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Paleo? Vegan? 36 Super Bowl Snacks to Satisfy *All* Your Guests

Entertaining can be tricky when special diets come into play, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These 36 Super Bowl-worthy recipes work for all kinds of allergies and preferences, from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to vegetarian — and everything in between. The best part, though? Even those folks …

The Proven Way to Fall Asleep Faster

Do this activity 90 minutes before heading to bed<p>Can't score shuteye without tossing and turning for an hour? The best sleep aid might be a barbell: In a recent Swiss study, people who worked out at a high intensity 90 minutes before going to bed fell asleep faster.<p>And generally speaking, the …

20 Tips for Torching Fat

The leaves are falling, the air has a chill, and holiday temptations are abound. That’s right, winter is upon us—that diet-busting, …

Nutrition

Banish Your Belly BEFORE the Holidays

Drop pounds before the ball drops to get ahead of the game in 2015<p>The last few weeks of 2014 will be filled with family, friends, and festivities—but especially food. Rather than kick off the New Year carrying a belly like Santa’s, you should charge full speed into the holiday-eating season by …

5 Ways to Blast Your Abs—During Your Warmup

Ignite a burn in your six-pack that will sizzle through your entire workout<p>When you feel pressed for time at the gym, it’s tempting to skip your warmup and jump right into the tough stuff. Don’t.<p>“First and foremost, your warmup is important because it’s a chance to wake up your muscles so you can …

3 Good Reasons to Get a Facial

Toss aside stereotypes. Your face needs help. Now<p>You may consider getting a facial as something a little too fussy for the likes of your manly skin. The spa slippers, soothing music, and cucumber water might not appeal to you. We get it. But the real motivation to get your skin handled by the pros …

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

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The Maniacal Muscle Burner

Make your muscles scream for mercy with this 165-rep ladder challenge<p>You're about to "feel the burn." In this weekend's challenge, you'll perform lots of reps with lighter weights.<p>"Using a pair of lighter dumbbells is no joke," says Todd Durkin C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> "The lighter …

The Workout So Fast and Fun You Won’t Notice It’s Cardio

Blast fat without going anywhere near a treadmill, elliptical, or rowing machine<p>Cardio doesn’t have to make you feel like a hamster on a wheel. Robert dos Remedios, C.S.C.S., head strength and conditioning coach for California’s College of the Canyons, uses fast-paced, metabolic dumbbell circuits …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

Are You Washing Your Hands All Wrong?

It's the most basic part of your hygiene routine, but only one in six people do it right<p>Before you laugh at the idea of a whole article about how to wash your hands, consider this: About 85 percent of people are doing it wrong, according to researchers from the University of Arizona.<p>If you don’t …

The Summer Drink That Will Make Your Skin Glow

A concoction that hydrates, tastes amazing, and has health- and complexion-enhancing ingredients to boot? We're in!<p>When regular H2O feels boring, try this water with oomph, created by Alexis Wolfer, author of <i>The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty's Best-Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen</i>. Sip two to …

Skin Care

8 Foods That Decrease Inflammation and Help You Lose Weight

Because eating these foods is so much easier than counting calories

Why ab workouts are a waste of time - CNN.com

Bad advice and outdated research could be putting a kink in your workout efforts. Here are some fitness myths that have proved to be just that.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. …

4 Ways to Kick Monday Morning's Ass

Hit the ground running with these simple energy-boosting tips<p>Mondays are the day when you should feel most alert and energized. After all, you just had two days of no work and all play and relaxation.<p>So why do you feel tired and sluggish come Monday morning? Blame a phenomenon called social jet …

15 New Muscle Builders

Read about exercise variations and technique tweaks from some of the country's most innovative trainers.<p>The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that's better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones …

5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Easy tips for better muscles<p>Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you …

Fish and Corn Cakes with Tartar Sauce

4 Servings<p>This fish and corn cake recipe is a less expensive, equally delicious option for anyone who loves a crab cake. Could you put it on a bun? Why not?<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>tartar sauce<p>½ cup mayonnaise<p>3 tablespoons finely chopped cornichons or dill pickle<p>1 tablespoon whole grain mustard<p>2 …

6 Happy Ways to Lose Belly Fat

Let’s face it: Trying to eat healthier and move more can sometimes feel like a drag. Change your mindset with these six tricks.<p><b>Set the table</b><p>A …

Fitness

The Best Exercises to Blast Belly Fat

Reveal your six pack with these big muscle moves<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs.<p>Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind that surrounds</b> …

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

Build an athletic body that's primed for peak performance<p>Why do you work out? Better question: Why do you <i>train</i>? Because there is a difference. After all, lots of people work out—to burn calories or relieve stress or just because they like to sweat. But athletes train. They train with the purpose of …

Master Trainer Shows You How to Build 'Elite Abs'

It's not your usual exercise<p>You might know the plank, but do you know the "hollow-body" plank?<p>If you haven't yet mastered this exercise, you have work to do. And if you haven't even heard of the hollow-body plank, you <i>really</i> have work to do.<p>Fair warning: It's not the kind of plank that most people …

3 Moves to a Slimmer Middle

The key to torching your belly is building a muscular, powerful lower body<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs. Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind …

The Best Cardio Workout You'll Do All Summer

Because there's no way you'd have this much fun on a treadmill<p>Want to instantly make your cardio workout more intense? Move it off flat terrain. "Performing the same moves on a hill forces your muscles to work harder because you're fighting against gravity on the way up and on the way down," says …

3 Tricks for Running Harder and Longer

Tap into your body's unused energy by outfoxing your brain<p>While fatigue manifests itself in aching muscles, shorter strides, and decreasing speed, your mind is actually the culprit behind your tiring body. Science has found that your brain is hardwired to slow you down and keep some energy in …

This Is the Hardest Sprint Challenge You'll Ever Try

How many rounds of this lung-buster can you complete?<p>Your high-school coach wasn't a jerk for making you run sprints at the end of practice. "He was smart," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan,</i> who makes the professional NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes he trains do the following …

You'll Never Believe the Weird Exercise That Sculpts Your Core

You probably haven't done this move since you were young, but it works<p>Crawling probably isn't part of your regular core routine, but it should be. "The bear crawl strengthens your midsection and improves your ability to stabilize your spine," says Sean De Wispelaere, a trainer for <b>Men's Health …

The Secret To Jumping Higher Than Everyone Else

Maybe you won’t leap like LeBron James, but follow these tips to go higher than the average guy<p>Every year, college football hopefuls prepare their bodies for the NFL. JP Major, C.S.C.S., and performance specialist for EXOS in Phoenix, is one of the trainers that helps them do just that. He works …