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The 2-Minute Warm-Up That Primes Every Muscle

<i>By David Reavy for Men's Journal</i><p>Starting a workout cold increases your risk of injury, and you won't be able to perform your best until your muscles are warm. Fortunately, muscle priming can be boiled down to one essential move: the functional lunge. This dynamic exercise fires everything -– legs, …

5 Ways to Build a Healthy Breakfast

Eating breakfast is a perfect opportunity to get a healthy dose of several key nutrients including fiber, protein, and calcium. It can also be a good time to bond with your family and touch base before heading out for the day. While there has been a recent debate about the merits of eating …

Nutrition

Health & Wellness: Nutrition, Fitness, Diet, Relationships & More

I am not sad because my kid has autism. You know what I'm sad about? It's all the other stuff...<p>The former California governor and beloved Hollywood …

16 Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes

Energy bars are a convenient, on-the-go snack to toss in your gym bag, but they can be full of added sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients. …

Healthy Eating

What are your 4 pounds made of? How to understand calorie and energy density.

<b>People generally eat between three to four pounds of food each day. Processed, calorie-dense foods add up to four pounds a lot quicker than whole,</b> …

Do artificial sweeteners cause–not cure–glucose intolerance?

The big nutrition scare last week was the study in Nature finding that in mice and, maybe, humans, artificial sweeteners mess up the microbiome and …

Reprogram Your Mind to Like Healthy Food

Use these tactics next time you're in the throes of a pizza jones<p>You don't have to be a slave to your junk food cravings forever. You may be able to train your brain to yearn for healthy foods, a new study from Tufts University found.<p>Researchers looked at brain scans of 13 study participants at the …

12 Post-workout Shakes for Maximum Muscle

Sure, you’re always fueled up for your workout itself. But what happens after that last piece of iron has been dropped into the rack? After a serious …

Nutrition

The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most

I’ve tried a lot of types of exercise, but by far the most effective exercise in terms of results for time spent is heavy barbell lifts.<p>For 10-15 …

The Ultimate Leg-Training Workout

There’s a fine line between overtraining your legs and not training them hard enough. And not surprisingly, most of us fall into one of the two …

Top Secret Cardio Supplements: The Perfect Cardio Session

Most people hit the pavement or the treadmill with the goal of losing weight. But, when done correctly, cardio not only burns fat, it offers a …

Exercise to Lose Weight

10 Best Foods for Your Heart

From breakfast to dinner (and snacks in between) you're entire day can be heart-healthy! A good-for-your-ticker diet doesn't have to be bland or …

Quiz: Which Restaurant Meal Is Healthier?

Can't decide what to order? Use our cheat sheet to choose restaurant dishes that are delicious and good for you.

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

We've reported a lot this year about how there's a major rethinking of fat happening in the U.S.<p>Turns out, eating foods with fat — everything from avocados and nuts to dairy fat — doesn't make us fat.<p>But eating too many carbohydrates — particularly the heavily refined starches found in bagels, …

100 no-equipment workouts

A huge no-equipment workout collection with visual easy-to follow guides for all fitness levels. Get it from: …

Boost Metabolism and Prevent Middle-Age Weight Gain

Surprising new ways to reverse middle-aged spread<p>You diet more than ever, but don't weigh less. Exercise regularly, but still feel flabby. And your …

Fitness

8 Summer Steps for Healthy Living

Wellness

A Guide to Supplements for Seniors

From anti-aging supplements to hormone supplements, the list of supplements for seniors is virtually endless. In this article, you will learn about …

Shape Up Your Legs in 10 Simple Steps

It’s time to get those legs in shape! If you’ve always wanted shapelier legs then keep on reading because we’re going to cover a few of the things …

Keep Your Heart Healthy

The Basics: Overview<p>Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the …

New health benefits associated with hempseed oil

<b>Hemp is a crop full of oils with potential health benefits, according to a new study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.</b><p>A derivative …

Too much protein in middle age 'as bad as smoking'

<b>Two new studies conclude that low protein intake may hold the key to a long and healthy life, at least until old age. They also emphasize the need to</b> …

Holistic Medicine

How You Can Eat to Beat Back Pain

Could what you eat be contributing to your back pain? Maybe. Many foods have been shown to reduce (or increase) inflammation, a known cause for back …

Nutrition

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

5 Moves To Build A Stronger Back

0<p>SHARES<p>Upright Row<p>Do three sets of 12 to 15 reps<p><b>Target Muscles:</b> trapezius, lateral and front deltoids<p><b>Set Up:</b> Stand on the middle of a band with your …

How to Be a Part-Time Vegetarian

Claire Benoist<p>It's the Best of Both Worlds<p>Either you eat meat or you don't, right? Well, no. Just ask <i>New York Times</i> columnist and chef Mark Bittman, …

Better With Butter? Here's Why Americans Are Consuming More

A growing number of Americans seem to believe that everything is better with butter.<p>"I love butter," says Ashleigh Armstrong, 29, as she sips coffee at a cafe in Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. Among her favorites: "Anything from Julia Child's cookbooks."<p>There's no margarine in Ashleigh's …

9 Surprising Reasons to Get More Sleep