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22 motivational workout quotes that will give you fitspiration

Got a bad case of the exercise blahs? Can’t find the motivation to get your booty off the couch and go for a run? We’ve all been there. Luckily, …

Ryan Reynolds Preps for Deadpool 2 with His Favorite Ab Workout

Ryan Reynolds is getting back into shape for his upcoming role in <i>Deadpool 2</i>.<p>The 40-year-0ld actor was featured Thursday in an Instagram video by his …

35 Ways to Blast Your Fat Away for Good

Destroying the fat around your midsection takes work. Sure, your training and nutrition both play major roles, but when it comes to getting—and …

This Plank Variation Will Carve Your Core​ | Men’s Health

But the basic plank can seem too easy for some guys. If you can hold it for minutes on end, you'll get bored. So use that time to plank better.<p>This routine starts in the plank position, and forces you to train all the muscles that hold you in balance during a plank. By adding small movements, it …

These Moves Won't Give You a Butt Like J.Lo's, but They Will Tone Your Glutes

No matter what the state of your—err—ass-ets, we can all agree that better booty is a commonly coveted thing. Of course, “better” is a relative word, …

This 11-Minute Yoga-Inspired Workout Will Blast Your Core Into Serious Shape

<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> …

Exercise

Get Off the Treadmill! This 30-Minute Gym Sesh Actually Sculpts Your Butt

The treadmill is great and all, but if you really want to work that booty, the incline isn't gonna cut it. Let's maximize your gym time AND your backside with this 28-minute StairMaster routine from a personal trainer at Crunch Gym in San Francisco, Shannon McCourt. She created the "StairMaster …

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

This Doctor Is a Gut Expert—These Are the 3 Foods He Won't Touch

When your body is functioning at its best, it's like a finely tuned orchestra—every organ and system work in perfect harmony. But when one small …

Here are 10 little-known morning habits of mentally tough people

You don’t need to act physically tough to appear mentally strong.<p>A strong mindset is one that’s disciplined, determined and consistent. It’s a …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered dietitians.

Healthy Eating

It's Official: People With Anxiety are More Intelligent

If you suffer from anxiety or depression, you’ll know that it can be a highly debilitating condition that affects nearly every area of life. But …

You Can Forgive Your Parents

Parents are becoming a common scapegoat, at least in many American circles.<p>Listen to people explain their weaknesses and failures in life, and …

Positive Thinking

5 Hair Masks for Damaged Hair

No matter what sort of damage you’ve done to your hair—dye jobs, heat, or sun exposure—these masks will help repair your strands.<p><i>This article was</i> …

Hair Care

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

Knitting

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis: What Works, What Doesn't

More than 91 million adults in the U.S. may have arthritis, according to a recent estimate—most commonly osteoarthritis, which causes joint damage …

Pain

3 Wise investment tips from the Bible

Jesus invites us to make good use of the talents we have been given<p>Bohan had never had a gold coin before. He was not quite sure what to do with it. …

9 Amazing Grocery Store Beauty Buys You Won’t Find in the Cosmetics Aisle

Pore clean-up in aisle three!<p>True beauty junkies are no stranger to the wondrous possibilities that exist within your average neighborhood grocery store—anyone who’s ever discovered a perfect $3 lipstick in the cosmetics aisle knows this. Outside of the beauty section, though, a grocery store hold …

9 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your Eyebrows Tattooed On

By now you’ve probably heard the term “microblading.” Just in case you haven’t, here’s the 411.<p>Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hairlike strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows. The practice aims to give you an effortless full brow ― no need for expensive brow …

The 7 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain

If aching knees, stiff shoulders, and other painful joints are something you regularly experience, you’re not the only one. According to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 14 million people in 2014 said they suffer from severe joint pain, commonly …

Wellness

The Cheapo Product That Could Cure Your Acne (and So Much More)

Make tea tree oil a part of your routine.<p>Nature's Bounty<p>Tired of spending all your money on a bunch of hair and skin products, only to end up with an overflowing cabinet and the same old issues? Save face (and space) with tea tree oil, the $6 miracle worker that can help with everything from …

Skin Care

How to Color Your Own Hair at Home

You see Beyoncé's new hair color. You become (slightly) obsessed with Beyoncé's new hair color. You decide you need Beyoncé's new hair color. Awesome—we feel your enthusiasm. But how to <i>get</i> Beyoncé's new hair color at home, in your bathroom, with no next-day regret?<p>Simple: Use this guide, full of …

If You Want to Lose Weight, Quit the Gym

Healthy living doesn’t start with Crossfit. It starts in the kitchen.<p>Have you heard the adage “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet”?<p>What you eat …

How to Instantly Increase Your Pull Up Max

Pull ups are one of the classic fundamental compound bodyweight exercises. It’s one of the most important upper body and core training exercises, and …

Workouts

3 ways you're working out wrong

There were two lat-pulldown stations positioned next to each other in this gym I belonged to many years ago. On one of them was an older woman who was lifting, if memory serves, 10 pounds. I can only assume that she misread the name of the exercise and thought it was a lap pulldown, because that’s …

Workouts

17 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With A Hot Glue Gun

Hot damn.

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5 Best Shoulder Exercises to Hit All 3 Deltoid Muscle Heads and Build Huge Shoulders

To build big shoulder muscles we need to hit all 3 deltoid heads, the front, the side and the rear deltoids. A complete shoulder workout will do that …

Workouts

The 90-Day Guide To Transforming Your Beauty Routine

Face it, you've been meaning to get a beauty regimen going for a while now. So why not stick to New Year's tradition and put a new routine on your resolution list?<p>Thanks to UK wellness retailer Holland & Barrett, mapping your cosmetic game plan just got a lot easier. In an infographic, the company …

Beauty