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The rise of the 'gym party' for adults - how getting sweaty replaced getting sloshed

Alex James, the bassist from the band Blur, might famously have said he celebrated his 20th birthday with drink, his 30th with drugs, and his 40th with food, but these days turning 20-something is rather different. The only bottles we’re swigging from are water bottles and we’re popping protein …

Fitness

Here Is Exactly How to Do the Perfect Squat, According to a Fitness Instructor

The squat is a compound and foundational fitness movement. It recruits muscles from your lower back down through to your ankles and is a tremendous strength and conditioning tool. There are more variations to a squat than there are zodiac signs, and everyone's squat is going to look a little …

Bodyweight Exercise

This 20-Minute Routine is the Laziest (but Most Effective) Workout Ever

By properly distracting yourself, this kind of exercise can actually be enjoyable.<p>Maybe you don't have time to exercise. Or, maybe instead of logging some miles on the treadmill, you tend to use your spare minutes shopping online or wasting time on Facebook. Whatever your excuse, you know that …

How trainer Kirsty Godso eats ketogenic every day—and why she’ll never go back

<i>In addition to being a Nike Master Trainer, Kirsty Godso has crafted two workouts—Pyrogirls, which pops up at cool girl hot spot Sky Ting Yoga as</i> …

The Ketogenic Diet Might Burn 10 Times More Fat Than The Standard American Diet

Pretty impressive.<p>Many people who follow the ketogenic diet (a.k.a. keto) are obsessed with its ability to help you lose weight quickly—and keep it off. Now, new research has found that the low-carb diet may have one especially huge perk going for it: It might burn 10 times more fat than other …

Tip: Stop Stretching Your Lower Back

Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.<p>This Stretch Can Make Things Worse<p>Check out the warm-up …

Yoga

The best phones under $500

Phone makers are trying to outdo one another by racing to add new, advanced features to their flagships, but these tools are not equally useful. Who really needs Face ID, Animoji or eye-sensing authentication? Some of us just want a good, no-frills phone. Plus, not everyone can or wants to spend …

Because We're All Nosy as Hell, Here's What People Eat in a Day

Taking pics of your food is one way to track your calories, macros, and encourage healthy eating. Sharing your daily food journal on social media is even better because it keeps you accountable and offers support and encouragement to keep eating toward your goals. Want to know what other people eat …

Home workouts: The best HIIT exercise routine for overall weight loss

In an ideal world we would all have a six-day weight loss workout plan with specific days dedicated to targeting certain areas and we’d stick to …

The Ketogenic Diet Is the Latest Buzzy Weight-Loss Plan—Here’s What a Day of Eating Actually Looks Like

There's no question the ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is generating tons of buzz these days, with more than 4 million #keto posts on Instagram and …

Recipes

35 Lower-Body Exercises to Shape Your Legs — and You Can Do Them All at Home

Although it's nice to take a trip to the gym and work up a sweat with all the equipment that's available to you, there are times when you just want …

Trends

Jump Into Crane Pose With This Stability Practice Video

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Yoga

Do This 15-Move Yoga Flow Before Bed for the "Best Night's Sleep of Your Life"

Nothing de-stresses the mind and body quite like yoga—and one wellness editor's 15-move flow is a perfect example. "The one thing I do every single …

Can't Leave the House? Here Are 15 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

There's no place like home for the holidays, but if you're stuck in a town that doesn't have your favorite gym or boutique fitness studio, you might be wondering how you're going to get your workouts in! Fear not: here are some bodyweight workouts for every mood — even if your in-laws don't have …

3 ways essential oils can take your workout to the next level

You may already dab on essential oils when you’re feeling anxious or having trouble sleeping, but it turns out that stashing ’em in your gym bag is …

Essential Oils

Yoga For Lower Back Pain: 5 Poses To Do Every Day That'll Ease All Your Annoying Aches

Whether PMS symptoms have you aching like crazy, or you work at a desk job that forces you to sit with a stiff upper body most of the day, suffering …

Yoga

How to identify your body’s stress points and release them

In today’s world, we are so habituated to tension that we don’t even realise when we store it in our bodies. When layers upon layers of unreleased …

Best affordable Android smartphones you can buy [October 2017]

There are new smartphones hitting the market constantly, but which is the best to pick up when you’re trying to save a buck or two? We’ve seen a lot of big releases in the budget market lately, so let’s take a look at all of the best affordable Android devices you can buy today.<p>NEW FOR OCTOBER:<p>Moto …

Mobile Technology

Google’s Pixelbook is a stunning $1,000 laptop

Google has made a very nice, pretty expensive laptop<p>Chromebooks mostly exist in two camps. The first is the education market, where an entire generation of students have been using cheap, low-end laptops to get their schoolwork done. The second camp is the direct-to-consumer market, where …

Over 40 At-Home Exercises You Need For Your Best Bum Ever

Get ready to build out that booty and strengthen your body from the bottom up (get it?) with these at-home and gym-ready exercises. From no-equipment …

Keto Diet May Hold Key to Treatments for Brain Inflammation

Could the ketogenic diet be a new resource in the fight against stroke?<p>Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) say they have …

Anna Victoria's 9-Move HIIT Workout Will Tone Your Entire Body

Instagram fitness star Anna Victoria has a healthy following for a reason. The certified personal trainer knows that physical fitness comes from …

This $11 set of resistance bands is one of the most popular workout tools on Amazon

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Amazon There are many tools that can help you take your workout to the next level, and speed up your recovery time afterward.<p>We've already …

Bands

Back to Basics: 12 Ways to Prepare Ground Beef

Add ground beef to your shopping list and you can be sure easy, filling weeknight meals are well within your reach. It's a humble, hard-working …

Cooking

This Easy Skillet Apple Cake Is The Star Of Your Next Fall Brunch

Impress you brunch companions with an apple cake you can bake in a skillet.<p>Made in an oven-proof frying pan, skillet apple cake splits the difference …

Dessert

Lose 13 Pounds With a Carb-Friendly Diet That Works Like Gastric Bypass

If you hate extreme diets but love extreme results, a resistant starch diet may be right for you. Created by the authors of the bestselling <i>The Carb</i> …

Nutrition

America’s most famous back pain doctor said pain is in your head. Thousands think he's right.

Beloved by his patients, Dr. John Sarno was derided by his medical peers.<p>Back in August, I published a comprehensive guide to the new science of treating back pain. Immediately my inbox filled with emails about a doctor readers felt I’d overlooked: the late John Sarno.<p>“Thousands of people, …

25+ Healthy Lunches That Are So Easy to Take to Work, It'll Make Your Head Spin

When you're rushing out the door in the morning, the last thing on your mind is packing a full lunch for yourself. We get that, and we've been there …

Healthy Eating

Reset Your T-Spine With This Simple Stretch

<b>This simple stretch for the mid-to-upper portion of your spine will help to reduce tension,</b> and leave you feeling taller and more open through the …

Yoga

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 …