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The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

Workouts

Pilates guru insists breathing correctly can help you get abs

What if we told you there was a simpler way to get killer abs and all it takes is breathing?<p>Yes, that’s right, it’s the fitness news you’ve been …

Workouts

The goblet squat: tips from the man who invented it

A young man doing leg exercises once told me that squats hurt his knees. So I asked him to demonstrate a squat. He tucked his head into his chest …

Workouts

Is cooking for your DNA the best way to reduce inflammation and improve gut health?

Thanks to science, there’s very little about our bodies that’s a mystery anymore. A saliva sample can tell you exactly what kind of workout you …

Wellness

11 Simple Changes That Help Your Body Burn More Fat

Looking at our culture, it doesn't take long to see how obsessed we are with dieting and working out. We all want to be at a healthy weight in order …

Wellness

4 Qualities of Good Parents

Studies show that good parents are those who consistently support their children. In addition, good parents would probably agree that raising …

What Your Teeth Are Trying to Tell You

Steven Lin, DDS, holistic dentist and author of <i>The Dental Diet</i>, talks about the mouth–body connection and how nutrition can help address crooked …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

How To Preserve Muscle Mass During Fat Loss

How to Cook the Perfect Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

A baked chicken breast is the unsung hero of weeknight dinners. It's far simpler than cooking chicken breast on the stove—and it's guaranteed to …

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

A dietitian's photo of the same dishes with different calories will show you how to build a healthier meal

Cooking your own meals is one of the best ways to eat healthier because it allows you to control exactly what's going into your food. It can eliminate the chance of dining out and ordering a seemingly healthy option, like grilled chicken with veggies that have secretly been bathed in butter.<p>Cooking …

The Worst Nutrition Advice That Dietitians Want You to Stop Following ASAP

It seems like nutrition advice is constantly evolving. First fat was unhealthy, then it was good again. Egg yolks were deemed bad for your heart, but now we can eat them again. Some people eat a strict Paleo diet, while others forgo animal products and eat entirely plant-based. Grains, gluten, and …

Nutrition

What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the "bad cholesterol" and HDL the "good cholesterol." That's the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

Are you REALLY Strong? Or Just Barbell Strong?

Try These Lifts and Find Out<p>Beyond the Big Three<p>Most strength training programs emphasize the "big three" – the bench press, deadlift, and squat. …

Tip: Cable Pull-Through

Strengthen the glutes for a better deadlift and squat, or just build a better butt, with the cable pull-through.<p>Main Benefits – Hip Movement and …

Here's What Your Tomato Sauce Is Missing

Tomato-based pasta sauce can either be incredibly simple or very involved. Whether you’re making Marcella Hazan’s three-ingredient sauce or a …

11 Common Steak Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Finally get that perfect sear.

Cooking

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

A Neuroscientist Explains What Cutting Carbs Can Do to Your Brain

With each passing month, certain foods and fad diets come in and out of favor. One food that's been on the "bad" list for a while is bread—more …

Why Pineapple Can Help You Poop Like a Champ

Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which is said to have magical anti-inflammatory and digestive properties.<p>There’s a reason why you should add pineapple juice to your morning smoothie, and it's not necessarily because of its sweet tang. Pineapple is super high in bromelain, an enzyme …

Inflammation

Tip: The Best Chest Exercise Since 1911

For complete chest development, don't forget this classic. Bonus: There's a new way to do it for even better results. Check this out.<p>Back in 1911, …

Workouts

7 Ways to Scare Your Body Into Getting Stronger

The Best Progression Overload Methods<p>When you're new to weight training, almost anything "works" simply because everything you try is a form of …

Exercise

How to lose weight fast: 8 ways to drop 2 kg in one week

How to lose weight fast: 8 ways to drop 2 kg in one week<p>How to lose weight is a quest several brave men and women venture onto. But few end up …

Fitness

These 15 Lent Recipes Will Curb Your Cravings on Fish Fridays

You won't even miss meat.<p>February 23, 2018<p>Growing up, I went to Catholic school and my family belonged to the Parish where I went to school. I always …

Cooking

From olive oil to coconut: Different kinds of cooking oils and their benefits

Cooking oils are a matter of many table-side debates. Your nutritionist thinks you should use it in moderation, your neighbourhood aunty has asked …

Deep Frying

These 5 Foods You Eat Every Day May Be Why You're Breaking Out

It's frustrating to struggle with acne, especially when you consider your diet to be healthy and you're eating foods that you've been told are "good for you." However, everyone reacts differently to certain foods, especially ones that can disrupt your digestive system and cause inflammation and …

Nutrition

If Your Diet Is Horrible, Try Incorporating These 39 Tips Into Your Life

If you're trying to make healthy choices, improve your lifestyle, or start out on a weight-loss journey, these healthy hacks are sure to prevent you from falling off the wagon. From simple food swaps and substitutes to easy and achievable ways you can cut calories, you'll benefit from having these …

Healthy Eating