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25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

Flu Symptoms, and Why Your Flu Shot Doesn’t Work

The flu shot can help prevent the flu or decrease its severity. But this year, that prick is not be as protective as you might think.<p><b>Your Flu Shot Might Not Be Effective This Year</b><p>By November 2014—“early” flu season—about 31 percent of adults ages 18 to 49 rolled up their sleeves for a shot, …

Should I Not Eat before a Workout to Lose Weight?

"There's a belief that when you exercise on an empty stomach, your body burns fat for fuel instead of the food you've just ingested," explains lead researcher Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D. "But there's no evidence to support that fasted cardio has any benefit for fat loss."<p>Since an empty stomach won't …

Try This Effective 15-Minute Workout | Men's Health

“It instantly increases the level of difficulty of each exercise,” says BJ Gaddour, <i>Men's Health</i> Fitness Director and creator of the 21-Day MetaShred program—one guy lost 25 pounds of fat in just 6 weeks!<p>When paired together, these two moves will help you build muscle all over.<p>But if you perform …

Birth Month Predicts Future Fitness

Dr. Gavin Sandercook, a clinical physiologist at the University of Essex in the UK, led a group of researchers who tested nearly 9,000 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 16 on tasks of strength, stamina, and cardiovascular fitness. The children born in September, October, and November were …

Handwashing Guidelines for Restaurant Workers

The law is excessive, says Sen. Tillis, a Republican representing North Carolina. Dining establishments should be able to choose whether they make cooks and servers scrub up after relieving themselves, he says.<p>"I don't have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this [handwashing] …

New Rules for the Best Amount of Sleep at Any Age

The National Sleep Foundation gets more specific about age and sleep needs<p>It is one of those facts that have gone pretty much unquestioned for decades: Get 8 hours of sleep every night.<p>It’s a convenient starting point for adults, but not so much for older adults, children, and teens.<p>Now, the …

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Burn Calories with Rowing Sprints

"Sprints prepare you to maintain a faster pace for a longer distance," says Greg Hammond, a trainer for Concept2. Shoot for a 2K time of 7:15. Lock down your form with these tips:<p><b>1. Load Your Legs</b><p>Lean slightly forward and bend your legs, making your shins vertical. Flex your triceps as you reach …

How to Make Pushups More Exciting

Changing positions and reaching for the targets makes you less stable, so your core muscles will need to work overtime just to complete the movement. Make it easier by bringing the targets closer to you or harder by pushing them farther away.<p>Watch the video to learn how to perform the pushup reach …

Weight Loss Advice for People Who Hate the Gym

That’s what it was like for Jeff Rossen, a regular correspondent for the <i>Today</i> show on NBC, when coworkers nominated him for <i>Today</i>’s #startTODAY health and wellness challenge.<p>“Doing this on TV made me feel vulnerable and sometimes embarrassed,” he said. “Have you ever watched yourself work out? It’s …

Alcohol and Medications: What You Need to Know

The main offenders: blood pressure meds, sleeping pills, narcotics, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, and antipsychotics. (If you’re worried about other things your meds may cause, discover <b>The Truth about Medicine Side Effects.</b>)<p>All these different kinds of medications trigger certain interactions …