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The Best Wireless Workout Headphones

Over the past three years, we’ve tested 144 sets of headphones, and we’re positive that the Jabra Elite Active 65t is the best set of wireless …

Consumer Tech

Peaches Preaches: Nothing Tastes Like Sending Feels

Confessions of a weight-obsessed climber<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>In summer 2006, after a long day of climbing at the high-elevation Tioga Cliff near …

Fitness

The Underwear You Need For Sweaty Workouts

For most of us, "workout underwear" is whatever we grab while packing a gym bag or whatever underwear we were wearing during the day. There's already …

Clothing

If You Hate Burpees With A Passion, Try These 5 Full-Body Workouts At Home Instead

If there's one thing I'm certain about in this life, it's that burpees suck. For emphasis, I will repeat this: burpees <i>suck</i>, fam. If you enjoy the …

Workouts

The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that the death or your father or mother will forever alter your brain chemistry and may also …

Psychology

This Is How Many Days a Week You Should Work Out to Strengthen and Lose Weight

It's no secret that serious weight loss can sometimes require a complete lifestyle-180. Without cracking down on both your diet and your fitness routine, it can much more difficult to shed stubborn pounds. And if you're wondering why you're not seeing results from hitting the gym two to three times …

Fitness

Review Of One Of The Best Horror Movies On Netflix That’s Leaving In July, ‘The Den’

Found footage movies usually miss the mark, but this one hits the bullseye.<p>If you’re looking for the best horror movies on Netflix for a scary-fun …

Horror

11 Major Health and Fitness Benefits of Lifting Weights

Wonder what *really* happens when you add strength training to your routine? All these perks.<p>No disrespect to cardio, but if you want to blast fat, …

Exercise

The Exact Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout That Left My Abs Sore For Days

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows I'm a fiend for kettlebells. I love the versatility of this fitness tool, and I especially love that you can mix it up with other kinds of workouts for a comprehensive sweat session.<p>I recently had the chance to work out with Francheska Martinez, …

Workouts

Proper Form of Fundamental Exercises

<b>QUESTION</b><p><i>In the gym, I see exercises performed many different ways. What’s your take on form, and can you give me some examples?</i><p><b>ANSWER</b><p>You realize, of …

presses

Learn How to Finally Do a Push-Up Correctly With This Clever Trainer Tip

Out of all the bodyweight exercises one can do, I've realized that push-ups tend to be one of the hardest movements to learn. As a trainer, I work with a lot of clients who have specific goals, and learning how to do a proper push-up is always on the top of their lists. For most, perfecting a …

Workouts

Evolution of Fat Loss

Sorry to burst the bubble: the idea that burning 3,500 calories will burn a pound of fat may be true on paper, but it’s not always true in reality. …

Nutrition

Build Your Backside

This two-month program pumps up your posterior chain, improving posture and boosting athletic performance.<p>You might not think of your derrière as the …

Yoga

The One Part of Weight Loss You're Ignoring—and Shouldn't Be

It's been a decade since I left my career as a business reporter to work in the health and wellness industry. Back then, I was a 20-something who had …

Fitness

An Expert's Guide to Intermittent Fasting For Beginners

There are a lot of diet options out there, but don't despair if you haven't found the right one for your lifestyle. Instead, consider giving intermittent fasting a try. I get it — if you're anything like me, the mere mention of fasting may send you running in the opposite direction, but I quickly …

Holistic Medicine

You Can and You Should Front Squat

Everybody is talking about them, which is bizarre as this exercise has been around since the beginning of time (well, actually since 1940 when Weider …

Exercise

The Maximum Number Of Calories You Can Burn In A Workout

The treadmill is lying to you.<p>Who <i>hasn't</i> mindlessly used the elliptical at the gym while watching <i>Real Housewives of New York—</i>and then done a happy dance when you see that quick half hour burned 500 calories? Welp, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but...the cardio machine was almost definitely …

Fitness

The myth of the 3,500-calorie rule needs to die

Human metabolism cannot be reduced to a math problem from 1958. We’ve learned a lot since then.

Fitness

The Quick & Easy Guide to Workout Nutrition: Don’t Let Your Hard Work Go To Waste | Poliquin Article

There is a lot of confusing information about workout nutrition out there that can make it nearly impossible to figure out how much protein to take …

Nutrition

Tip: The Triage Method For Fat Loss

Need to drop some body fat? Keep calm and make it sustainable. Use this approach.<p>Emergency!<p>If you find yourself sitting in an emergency room this …

Fitness

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Oprah Winfrey

The scientific reason your brain never runs out of problems to find – Quartz

Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them? It turns out that a quirk in the way human brains process information means that when something becomes rare, we sometimes see it in more places than ever.<p>Think of a “neighborhood watch” made …

Psychology

From 20s to 60s, Here’s How 9 Women Got the Abs of Their Dreams

How hard will you work for the abs of your dreams?<p>While some may see the journey to a six-pack as a superficial chase, they’re really much more than …

Fitness

Resistance training reduces the cardiovascular response to psychosocial stress, study finds

New research provides evidence that weight training improves how the heart responds to psychological stress. The findings appear in the journal …

Exercise

Strengthen Core Muscles With The Pedestal Routine

Keeping your core muscles strong is crucial to good form and staving off injuries.The post Strengthen Core Muscles With The Pedestal Routine appeared …

Workouts

This Trainer's 1-Kettlebell Workout Is Guaranteed to Firm Up Your Butt

Don't be shy. You want a bigger, firmer butt — and that's OK. If you're a beginner and you don't know where to start, Venus Lau, certified trainer and fitness model, has just the workout for you.<p>All you'll need is one kettlebell for this workout, and you can do it anywhere because it doesn't …

Workouts

A nutrition blogger posts easy food swaps that prove you don't have to stop eating to lose weight — and the internet loves it

Weight loss often seems daunting, but the truth is it doesn't need to miserable.<p>That's what nutrition blogger Amanda Meixner is trying to convey to her 722,000 Instagram followers.<p>Meixner is the mastermind behind @meowmix, an Instagram account that raises awareness about healthy eating through …

Nutrition

The Exact Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout That Left My Abs Sore For Days

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Instagram knows I'm a fiend for kettlebells. I love the versatility of this fitness tool, and I especially love that you can mix it up with other kinds of workouts for a comprehensive sweat session.<p>I recently had the chance to work out with Francheska Martinez, …

Workouts

Trade: It's About Class, Not Country

If Chinese corporations use technology developed by Boeing, Microsoft, or other US giants, this is bad news for their stockholders, but it doesn't …

Economics

The Personality Trait That Determines Whether You’re Good With Money

The concept of “self-efficacy” is easy to love, partly because it just makes sense. Coined in the 1960s by psychologist Albert Bandura, it’s defined …

Personal Finance