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Trust Us, a Few Seconds With the Foam Roller Will Revitalize Your Legs

Listen, we know that not every exercise is for everyone, but this recovery technique is a must. For anyone. Truly.<p>Your IT bands (or iliotibial bands) are thick strands of fascia that run from your hips to your knees on the side of your thighs. If your IT bands are tight — as in, you've never rolled …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

These Nine Sweet Potato Toasts Will Make You Feel Healthy And Happy

So many options!<p>View this post on Facebook

White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cakes

That raspberry ooze makes me feel some type of way.<p>Raspberry Filling:<p>4 tablespoons raspberry jam<p>4 ounces white chocolate<p>Cake:<p>5 ounces white chocolate<p>½ cup butter, melted (hot)<p>2 eggs<p>2 egg yolks<p>½ cup sugar<p>½ cup flour<p>Butter and flour for ramekins<p>Equipment needed: 4 oven safe ramekins<p>Preheat your oven …

7 things every happy person does before 8am

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move forward sometimes. From having a full-time job, to working on your relationships with your loved ones, …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

Gardening 101: Strawberry

Strawberry, <i>Fragaria × ananassa:</i> “Garden Venus”<p>In our mind, fresh strawberries qualify as a different species from the store-bought, long-traveling …

Gardening

This 30-Day Fitness Challenge Will Make You Feel Like A Badass

Exercise four times per week, feel amazing, become a total boss.<p>View this post on Facebook

10 health rules to live by in 2017

Imagine believing a vibrating belt was the best way to tone your abs. (Hey, it was all the rage in the ’60s.) Or being told that Snackwell’s Devil’s …

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

Exercise

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation

7 Exercises That Instantly Un-Hunch Your Shoulders

Blame it on all the time you spend doing computer work, driving, lifting babies, or scrolling through your Instagram feed on your phone: All of these activities (and more!) contribute to the rounding forward of your shoulders, creating tight muscles that cause a telltale "hunch." The good news? …

Pain

27 Holy Grail Kitchen Gadgets That Live Up To The Hype

Products people swear by to set up a kickass kitchen.

17 bad habits that are sabotaging your productivity

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 17 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.<p>1. Hitting the snooze button<p>It might feel like pressing the snooze button in …

Time Management

5 Practical Steps for Parents: From Whining and Crying to Thinking and Reasoning

Many times in my life, I have seen children and teenagers whine, stick out their lip, and cry to get what they want. I always think that they are …

15 Rules Fit Women Always Follow

A healthy balance is holding a glass of golden milk in one hand and a cute AF cactus sugar cookie in the other, while walking home from a workout worthy of T Swift and her girlsquad, right? To figure out how far off our idea of fitness bliss actually is and what else we can do to kick things up a …

Fitness

Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust Is the Best Idea You've Never Tried

Because pie season is the best season.<p>With pie season quickly approaching, we've been busy searching Pinterest for ways to give Grandma's trusty recipe an update. That's when we stumbled upon cinnamon roll pie crust, the most genius baking trick you'll try this fall.<p>To make this recipe at home, …

Baking

The ONLY 5 Ways You Can Lose Fat

If you go take a look at Google, Pinterest, Instagram, or your Facebook feed right now, it seems like there are a million different diets and …

11 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Bananas

Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious.<p>They contain several essential nutrients and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight …

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

Fitness

The Follow-Along Lunchtime Workout That Burns Fat All Day Long | Men's Health

Each round features 1 minute of upper-body work immediately followed by 2 minutes of lower-body work. The work period for your bottom half is twice as long because your lower body is stronger and has more endurance than your top half. You’ll do 10 rounds total.<p>The routine has a built-in warmup, …

Here's Exactly How to Work Out if You Want to Lose Weight | Women's Health

To help you make the most of your time at the gym, we asked Di Paola to put together the ideal routine for someone looking to slim. Say hello to your new weight-loss sweat sched:<p>Sunday: LISS<br>Choose your favorite way to stay active for 60 minutes, whether it's biking, running, hiking, swimming, or …

10 Two-Ingredient Recipes for Healthy Snackin' That Would Impress Rachael Ray | Women's Health

Amanda Becker<p><b>1. Banana + Eggs= Banana Pancakes</b><br>You’ll need one large banana and two eggs for these diet-friendly flapjacks from Spoon University. They look like crepes (thin but fluffy) and taste a little like French toast. The batter’s somewhat delicate, so keep the pancakes small and use a thin …

Six Workout Shortcuts to Keep You on Track During the Holidays

Remember: Doing something, fitness-wise, is better than doing nothing.<p><i>Every year I get to the holidays and fail miserably on maintaining my running and strength workouts. Between family, parties, and all the other chaos, I lose my way. Do you have any tips for staying on track this holiday season?</i> …

Exercise

Exercising more but still gaining weight? Take this quiz

You're running on the treadmill, hitting up every HIIT class on your gym's schedule, and strength training more than you ever thought possible. But your scale hasn't gotten the memo. What gives? This five-question quiz will help you pinpoint your problem — and get your weight moving in the right …

Fitness

Serving up some serious portion control

Size matters, especially when it comes to how much food we eat.<p>Problem is, our idea of “normal” portions are skewed.<p>“Years ago, when you would go to McDonald’s the value meal was a cheeseburger. Now it’s a double cheeseburger,” says Felicia Hackett, R.D. at weight-loss center Hilton Head Health. …

Nutrition

What the Perfect Fitness Goal Looks Like

<b>It's Personal</b><br>Don't let FOMO force you into choosing a fitness goal that isn't right for you—it's important to set a goal that means something to you, instead of joining in on something that your friends are doing, says Greg Justice, an exercise physiologist and author of <i>Mind Over Fatter</i>. This is …

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: The 'greatest speech in the world' – that was only 273 words long

Delivered on the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, the Gettysburg Address is known by some as the greatest speech in the world – …

Make the Best Protein-Loaded Cold Weather Feast | Men's Health

And for a meal so flavorful, it’s surprisingly easy to prepare. In fact, you can make it all in one pot and it cooks in about an hour. If you can’t find tasso ham, just ask the guy at your deli counter for a half-inch slice of Black Forest or another smoked ham.<p>A batch serves eight, so it’s perfect …