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Do This Stretching Routine After A Cardio Workout For Better Flexibility

You started with a dynamic warm-up, did a treadmill run, and are ready to head to the locker room. Before you do, try this quick stretching routine. …

Workouts

Who Needs Meat and Seafood? These 15 Recipes Are Packed With Plant-Based Zinc! - One Green Planet

You’ve probably seen a bottle of zinc supplements in the drugstore, but have you ever wondered what it is and what it does for your body? Zinc is a …

Practice This Yoga Sequence to Boost Your Creativity

• 286SHARES<p><b>Got creativity?</b> If you often feel like you are ‘just going through the motions,’ then pause for a few moments to read how yoga might help …

Critical Thinking in the 21st Century and Beyond

One of my fondest memories of school was my science teacher, Mr. South. Having attended a K-8 consolidated school in rural NJ, we knew who all the …

New Discovery From the Molecular Machinery for Depression and Addiction

<i>Summary: New discovery could provide new opportunities for the treatment of depression and addiction.</i><p>Source: Aarhus University.<p><b>When nerve cells have</b> …

Use These Lunge Variations to Avoid Mistakes

Lunges are a powerful exercise, allowing you to shape and strengthen almost every muscle in the lower body –- the hips, glutes, quads, hamstring and …

Eating Kimchi Helps With Social Anxiety Disorder, Science Says

If you suffer from social anxiety disorder, you know how hard it can be just to <i>show up</i> to things: a work happy hour, your friend’s birthday party, or …

Wellness

The Mind-Melting Psychedelic Illustrations of Christophe Gilland

Artist Christophe Gilland is an Irish-born Czech-Canadian Fench Citizen. Working in the mediums of ink, watercolor and graphite, he manages to create …

Digital Art

Our Top 10 Exercises to Tone Your Butt

Hip-Lift Progression<p>This is an awesome way to relieve tension in your lower back and work your butt at the same time. (A cushy mat will keep your …

The Shortest, Sweetest Workout You’ll Ever Do | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Deadlift<p>Begin standing with a shorter 35-to 45-pound barbell in an overhand position in front of your thighs, with hands slightly wider than your shoulders. Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders pulled back and down <b>(A)</b>. Bend your knees and reach your hips back and allow the bar to …

9 Yoga Poses To Fight Back Bulge

<b>1. Side Fierce</b><p>Stand with your feet together. Inhale to bend your knees and lower your hips as you raise your arms overhead, coming into Fierce Pose. …

Yoga

15-Minute Workouts You Can Actually Squeeze in Before Work

<i>By: Joni Sweet</i><p><i>Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock</i><p>If you're not a morning person, the idea of strapping on sneakers and schlepping to the gym at 6:30 a.m. is a total joke. But what if you could get an effective workout at home in the amount of time between snooze alarms?<p>Four fitness experts, …

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Meet Kayla Itsines: The Fitness Trainer Taking Over Instagram

The brains (and six-pack) behind the #BBG movement talks bad habits, guilty pleasures and game changers<p>While you may not know her by name alone, …

Snacking on These Foods Right Before a Meal Could Help You Lose Weight | Women's Health

But here’s where it gets really interesting: You’ve heard of carbo-loading, right? Well, this study indicates that pre-loading a meal with a protein-packed snack, like milk, yogurt, or even eggs, can keep you from overeating at mealtimes. The study authors found that people who had a small …

11 Butt Moves That Beat Basic Lunges

These variations will sculpt your butt from every angle.<p>Basic lunges aren't <i>bad</i> for your butt and thighs, they're just inherently boring — and they only work your backside from one angle.<p>To stop yourself from falling asleep during your workouts (the worst way to tone your butt and thighs), sprinkle …

Workouts

Can Foam Rolling Give You a Mental Boost?

How self-massage tools can help your muscles—and your mind—unwind.<p>Some runners think of foam rolling as a necessary evil at best, a tortuous experience at worst. Elite distance runner Chelsea Reilly Sodaro, however, views the 30 to 45 minutes she spends daily on rolling and other forms of …

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Vegans Are Embracing a New Kind of Diet Called ‘Vegganism’ | Women's Health

Amy Shapiro, R.D., founder of nutrition counseling firm Real Nutrition NYC, cites the rise in popularity in low-carb and Paleo diets as a potential reason for its acceptance.<p>“One of the big benefits is that you’re getting an animal source of protein, which is obviously missing from a regular vegan …

Build Speed In 20 Minutes With A HIIT Treadmill Workout

Running burns calories. There’s no doubt about that. But to really blast fat, running in one pace just won’t cut it.<p>To burn the most calories in the …

6 Bad Mental Habits That Sabotage Your Success | Inc.com

Your thoughts not only affect your emotional state, but also influence your behavior. When you think positively, you'll likely feel better and perform better. When you think negatively, your despair will be reflected in how you feel and behave.<p>Everyone experiences unhelpful, unrealistic, and …

Self-help

Man's lost therapy dog found after two months thanks to social media

In the six years since Nik Glaser adopted a golden doodle puppy named Kramer, the animal has become more than a pet.<p>“I have clinical anxiety, and I go through phases where it can be overwhelming,” Glaser, 30, explained.<p>“With Kramer around, I rarely get to the stage of having panic attacks. He’s …

Social Media

Three Hill Workouts for the Treadmill

Build strength and stamina indoors that will translate to strong runs outdoors.<p><i>Heather asks: Do you have any hill workouts you can suggest for the treadmill?</i><p>This is a great time of year to take advantage of the incline benefits on the treadmill. You’ll develop strength and stamina that will …

Marathons

7 Keys to Body Transformation

Considering that since 1980, the number of people experiencing weight problems has actually more than doubled, with there being 1.4 billion …

Wellness

The Only 8 Moves You Need For Strong & Toned Arms

Here are the basic strength-building movements you should memorize and use for a lifetime.<p><i>From This Is Why You're Sick and Tired: (And How to Look</i> …

Blue Woman Group Is a Hilarious Podcast About Depression

A new podcast led by comedians shines light on depression in a unique and intimate way.<p>The Blue Woman Group, a new comedy podcast about depression, …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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The 8-Minute Circuit To Avoid Winter Bod

Winter bod: The softer shape we take on when daylight feels in short supply and the weather calls for comfy layers. You haven't stopped working out; it's just that you have a little less motivation than you did during, say, the summer, and a lot more desire for, say, carbs-and-couch time.<p>This …

Workouts

A Sequence for Your Psoas

Take enough yoga classes and at some point you're bound to hear your teacher give a shout-out to the psoas (or, when paired with the iliacus, …

Marathon Training: Building Base Mileage

Have you ever heard runners talking about building base mileage up in preparation for training and wondered what that exactly meant? Or have <i>you</i> ever …

Marathons

Running in the Winter: Advice from a Boston Marathon Winner

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Many experienced runners believe winter is a better season for running outdoors than summer. After all, …

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