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What's Wrong With Us? Three Names, One Place, a Company and a Substance

I loved the movie <i>Four Weddings and a Funeral</i>. Those five events and the people caught up in them were artfully used to convey a spectrum of human emotion, to evoke a panoply of empathies, and to do what good art does: imitate life and help us understand ourselves better.<p>I doubt I can match that …

8 Habits Of Extremely Well-Rested People

Most of us have probably met (and envied) at least one of those mysterious people who never seem to be tired. We've sized them up through bleary eyes, and wondered how it is that <i>they</i> don't look like they spent 30 minutes battling with the snooze button this morning. The answer isn't necessarily …

The Life-Saver You Take For Granted

You've always had access to clean water. But 783 million other people aren't so lucky<p>Could you live without clean water? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, cohost Peter Moore reveals what he saw during his recent trip to India with actor Matt Damon. The mission of Damon's non-profit …

Astronaut food: Can you cook fries in space?

Think reaching Mars is a challenge, how about cooking a decent meal on the way? Enter the weird science of cooking in space, starting with the humble chip.<p>If humans ever voyage to a planet far bigger than Earth, the journey is sure to be arduous and full of danger. But there’s a consolation: french …

No, You Cannot Get a Workout Just by WATCHING Football

Sorry to ruin the dream, guys<p>The Huffington Post recently wrote a story about how watching sports may actually make you fitter. Great news for those of us who so aren’t into turkey trots but so ARE into Thanksgiving Day football—now we can break a sweat on the big day without even leaving the …

Research

5 Weird Things Fast Food Does To Your Brain

And you thought it only affected your body!<p>Here’s one way to get cultured: kick your McDonald’s habit. Exposure to fast food makes it harder to appreciate beautiful art and music, finds a University of Toronto study.<p>Researchers found that just <i>seeing</i> fast-food restaurants and logos—not even …

Why You Should Avoid Carbs at Bedtime

A midnight snack may stifle muscle growth.<p>As you enter your 30s, it becomes more challenging to build muscle because growth hormone and testosterone levels naturally start to decline. High blood sugar can compound that problem by hampering the production of both hormones and triggering fat storage. …

FDA moves to phase out trans fats from food, citing health concerns

The Food and Drug Administration has declared war on trans fats. The government agency said Thursday it would require food makers to gradually phase out artificial trans fats — the artery-clogging ingredient found in crackers, cookies, pizza and many other baked goods.<p>The change could potentially …

Compound Moves for Total-Body Gains

Edgar Artiga<p>When it comes to adding muscle mass there are many ways to get the job done. One of the best ways to pack on more size is to push your …

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Does Working Out in the Cold Burn More Calories?

Yes, you're freezing… but are you freezing your butt off?<p><b>The question:</b> Does working out in the cold burn more calories?<p><b>The expert:</b> Glen Haney, MA, certified personal trainer and exercise physiologist<p><b>The answer:</b> Yes—but not enough to <i>truly</i> make a difference. "It is true that you burn slightly more …

The Single Habit That Helps Me Eat Healthy and Save Money

For me, the secret to consistent healthy eating comes down to one routine I've built into my life. Every Sunday, I spend a few hours preparing fresh, healthy meals for the week ahead. This habit saves me time and money overall. If all of my lunches are made in one setting ahead of time, I don't …

4 Red Flags That You're Headed for Burnout

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>Have things gotten so bad lately that you fantasize skipping the right turn into the office parking lot and just driving somewhere far away? That's not just stress. That's burnout.<p>In his book <i>Transforming Burnout</i>, Alan Shelton, M.D., medical director at the Puyallup Tribal Health …

Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory

There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems.<p>For instance, earlier this year, a study published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> concluded that higher glucose may be a risk factor for dementia, even among people without type 2 diabetes.<p>So the question is, …

Psyched Out by McDonald's: The Psychological Phenomena Behind McDonald's Latest Commitment to Health

<i>Illustration by Lisa Kaggen</i><p>It has been hard to miss McDonald's trumpeting its commitment to make it easier for people to have access to healthy food choices in its restaurants. But the question remains: Is this something that can significantly improve consumer health or is it simply a stock-pumping …

5 Ways to Sneak Fitness Into Your Day

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've probably heard that regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, elevate your mood and improve mental focus. But in the busy lives of entrepreneurs, getting to the gym often slips further down the …

Exercise

5 Drills to Help You Achieve Your First Pull Up

<b>One of the key things we’re working on with clients right now is their pulling strength.</b> There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, it’s because pull …

Workouts

6 Dinner Mistakes That Can Cause Weight Gain

Find out how to avoid these common mistakes before you sit down to eat<p>While breakfast and lunch are often consumed alone or on the go, dinner is the …

Nutrition

Calorie-Rich Rewards After Exercise Could Sabotage Weight Loss

By Dorene Internicola<p>NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) - If you're spending more time running, walking or pumping iron in the gym and still not losing weight, fitness experts say it could be due to too big a reward for still too little exercise.<p>Although fitness has indisputable health benefits, it takes …

Eggs or Cereal: Which Is a Better Breakfast for Weight Loss?

According to a 2011 NPD food market research study, 31 million Americans (one in 10) skip breakfast.<p>Video of the Day<p>One of the top reasons people …

Morning Heart Rate and "Functional" Overtraining

Weekly averages, rather than daily measurements, help you keep tabs on fatigue.<p>There's an interesting article just published in <i>Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise</i> on "evidence of parasympathetic hyperactivity" as a marker of overtraining. It has some interesting insights on the causes and …

Heart Rates

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …

Marathons

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How to make sushi at home

"They love the precision." But sushi isn't too tricky to make at home, says Yuki, "if you have a few essential tools and ingredients. I buy everything in UK supermarkets."<p>For OFM, she is making ura hosomaki, small sushi rolled "inside out", concealing the black seaweed (nori) within a rice …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks