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The two moves that will keep you fit for life

How can you tell if you’re due a long and happy life? Advanced science? Cryogenics? Dr Michael Joyner, a physician and researcher with non-profit …

​7 High-Fat Breakfast Ideas That Will Help You Lose Weight All Day

​Bring on the avocado and eggs.<p>Getty Images<p>Good news if you love yourself a morning avo toast: Eating lots of the right fats first thing might help you lose weight in the long run. “Along with protein and fiber, fat fills you up," says Lindsey Pine, R.D. "Including fat in your breakfast is a great …

Eating Dairy Is Not Bad For Your Heart​ | Men’s Health

What’s more, when the researchers broke down the dairy by fat content, they also found that there was no link between any of the healthy measures and eating full-fat dairy, either.<p>Previously, people believed that the high fat content in foods like cheese and milk contributed to heart disease. But …

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place.<p>Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments. They have a balanced view of themselves – both their …

Leadership

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you …

5 Simmer Pot Recipes To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

The season of scented candles has begun! While <i>Pumpkin Spice Latte</i> and <i>Vanilla Bean Frosting</i> might sound scrumptious and inviting, the truth is that …

Food Preservation

This Man Rode a Bike From India to Sweden—for Love

Inspired by a prophecy, PK Mahanandia traveled more than 4,000 miles.<p>Pradyumna Kumar "PK" Mahanandia was born an “untouchable” in a remote village in eastern India, in the region that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s <i>Jungle Book</i>. As a member of one of India’s lowest castes, he had no hope of escaping …

The Last Diplomat

As Robin Raphel worked for the State Department in Pakistan, her brand of traditional diplomacy ran into the new realities of covert surveillance. The collision turned her life upside down<p>Just before 8 on the morning of Oct. 21, 2014, Robin Raphel climbed into her Ford Focus, put her purple …

National Security

Pump up Your Upper Body With the Pushup-Position Row Complex | Men's Health

You’ll also hammer your triceps, shoulders, and back with the kickbacks, flys, and rows.<p>Use a light dumbbell and a wider foot stance than you normally would in a plank to give yourself more stability while you learn the exercise, Gaddour says.<p>Plug the complex into a circuit as a core move. Aim for …

Hold Up—Should We Be Eating the Avocado SEED? | Women's Health

Turns out those pits, which we’ve been all too quick to toss, are actually packed with antioxidants and polyphenols (which have been lauded as serious disease fighters), according to research.<p><i>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter, So This Happened, to get the day’s trending stories and health</i> …

How to Flirt Without Saying a Word | Men's Health

<b>1. Spread Out</b><p>Sit at a table with one arm draped over a nearby chair, or lean at the bar with your arms spread apart.<p>Both moves convey control of personal and physical space, Wade’s research finds. Women interpret this as a sign of dominance—a key trait for boosting your attractiveness, he says.<p><b>2.</b> …

How Lifting Weights Helps You Live Longer | Men's Health

Less than 10 percent of the subjects strength trained, but those select few were 46 percent less likely to die during the study than everyone else.<p>Sure, you could say that older folks who lift must be in better health to begin with. But even after adjusting for BMI, chronic conditions like diabetes …

Is Cardio Necessary for Super-Low Body Fat? | Men's Health

But there’s one more part of their program, and it involves something the average meathead doesn’t like to think about: cardio. We know anecdotally that bodybuilders do a lot of it. But is it absolutely necessary?<p>“I think it is,” says Christian Finn of muscleevo.net, a veteran fitness expert who’s …

8 Daily Habits That Will Stop Your Brain Aging | Men's Health

<i>As for the negative effects of sitting at a desk all day, this could solve a lot of your problems:</i><p>Here are seven more quick tips for keeping your mind sharp now and long into retirement.<p><b>Pick Up Your Pace</b><p>Take a brief, brisk walk during the day to significantly reduce your dementia risk, suggests a …

Fitness Secrets From the Stars Of Black Sail | Men's Health

As pirates on the TV series <i>Black Sails</i>, actors Tom Hopper (above), Toby Stephens, and Luke Arnold have to look like men who spend all day heaving cannonballs, pulling sails, and climbing ropes.<p>In other words, utterly shredded.<p>Strength coach James White, the toughest trainer in South Africa, put …

13 Ways to Ditch the New Zealand Tourist Experience

Braving the 12-hour flight from Los Angeles to New Zealand is easy. The hard part? Sorting through the overwhelming number of possibilities crammed into these two islands. That’s why we’re here with 13 must-do adventures for your Kiwi checklist.<p>1. Make a Plan<p>The stars aligned. The grandparents …

New Zealand

These Full-Body Moves Will Give You a Giant Push Toward the Trails | Women's Health

And since it's our final week, we’re going all in with our long hike! A six-mile adventure on the treadmill, to be exact. Here's how it breaks down: one mile flat road, two miles at a two percent incline, one mile at three percent, one mile at four percent, and then finish it off with one more mile …

The Protein Source Everyone Who's Anyone Will Be Loading Up on This Year | Women's Health

But what, exactly, <i>is</i> a pulse? "Technically a seed that grows in a pod,” explains Jillian Tuchman, R.D., the in-house nutritionist at Aloha. That includes all dried beans, chickpeas, and lentils.<p>And UN experts say pulses deserve recognition because they're "a vital source of plant-based proteins and …

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

United Nations

What Happens Inside Your Body When You Procrastinate | Men's Health

See What Happens Inside Your Body When You Procrastinate<p>Think your dilly-dallying is innocent? Here’s how it may kill you<p>By Left Channel Animation, Illustrations By Forma & Co<p>In the moment, procrastination might feel great. Your future self can worry about all those long-put-off errands, …

How Use of Probiotics Benefits Cyclists

Stay healthier, be in a better mood, and ride well when it’s hot<p>Probiotics can be incredibly beneficial for cyclists, says Dr. Ralf Jäger, who has been studying them as an inexpensive way to improve health. Probiotics, or live microorganisms that can be found in fermented foods or in pill form, …

Wellness

The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

Workouts

Never Iron Your Clothes Again | Men's Health

<b>The Dryer Method</b><p>All you have to do is soak a bath towel in water, ring it out, and then toss it in the dryer with your crinkled clothes for 10 minutes on high. Your clothes will come out wrinkle-free, she says.<p>“The water in the towel turns to steam, and that moisture—combined with the …

The 3 Things the Government Gets Wrong in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines | Men's Health

And for the first time in history, the feds gave an upper limit on how much added sugar you should consume.<p>But a few of the guidelines aren’t supported by solid science. <i>Men’s Health</i> has debunked these falsehoods before, but the myths persist. Here’s what the feds got wrong:<p><b>Sodium isn’t evil</b><p>The new …

The 21-Day MetaShred Fat-Loss System | Men's Health

THE 21-DAY METASHRED—my all-new body-shredding DVD plan—represents the culmination of every hard truth I’ve learned on the front lines of fat loss. It combines cutting-edge science with tried-and-true training advice to attack your flab with no mercy. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!<p>I share five …

The Pectoral Punishment Chest Workout | Men's Health

(To unlock a new level of total-body transformation, check out the METASHRED EXTREME workout program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>So here’s an incredible chest workout for every man from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. It pairs chest press variations with pushup variations to pound your pecs from …

Strength Tips from a Man Who Lifts 5 Times His Bodyweight | Men's Health

Hell, there’s barely a sound as he readies himself for his heaviest lift of the day in his hometown gym in D’Iberville, Mississippi.<p>“Let’s go,” murmurs Winston Ceasear, a Mack truck of a man who’s swapping sets with Hawthorne. “Easy weight.”<p>The load on the bar is 365 pounds—an impressive but not …

The Right Way to Wear a Scarf | Men's Health

Nobody teaches you this stuff. Nobody’s dad has ever said, “Okay, son—you’re old enough now. It’s time to learn how to wrap your own scarf. You’re a man today, my boy!”<p><b>Related:</b> The Most Stylish Gifts For Men<p>We sought out Derian Baugh, CEO of Men’s Style Lab—an online clothing concierge service—for …

Is Soy or Almond Milk Healthier Than Cow's Milk? | Men's Health]

Before we take a critical eye to milk alternatives, let’s look at good old-fashioned cow’s milk.<p>Here are the positives: An 8-ounce glass of whole milk has nearly 8 grams of protein and 149 calories.<p>For comparison, a 4-ounce skinless roasted chicken breast has 35 grams of protein and 186 …

11 Essential Rules to Dressing Like an Adult | Men's Health

You know the drill by now, so wear a suit that shows it. The first step: Learn the basics of How to Buy the Perfect-Fitting Jacket.<p><b>2. Invest in a great pair of jeans.</b><br>Finding that perfect pair of well-fitting jeans is worth the steep price tag. Look for three must-have qualities—a slim fit, dark …