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Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, September 4th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // The world famous Shaolin Monastery is known to many in the West for its association with martial arts, specifically Shaolin Kung Fu. The physical strength and dexterity displayed by the monks is incredible, although they exude a deep serenity.

The Key To Running Faster That Has Nothing To Do With Running

Time to put the pedal to the metal, jogging junkies.<p>If you're a runner working toward your next personal record, you might want to include some time on a stationary bike.<p>A new study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research suggests that doing 15 minutes or more of high-intensity …

Exercise

One Simple Thing: These foods can slow your risk of obesity

Incorporating more foods into your diet to avoid gaining weight — it sounds too good to be true.<p>But one doctor says that a few foods can slow your risk of obesity.<p>Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, author of "The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle," which focuses on …

5 Unique Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

While our brains do lose volume over time, the good news is that your brain is a machine -- capable of regrowth and the ability to learn new things throughout your lifetime. But exercising your brain and whole body are crucial. Here are some unique ways you can ensure your brain stays sharp as you …

7 Female Celebs Who Spread The Body Positive Fitness Love

If you spend a lot of time watching movies and television, playing video games, viewing advertisements, or just engaging in modern culture in any …

This 85-Year-Old’s Workout Routine Will Put Yours to Shame

When your workout routine isn’t, well, working out, you might turn to tried-and-true gurus like Jillian Michaels or Tara Stiles for a bit of #fitspiration. But the latest mover and shaker in the fitness world isn’t who you might expect. Liu Xiangxia has developed a simple but jaw-droppingly intense …

The Best Workouts for Anyone Who Hates Cardio (But Needs It)

<i>By Aly Teich, Glamour</i><p>You rarely hear anyone say, "I just love cardio!" But it's a necessary evil for staying healthy, losing weight, and/or maintaining a healthy BMI (not to mention a whole host of heart benefits). How to deal? I've tested a gazillion workouts as part of my job, and I've found that …

Is Diet or Exercise More Important for Weight Loss?

Consider this: A hard aerobic workout can burn about 500 calories in an hour, but a meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables is around 400 calories. …

Weight Loss

How Can I Learn to Do a Pull-up?

<i>A:</i><p>The pull-up is one of the oldest exercises in the book, so struggling with it (and all the workouts that call for it) can be seriously frustrating. But you're not alone: "It's very common, for both guys and girls, to not be able to do a pull-up," says Spartan Race Series coach Jesse Blackwell. …

Workouts

8 Weight-Loss Mistakes Runners Make

Don't let your favorite workout screw with the number on the scale.<p><i>This article was written by Kit Fox and provided by our partners at</i> Runner's World<i>.</i><p>You just went for a run. How many calories did you blast? Chances are, your guess outpaces reality—to the tune of, say, a Frappuccino. Overestimating …

Nutrition

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Thor Benson<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate …

The Brain

How Successful People Beat Stress | Inc.com

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group is convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their own hands, and they wouldn't have it any other way.<p>The second group …

Self-help

15 Ways To Make Quick, Healthy Summer Lunches

Yum.<p>Lunch is one of those meals you often forget about until you're starving. And once that point of hunger desperation has been reached, the idea of making the meal a healthy one gets overtaken by the need to get food into your belly <i>fast</i>. Pizza, burgers, whatever's quick. Unfortunately, this is …

Healthy Eating

Trying to Lose Weight? 3 Foods That Help You Stay Full Longer

<i>By Laurel Leicht , Glamour</i><p>When you're out to eat, ordering a vegetable soup is a way healthier move than reaching into the bread basket. But it's not just about the calories you'll save. Hot liquids can also help you feel more full, so you'll actually eat less by the time your entrée comes. Since …

8 Exercises You Can Do At Work Without Anyone Knowing

When the mid-day slump strikes, it's unlikely that you'll be willing to get up out of your office chair and do a set of burpees in the hallway. Getting a little fitness routine in, however, can help give you a boost of energy.<p>Try these subtle exercises you can do at your desk without announcing …

How I Overcame Body Image Issues And Let My Eating Disorder Go

Originally posted on Twiniversity.com<p>I can't really explain how my pregnancy taught me to eat intuitively until you understand why eating was such a big deal for me. My history with food and body image is not a good one. For 15 years I suffered, unable to pull myself out of the murky eating …

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." But like many who are touched by fame, those legendary taters have a dark side that …

Fast-Food Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

<b>2. Starbucks</b><br>Pick up the delish Hearty Blueberry Whole-Grain Oatmeal. <i><br>220 calories, 2.5 g fat, 125 mg sodium</i><p><b>3. Panera</b><br>Gulp down a fat-free Green Passion Power Smoothie. <i><br>200 calories, 0 g fat, 30 mg sodium</i><p><i>For more ways to have a healthier (and happier!) morning, pick up the September 2015 issue of</i> …

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

10 Weird Ways to Make Yourself Work Out -- Even When You Really Don't Want to

<i>By Sarah Klein, Prevention.com</i><p>Motivating myself to work out is hard. At the beginning of every week, I have such high hopes for my healthy agenda. Then, within a couple of days, reality sets in and life flattens my workout motivation like a pancake. Could be long work hours or New York City's …

An exercise scientist told us how working out for a short amount of time can produce big results

The idea is simple: You work out for a short amount of time in intense bursts that spike your heart rate, often alternating those bursts with gentler exercise that lets you catch your breath.<p>So instead of your hour long run, you might work out instead for, say, 30 minutes.<p>During the course of those …

This Man Ran the Entire Appalachian Trail in 46 Days. Here's What He Ate Along the Way

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out.<p>In a sport that already dances on the fringe of society, ultrarunner Scott Jurek is a true rarity. As one of the athletes who helped make ultramarathons—any race …

Running

7 Important Things To Know When Buying Running Shoes

What to do when faced with the 'wall of sneakers.'<p>When it comes to creating a healthy running routine, sporting the right footwear is as important as actually setting out for those early morning jogs in the first place. But picking the right pair for you? Easier said than done.<p>At least that's how …

Running

What It's Really Like to Be a Ballerina

I can make money later in life, but my body won't last forever.<p><i>Many little girls dream of becoming a ballerina, but the life of a dancer is more mentally and physically difficult than the graceful dances let on. Elice McKinley, a dancer at the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, North Carolina, started</i> …

A Better Reason to Be Fit

<b>"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." -- John F. Kennedy</b><p>Here's a question for you: Why do you exercise? Why do you try to stay in shape?<p>(And if you don't exercise and hate everything about …

All-Drake Radio Station Hits Airwaves in Charlotte, North Carolina

Formerly a gospel station, WQNC relaunches as Drake 92.7 with a playlist dedicated entirely to Toronto rapper<p>Classic hip-hop might be rescuing …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Paper Towns review – charming, engaging teen movie

John Green’s novel blossoms in a well-acted teen movie that rises above the usual nerdish caricatures<p><i>Paper Towns</i> is based on a book by John Green, who wrote the recently filmed teenage-cancer heart-tugger <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>. But Jake Schreier’s film is agreeably non-lachrymose. It’s about …

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