Andy Tran

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How Exercise Re-Programs Your Body's Chemistry

Here are three hormones that, spurred by activity, make you healthier<p>The powers of a good sweat are well-documented: Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of depression, heart …

Dieting: High Fat, Low Carb VS High Carb, Low Fat Diet – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

Apparently a low carb diet causes increased weight loss…<p>What You’ll Takeaway –<p>1. Many believe low carb diets can result in increased weight loss and …

Nutrition

Round 7: How Much Protein For Fat Loss? – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

How much protein do you recommend for a fat loss diet?<p>Matt: I think the standard rule of 1 gram per pound of lean body weight is always sufficient …

Are You Having Problems With Fat Loss? – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness News

By this point in the fat loss season, a small percentage of people have achieved their goal of having a beach ready body for the summer. A larger …

Fitness

Build Muscle Strength, Size, And Endurance In One Workout!

Most of us who lift use heavy weights to focus on strength, moderate ones to emphasize building muscle size, and light weights to focus on muscle …

What He Started Doing at 14 Made Him One of the Fittest Guys in the NFL

These 3 strategies changed Steve Weatherford's life, and they could do the same for you<p>To punt a football in the National Football League, you need a leg that kicks like a nitroglycerine-powered pendulum. Steve Weatherford, who airs out pigskins for the New York Giants, has that. He has a Super …

How I Turned Myself Into an Early Morning Exerciser

Find out how a coffee-guzzling night owl became an early morning exerciser.<p>As a health and fitness writer, I know the research: Morning exercisers …

Fitness

The Simple Secret to Maximizing Your Calorie Burn

This interval workout only takes 4 minutes, but you'll torch fat long after you leave the gym<p>Want to maximize your calorie burn? Then try shortening your workout. This interval routine from BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <b>Men's Health StreamFIT</b>, takes only four minutes to complete, but it’ll torch …

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California High-Speed Rail: A Minor End, an Important Beginning

Who should get the benefit of the doubt when we consider the unknowable future?<p>Yesterday in Sacramento, Jerry Brown was sworn in, at age 76, for his fourth and final term as governor of our most populous and economically most important state.<p>Today in Fresno he will preside at a symbolic …

9 Quick Ways to Lose Your Thigh Fat

Those skinny jeans are calling your name.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Full disclosure: There's no one exercise or food that specifically helps you lose weight in your legs—spot reducing fat doesn't work—but keep reading to find out …

7 Of The Best Ab Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Nobody loves ab exercises -- but chances are you're probably doing them anyway.<p>Many of us are plagued by a little extra around the middle, and while ab exercises can't single-handedly undercover six-pack abs (they're in there, somewhere), core workouts <i>can</i> improve your posture and balance, ward off …

Opening Up the Synthetic Biology Toolkit

The Most Effective Cardio Workout for Your Body

Use this technique to get the workout it needs<p>What if your workout gave your body exactly what it needed? And what if you could clearly measure the results, and even get instant feedback?<p>Well, you’d probably get better, faster.<p>You can do all that—including the “get better, faster” part—with heart …

This Revolutionary New Reactor Could Change Civilization As We Know It

<b>The news:</b> For years, nuclear fusion has been the holy grail of alternative energy: Unlike fission, which splits atoms to create energy, fusion is the …

Energy

The 3-in-1 High-Intensity Conditioning Workout

Ryan Heffernan with FOCUS NYC demonstrates a three-part workout to take your fat-burning efforts to the next level.<p><b>CIRCUIT ONE: 3 rounds</b><p>DEADLIFT x …

Workouts

How to Finally Enjoy Running: The Non-Runner's Ultimate Guide

Runner or non-runner, whichever you call yourself, I've been there. And I think I've finally figured out that whole label thing.<p>When running is fun -- when, even when it's hard, it comes easy -- that's when you feel like a runner.<p>But most of the time, for most of us, it doesn't flow like that. It's …

Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial

IT SOUNDS like the dark plot of a vampire movie. In October, people with Alzheimer’s disease will be injected with the blood of young people in the …

5 Mental Skills You Need to Get Through ANY Workout

You've got more in you—here's how to find it.<p>When you're dripping sweat, your heart is pounding, and your legs are on fire, finishing a workout is <i>tough</i>. Whether it's trucking through that last mile, squeezing in that last rep, or staying in that yoga pose for 10 more seconds, we've all been …

Exercise

Get Shredded: 6-Week HIIT Starter's Guide

Sprints are hard. But they’re only hard for a little while, unlike the 30-45-minute steady state runs that are still the hallmark of so many …

Exercise

Are Egg Whites Or Whole Eggs Healthier?

By Life by DailyBurn<p>You've tried so hard to be healthy. You watch your calories, exercise regularly and always toss out the yolks when you make your veggie omelet. Well, it may be time to reconsider! (At least when it comes to your eggs.) Whole eggs don't raise your risk of heart disease -- in …

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

Here's what you need to know...<p>Booze isn't so much a fat storer as it is a fat burning suppressor.<br>• Heavy drinking has several mechanisms that will …

27 Healthy and Portable High-Protein Snacks

Whether you're fueling up before hitting the gym or taking a midday snack break to avoid the 3 p.m. lull, high-protein snacks are the tastiest way to …

Healthy Eating

How to Do a Pull-Up (Or Add More Reps)

Photo: Pond5<p>Pull-ups are kind of like parallel parking — you’re either good at them or you aren’t. Some of us may have dominated them since …

The Body Shocker Workout

Ben Bruno

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Sigmund Freud

The 3 Keys To Proper Nutritional Recovery

<i>Recovery is the neglected performance enhancer, and proper nutrition is the best recovery enhancer.</i><p>Everyone is training hard, but the winners are …

The Coolest Way to Do Cardio

Don't confine yourself to the treadmill or stationary bike. Make cardio fun—and challenging—with these heart-pumping, calorie-crushing bodyweight moves<p>You won't find <i>Men's Health</i> fitness advisor BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S.,slogging away on the treadmill any time soon.<p>For his cardio workouts, the trainer …