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3 days of constipation caused man to have a build-up of 2 litres of faeces

Man, 57, narrowly escapes death after 3 days of constipation: Doctors reveal it caused him to have a build-up of 2 LITRES of faeces<p><b>His waste build-up</b> …

Medicine

The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

Workouts

5 things a trainer wishes you knew about getting abs

Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like getting sculpted abs.<p>But there's a lot of bad advice floating around on the internet about how to actually 'get' abs by working out - so Shannon Jewell, personal trainer, fitness …

Workouts

4 Ways Your Body Will Fight You if You're Working Out Too Hard

My newly fit body stole my sex drive.<p>In order to adhere to a workout and eating program that promised to transform my body, I often imagined what it would be like to live in that body. I foresaw a near-future me who didn’t look quite so incongruous in a gym; one who experienced a much-needed boost …

Fitness

The Best Abs Workout: The Only 6 Exercises You Need to Get a Six-Pack

Want to look like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? We asked some of the country's best trainers to share their favorite abs exercises to get there.<p>The recipe for six-pack abs isn’t all <i>that</i> complicated: Crank out an abs workout, eat a nutrient-rich diet, and consume fewer late-night pizzas in a single …

Workouts

Holy Intense Ab Burn! Carve Your Core With Just These 3 Moves

If you hate crunches, trade them for these three moves! These exercises are so intense, they'll fire up your core faster and more effectively — all you need are two hand towels. Try these moves, and see what we mean — but be prepared to be sore for days. If you're on carpet, use two paper plates …

Workouts

Trainer Tiffiny Hall explains how she fits exercise into her day

Two smoothies for breakfast, a five minute 'dance break' and healthy cook-ups: A typical day in the life of former Biggest Loser trainer Tiffiny Hall …

Fitness

If You're New to Deadlifts, Grab a Kettlebell to Learn the Right Way

If deadlifts aren't already part of your workouts, you need to begin incorporating them ASAP. They're a great alternative to squats and work your upper and lower body simultaneously. If you've been meaning to learn, grab a kettlebell because now's your chance. Personal trainer Chad Hargrove posted …

Workouts

There's No Way This Trainer's Bodyweight Workout Won't Give You Ripped Abs

The road to flat, tight abs is not an easy one to take. You have to make sure you're in a healthy calorie deficit and exercising regularly in order to shed overall fat. But you also have to do core workouts if you want a shredded midsection.<p>Francheska Martinez, Animal Flow expert and certified …

Workouts

Lose the 'dad bod' this Father's Day with this 15-minute, do-anywhere workout

<i>Joey Thurman is a Chicago-based fitness and nutrition expert. He is also a first-time dad to a newborn son.</i><p><i>Thurman, 35, has used his own experience</i> …

Exercise

The best type of exercise for burning abdominal fat probably isn't what you think it is

Abdominal fat is notorious for being the hardest to shift, and there's a biological reason for that (you can read more on why here). Because the fat that gathers around your middle can be so stubborn, many people find themselves fixating their workouts around toning their stomach. But according to …

Exercise

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

Lacking Muscles? You Need To Eat Like This If You Want To Look Like Tim Robards

Food is the glorious creation that keeps every living organism on this sphere kicking. Somewhere along the line though it became less of a …

Muscle

13 quick weight-loss tips that nutritionists swear by

The key to lasting weight loss is losing the weight fast. Here's why: It may give you a psychological boost that helps you stick to your new habits; in studies, quick weight loss led to more pounds off overall plus longer-term success in keeping it off.<p>However, "anyone can do a cleanse or an …

New iPhone 7 Photos Reveal Essential Upgrade

Right now the iPhone 7 needs a win. Now, on the back of falling sales and growing fears that Apple’s next iPhone will be a worrying case of same old same old, it may just have found a small one…<p>Riding to the rescue is ever fruitful Chinese microblogging website Weibo with the news Apple plans to …

Mobile Technology

Scuba Diving Gear and Equipment Trends to Watch

BREATHE IT AGAIN<p>Rebreathers aren’t new. But the rebreather featured here might be the one that sparks a new way of thinking about rebreathers. Long …

Forget Time Management. Do This Instead

There's one resource even more precious than time. Here's how to get more of it.<p>How much do you think about time management? If you're like most busy professionals, the answer is, quite a lot. You're always trying to squeeze the most productivity you can out of every minute you spend at work. You …

Love Myself

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

24 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy

Some diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions.<p>2. For 5-minute dinners that are sure to be healthy.<p>3. For when you’re doing the caveman …

Healthy Eating

What I'm Reading: Photographer Bill Rose

What I’m Reading: Photographer Bill Rose<p>Inside Flipboard / November 6, 2013<p>Photographer Bill Rose is on a mission to document the last signs of …

Quick Fit Brings the 7 Minute Workout to Your Home

From the Atkins Diet to Hydrospinning, health and fitness crazes come and go.<p>One of the latest crazes to come to the fore is the 7 Minute Workout, which is basically a short and snappy high-intensity session spanning 12 exercises of 30 seconds each, interjected with a series of 10 second breaks. …

The unhealthy side of wearable fitness devices | Arwa Mahdawi

Gadgets that count calories and steps such as Nike's Fuelband can be useful – but the enabling of eating disorders is a danger<p>Possibly the worst chat-up line I've ever had the misfortunate of overhearing was when a man in a Brooklyn bar sidled up to a girl and complimented her on her Jawbone. "I've …

Sensoria brings fitness tracking to socks

Sensoria is bringing fitness tracking to garments other than bracelets and pedometers with its new line of smart socks.<p>The new Sensoria Fitness Socks help track your fitness thanks to the special sensors stitched into each sock. They’re able to track you number of steps, speed, calories burned, …

America's Best Little Beach Towns (PHOTOS)

In the free and easy days of summer, the quest for a great American beach town is a national passion. Beach towns are a mainstay of the hot months, a beacon for countless citizens looking for a reprieve from the daily grind. The Great American beach town, apart from being idle as all get out, is …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here are ten of the best chocolatiers in the world.<p>Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some …

America's Best Ski Pass Deal Just Got Better, Much Better

It may still be early in the summer, but ski season will begin at major US resorts in just four months. For those in the know, it may well be a cheaper and easier ski season than ever before.<p>Earlier this year I wrote in this column about the various new multi-mountain and multi-destination ski …

The Beauty of Barcelona (PHOTOS)

Here is something that is probably true: If you go to Barcelona, you're gonna party. The club scene is incredible and massive and it feels like the party never ends. Thus, siestas are a <i>necessity</i>.<p>But <i>don't</i> party and siesta your entire experience away. Barcelona is defined by its absolute …