Richard Macias

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Intermittent fasting made easy: What to know about the 16:8 diet

There’s promising new research about a weight-loss plan that doesn’t involve calorie counting, constant hunger or extreme effort.<p>When obese people structured their schedule so that they fasted for 16 hours a day, but were free to eat whatever they wanted in the other eight hours — known as the 16:8 …

Holistic Medicine

The Relationship Between Powerful Grips and Screen Time Diseases

Researchers at Glasgow University, UK, found that the amount of leisure time spent watching a television or computer screen had almost double the …

Biomedicine

Everything You Need to Know About Intermittent Fasting

"We need to find dinner soon because I can't eat after 8 p.m.," my friend said as we wandered around the neighborhood with growling stomachs. That …

Nutrition

On the Keto Diet? Check Out These 30 Products From Costco ASAP

The keto diet comes with a laundry list of unapproved foods — say goodbye to carbs and sugar — but Costco is here to save the day yet again. Our favorite wholesale store makes going keto a breeze, thanks to its endless inventory of low-carb, high-fat items. And we even just discovered that it sells …

Recipes

10 Most Comfortable Folding Chairs for Camp Outs 2018

Camp outs require some good seating. When you’re roasting weenies, playing games, or just relaxing by the fire after a long day on the trail, its …

Camping

You May Want to Stop Drinking Protein Shakes After Workouts — Here's Why

You may want to reconsider your favorite post-workout protein shake. A recent study found that people who consume protein supplements as a snack in between meals may have a harder time managing their weight.<p>Researchers found that the consumption of protein supplements are effective in increasing …

Nutrition

6 secrets for grilling a thick, juicy steak

A thick steak can certainly be intimidating, but it tastes brilliant when it’s cooked correctly. Working with a thicker piece of meat allows you to generously season the outside without turning the meal into a salty mess. The result: a deeply seared, flavorful crust that gives way to a juicy, …

How Intermittent Fasting on Keto Can "Accelerate Your Results"

If you're trying to decide between intermittent fasting and the keto diet, you may want to consider doing them together. Turns out, pairing the two diets can offer even more benefits than what each of them can provide individually. In addition to better aiding weight loss, experts say this …

13 Keto Breakfast Recipes That People Are Loving on Pinterest

All are high in fat—and flavor.<p>The ketogenic diet is high-fat and low-carb, and if you pay attention to food and nutrition trends, then you already …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Curious to Try the Keto Diet? Here's Everything You Can and Cannot Eat

The keto diet has been one of the most talked-about health trends in the past year. The low-carb, high-fat diet induces a state of ketosis in your body, creating ketones that burn fat instead of the glucose converted from carbohydrates. In other words, the keto (short for ketogenic) diet forces …

Why lectins are a bigger weight loss enemy than carbs, according to a cardiologist

One minute it’s carbohydrates, the next it’s gluten and/or dairy and before you know it even avocados are suspect… when it comes to weight loss, the …

Weight Loss

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

8 simple diabetes prevention tips for families

Looking for a diabetes prevention action plan? You don't have to change your life a lot, just a little, to make a big difference for you and your family.<p>Looking for a diabetes prevention action plan? You don't have to change your life a lot, just a little, to make a big difference for you and your …

This turmeric tonic is going to be your go-to energy boost beverage

When Sarah Schneider, co-owner of NYC’s Egg Shop, realized that she and other staff members at the restaurant were <i>all</i> experimenting with turmeric at …

Don't Just Lift Heavy, Carry Heavy | The Art of Manliness

The other day I was helping a guy move. We were carrying heavy stuff like pianos, dressers, and even an old cabinet hi-fi stereo.<p>As I was helping him …

Self Defense

The 8 Rules of Maximal Strength

The Smart Way to Get Brutally Strong<p>Getting really strong is a marathon. There are lessons to be learned, injuries to be rehabbed, and time that must …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

This Is Exactly How Long You Need to Hold a Plank to Flatten Your Belly

To reap the most rewards, performing three sets of planks for up to 60 seconds each is ideal, according to Doug Sklar, a certified personal trainer …

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.<p>The truth is, despite the popularity of …

Nutrition

This Essential Tool Is the Key to Pushing Past Your Weightlifting Plateaus

All it'll cost you: 25 bucks<p>Failing to complete a lift when surrounded by your gym bros can be a humiliating and humbling experience. But your failure may have had nothing to do with how strong your arms or legs are, or what training program you follow—it may all lie in having weak grip strength. A …

Weightlifting

Food versus supplements: How much you actually have to eat to get everything you need

In an ideal world, everyone would get all their daily needed nutrients through food. But as any physician will tell you, it just isn’t happening. …

Tip: Do These Stretches After Squats

Run through these four simple stretches after a lower body workout and feel awesome.<p>Save your stretching for post-workout. This is when you want to …

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Tip: The Easiest Hip Flexor Stretch

Sit on your butt a lot? Have low back issues? You need this simple stretch.<p>If you're like the average American, you sit 7.7 hours per day. This …

The high-rep circuit to build massive muscles

Jay Sullivan<p>Jay Sullivan<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Lifting heavy isn’t the only way to get bigger muscles. Our advice: keep it light and up …

The best men's hiking boots you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Steven John/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>When I was sixteen years old, I travelled to Spain with a group of high school students to …

The hiking myth: Don’t just keep chugging water without monitoring your sodium

If you’re a hiking expert you’ve definitely heard it. And if you’re just testing the trails for the first time, someone will likely give you their …

Box Breathing: The Mindfulness Technique Navy Seals Use

Welcome to App Saturdays! (*insert jazz hands*) Every Saturday we’ll feature an app we love, telling you what it can do and why it’s awesome.<p>Our brains have a great way of never shutting up. Just search Mindfulness in the App Store and you’ll see that people are actively looking for ways to relax, …

Mindfulness