big-leafed plant.<p>When you need a tomato or a pinch of …

Why Grow Vegetables and Herbs in Pots?

A group of pots on the patio is an easy way to keep tomatoes, peppers, or other favorites at your fingertips.<p>If you do not have room for a big …

Easy Container Combos: Vegetables and Flowers

Easy Container Combos: Vegetables and Flowers is available at bookstores and online book retailers.<p>“Learn to grow easy vegetables in great looking …