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5 Proven Ways to Keep the Muscle Coming

Tested Hypertrophy Essentials<p>Want to gain muscle? Me too. And I've spent two decades chasing muscle gains for myself and my clients. I studied the …

Muscle

How to lose weight if you're addicted to food, according to a cognitive scientist who struggled for years

Susan Peirce Thompson struggled for decades to lose weight. She tried everything, from diet books and rigid workout regimens to running a marathon. She even considered having a gastric bypass, an intensive surgery that can involve months of counseling and preparation.<p>Somewhere along the way, she …

Nutrition

These before-and-after photos show how much you can realistically change your abs in 2 weeks

When you already have abs, that is.<p>Most people who want more defined abs do a couple extra crunches or eat half a tub of ice cream rather than the whole thing — but Iulia Danilova, a 25-year-old Los Angeles mum to a 2-year-old daughter, recently pulled out ALL the stops in an effort to sculpt her …

Fitness

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

13 Nutritionist-Recommended Superfoods That'll Boost Your Metabolism

Although it's quite easy to indulge in all kinds of food, we all know that all grub is not created equal. For instance, superfoods aren't dubbed …

Nutrition

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

Healthy Eating

11 Fitness Motivation Tricks That Actually Work

Nearly a dozen research- and expert-backed tips you haven’t heard before.<p>Get Fitted for New Kicks<p>Those five-year-old running shoes not only look like …

Fitness

Eating chia seeds every day cleared up my skin — here are 6 reasons why you should eat them too

Nearly everyone has their healthy go-to — a specific supplement, fruit or vegetable that they'll tell you changed their life. I've usually taken that advice with a grain of salt, assuming a single ingredient can't drastically change your body. But once I found my go-to, I realized I had been …

Chia Seeds

Nutrition and Metabolism - What a Nutritionist Knows That You Don't

Metabolism is the sole purpose of exercise and diet. All our work-out strategies and diet plans revolve around enhancing our body's metabolic rate. Most people believe that the only way to increase the body's metabolic rate is to have more physical exercise. While it is true that anaerobic exercise …

Is a degree in games the best way into the industry?

The number of students studying game-related subjects in the UK has doubled in just a few years; while some established courses are great, students …

Computer Science

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

In a country that eats dessert for breakfast, sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle.<p>Aside from avoiding obvious minefields like stacks of syrup-drenched pancakes and huge muffins, there are several practical guidelines to follow if you're looking to slim down. These tips can be …

Nutrition

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

These Lunch Recipes Taste Delicious and Help Reduce Belly Fat

Sorry if you're tired of hearing that abs are made in the kitchen, but it's true! Eating certain foods that are proven to diminish belly fat can make tackling that belly fat through diet even more effective. Choose foods such as eggs, lean protein (especially fish like salmon), tofu, whole grains, …

Healthy Eating

6 Best Ancient Grains You Can Eat | Men’s Health

The 6 Best Ancient Grains Every Man Should Be Eating<p>Plus, the best way to cook them so you enjoy every bite<p>Christopher Testani<p>Every week, it seems, some food marketer hawks another “new” grain-based superfood. The hype is half right. High in fiber and heart-healthy, whole grains are super, but …

Overtraining is a real danger, even for elite athletes. Know the signs.

Everyone knows that exercise in general makes you happier, stronger and more energetic. We hear it ad nauseam, especially this time of year.<p>But what if fitness did the very opposite? In other words, if exercise brought on depression, injuries and lack of motivation. If that happens, what's going on?<p>…

Could this new lifestyle program be the cure to emotional eating?

We’ve all been there: You come home from a super stressful day at work, and suddenly that tub of guacamole that was supposed to last you the whole …

17 Foods That Make You Poop (For Constipation Relief)

1) Berries<p>Pick a berry, any berry, and chances are it will help get things moving in no time. That’s because most berries are a good source of fiber. …

This Is Why You Should Always Shower At Night

While you might shower in the morning to look all fresh and cute for school, you might want to reconsider.<p>According to New York dermatologist Dr. …

9 Fattening Foods You Should Never Eat Again

What is the food you refuse to eat? Tofu? Peas? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it might be because you do not like how it tastes, not necessarily …

I’m a Nutritionist and These Are the 7 Foods That Are Always in My Fridge

Grocery shopping can be overwhelming — so many aisles, endless products, and thousands of brands to choose from. As a registered dietitian, I’m …

The Ultimate Guide to Manscaping Every Body Part

Learn how to trim, tidy, and groom your body and hair the right way with this ultimate guide to the art of manscaping.

Here’s a Fascinating New Way Running Keeps You Younger

Your mileage gives you lower levels of marrow adipose tissue—and that’s good!<p>The ways in which running helps you age successfully are legion—stronger heart and lungs, cleaner arteries, denser bones, improved mental health, less frailty, perhaps even better eyesight. To the list can now be added the …

Body Fat

Why You Get Leg Cramps When You're Sleeping— and How to Stop Them Fast

Knock out the dreaded charley horse for good<p>There's nothing worse than waking up from a dead sleep with leg cramps or a charley horse: Your leg or calf seizes, and it feels like you’re powerless to relieve the involuntarily spasm.<p>So what are leg cramps, really? Well, the pain is actually triggered …

Women's Health

14 Grooming Gift Ideas That Go Beyond Body Wash

He'll love everything from the hair trimmer to the beard oil<p>Some guys like a pared-down grooming regimen: No need to stock the sink with a dozen products; no sense in buying something he won’t use to fruition. We get it.<p>But when it comes to maintaining healthy skin and hair, smelling great, and …

Skin Care

We May Have Underestimated Just How Bad It Is to Be Overweight

This could explain a lot.<p>Unhealthy food, and the way it helps to fuel obesity, has been called the number one cause of poor health in America, but …

How often you should wash everything in your home, according to science

A cleaning guide for your inner germophobe.<p>Cleanliness can be somewhat subjective: some folks wear things once and feel compelled to wash them, while others wear them five times before exposing them to some kind of soap. But when it comes to cleaning your home, there are some standards to consider, …

E.coli

​6 Healthy Recipes You Can Make Using Food Scraps| Men’s Health

6 Healthy Recipes You Can Make Using Food Scraps<p>Um, you can use a pineapple core for WHAT?<p>Getty Images<p>When you’re cooking up a broccoli casserole or juicing a watermelon, you’re probably tossing the stem or the rind. But you might want to hold onto those scraps for a bit longer, because you can use …

Home Remedies For Heartburn: How to Treat GERD Without Medication | Men’s Health

Getty<p>3<p>How to treat heartburn: Resist the urge to nap<p>Another factor for pressure change is body position. Sitting isn’t great, but lying down is even worse, despite what your uncle swears by. So that means even though you’re clamoring for a nap after your big meal, giving in to the urge might be …

Stomach Growling: How to Stop Your Stomach From Rumbling ​ | Men’s Health

“When we haven’t eaten in awhile, our intestines activate a ‘housekeeper’ function that sweeps away leftover debris,” he says (Here are 5 common stomach problems that can signal serious health problems).<p>This rapid, sweeping motion of the intestines is known as the migrating motor complex (MMC), and …