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5 best Android apps for screen recording and other ways too!

One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it. In Android Lollipop, they have a screen recording method building into the OS and …

17 Best Ways to Fire Up Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

When you’re looking to give your body a boost, you know turning to a solid weightlifting session, afternoon bike ride, even a a quick 30-minute HIIT …

Fitness

5 Exercises for Upper-Back Strength

Heavy squatting requires a very tight upper back. This means thick, strong muscles and good mobility to retract and depress (the two scapular …

How to Use a Foam Roller to Build Strength

Use a foam roller for postrun recovery? Smart move: This simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its …

Get Crushed: 10-20-30-40 Gut Check

On most days you head to the gym and ‘do the right thing’. You take out your training log, follow the reps and sets, add a little more weight than …

How Myofascial Release Can Prevent Injury

If all runners would spend just 10 minutes with a foam roller or lacrosse ball performing self-myofascial release a few times a week, they would …

7 Foods to Eat When You're Exercising Less

If winter weather has you stuck indoors—and burning fewer calories—these are the best foods to hold you over until you can ramp up your workouts …

Miles vs. Minutes: Which Is A Better Training Method?

<i>A closer look at two different ways of training for your race.</i><p>Is it better to train by minutes or by tracking miles? It’s a question many runners …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Fitness

Fitness tech is evolving by leaps and bounds–and these businesses are leading the way.<p>1. Fitbit<p><b>For outrunning its rivals in wearable tech.</b> Fitbit sold 67% of all full-body activity trackers in 2013, besting Nike’s FuelBand and Jawbone’s Up in both sales and critical reviews. And as the future moves …

79 Core Crushing Exercises

Fitness Coach Andy McDermott always encourages variety in general fitness training. In this mega move, core presentation, you'll see a huge variety …

3 Fat-Blasting Cardio Combos You Must Try

Do these drills once, and they’ll forever change the way you think about cardio<p>Looks like Punxsutawney Phil was right: Temperatures have plummeted outside, and we’re facing another six weeks of winter. But you don’t have to brave the icy weather or grind away on a treadmill to get in your cardio …

6 Muscle-Building Exercises You Can’t Do Wrong

In most gyms, it’s rare to find someone using perfect technique on every exercise. Yes, even you. It’s impossible to see ourselves on every rep and …

How Exercise Regulates Your Appetite

New study reveals a stomach-brain-appetite link.<p>What foods do you usually think about at the end of a workout? Oranges and watermelon, or a big, thick brownie? Recently published research in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> gives some insight into your likely choice.<p>The research group had …

Study: For Body Fat, 30 Minutes of Exercise as Good as 60

<i>Research in the</i> American Journal of Physiology <i>found that Danish men lost more weight with a half hour of daily exercise than they did with a full hour; their body fat remained the same in both cases. Moderation wins again.</i><p>Darryl Webb/Reuters<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Creating a negative energy balance -- burning off …

The Instant Exercise Upgrade You Must Try

Use this simple trick to make your favorite exercises more challenging<p>Few moves can equal the pushup's do-anywhere power, but it can be more effective if you place your feet against a wall, says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of StreamFit.com. Same goes for mountain climbers. "You'll engage your …

Fitness buffs bring exercise videos out of the basement

David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg – a pair of fitness nuts who happen to own a television studio – have been trying to crack the digital nut for years.<p>The pair are the co-founders of Temple Street Productions, a decade-old Toronto studio that's been behind a list of high-profile productions like</i> …

5-Minute Stress Relief Strategies

Stress comes from many areas of life, and stress relief comes in many forms. While some people like using one favorite tool for stress relief, many …

Two-Minute Exercise Relieves Chronic Neck Pain

Lower muscle tension should lead to better running form.<p>If you're reading this from your desk at work, chances are you're doing so with less-than-ideal posture. If so, you might be one of the many office workers with chronic neck and shoulder pain. A short, simple exercise program can significantly …

The Healthiest Time to Exercise

A recent study suggests the time of day can make a difference<p>Good things come to those who wait to work out. Hitting the gym in the evening may produce bigger heart benefits than sweating in the a.m., according to new research from China. People who regularly worked out after 6 p.m. were 19 percent …

The Surprising Truth About Cousins And Marriage

However, first cousin marriage is far more common, and far less dangerous, than many of us have been led to believe, as you'll soon see. Further, if you include second cousins in the mix, according to the <i>Clinical Genetics Handbook</i>, the increased risks with regards to having children are nearly …

5 Soothing Scenes For When You Just Need An Escape

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

10 Ways to Help Someone With Cancer

When someone around us gets diagnosed with cancer, it is often difficult to think of how to react and respond. Do we send a card, text, or email? Do we avoid, ignore, and disregard? Rather than asking the patient what you can do for them, be proactive.<p>According to the American Cancer Society, about …

American Cancer Society

Trainer Confessions: 5 Exercises That Don’t Do What You Think They Do

You’ll be shocked when you find out which muscles you’re actually working<p>At the gym, I see a lot of people working hard to tone up, trim down, and get stronger. But I also see folks making exercise choices under false assumptions—some based on outdated advice, some because they’re following the …

Workouts

This Video May Change Your Yoga Practice

My favorite universal phenomenon is when someone appears on your doorstep exactly when you need them to. This happened this week when I met, through the amazing Internet, Luke Cassady-Dorion. Luke is a filmmaker and yoga teacher living in Bangkok, Thailand. He found me through my writing and sent …

Five Signs You're a Fitness Snob

Are you a member of the fitter-than-thou crowd? Find out for sure

What You Can Tell About Someone From Their...Earwax

New research shows that earwax varies among people of different ethnicities, suggesting that the substance holds untold secrets.<p>A team of scientists …

50 Things a Geek Should Know (Apparently)

Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more …

Immune System

Remove a Stuck Ring From Your Finger With Windex

If a ring is stuck too tight on your finger, you can remove it with dental floss or do what the pros in the ER do: spray some Windex. At least that’s …

Clean The Interior of Your Car with a Coffee Filter

Coffee Filters are cheap, and you can buy huge packages of them at the dollar store. Even if you don't brew drip, you can use them for other things, …

Cleaning

Don't Ever Hesitate to Do Something

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …