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Ask A Swole Woman: The Myths Of Bodyweight Training

The whole point of weight training is working against (increasing) resistance.Image: Scott Webb via UnsplashDear Swole Woman,First of all I want to …

Exercise

Walking is apparently better for burning body fat than running

Personal trainer and nutritionist to the stars Harley Pasternak has revealed that walking is actually the best way to burn body fat.<p>Speaking to</i> …

These Are The Workouts That Burn The Most Calories

Float like a butterfly, sting like a very fit bee<p>Boxing should be on your radar (and not just because of Conor McGregor and that suit). According to …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of …

Everything You Need to Know About the Protein Bar That's All Over Instagram

Bored by the lackluster options in your protein-bar arsenal? We've partnered with RXBAR to introduce you to one bar you'll always look forward to snacking on.<p>Reaching for greasy, carb-loaded, and sugary snacks is almost too easy when you're on the go. We've all been there. But since these foods can …

Flavors

Back to School! 10 Brain Foods for Your Kids’ Lunch Boxes - Chowhound

Those commercials with kids dancing around in new jeans and sneakers have started playing again, and somehow we all know that back to school is right …

Breakfast

9 Make-Ahead High-Protein Vegetarian Lunches

One of the biggest challenges of eating meat-free is making sure you're getting in enough protein at every meal, so planning ahead is the name of the …

Healthy Eating

The 7 Cacao Nibs Health Benefits You Need to Know

The shocking truth concerning cocoa vs. cacao. Who knew changing a few letters around could make such a difference?<p>August 01, 2017<p>Cacao nibs? Don't …

​How Eating Avocados May Help Slow Down Your Brain’s Aging

Want to keep your brain sharp? The answer might be on your plate: People who eat more lutein show brain responses similar to that of those years younger, a new study in <i>Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience</i> suggests.<p>In the study, researchers recruited 60 people ages 25 to 45, and measured their levels of …

Green tea could reduce weight gain and improve brain function, says new study

Those on a health kick may opt for a green tea over their usual choice of a latte or builder's tea, but it could pay to drink a cup of the green …

​Can Broccoli and Cauliflower Really Kill Cancer?

In the study, researchers developed a drug based on naturally-occurring compounds called isothiocyanates, which are found in vegetables like broccoli …

10 Veggie-Filled Breakfasts I Keep in My Meal Plan

Eating vegetables for breakfast makes me feel like I really started the day on the right foot — and it's actually easier than you might think to work …

Breakfast

Is the Mediterranean Diet Really the Secret to a Long Life?

The Mediterranean diet is often cited as the key to heart health and longevity and the easiest—and tastiest—way to eat one’s way to the Good Life. Yet, a new Italian study reveals that the culinary roadmap to health and wellness disproportionately benefits those who earn more money.<p>Culled from the …

How to Exercise for Brain Health

Being physically active can lift mood, help you maintain a healthy weight, and keep your muscles strong—and mounting evidence suggests that working …

The Best Gym Is Your Floor

According to science, push-ups are better at training your chest than you think.<p>When I was a freshman in high school, Bench Press Day was sacred. I thought about it all week, meticulously assembling a HEAVY CHEST playlist and carefully timing my consumption of breakfast, lunch, and disgusting …

7 Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

It's easier (and tastier) than you think.

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Meet the woman behind Be:FIT – Europe’s largest fitness festival solely for women

Fitness and wellness festivals are having a moment this year.<p>There’s LoveFit. Sweat Life. Soul Circus.<p>But if you’d rather work out in a female-only, …

Getting Naked Helps Improve Body Image—Seriously!

Hear Us Out…<p>The <i>Journal of Happiness Studies</i> <b>published a report</b> earlier this year on the psychological benefits of baring all: “More participation in …

Body Image

There Are Actually 8 Different Types Of Avocados—Here's What You Need To Know

Like where you can find them.<p>Here’s food trivia you probably haven’t heard before: There are at least eight different varieties of avocado that are in season at different times of the year. About 90 percent of avocados grown in the U.S. come from California; the rest are from Florida. That said, …

How to Ramp Up Training and Stay Healthy—No Matter Your Diet

Ask an elite athlete how nutrition factors into her performance, and she’ll likely tell you that it’s just as important as her training plan. In many cases, she may even call it <i>the</i> most important factor. But the increased effort levels during training can make sticking to your diet tough since even …

7 Workout Supplements That Actually Work

The fitness world is full of a lot of gimmicks and promises because, let’s face it, working out is hard work, and if there’s one thing human history …

The 4 Mandatory One-Legged Exercises

Unilateral Training For Injury Prevention & Big Gains<p>The Cause for the Pause<p>Why train one leg at a time? Because a lack of single leg stability, …

How to workout at home when you can’t get to a gym

There’s something amazing about going for a brisk walk to the promenade by the sea or a refreshing run early in the morning before cars start to …

What the World’s Oldest People Eat (or Ate) Every Day

It's something we've been told time and time again: If you want to live a long life, make sure that you eat a healthy diet. But judging by the diets …

These 2-Ingredient Sambal Cashews Are the Best Bar Snack

The best snack that you can make in five minutes, with only two ingredients. Magic.<p>Is a bar snack still a bar snack if you eat it at home? It’s a perplexing question, and one that I ponder frequently, as a not-so-secret admirer of the food group. Strangely, my favorite bar snack never actually …

How to Reset Your Metabolism in Exactly 24 Hours

Exercise and dietary "quick fixes" might seem enticing, but in the long-run, they could wreak havoc with your metabolism. Lyn-Genet Recitas, …

Wellness

The Crash Course on Creatine

<b>Whether you are relatively new to the fitness scene, or a seasoned powerlifter or bodybuilder, odds are that you have heard of creatine.</b> It is also …

How to encourage muscle stem cells to replace missing muscle? A familiar home, a few friends and some healthy exercise - Scope

I've been writing a lot recently about ways to tinker with muscle stem cells to encourage them to repair muscles injured by overuse or trauma. But …

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …

Workouts