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The 5-Minute Back Workout You Can Do Without Weights

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Bathing suit season may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's OK to slack on working your back. Even though you can't see your posterior when you look in the mirror, you rely on this pillar of strength each and every day.<p>Aside from helping you …

Workouts

How to Lose Weight When Your Genes Are Working Against You

What to do when big bones run in your family<p>There are things that you’re thrilled to inherit from your mother, like her eyes—or her jewelry. But her struggle with being overweight? Are you fated to take that on, too?<p>While the exact influence of your genes on your poundage is a hotly contested …

Bad Habits That Give You Belly Fat

We develop habits because they save us time and energy (you don’t have to think about whether to make coffee in the morning, you just do it), and …

How My Breakup Motivated Me to Get Fit and Strong

Kaity Krontz's lowest point inspired her to shed 120 pounds.<p><b>Before:</b> 320<p><b>After:</b> 197<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Between 2012 and 2013, my dad, grandma, and grandpa passed away. Obviously, this was a huge stress on my family, and I took on more responsibility than I had my whole life.<p>Whenever I was sad or …

11 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat if You Want to Lose Weight

Not all veggies are created equal.<p>You don't need science to tell you that fresh produce is healthier than processed, packaged food— especially if you're trying to lose weight. But science is here to help anyway. New research that tracked more than 133,000 people's eating habits and weights for four …

Nutrition

The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.<p>However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness -- running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra …

6 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results from Your Workouts

You're hitting the gym regularly, and you've broken up with Ben AND Jerry. So what gives?<p>When you decided to make fitness a priority, you were pumped. For the first few weeks or even months, things were cooking. You were feeling great, looking slimmer, and totally on your way toward a fitter you. …

Paradise Revisited: Staying in Lasting Long-Term Love

Remember when it felt like you were in "paradise" with your partner? When every touch was heaven; every word, like a whisper of affirmation? The soft breezes of love wafted over you like a tropical sunrise and everything was 'right' with the world. Oh yes, it is such a lovely phase of relationship; …

Relationships

Three Things To Do For Your Marriage Daily – Dr. Doug Weiss Blog

Throughout my years of counseling, I have discovered that many marriages lack structures to encourage intimacy. We grow up believing that one day we …

The best vitamins to fix your 14 worst vices

Beneath the veneer of every health-conscious woman lurk a few nasty habits. After all, nobody's perfect. And though you can't pop a pill for every peccadillo, there are some adjustments—right in plain sight in the vitamin aisle—that can minimize the impact of your dirty little secrets. Of course, …

7 Post-Workout Eating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Don’t let your grub sabotage your results.<p><b>RELATED:</b> How to Work Out for Optimal Weight Loss with Minimal Time<p><b>RELATED:</b> 5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong<p><b>RELATED:</b> 11 Delicious, Healthy Snacks You Can Stash in Your Purse

5 Signs You're Eating Too Little for How Much You Work Out

Since the early 1970s the number of female athletes has grown by a whopping 560 percent among high school students and nearly one thousand percent …

5 Things You Should Never Do Before You Work Out

Hitting up the Indian food buffet, for one<p>Craft a killer playlist. Get dressed in your workout best. Perform a light warm-up. You know what to do to get ready for an awesome workout. But there are some things you should never—and we mean never, ever—do before a workout. Like these five …

The 3 Tips That Will Help You Burn More Fat during Your Workout

They’re so extremely simple that you’ll wish you had known about them years ago<p>It’s time for an important gut check. It’s easy, I promise. Just wrap a tape measure around your waist, halfway between your ribs and hips. Look at the number. Is it less than half your height in inches?<p>It should …

7 Ways to Make Your Workout More Effective

You’re serious about looking and feeling great. You’re determined to make your workouts count. You load up a carefully curated playlist, fight your …

Exercise

How to Do 20 Perfect Pullups

Follow these steps to correctly do this feat of upper body strength<p>We don’t do chinups at Gym Jones. We do pullups.<p>Most people say the difference between a pullup and a chinup is the direction that your hands face. (For chinups, your palms face in. For pullups, your palms face out.)<p>But we look at …

Why Willpower Isn’t the Key to Losing Weight

It’s time to debunk one of the biggest pounds-dropping myths.<p><b>RELATED: Is Your Weight Healthy? Take This 30-Second Test to Find Out</b><p><b>RELATED: 17 Women of Different Shapes and Sizes Proudly Display Their Body Weight</b><p><b>RELATED: These 6 Common Thoughts Are Making You Gain Weight</b><p><b>RELATED: 7 Backup Plans for</b> …

It Was Easier to Get and Stay Skinny in the ’80s (Medical Fact!): Find Out Why

It’s not you, it’s the decade you were born into! A recent study in the journal <i>Obesity Research & Clinical Practice</i> found that a slimmer figure is …

The Key to Triathlon Training

Think you’ve got what it takes to complete one of the most intense, grueling sporting events in the world? Yes, that would be a long-distance triathlon. And, you might be surprised that training for such a major-bragging-rights competition doesn’t need to be intimidating. With dedication and …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>His personal life is in shambles, Robert Mueller looms large, and it's never been trickier to be the president's son.<p>By Julia Ioffe2 days …

The Tush Toner You Need in Your Life ASAP

Prepare to feel the booty burn.<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Low side-to-side lunge:</b> This lunge might <i>seem</i> lazy since it …

Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Shutterstock<p>Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a …

Embrace Active Recovery to Repair and Rebuild Muscles

Kicking your feet up and cracking a cold one certainly doesn’t qualify as a “rest day” if you’re trying to train and build muscle. There’s a reason …

Everything You Need To Know About Hydration

Dehydration is one of the most popular practices weight-class athletes and bodybuilders use to help shed the last few pounds. In a quest to make …

6 Workout Mistakes Women Make When They Hit Menopause

Menopause isn't the scary monster it's made out to be. But when those estrogen levels begin to drop, some not-so-fun stuff starts happening to your body. This hormone helps keep your metabolism humming and your body curvy; when it fades, you'll begin to add pounds—the average woman gains 5 to 7 …

The Cure for Fat Guts & Flat Butts

3 Causes and Cures for Soft Abs and Ugly Glutes<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Sitting still for too long can start a cascade of physical problems. …

4 Post-Workout Myths You Should Stop Believing

<i>By Jacqueline Burt Cote for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>When it comes to the best way to work out, chances are you're on the right track--after all, there are trainers around the gym to give you tips, and no shortage of instructional YouTube videos for the at-home fitness enthusiast. But what …

Running Tips & Articles | Running Training Plans

Do you overpronate? What does pronation even mean? Find out and improve your run with these tips."<p>By Danny Dreyer, ChiRunning<p>Don't let persistent …

Marathons

A Girl’s Guide to Using Protein Powder

Dudes aren't the only ones who can reap its benefits.<p>What's the first image that comes to mind when you think of protein powder? Probably a jacked guy making a post-workout shake, right? It's time we rehab protein powder's image.<p>“Women may actually benefit more from protein powder than men do,” …