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What 5 amazing athletes eat for breakfast

What does the breakfast of champions really look like? We asked five incredible athletes (from an ultrarunner to a yogi) how they fuel up in the morning to stay so fit. Then our expert—Kim Larson, RDN, a sports dietitian at Total Health in Seattle, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of …

5 Fascinating Facts About Breakfast

Americans love breakfast. According to recent data, sales for breakfast items are passing those for lunch and dinner, and multiple fast food stops …

How much protein should you really be eating?

Protein is one of the hottest nutrition trends with popular low-carb, high-protein diets like Paleo, brands calling attention to the protein grams in everything from cereals and breads to shakes and energy bars, and restaurants re-vamping their menus to include more of it to meet consumer demand.<p>In …

Why I'm So Happy It Took Me Four Years to Lose 50 Pounds

The valuable lessons Chelsey Conlon learned over years of steady weight loss can help you meet your goal, too.<p><b>Before:</b> 185 <b>After:</b> 135<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>When I was a kid, I would binge on nachos, ice cream, and cookies when I was anxious or stressed. I never cared about what I ate. And while most kids can …

A New Exercise Method Proven to Make Workouts Fun

If somebody told you that there was a workout that didn't require much effort but was fun and yielded awesome results, you'd <i>probably</i> have some doubts . . . and understandably so, because it sounds way too good to be true! But according to <b>The New York Times</b>, there's a new exercise method that is …

3 Kettlebell Moves for Beginners

One of the greatest and most versatile pieces of exercise equipment is also one of the most ignored and improperly used pieces of equipment. It has …

The 20-Minute Workout to Help You Get Fit, Get Toned, and Get On with Your Day

Whip your body into shape with cardio bursts and Capoeria-inspired exercises that burn big calories in just 20 minutes<p>1. Run and Sprawl<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Run in …

9 Foods With More Protein Than An Egg

Gruyere cheese?! Yasssss.<p>Eggs are the poster child for protein—you need only watch Sylvester Stallone chugging raw eggs as Rocky Balboa for proof. And the reputation is well-earned: A single hard-boiled egg packs six grams of protein, all in a convenient, portable package.<p>But honestly, how many …

8 Perfect Fitness Foods

<b>It's true:</b> Spinach is muscle fuel. But not because it instantly turns you lean and sexy. Researchers from Rutgers University found that a compound in the leafy green increases protein synthesis by 120 percent, helping your muscle tissue to repair itself faster after you work out. The problem, …

Why Stretching May Not Make You More Flexibile

By: Tia Ghose<p>Published: 11/14/2014 10:01 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Many people think stretching is essential to improving flexibility. Runners stretch their hamstrings before hitting the pavement, gymnasts do hyper-splits during their warm-ups and yogis wind down their practice with some forward …

Stabilize Then Mobilize

Finding stability in the body is the most crucial aspect to building a strong foundation in your bones, joints and muscles when it comes to both healthy aging and optimal performance. Not only do you reduce your risk of falls, but you also strengthen the fascia that surrounds the ligaments and …

6 Ways Your Health Suffers When You Stop Working Out

Hitting pause on your workout plan can do more than just make you paunchy

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

How to Eat Smarter

Although the focus of our cognitive behavioral approach to permanent weight loss is on helping people change how they think so they can make long lasting changes in their eating, we do provide them with certain guidelines about food.<p>They start making these changes while they are learning how to …

6 Tips for Exercising When You Don't Have Time

The biggest complaint I hear as a weight-loss coach is, "I don't have enough time."<p>Trust me -- I get it! As a full-time working mom with four small children, I'm plagued with not enough hours in the day. So here are six simple tips to keep you consistently working out.<p><b>1. Schedule it.</b><p>Busy people …

Weight Loss

How to Do 50 Perfect Pushups

Set your standards high and tackle this killer bodyweight goal<p>For the average guy, it’s critical to carry your own engine. By that, I mean that you should strive to be strong relative to your size.<p>A good test of your engine is seeing how many consecutive pushups you can do in a row. I work with …

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly faster at the end of a race. A progression run is a run with structured pace increases from beginning to end. The distance and pace will vary based on …

Marathons

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

Nutrition

5 key strength-training exercises

You want to add some strength training but don't want to pay for a trainer or classes. What exercises should you do, how heavy and how much? Answer: Make them functional movements and make them hard. That's what stimulates the body to get stronger.<p>"I saw an article a few years ago that said women …

How to Tell if a Nutrition Bar Is Actually Healthy

Not all packaged bars are created equal.<p>You've probably heard that in March 2015 the FDA sent a warning letter to KIND Snacks. The agency's main beef with some of the company's bars? They call themselves "healthy"—even though certain flavors contain more than 2.5 grams of saturated fat. (The FDA's …

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

How to Make a Comeback From a Fitness Rut

<b>Used to be a regular at the gym or on the trails until injuries, work, kids, time, life? Whatever the reason, we have all been there at one point.</b> …

8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Bread

The good, the bad, and the constipation<p>The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same. So whether you are cutting out refined grains, whole grains, or carbs in …

Is one minute of high-intensity exercise really enough to get fit?

Too busy to get fit? No longer an excuse. The world of workouts is moving to ever-shorter bursts of activity. The New York Times recently released a seven-minute workout app based on research showing the benefit of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), while the Human Performance Laboratory at …