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This Shoulder-Opening Move Will Help You Release Stress & Breathe Better

<i>Here at mbg, we believe movement should always be mindful. In our video series, we’ll show you how taking care of your physical body allows you to</i> …

The Most Popular Butternut Squash Recipe on Pinterest

Pumpkin gets all the glory this time of year, but let's not forget all the other kinds of squash we can play around with in the kitchen. While …

Butternut

Side Dish Recipe for Roast Chicken: Pan-Seared Butternut Squash with Balsamic & Parmigiano Shards

Heat the vegetable oil in a 12-inch cast iron pan, or a large sauté pan or skillet, over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the thyme and …

Butternut

Yotam Ottolenghi’s lasagne recipes

The word “lasagne” is a bit like “sandwich” or “pie”: as a descriptor, it gets you only so far, because there are so many variables as to what you can put inside. There’s a common misconception that lasagne is a pasta dish layered with meat ragù and béchamel. But that’s lasagne alla bolognese, …

Italian Food

13 At-Home Leg Exercises That Require No Equipment

Doing leg exercises at home is probably a lot easier than you realize. You don't need a leg press machine, or a stair climber, or a squat bar to fire …

Workouts

20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 1

Claudia Roden’s aubergine slices with pomegranate, yogurt and tahini – batinjan bil rumman wal laban<p>The dressing of pomegranate molasses and vinegar gives the aubergine slices a sweet-and-sour flavour. Serve them hot or cold, with the yogurt topping at room temperature.<p>Serves 6<b><br>aubergines</b> 4</b> …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Tip: Fix Your Stiff Neck in 5 Minutes

Improve your posture, get rid of that headache, and relieve your shoulder and upper back pain. Try these simple stretches.<p>Do You Have Duck Neck?<p>You …

Yoga

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

How to Assess Your Full-Body Flexibility

In my recent articles I’ve discussed the importance of functional flexibility for performance and some of the common stretching pitfalls we all make.</b> …

14 Simple Foods to Lose Belly Fat, Based on Science : Weight Loss

Your weight and the distance <b>you walk</b> are the biggest factors in <b>how many calories you burn</b> while <b>walking</b>. A rule of thumb is that about 100 <b>calories</b> per …

4 Powerful Daily Mobility Drills

<b>Athletes inevitably get tight and achy.</b> They need effective mobilization techniques to not only keep their bodies supple, but also combat the ill …

Workouts

Here's How Helping Your Brain Can Actually Help Your Gut

Do you get a lot of stomach upsets?<p>It's widely recognised that emotions can directly affect stomach function. As early as 1915, influential …

10 Best Yoga Poses for Fast Weight Loss & Flat Stomach

Sedentary work, lack of exercise, unhealthy food habits and stress contribute to a wider waist, flabby tummy and higher level of health problems. …

Healthy Eating

How to Fix Your Terrible Posture

Looking at you, slouch.<p>If you're reading this hunched over your desk or phone—so, everyone reading this—it's time to fix your posture. Bad posture can ruin your progress at the gym by putting unnatural stress on your joints and muscles, which makes them stiff, tense, and overworked. That in turn …

Workouts

Sounds Weird, Tastes Good: Peach Pit Almond Milk

When you're knee-deep in peaches this summer and you've got their sticky juice running down to your elbows, make this recipe. It actually doesn't …

Peaches

Easy Ottolenghi summer recipes: starters and snacks

Summer, to me, is about food that can be made in advance, so no time is wasted at the stove. It’s also about food that makes sense eaten outside, perched on laps in the garden or in the park as a picnic. Above all, it is about colour: we have the gift of spring and all its shades of green, the …

Baking

Make One of These No-Cook Meals for Dinner Tonight

I lean hard on no-heat suppers throughout the steamy days of summer. They require more prep and assembly than actual cooking, and come together in a …

Cooking

The 20 best Mediterranean recipes: part 4

Theodore Kyriakou’s garides saganaki<p>For this classic Greek saganaki recipe you need fresh medium-to-large-sized prawns, which are deglazed in ouzo to give a unique taste.<p>When I think of saganaki, I taste salty melted cheese with hints of ouzo and plenty of grilled bread, and then I start …

Italian Food

20 best Mediterranean recipes: part 2

Omar Allibhoy’s arroz al horno – baked rice with pork ribs and sausage<p>This dish is even more popular in Valencia than paella and all my friends from the Mediterranean side of Spain say that it’s Granny’s star dish for family gatherings. It is worth using a terracotta pot to cook the entire recipe …

Italian Food

8 killer arm workouts you can do virtually anywhere

Strengthening your arms is no easy feat.<p>From your triceps to your palms, there are a lot of muscles to work.<p>To get the best workout, we turned to New York University physical-therapy professor Marilyn Moffat, who wrote the book "Age Defying Fitness."<p>Moffat walked us through the best exercises for …

Workouts

20 best Mediterranean recipes: part 1

Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich’s pomegranate molasses chicken with bulgar salad<p>This is a good one to make when people come round, as it is really hard not to like – sweet and sour, plenty of textures, pretty colours and virtually everybody likes chicken. Using chicken thighs here makes it almost …

Italian Food

This Smoothie Won't Give You Abs Like Shakira, but It Will Burn Fat

Smoothies are the ultimate health beverage. Unlike juices, which are chock full of sugar and lack essential nutrients, smoothies maintain their fiber …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s meze recipes

I’ ve just got back from a trip to Georgia, the delicious details of which will no doubt feed my imagination, and these pages, at some point in the future. That visit was immediately followed by a sad couple of days in Israel, where I attended a shiva, the Jewish week of family mourning after a …

Spices

4 Shoulder Stretches to Keep You Limber Forever

Hip problems get a lot of attention as you age. But tight, immobile shoulders, beyond making the gym miserable, put you squarely in old-man …

Workouts

8 Stretches That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

Flexibility is one of those things that many people talk about dreamily. Like, being flexible would be nice, but sigh, it’s just a pipe dream. Except …

Yoga