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Bodyweight Exercises for Developing Fitness and Strength

Bodyweight exercises are exercises that utilize your body weight instead of equipment like dumbbells or gym machines. Using bodyweight was one of the …

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Two Kettlebell Exercises Every Man Should Master

Transform your workout—and your body—with these power moves<p>Kettlebells are finally gaining traction outside of Eastern Europe. Nowadays, men in gyms across America are using them in their daily routine. But it can still be tricky to figure out when you should swap your dumbbells or barbells for a …

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 …

How to Choose the Right Running Shoe

Choosing the right running shoe is one of the most important decisions a runner must make. The wrong shoes can lead to injury, discomfort, or end your running career before it begins. However, choosing the right shoe will keep your feet happy, support your unique running mechanics, and make the …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Is Being Sick All in Your Head?

There is a chasm of knowledge that doctors face every day as patients with complex issues, and sometimes not-so-complex issues, show up in a doctor's office with an illness that defies everything the doctor knows. At this point, the doctor can delve into the abyss of the unknown, ready to discover …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Tone, tighten and lift your backside with this muscle-sculpting circuit workout.<p>Newsflash: Squats aren't the only secret weapon when it comes to sculpting a strong and lifted backside. Whether you have Beyoncé-level aspirations or would be happy to just give your skinny jeans a little more to cling …

The One Exercise That Just Might Change Your Running Forever

What if all it took to improve your running immeasurably was a few minutes marching in place?<p>In a 2011 New York Times Magazine feature, Christopher McDougall, author of <i>Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen</i> experimented with just that.<p>"I was …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

Should you do more reps or lift heavier weights?<p><b>The question:</b> If I want to build more muscle, should I lift heavier weights or do more reps with lighter weights?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems in Toronto<p><b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see …

7 Strength Moves Runners Should Do

Improve your running game by adding these resistance moves to your training regimen<p>Surprise—there’s more to running well than just putting one foot in front of the other. With a regular strength-training routine, you’ll build muscle to make you leaner, more powerful, and less prone to injury. (And, …

7 Major Pilates Moves for All-Over Toning

Brooke Siler, author of The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, created this genius do-anywhere routine<p>Brooke Siler, renowned instructor and author of <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i>, created this genius Pilates-at-home routine using workout bands to mimic machines found in top studios. The …

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

5 Things You Should Know About Stretching And Mobility

<i>By Joe Vennare for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question. At least it has been lately with the science of stretching being called into question. Think touching those toes is the best way to prep for a run? It might be time to rethink that pre-workout ritual. New …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

Brain scientists to work with schools on how to learn

There are calls for more evidence about academic study and the functioning of the brain<p><b>A £6m fund has been launched to make better use of neuroscience in classrooms in England.</b><p>The scheme, backed by the Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation, wants more evidence-based research into how …

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5 Reasons to Go to Istanbul in Winter

With its glamorous waterways and millennia of history, Istanbul is a stunner in any season. Still, savvy travelers skip the summertime throngs to …

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Dwyane Wade Acknowledges Birth of Son Outside of Gabrielle Union Engagement

Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade confirmed on Monday, Dec. 30 that he recently fathered a son outside of his current relationship with fiancee actress Gabrielle Union, according to <i>The South Florida Sun Sentinel</i>'s Ira Winderman.<p>Wade explained what led to the birth of his son a month ago and why the …

The Gadsden Purchase

The treaty to bring parts of present-day Arizona and New Mexico into the United States was signed on December 30th, 1853.<p>It was the Gadsden Purchase …

Secret World of the Maya

The earliest explorers to uncover the ancient Maya civilisation in Central America could not believe that it owed its creation to the indigenous …

Witches in the dock: 10 of Britain’s most infamous witch trials

What happened when someone was charged with conversing with the Devil or practising sorcery on the king? Owen Davies lifts the lid on 10 of Britain's …

The Most Popular Kinds Of Psychotherapy -- And Why You Should Try One

<i>By Sally Tamarkin</i><p>Therapy: Many of us have an image of it our minds -- whether it's Robin Williams tending to a wounded Matt Damon, Betty Draper lying on a couch or one of a great many <i>New Yorker</i> cartoons. But these popular depictions of therapy don't tell us what a session is like or whether …

Gomes shares special bond with Brady's Bunch

BOSTON -- When the throwback ballplayer met the throwback kid, it changed both of their lives forever.<p>To appreciate the story, you need to know how …

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