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The Three Best Core Exercises For Runners

There are lots of core exercises out there. Doing any of them is better than doing none of them. But some are definitely better for runners than …

Triathlons

Top 5 roadtrips in South Africa

South Africa is full of driving routes that inspire travellers to slow down and just enjoy the journey. Here’s five of the country’s best road …

South Africa

These Four Common Insects Can Help You Find Water In a Survival Situation

If you’re lost out in the wild, finding a source of drinkable water is one of your number one priorities. These four pesky little bugs might actually …

10 Hacks For Eating Well And Staying Fueled On Your Next Backpacking Trip

Figuring out what food to pack backpacking stressed me out when I first started backpacking. What do you eat for lunch? You can’t pack sandwiches and …

10 metabolic moves to supercharge weight loss

If your workout includes bouts of tough, heart-rate-revving work interspersed with very little rest it becomes "metabolic." That means you ramp up …

The 10 best bodyweight exercises for legs

Caitlin CarlsonIf you're looking for a workout that builds muscle and torches fat at the same time, look no further than a well-programmed legs …

Exercise

Three 20-Minute Cardio Workouts That Even Weight Lifters Will Love

If you’re a heavy weight lifter, you probably don’t like cardio much. Your workouts consist of intense lifting of heavy weights and after you’re done …

Exercise

Over Indoor Cycling? 5 Reasons You Should Be Jumping Rope Instead

Mark Jenkins, former trainer to Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige, shares his tips for using the super-versatile workout tool.<p>I love indoor cycling as much as the next SoulCycler, and I also enjoy running (well, to a point). But in order to maintain my several-times-a-week cardio regimen, I've had to …

20 muscle-building monkey bar exercises for a killer bodyweight workout

They don't call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

BioLite's New Camping Accessories Make Roughing It Not So Rough

Unless required by your reality TV series, you don’t always need to completely disconnect from civilization when you venture into the great outdoors. …

Gear List Before : Part 1 (Gear) - The Trek

Well, here we are! Two weeks to go, amazing how time flies! I’ve been doing some good workouts to prepare physically, and I’ve got (almost) all of my …

Where to go on holiday in 2016

Every new year brings a host of reasons to choose a destination. We pick new flights, new openings, anniversaries and special events for 2016’s hotlist<p><b>Australia’s reefs</b><p><b>To the Barrier … and beyond</b><br>With Sir David Attenborough espousing its delights in his latest BBC documentary series, the Great …

Travel

How to Expand Your Vocabulary

As copyeditor here at Gear Patrol, I’m responsible for the words. All the words. All the thousands of words that you read every day (if you’re loyal) …

Language

The playlist: the best new bands of 2015 - Little Simz, White, Mura Masa and more

2015 brought a crop of fantastic new musical acts. Here is the pick of them, from rapper Little Simz to electropoppers White and wunderkind Mura …

Should You Run Before You Lift? - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you ask 100 people if you should do cardio before or after strength training, chances are that you’ll get an even …

Literary wanderlust – in praise of travel books and the places they take us

Ciara Murphy discusses the books that transport us to anywhere in the world, and the role of travel books in instilling wanderlust in all who read them<p>As I sit in my armchair, book in hand, I can feel a warm breeze rustling through my hair and the gentle lapping of water at my feet. Although safely …

Books

The Best 4 Exercises For A Boulder-Shoulder Building Routine

It’s safe to say that huge arms only look at their best when they’re accompanied by a big, rounded set of boulder shoulders.<p>This article will provide …

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

Mosquitoes

National Geographic Travel

Five fitness tips that could prevent poor health in retirement

The problem with fat (subcutaneous not dietary) is that it encourages binary thinking. If you can fit into an aeroplane seat or those jeans you've had for a decade, it's easy to assume you're winning: you aren't part of this obesity crisis everyone's talking about, and nobody's going to make a …

Top 10 caves à manger in Paris

Paris is offering a fresh twist on the wine bar experience with the increasing popularity of its caves à manger, where you can savour impressive wines, provided you also sample something from their deli-style food menus<p><i>Caves à Manger</i> – wine bars with a difference – are popping up all over Paris at …

France

How to Make a Post-Workout Meal for Weight Loss & Muscle Growth

In terms of hunger, anything that will tame your rumbling belly is fair game, but if weight loss or muscle growth is your goal, making a post-workout …

15 extraordinary places you've never heard of (but really should visit)

Interview: Photographer Christopher Swann Captures Images of Whales and Dolphins in All Their Glory

British photographer Christopher Swann captures stunning shots of cetaceans like whales and dolphins both above and beneath the surface of the ocean. With over 25 years of experience diving and running whale- and dolphin-watching holidays around the world, the photographer has become finely attuned …

Whales

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

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

A guide to the free fitness app sports scientists just called the best

There's only one app on the list that I'm still using, and it's a free fitness app called Sworkit Lite (there's a paid version too).<p>It may seem like picking one fitness app to recommend out of the more than 100,000 health-related apps is an arbitrary decision, but it turns out my personal …

Exercise

The Best Pre-Workout Foods

The Best<p>We've covered what you should eat after working out. But what about beforehand? You need to fuel up properly, because exercising on an empty …

The Best Post-Workout Foods

Post-Workout Foods<p>By the <i>Valet.</i> Staff | July 8, 2015<p>You've just worked out. You're tired and hungry. At this point, anything will do, right? Wrong. It …

Nutrition