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The Total-Body Weight Room Workout

Exercise 1 Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells at your shoulders, feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back and lower into a squat, keeping your chest upright and your knees over your toes (a). As you push through your heels to return to standing, press the dumbbells overhead (b). Lower …

Workouts

Smart Swiss Ball Moves

<b>Hip-Raise and Leg Curl</b><br>This is one of the best moves you can do to strengthen your hips and hamstrings—as long as you do it right. Don’t release your legs from the curl quickly. Instead, take at least 4 seconds to straighten them. Studies have shown that this technique can greatly increase muscle …

15 Instant Ways to Make Yourself Happier

A handful per day boosts levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, according to researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain. Not only does serotonin raise your mood, but it also lowers feelings of hunger and improves heart health. Reach for an ounce (about a handful) of raw walnuts, …

Three Exercises to Improve Your Small Wave Game

Can you do this? Photo: Jeff Byrnes<p><b>How’s your small wave game?</b> Be honest. You’ve been out there on a 1-3 ft day paddling for bumps that roll right …

Surfing

This is What a Great White Shark Attack Looks Like from Up Close

<b>Shark Week kicks off tomorrow, and this is quite the warm-up.</b> Scientists strapped six cameras, called REMUS or Remote Environmental Monitoring Units, …

White Shark

National Geographic Travel

The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at expert reviews and local recommendations.

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National Geographic Travel

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

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