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Tip: Do This First, Trigger More Muscle Growth

Tap into Type II muscle fibers first in your workout and turn on growth. Here's how to do it.<p>Grow Stubborn Muscle Fibers<p>One of the prevailing …

Muscle

Why You Should Do Weights Before Cardio

If you can only work out a couple days per week, you probably do both your lifting and cardio exercises on the same days. While that’s not ideal, you …

Exercise

8 Ways to Get a Great Elliptical Workout

If your go-to gym routine involves an elliptical workout—meaning you hop on the elliptical machine, pop in your headphones, and pedal along for 30 …

Exercise

Torch 300 Calories in 30 Minutes With This Cardio Boot Camp

Maximize your sweat session by mixing cardio with strength training. This combo burns calories while building metabolism-boosting muscle, and we call that a winning combo. Try this tried-and-true workout for yourself with this 30-minute cardio boot camp. We offer modifications for every move, so no …

Don't Give Up on Eggnog Until You Try George Washington's Recipe

Don't buy the stuff from the grocery store. Drink like our founding fathers would have.<p>For a few short days every year, it is perfectly acceptable to drink creamy, booze-laced punch from a dainty cup. Especially if it's a version of the creamy, booze-laced punch George Washington used to serve over …

Eggnog

Mediterranean diet better than statins at combatting heart disease, study says

Heart disease is better treated with a Mediterranean diet than cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study has claimed.<p>Experts concluded that a diet rich …

Holistic Medicine

Female tourists should not wear skirts in India, says tourism minister

Foreign arrivals issued with welcome kit including safety advice for women, after high-profile assaults<p>India’s tourism minister has said foreign women should not wear skirts or walk alone at night in the country’s small towns and cities “for their own safety”.<p>Discussing tourist security in the …

India

China’s richest man, Wanda Group CEO Wang Jianlin, has declared war on Disneyland

China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, wants to make sure the Magic Kingdom doesn’t make any money in China.<p>In an interview with Chinese talk show host Chen Luyu that aired on Aug. 26, the billionaire behind real estate giant Dalian Wanda Group showed off his Beijing headquarters, and shared a vision …

China

Eating More of This Food May Help Counteract Eating Too Much Sugar

Mmmm, who doesn’t love cupcakes? And your daily Starbucks run? But if there’s one thing to take away from all the health reporting in the last few years, it’s that sugar is not that great for us. According to a new study put out by the University of California at Los Angeles, Americans consume up …

Nutrition

How to Make Pour-Over Coffee

A step-by-step video<p>Not too heavy and not too light, the pour-over produces a cup of coffee that in Starbucks partner Chris Smith’s words, “is just …

Coffee
Sparkling Wine

M&C Picks Best Single Malt Scotch Pours Under $65 For 2015

The year 2015 is coming to an end as we reflect on all the single malts from Scotland (and one from Japan) we have been fortunate to sample and …

Single Malt Whiskeys: Scotch and Beyond

Superior single malts aren't just the domain of Scotland anymore.<p>Although most of the following reviews focus on single malt Scotch, don’t be alarmed …

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Build Strong, Athletic Legs with Nothing More Than Your Body and a Chair

Go from chicken legs to beast mode with this 5-exercise bodyweight workout<p>Think you can only build significant size and strength in your legs with heavy weight training?<p>Then you haven’t tried this bodyweight workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> THE 21-DAY METASHRED—an …

Men: Think Yoga's Not for You? Here are 6 Reasons You're Wrong

All right, gentlemen—how often have you been in this situation? It’s Thursday afternoon and you got off work a little early. It’s been a stressful …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than Running

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than RunningCANOTTIERI CEREA, TURIN, ITALY - 2015/11/08: The Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale (NZ) in …

Holiday cocktails: How to stock a bar for under $200

Photo, Roberto Caruso.<p>Ready to mix, shake and stir your way through the holidays with ease? All you need are seven bottles of booze to get you …

The Chemistry of Rum

For the latest in the alcohol chemistry series, we’re looking at a pirate’s favourite spirit: rum. It’s actually hard to describe what constitutes a …

Whiskey

8 Yoga Moves for Stronger Knees

Yoga can be daunting for those with knee problems. Unfortunately, that’s a lot of us, myself included. Below are the yoga poses I used to strengthen …

Animal-Inspired Exercises That Spur New Muscle Growth | Men's Health

<i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour recommends the latter. That’s because these movements promote shoulder, wrist, and hand strength, core stability, and total-body mobility.<p>They can also spice up your standard routine, challenging your mind and body in new ways and spurring muscle …

Smart Ways to Make Intervals Seem Easier

New approaches, backed by research, will make these powerful performance boosters feel less painful<p>It’s a no-brainer that intervals can make you faster on your bike, but these all-out efforts leave many cyclists begging for mercy. Now it appears that those pleas have been answered. Two …

Weight Loss

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumbers

If you'd like to make your diet healthier by adding more vegetables to your meals, cucumbers are a great choice. Cucumbers are widely used in traditional diets as well as spas across the world for a reason: They are good for health.<p>In this research paper alone, cucumbers are said to have the …

Wellness

20 Amazing Yogurt Smoothie Recipes

Enter the Greeks. Adding Greek yogurt to smoothies, or substituting it in the place of milk, ice cream and even regular yogurt, creates a rich and …

You Snooze, You Win: How a Lack of Sleep Can Hold Back Your Weight Loss

In grade school, we were told that “You snooze, you lose.” Now as adults, we know sleep is important, but when life gets hectic it’s often the first …

The 20 BEST Weight Loss Foods From The Biggest Loser

But as I always explain at the ranch, when you fill up on foods like these, you have little room left for the fare your body needs. Generally …

Do You Know The Easiest Way to Lose Weight?

Drinking a glass of water one half hour before eating has been shown to help people lose weight. In a recent study, some lost as much as 9 pounds!

Eating

The Only Cocktail You Need This Fall

As the leaves begin to change color and collect in piles around yards across America, cocktail menus are undergoing their own transformation.<p>The effervescent, citrusy and sweet drinks of summer are being raked away, replaced with darker spirits, woodsier flavors and savory, spiced syrups. Fall is …

Flavors

These Are The UNHEALTHIEST Foods On The Planet

“I’m on a health kick,” our friend Darlene said the other day over brunch. She proudly poured almond milk into her coffee, took a sip of OJ and bit …