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Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

5 Powerful Lower Body Strength Routines

<b>As I mentioned in the first installment – five effective and simple upper-body strength routines - there are many ways to resistance train.</b> As I …

Workouts

This 3-Minute Squat and Plank Workout May Be Short, but It's Intense

This total body workout is devoted to two types of exercises that you might despise because they're so hard, but man, they are effective at strengthening your thighs, butt, core, and abs!<p>It's just six moves, done for 30 seconds each, for a total of three minutes. So you can do this short workout …

Workouts

8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

Fitness

Muscle detailing: 6 workout routines for rock-solid muscle definition

You’re not the only one that gets bored to hell with the same routine—your muscles do too.<p>After months, or even years, of the same exercises day in …

5 Oblique Exercises This Trainer Does When She Wants To Feel The Burn

While exercises like planks and mountain climbers are great for targeting your core, you also want to incorporate some oblique-focused work in your …

All Successful People Do This One Thing (and You Should Too)

In a world where everything is traveling at a rapid pace, anything that promises to enhance our productivity is welcomed with open arms. But while …

A 12-Week Fat Loss Plan: Phase Two

If you’ve been following part one of this series, hopefully you’ve realized something important about leaning out: it’s not rocket science. The key …

Nutrition

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

Nutrition

11 ways to fight food cravings

Food cravings are the dieter's worst enemy.<p>These are intense or uncontrollable desires for specific foods, stronger than normal hunger.<p>The types of foods that people crave are highly variable, but these are often processed junk foods that are high in sugar.<p>Cravings are one of the biggest reasons …

Nutrition

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

30 easy tips to get slimmer in 30 days

The New Year signals a clean slate (and a clean plate!). The good news: Implementing even small everyday diet and exercise changes can lead to a long-term difference, said Dr. Lee Goldman, executive vice president and dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine at Columbia University …

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Workouts Top Trainers Do When They Only Have 15 Minutes

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You want to work out, but you're tight on time and don't know where to start. The struggle is real!<p>When it comes to …

12 exercises for a better night's sleep

When it comes to your health, getting the right amount of sleep may be the most important thing you can do for your body and mind. Maybe you eat healthy and exercise an hour (or even two) a day, but those pale in comparison to sleep, something you spend one-third of your life doing. Unfortunately, …

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise During the Colder Months

<i>Co-authored by Carly Alaimo, content manager at Avelist</i><p>But it's. So. Cold.<p>1. <b>Get some new gear.</b> A little lycra can go a long way. It's called "enclothed cognition" - a scientific term describing the influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes due to the symbolic meaning of …

The Single Best Tip For 9 Classic Exercises

These coaching cues will help you nail every rep and build your best body

25 Things You Did Today That Ruined Your Metabolism

<i>by Grant Stoddard</i><p>Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept …

12 Ways to Burn More Calories During ANY Workout

Calorie torching on-fleek.<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, your workouts aren’t just a great way to blow off steam after a tough day; they're also a key part of reaching your goal weight. So what’s going to give you the most bang for your calorie-burning buck?<p>As it turns out, a …

29 Badass Instagrams That Will Give You Life Goals

All the ass-kicking workouts, healthy recipes, and words of motivation you need to start crushing it.

10-Minute At-Home Workout | Thrive

You’re not always going to have time for the gym. Sometimes you have that thing after work. Sometimes that thing is a networking event or a dinner date. Sometimes it’s that pint of beer that was calling your name since noon. Don’t worry. No one is here to judge.<p>Maybe you want to squeeze in a …

Exercise

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley24 hours …

Stepups for 30 Minutes Straight? Here's Why It's the Most Genius Workout Ever

You'll boost lower-body speed, strength, and stamina—with one exercise.<p>When it comes to exercises, the stepup is as simple as it gets. You just place your foot on a box or bench, and then push your body up. That’s it.<p>But—<i>man!</i>—can it give your glutes, quads, and hips one hellish workout. Especially …

The Workout You Need if You Want Sexy, Lean Abs—FOR LIFE

The sneaky, speedy secret to making your tum its firmest ever.<p>Let's give new meaning to the phrase "abs for days": Many women don't realize that the core goes on and on, extending from armpits to knees. So trying to whittle your middle with abs-only moves like crunches robs you of the full range of …