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7 Sweet Snacks That Help You Lose Weight

Here’s your excuse to eat chocolate today<p>Choosing healthy foods doesn’t mean you need to neglect your taste buds. In fact, you can find plenty of sweet, delicious treats that actually promote weight loss—if you know where to look. (Have no idea where to start? Check out the <i>Metashred Diet</i> for …

Losing weight won’t make you happier—but eating a balanced diet will

Step away from the scales—it may not be the key to improving your mental health.<p>Despite the message that the happiest you is just 10 pounds away, new research suggests that improving the quality of your diet may be the recipe to protecting and even improving your mental health, not losing …

Mental Health

The 7 best exercises to build brute strength

Any veteran gym rat will tell you that there’s weight-room strong, and then there’s do-anything strong. Some guys just have that “brute strength”—the …

21 Lunch and Dinner Salads That Are Seriously Filling

Good salads are much more than iceberg lettuce, chopped veggies, and a sprinkle of a basic vinaigrette. Salads are a great way to pack in plenty of …

​The Diabolic 7-7-7 Dumbbell Workout

​Do these 7 moves for 7 reps each for 7 rounds and you'll be a different person when you're done<p>A complex is where you flow between a series of movements using a single training tool. There is little to no transition time between moves and you can only rest after all of the moves have been …

The greatest high-intensity sugar-burning workout to cut body fat

Imagine you’re out for a walk in the woods. During this leisurely stroll, your muscles are using a type of muscle fiber called slow-twitch fiber. …

This 7-Move Workout Hits Your Entire Body in 7 Minutes

This MetCon circuit blasts calories and keeps your metabolism revved all day long<p>You already know that it doesn't matter how long you work out — it matters how hard you go. The workout below is only seven minutes, but it uses seven functional moves to work your entire body, burn fat, build muscle, …

The 9 worst mistakes you can make before you lift

When you cross the threshold into the holy place that is the gym, you probably get to your usual rituals right away—and that’s fine.<p>But here’s the …

Pack on muscle with eccentric exercise

If you’re the typical gym-going dude, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard the term “eccentric exercise” tossed around. Sounds like a fancy …

The Creamy, Melty Grilled Cheese Recipe Your Super Bowl Weekend Needs

<i>This football season, we’ve partnered with Taste of the NFL and their favorite tailgating experts to share great game-day recipes for an even greater</i> …

9 gear-free full-body workout exercises for a stronger, leaner you | NOLA.com

We've collaborated with New Orleans area workout pros to design a creative, do-anywhere full-body workout that requires zero gear to make it easier …

Five Exercises to Do Before Every Run

If your warmup typically consists of jogging—or worse, nothing—here’s reason to step it up.<p>[​<p>​]<p>A recent study reveals that a dynamic warmup routine can help you perform better. Researchers compared how well study participants ran after moving versus sitting. When runners did dynamic stretches, they …

How to run: everything you need to know

Whether you are new to running or want to improve your pace, here’s how to get going<p>Running is a fantastic way to get fit. You don’t need much kit, you can do it anywhere (within reason) and it’s available to you all the time – you don’t need to wait for the gym to be open or a class to start; just …

5 Ways To Fix Your Squat To Help You Work Your Butt In The Best Way

Squats, whether weighted or not, are hands down one of the best, most powerful full-body exercises you can perform: Not only will you tone your butt …

Treadmill workouts that take the monotony out of running indoors

<i>By Kelli Kennedy, The Associated Press</i>Just because it’s too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn’t mean the treadmill has to be a …

It’s true: Chicken tenders are perfect, and delicious.

By Bonnie S. Benwick<p>Bonnie S. Benwick<p>Deputy Food editor and recipe editor<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Here’s one thing a lot of restaurant chefs have in common with a lot of kids, and we’re not talking about the wunderkinder who compete on junior cooking shows: They love good, crispy, crunchy chicken …

Recipes

Hypertrophy Is Not a Bad Word: Functional Hypertrophy Training

<b>As I wrote about recently in regards to the future of the fitness industry, one of my big picks for training trends is a return to hypertrophy</b> …

Hypertrophy

Prime Rib With Garlic Herb Butter Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

Workouts

20+ Soup Recipes to Help You Beat Weight Gain

Winter is the unofficial soup season, I think we can all agree to that. It's bitterly cold, gets dark out by 5 p.m., and typically nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of something warm and comforting, like soup.<p>Whether it's packed with an unforgivable amount of sodium or …

Slow Cookers

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The 2-Minute Arm Workout to Build Strong Biceps

Having strong biceps is an advantage for athletes in a myriad of sports, including hockey, badminton, baseball, football, and more.<p>As an orthopedic …

8 Tough Exercises For Your Abs That Won't Hurt Your Back

Let crunches be bygones. According to an editorial in <i>Navy Times</i>, the U.S. Navy is making moves to banish the traditional situp from their …

17 Fall Crock Pot Recipes That Are Easy & Totally On Point

When fall foods start to hit the grocery store shelves, my dinner game gets pretty imaginative. I mean, there's nothing more inspiring than a …

Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta

Shares 1.5K<p>This vegan butternut squash pasta with kale and onion sprouts recipe is not only a showstopper, but it’s packed full of nutrients and is …

Simple Ways to Do More Sit-Ups

The sit-up test is one of the standard tests used to assess abdominal, core and hip flexor strength and endurance during military (Army, Navy, Air …

Workouts

For beginners, a guide to cooking all types of meat

By Casey Seidenberg<p>Casey Seidenberg<p>Bio<p>As with many parents of teens, I am on a mission to teach my boys life skills. They are incredibly capable of catching a baseball, landing a flip on a trampoline and riding a bike without hands, but in five and six years, when they head off to college, will …