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The 9 alcoholic drinks to avoid if you want to lose weight — and what you should order instead

As the weather warms up, dining al fresco and barbeques in the sun can make it all too easy for the drinks to slip down.<p>However, enjoying a tipple or …

Nutrition

Here's How Pilates Can Enhance Core Strength and Flexibility

Pilates started out like many fitness trends, with many of us wondering if it would be around for the long-term.<p>With our focus on connecting the mind …

Yoga

The Best for Free Pilates Videos You Can Find Online

You can find detailed instructions along with pictures for just about any Pilates mat exercise you are looking for online. Written instructions offer …

Yoga

21 Worthless Foods a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight? Four nutrition experts share the red-flag foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet.

Nutrition

Meghan Markle's Megaformer Workout: 'It Worked Me To The Core!' - HuffPost Verdict

Meghan Markle describes the Megaformer as 'hands down the best thing you can do for your body'. Three minutes in, I'm dripping with sweat.<p>StudioLagree<p>…

How Deep Cold Affects Your Car (And What to Do About It)

In much of the eastern and midwestern United States, it’s that time of year when it is so bitterly freezing that even a 30-degree day can feel like a balmy respite. Temperatures plummet into the single digits, wind chills are painful and dangerous, and talk of polar vortexes and bomb cyclones fills …

Weather

The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.<p>You pay a regular tithe to support the community. In public, you wear symbols that identify you as one of the faithful. When you gather with other …

Disability

6 non-meat foods that are full of protein

If you're doing January veggie style.<p>Eating more protein is one of the best ways to feel more energised, happier and less hungry. Why? Well, to start, protein has a thermic effect on the body, meaning that up to 30% of the calories consumed from eating it are burned just by processing it (compared …

Nutrition

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout.

We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can't fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual State of Obesity report, "Eighty percent of American …

Workouts

6 Yoga Poses To Help You Build Muscle If You're Not Into Lifting Weights

As a yoga teacher, it literally hurts my soul when I hear people say that yoga is "just stretching" and "not enough for a workout," Yeah, I get it, …

Yoga

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

How to Do Warrior II: The Yoga Pose That Can Tone Your Butt

Warrior II is a fundamental of yoga — and a great pose to tone your butt. But you may not be getting all its benefits.<p>Most people, women especially, underestimate how long their legs are, and take too short a stance in warrior II, as well as in many other poses.<p>To do it better:<p>Here are three …

Yoga

The Dirty Dozen

On Wednesday, the Environmental Working Group released its latest "Dirty Dozen" list. The list reveals the fruits and vegetables that have the …

Agriculture

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.<p>A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to …

Holistic Medicine

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

Will Power

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend | Inc.com

<i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses science-backed evidence at willyoulaugh.com,</b> …

Productivity

From SoulCycle to Barry's Bootcamp: An Inside Look at the Cult of Working Out

When we say the phrase "cult workout," what comes to mind? If you live in a major city like New York or San Francisco, your answer is probably …

For abs hard as rock, plank like the Eastern Bloc

Over the past 15 years, as the "functional" fitness movement – with its emphasis on performance over aesthetics – has captured the hearts and minds of the industry as a whole, the plank has usurped the crunch as the personal trainer's go-to abdominal exercise.<p>You simply lie face-down on the floor, …

Workouts

5 Intense Ways to Switch Up Your Plank

We have no shortage of ideas on how to keep your workout sessions from getting stale. We’ve come up with routines inspired by your favorite TV shows, your relationship status and even your cat. But what about when the actual <i>exercises</i> are what’s boring you? The good news: That probably means you’re …

Workouts

How to Meditate

“Whenever possible turn to this meditation to release you from stress.”<p><i>Gabby Bernstein has been named "a new thought leader" by Oprah Winfrey, appears regularly on The Dr. Oz show, and was named "a new role model by the New York Times. She is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The</i> …

Flow Sequence of Classic Standing Poses

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana<p>Learning to put poses together so that they flow naturally is one of the biggest challenges when you are …

Unique and Challenging Body Weight Exercises

Modified Roll Ups<p>The modified roll up is a great exercise for building core strength with no equipment necessary. This move is tougher than it looks, …

The Most Common Lunge Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Lunges require you to bring one foot in front of the other and shift your weight forward, but what happens next can say a lot about your muscular …

Workouts

This Pilates Workout Will Improve Your Posture And Give You Killer Abs

Reform your routine<p>The first time I was asked to breathe sideways through my ribs, I was at a loss. <i>I can breathe sideways? And my ribs are involved? How? Why have I never known this?</i> These life-changing (well, maybe not life-changing, but definitely breath- and body-changing) questions came during …

We've Been Treating Appendicitis Wrong For Years

Perhaps you’ve had this nightmare: you’re doubled over with stabbing pain. You feel like you’ve been knifed on your right side. You’ve Googled, gone …

Health Care

43 Scientific Lie Detection Technique Tips to Become an Expert

How To Know if Someone is Lying To You?<p>We all are fascinated by the ability of mentalist to read other’s mind accurately. There are scientific …

Want to build muscle? It’s not what you eat, but when

Studying the human body isn't rocket science – in some cases, it's much harder.<p>"I tell my grad students that we can put a man on the moon, but we still can't come to a consensus on how much protein to give him here on earth," says Dr. Rajavel Elango, a researcher at the University of British …

Nutrition

Here’s How to Choose The Right Weights for Strength Training

Whether you're starting a strength routine to build muscle, become a better runner, lose weight, or anything in between, choosing the right weights …

Exercise