Mickey Floyd

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When the Gym Isn't Possible: At-Home Workouts for Women That Do the Trick

Some days and situations just don’t call for the gym—in fact, I love the idea that one of my friends who travels often for work brings ’80s workout …

Natalie Portman

Blood pressure of 130 is the new 'high,' according to first update of guidelines in 14 years

Leading heart health experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the deadly condition sooner.<p>The American Heart Association, the American …

8 Yoga Poses to Relieve Lower Back Pain

The lower back is a sensitive spot for many people. While there can be a ton of causes of lower back pain, a weak core and poor posture from sitting …

Yoga

New clinical trial might change the standard treatment for melanoma

In a head-to-head comparison of two immunotherapy drugs used to prevent relapse in certain patients with advanced melanoma, one treatment was the clear winner — and it's not the one that most people get.<p>The international study, released Sunday, involved 900 patients whose tumors were removed by …

The Moves You Need For Strong, Defined Arms — No Weights Needed!

A girl can get supertoned, sculpted arms without a barbell. Here are the most effective bodyweight exercises you can (and should!) do for strong arms.<p>Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above your wrists.<br>• Take a breath in, and as you exhale, bend your elbows out to …

Workouts

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Hidden gems of Florida's Emerald Coast

Florida’s Emerald Coast comprises a few of the Sunshine State’s best-kept secrets. Distinctly separate from Orlando’s theme parks or Miami’s thumping nightlife, this is where quiet stretches of sandy beaches line calm, turquoise waters; hidden state parks shelter shorebirds that are counted by the …

The 29 Best Bodyweight Exercises For Stronger, Leaner, Toned Arms

You can get totally ripped arms and incredibly strong with one thing — your own body! Here are 29 bodyweight arm exercises that will have you wearing tank tops in December just so you can show off your guns.<p>Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above your wrists.<br>• Take …

Workouts

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock . Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i> , the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Psychology

12 Free Outdoor Workouts That Don’t Suck

No matter how we feel about fitness and exercise, we *all* want to be in shape. Sure, I was captain of track and field in high school, but I also got my butt royally kicked in a SoulCycle class and recently cancelled my gym membership (#newyearnewme?). So in an attempt to *actually* keep my fitness …

Workouts

Elder Orphans: A Baby Boomer's Aging-Alone Plan

The deeper my age propels into the senior years, long-term care planning cannot delay. This is the first of a series on how I plan to care for myself in the elderly years. Like most over 60 years of age, we haven't planned well, and adults like me who live without a spouse or children cannot afford …

16 Super-Helpful Charts That Teach You How To Actually Work Out

Because working out is already hard enough.

A 5-Move Workout to Fire Up Your Muscles and Boost Your Metabolism

Adding weights can help you subtract weight.<p>Research shows that one of the best approaches to creating a real change in your metabolism is through building muscle. The strategy is key because it boosts your basal metabolic rate 24/7—even when you are sleeping. These five strength-based moves will …

Workouts

5 Keys to a Perfect Warm-Up

Without a proper warm-up, you risk injury, less-than-optimal performance, or slowed progress (aka plateauing). Try this dynamic warm-up before your …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, March 6th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video …

3 Rowing Machine Workouts for Strength and Endurance

Shares 28.3K<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>If you’re tired of the treadmill, step off that beaten belt and try a more stimulating endurance challenge: rowing …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

Nutrition

5 Links to Read Before Making Pasta Salad

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Perfect pasta salads for picnics and potlucks.</i><p>The return of warm weather and sunshine means a significant increase in outdoor meals and human contact. …

Cooking