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5 Ways My Life Changed When I Switched to Morning Workouts

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Beginner Fitness Tips<p>Are Morning Workouts Better?<p>5 Ways My Life Changed When I Switched to Morning Workouts<p>Shares<p>I've read …

Fitness

Get Off the Treadmill! This 30-Minute Gym Sesh Actually Sculpts Your Butt

The treadmill is great and all, but if you really want to work that booty, the incline isn't gonna cut it. Let's maximize your gym time AND your backside with this 28-minute StairMaster routine from a personal trainer at Crunch Gym in San Francisco, Shannon McCourt. She created the "StairMaster …

Workouts

This Is Exactly What You Need to Do For a Strong, Lean Body and Fast Metabolism

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Beginner Fitness Tips<p>How to Become Stronger<p>This Is Exactly What You Need to Do For a Strong, Lean Body and Fast …

Can 'Pre-Workout' Drinks Really Help You Lose Weight?

<i>By Jessica Migala, photography by Pixabay</i><p><b>Your fit friend swears by them, but will they give you an edge at the gym?</b><p>In theory, the popular …

Exercise

30 Fears I Have About Marriage Now That I'm 30

“When <i>I</i> get married, I'm going to have the most glam wedding EVER!” I used to croon to my best friend Ruba when we were in our early 20s.<p>“When <i>I</i> get …

Relationships

How To Know When You Should Take A "Rest Day" From Your Workout Routine

You know when you get into an amazing workout groove and find the perfect mix of strength training and cardio?<p>You feel kind of like the Incredible …

Exercise

Running miles to lose weight? You’re wasting your time

<i>Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this article misstated a detail from a University of Western Ontario study. Both groups in the study gained some muscle mass.</i><p>In the United States, a nation fatter than any other, running remains the most popular workout activity. That's according …

The Leg & Booty Workout You Can Do From Your Chair

Dr. James R. Gavin discusses living with diabetes and addresses the question: What is pre-diabetes? BDO: What is ...<p>Dr. James R. Gavin discusses …

Breast Cancer

The Safest Countries To Travel To In 2017

<i>Norway</i><p><b>With stories of</b> terrorist attacks clogging up our news feeds, you may feel less inclined to travel overseas as dangers seem be lurking …

Tourism

Florence Cracks Down on Picnicking Sightseers

If Italy is on your agenda, Florence is a must-see. The city full of Renaissance heritage, commanding landscapes and unforgettable buildings. But if …

The Best Beach Bars in America

1 of 10<p>The Beachcomber, Wellfleet, MA<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Pelican Brewing Company, Pacific Beach, OR<p>3 of 10<p>Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Mapped: the optimal road trip across Europe

RANDY OLSON is a man who likes to optimize road trips. He has previously organized the ultimate US road trip and the best cross-Canada journey and, …

Calgary Day Trip: Plan an Epic Weekend in Banff National Park and Beyond

Less than a two-hour drive from downtown Calgary, Canada‘s Banff National Park is one of the most popular weekend trips from Alberta’s biggest city. …

Things to Know about Layovers & Connecting flights

Things to know about Layovers and Connecting FlightsI’m a fan of layovers and connecting flights. I think I might be one of the few travelers who …

Why you should replace your a.m. workout with a sunset run

The early bird catches the worm—but if there’s one thing that can rival a warm-weather happy-hour buzz, it’s a runner’s high at the end of a long day.<p>…

Love to Lift Challenge - Day 42 of 100

• Start at Day 1 if this is your first introduction to the program<br>• If you want to compete or have the required skills and training, you can sign up to …

If You’ve Ever Felt Insecure Next to Your "Fit" Partner, You Must Read This

After years of wondering how her "fit" husband could love her curves, this woman is finally learning to love her body the way he does, and it's incredibly powerful. Jazzy, a body-positive advocate, recently took to Instagram to share an image of her and her husband holding hands on the beach. In …

14 Years

The Best Sneakers for Every Workout, According to Our Fitness Editor

Because owning awesome gear is basically in her job description.<p>If anyone knows sneakers, it’s <i>Health</i>’s senior fitness editor Rozalynn Frazier. …

Shoes

Woman slams body-shamers after sharing beach photo of fit husband

An aspiring plus-size model slammed body shamers who posted negative comments after she shared a photo of herself and her fit husband on Instagram.<p>Instagram user Jazzy, @a_body_positive_jazzy, posted a photo Friday of herself at the beach alongside her ripped husband.<p>Jazzy pointed out in the …

Should You Live Together Before Marriage? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Shacking up</i>. <i>Living in sin</i>.<p>Fifty years ago, cohabitating with one’s significant other before marriage was described in pejorative terms and often …

Marriage

These oceanside European Airbnb homes are perfect for beach bums

These oceanside European Airbnb homes are perfect for beach bums<p>Holiday or not, you have to reward yourself with some beachside down time. Science is …

European Travel

Aeroplan Has A New Fraud Prevention Policy When Redeeming Miles

Just under a week ago I wrote about how Air Canada’s spun off frequent flyer program, Aeroplan, seemed to have removed all awards from their website …

A whirlwind timelapse tour of Europe

Stan Chang just released the second in his Magical Europe series. Warning: you may want to travel Europe after watching.<p>The lovely project was a …

Time-lapse Photography

Why You Should Always Put Weight Training Before Cardio

One of the biggest fitness questions is whether cardio should be done before or after you lift weights. Most advise to do it in whatever order feels …

8 Best Workouts To Target Belly Fat

Because we all know those pesky problem areas.<p>Run on an incline.<p>mbbirdy/Getty Images<p>Running at an incline rather than on a flat surface has been shown to increase total calorie burn by as much as 50%, says Jill Penfold, a Los Angeles-based personal trainer. Whether you're outside on a hill or at …

9 Tank Tops That Will Legit Motivate You to Work Out

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You know you should work out. You want to go to the gym. But you just can’t muster up the motivation. We figured out …

​The Major Diet Change That Helped This Man Lose Nearly 70 Pounds

​Here’s how 32-year-old Gates Garcia finally found a plan that worked for him<p>Even as a football player in college, Gates Garcia never really considered himself “healthy,” despite his intense weight lifting routine. The Florida resident was strong and held records in the weight room—but his physique …

8 Things The Happiest Couples Do Before Bed

Your bed should be a place for sleeping, sex and conversation -- not for scrolling mindlessly through your Instagram feed.<p>We live in a busy world and between work, kids, bills and other daily stressors, many couples struggle to find time to connect.<p>That’s why it’s so important for couples to make …