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14 Quick + Easy Stuffed Avocado Recipes to Make As Your Summer Snack

Between finding the best circuit workout and choosing the perfect summer swimsuit, spending time cooking a delicious and healthy meal may not be super realistic. But don’t worry, we have the perfect answer to your timing problem: avocados. If you didn’t think avocados could get any better, you are …

Healthy Eating

The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes

This is one of the fastest fat-burning routines we’ve ever seen<p>Over the years, <i>Men’s Health</i> has sifted through dozens of studies about how many calories you’ll burn with various workouts. But the routine detailed in new research from North Dakota State University is one of the most efficient calorie …

North Dakota

5 Natural Ways to Boost Energy

Fatigue is one of the most common modern day health complaints. With so many natural ways to increase energy, there is no need for energy drinks or …

How to Make Lunges Feel 5 Times Harder—Without Adding Any Weight

Instantly intensify these old-school exercises during your next leg day<p>Slide your way to stronger legs.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you how to do a reverse lunge, side lunge, and hamstring curl with a mini slide board.<p>Mini slide boards intensify old-school …

Workouts

The Only Good Reasons to Skip Your Workout

Should you exercise when you have a cold, or when you’re sore from your last workout? Experts sort the legitimate excuses from the B.S.<p>You’re tired, busy, and the couch is calling your name. Nice try, but those are fairly flimsy excuses for skipping a workout.<p>However, there are legitimate reasons …

Exercise

Low-Carb Foods That Will Provide Your Daily Fiber Intake

Finding foods that are low in carbohydrate yet high in fiber may seem like a challenge. However, almost all non-starchy vegetables and low-sugar …

Single Leg Bridge Exercise for Butt and Core

The single leg bridge exercise is a great way to isolate and strengthen the gluteus (butt) muscles and hamstrings (back of the upper leg). If you do …

Workouts

8 foods to fight fatigue

<b>Learn how to get an energy boost from whole foods, rather than always reaching for the coffee pot.</b><p>Fatigue is one of the most common ailments plaguing …

Nutrition

10 common run problems and how to fix them

<b>1 Problem: A small decrease in performance</b><p><b>Symptoms</b> Generally fatiguing slightly earlier in a race.<p><b>Cure</b> Consume a sports drink. Even a small degree of …

Scientists have come up with strategies to address an often overlooked contributor to weight gain

The average adult is 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. Our growing girth adds some US$200 billion per year to our health care expenditure, amounting to a severe health crisis.<p>Drug research has not yielded a pill that helps people lose weight and keep it off. Traditional approaches such as diet …

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

How Much Chocolate Do You Need to Eat for Health Benefits?

The type and amount matters when it comes to heart and performance effects.<p>The health benefits of dark chocolate are widely known—especially its effect on your heart. But new research is finding that chocolate may help boost your performance. Here's what you need to know before breaking off a …

The 5-Minute Abs Screamer

Overview<p><b>Exercises:</b> 2• <b><br>Total Sets:</b> 5• <b><br>Total Minutes:</b> 05• <b><br>Best For</b>: Muscle• <b><br>Body Targets</b>: Abs, Chest, Core<p>This workout reaps absolute mayhem on your midsection. You’ll combine the pushup and the hollow-body hold to create a sinister superset that’ll result in a rock-solid core.<p><b>HOW TO DO IT</b> Complete as many …

Workouts

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Recipes