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13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

<i>By Sophia Breene</i><p>Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too. For the past decade or so, scientists have pondered how exercising can boost brain function. Regardless …

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like (VIDEO)

What does 2,000 calories look like? The folks over at BuzzFeed decided to investigate.<p>You might recall that information on Nutrition Facts labels is based on a 2,000-calorie diet -- perhaps these examples will offer new insights as to how one might consume a day's worth of calories. Or, you know, …

Dinner Recipe Packed With Protein: Zesty Quinoa Arugula Tacos

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.<p>2. Meanwhile, using a fork, pierce 15 holes in the potato and place into the microwave for 10 minutes or until tender and fully cooked. Remove from microwave, set aside to cool for 2 minutes, then cut into 1/4-inch pieces.<p>3. In a large bowl, combine …

We Can Learn a Lot From Children

I love watching children. They have so many natural behaviors that can teach adults how to love food -- but not too much -- and how to fit physical activity into our day. Here are some of the important lessons we can learn from observing children:<p><b>Eat when you're hungry.</b> From the time they're born, …

Kids

5 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Kidneys

If you spend most evenings planted on the couch, chips in one hand and the remote in the other, you probably know you're not winning the healthy living award. While some habits are commonly accepted as unhealthy, there are other everyday behaviors that don't seem harmful but in actuality may be …

High Blood Pressure

An Exercise on Happiness: The Physiology of a Smile

We've all heard the old adage "it takes 43 muscles to frown, and just 17 to smile," a fact that of course begs the question: Why don't we all smile more often? We know that a smile can light up someone else's day as well as our own, but still, it seems that these days smiles are in short supply. …

Happiness

The best health and fitness apps of 2017

1. 21-Day Shred—Comprehensive<p>Of course, everyone wants to see results quickly. With the <i>Men's Fitness</i> 21-Day Shred app (created by Executive Digital …

Apps

Silencing the Myth of Meditation: You Don't Have to Sit Still to Be Present

"I can do this. Just 20 minutes. Just sit still. My shoulder itches. Stop thinking about it! My foot is falling asleep, almost numb. The numbness is always the opening act for the pins and needles. That would be a good name for a band, The Pins and Needles, and here they come, singing right up my …

Meditation

Bodyweight Exercises for Fitness and Strength

Bodyweight exercises are exercises that utilize your body weight instead of equipment like dumbbells or gym machines. Using bodyweight was one of the …