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The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

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

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

How to Train the Abdominal Muscles

The 'abs' are the groups of muscles in the abdomen or the stomach area—generally below the rib cage toward the pelvis and at the sides. The three …

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4 Major Things That Happened When I Did a Jillian Michaels Ab Workout Every Day For 1 Week

Jillian Michaels is one of those timeless celebrity trainers who is always a reliable source for health and fitness tips. Her new app, My Fitness by Jillian Michaels, promises to help you feel your best, eat healthy, and slim down. Having always been a Jillian superfan, I just had to give it a shot.<p>…

Fitness

Michael Mosley: 'Forget walking 10,000 steps a day'

<b>These days it is hard to walk the streets without running into someone who is anxiously looking at their wrist to see if they are on target to reach the magic 10,000 steps.</b><p>Is it really a goal worth striving for, or might there be something better?<p>And where did that figure come from?<p>You might be …

7 Simple Rules for Getting Lean in 2017

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution.<p>For 2017, over half of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to do things like lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But how many actually make it past January 17? The brutal truth is only eight percent will achieve their goals, which …

12 Simple Ways to Start Exercising Again After a Break

If the only workout you’ve done over the past few weeks is beating yourself up for being lazy, it’s time to forgive and move on. We asked weight loss …

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What to eat before, during and after a workout

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have long known that what you eat before, during and after you exercise can make or break a workout and possibly affect your fitness results.<p>So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins …

Nutrition

Quick Lower Ab Exercises for a Stronger Core

These seven moves will fire up your abs and can help with back pain and overall balance.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>If there’s …

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How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

5 Exercises for Fully Defined Ab Muscles

We are bombarded with magazine ads, infomercials, and Instagram pictures of fit looking people with shiny, rippling washboard abs. Most media hype …

How 5BX, an exercise regimen created to keep pilots in shape, can help you get fit

By the time my Uncle John was 28, in the mid-1960s, he had a demanding office job and a young family at home – and it was starting to show.<p>"I found that I was gaining a couple of pounds a year on home cooking, and getting in the habit of catching a nap after supper," he recalls, "and I realized …

10 Workout Wardrobe Buys Cool Girls Swear By

Reason number one to not skip the gym: Your outfit is too cute to go to waste. Whether's a more interesting pair of leggings or just a top that isn't three sizes too big, there are...

This Is the Best Exercise to Work ALL Those Core Muscles

Thank you, science.<p>There are only so many non-working hours in a day for sweat sessions, networking events, and, oh yeah, actually having a social life. So when we hit the gym, we gotta make the most of our time.<p>Luckily, recent research published in the journal <i>Physical Therapy</i> has revealed the …

5 Stability Ball Exercises for a Crazy Strong Core

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>When was the last time you used a stability ball at the gym? Sure, shiny new gadgets and machinery might look fun, but some machines can be more trouble than they're worth. (We're looking at you, seated crunch machine!)<p>The '90s called and reminded us …

8 Moves to Make Your Pancake Butt Pop

You won't even recognize your booty.<p>PSA to any women who's dreamed of having a bigger, rounder butt: You don't need to settle for the buns you're born with.<p>Give your backside some sexy pop (and strength!) with the workout below, designed by fitness trainer, health coach, and fitness model Elizabeth …

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

6 Celebrity Trainers Share the One Workout Move They Never Skip

We've all been there: You see an Instagram photo of one of your favorite celebrities after a workout looking super fit, and you think, *Who's working that magic? * The most likely answer: a personal trainer who is in even better shape than his or her famous clientele. So we had to ask these A-list …

How to Master the Pull-up

Perhaps you found this blog with the hopes of learning how to do your first pull-up, or maybe you want to increase the number you can perform. Some of you may simply want to perfect your form. We'll touch on all these points.<p>So you may be asking yourself, why even bother with pull-ups? Putting it …

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings, and look hella good from behind.<p>So get this: Saddlebags aren’t really saddlebags. I know, I know—one more fitness thing that's confusing. The truth, though, is that there's no body part called the saddlebag, and saddlebags aren’t simply fat that is attached to …

Who needs a gym when you can work out at home for free with YouTube trainers?

There are a thousand reasons not to go to the gym. Most of them, like lack of time or fear of being seen in spandex, are unfortunate. Here's one for the plus side: YouTube has hundreds of fitness channels to get you in shape at home. And some are pretty good.<p>Many channels retain their grass roots, …

The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

A stitch in time: the very modern world of the Instagram sewing circle

Playboy centrefolds, hip-hop lyrics and sports logos: embroidery is being embraced by the fashion industry and no subject is off limits<p>It’s not often that hip-hop lyrics and octogenarian needle-and-thread experts are united by a fashion trend, but in the delightful world of modern embroidery such …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Put your health first and get into shape with the best iPhone fitness apps

Health and wellness<p>Though these aren’t necessarily apps for exercise, eating right is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. Pair it with weekly …

The Fitness Gear You Actually Need in 2015

If you have a favorite recipe you cook up, you can input that once and save it for quicker selecting in the future. It also remembers your most …

Trash These 6 Seemingly Innocent Foods to Lose More Weight

Why your kitchen should be a green juice-free zone<p>Clearing your kitchen of food landmines is about more than tossing your half-eaten boxes of cookies, bags of white bagels, and greasy potato chips. (Haven't thrown those out yet? They need to go.)<p>You may also need to throw out some foods that, upon …

7 Weight Loss Shortcuts That ACTUALLY Work

Cutting corners meets cutting pounds