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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 …

Stretching

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

Breakfast

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 …

Dessert

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 …

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 …

Strawberries

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

Workouts

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 …

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 …

7 Exercises That Instantly Un-Hunch Your Shoulders

Unlock tight shoulders and chest muscles with these simple exercises.<p>Goalpost Stretch<p>Meg Plotsky<p>When your shoulders are rounded, the front of your chest collapses inward. This stretch opens up those chest muscles and "re-sets" your shoulders so they're in their natural position, says …

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 …

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

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

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, …

Pie

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

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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 …

Weight Loss

The Lunchtime Workout That Will Torch Fat For the Rest Of the Day

Follow along to this bodyweight workout led the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>This “1-2 Punch” protocol is one of my favorite bodyweight workout formats.<p>Here’s how it works: Just like boxing, this workout is broken up into all-out 3-minute rounds.<p>Each round features 1 minute of upper-body work …

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

No more guess work at the gym.<p>If you're trying to drop a few pounds, it can be totally overwhelming to figure out how to make sure your sweat sessions are helping you shed. On a basic level, losing weight and lowering your body fat percentage is a numbers game, says Ippolita Di Paola, a personal …

Exercise

10 Two-Ingredient Recipes for Healthy Snackin' That Would Impress Rachael Ray

Worth clicking for the pancakes alone.<p>We’ve all been there: You decide to be “good” and cook something instead of ordering takeout, but by the time all the ingredients cross the checkout line you’re out $60. For one dinner. At home.<p><b>RELATED:</b> 9 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet …

Breakfast

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> …

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 …

Weight Loss

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. …

What the Perfect Fitness Goal Looks Like

Ready to make a change? Just follow these guidelines, and you'll totally nail it!<p>When it comes to setting a workout goal, it's easy to see what you want the finished product to look like. The tough part is visualizing what it takes to get there. But if you do it right, you could wind up with some …

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

This hearty jambalaya beats another batch of chili<p>When did chili become king of cold-weather meals? If there were ever a rematch, I’d put my money on jambalaya. The pot-of-good has everything a man needs on a frosty day: substance, spice, and smoked pork sausage.<p>This particular version, from …