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How to Assess Your Full-Body Flexibility

In my recent articles I’ve discussed the importance of functional flexibility for performance and some of the common stretching pitfalls we all make.</b> …

This is the worst mistake people make when they try to practice mindfulness

<i>What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do this? I’m so bad at it. My mind is a scattered mess. I can’t meditate! How can these other people do …

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

Photography

6 Things We Can Add To Water For Better Digestive Health

Water is universally the most beneficial beverage you can ever drink and you’ve probably heard from health professionals that staying hydrated is key …

Digestion

A 20-Minute Yoga Routine for Muscle Recovery

We’re with Yo Yoga founder and instructor Rebecca Weible to take you throw a sequence geared towards athletic recovery and soothing sore muscles.<p>Your …

The Trick Bodybuilders Use to Develop Their Quads and Hamstrings

Use it on your next leg day<p>Want more development in your quadriceps or hamstrings? Then use this easy bodybuilding trick: Elevate your heels or toes during your next lower-body workout, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, who demonstrates both in the video above.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy …

Why People Think Potheads Are Lazy: A History

How the government and Big Pharma convinced us that stoners were dumbasses, and how marijuana legalization might just change that.<p>"I no longer doubt that marijuana can be an intellectual stimulant," wrote the Harvard professor Lester Grinspoon in 1994. "It can help the user to penetrate conceptual …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

The Glute Workout From Hell

Will it hurt? Yes. Will it get results? Hell yes.<p>It’s time to put that cushion you sit on all day to work with this 10-minute glutes workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>It’s as simple as it gets—one exercise, two variations, 10 minutes—but your butt will be burning by the end. …

3 Insider Techniques For Building Bigger Legs

Check out the 3 bodybuilder-tested techniques that will explode your legs, and the workout that packs them all into one routine!<p>Over the past couple …

Yoga for Back Pain: 14 Poses That Heal

Hailey Wist<p>Yoga for Back Pain: Static Back<p>This pose uses gravity to put your hip and trunk on the same plane, which helps your lower back. Lie down …

Yoga

The Transition: Build Large Legs, Strong Shoulders, and Shredded Abs

Program designer Michael Beringer demonstrates the Legs, Shoulders, and Abs <b>TRANSITION WORKOUT</b>. For all the details on the program, go to …

Photo of the Day: Best of March

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from March.<p>One of the most important attributes a good photograph can have is mood. Mood can mean a lot of different things, but when you see it for yourself, it’s undeniable. This month’s …

10 Ways To Feel Better If You Get Too High

<i>In honor of 4/20 we're revisiting some of our greatest…hits.</i><p>In the history of the world, there is no record of a fatal marijuana overdose. …

Spices

Jack Up Your Biceps and Triceps With Just Your Bodyweight

This workout doesn’t involve conventional curls or dips—but it will help you put on serious muscle<p>Want to build bigger biceps? You could curl 50-pound dumbbells.<p>Or you could take a cue from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, who hangs from a suspension trainer and curls his entire …

Running on Empty

Boost your speed and endurance by skipping carbs -- seriously<p>It sounds counterintuitive. Yet many East African runners -- including Meb Keflezighi, the Eritrean-born American who won the 2009 New York City Marathon -- forgo carbs before and during their training runs. Keflezighi says the strategy …

Yoga 'cures cancer,' claims senior Indian government official

A "cure for cancer" using yoga could be scientifically proven within a year, a senior Indian government official has claimed.<p>The head of India’s ministry for alternative medicine said researchers at a Bangalore institute were in the process of submitting research showing that yoga techniques could …

How Diaphragmatic Breathing Can Change Your Workout

Yogis know it best: Focusing on breathing while exercising can completely change your training. Practicing diaphragmatic breathing can boost your …

Maximize Your Cardio Training With Intervals

Ever feel like the hours you spend on the treadmill don't yield the results you're looking for? Your muscles look flatter, you still have fat in …

10 Meditation Tips for Beginners

The mind is a busy hive of thoughts and we are jumping from ideas to emotions to memories for most of our waking hours.<p>During meditation you will …

Miracles of yoga that left this heart surgeon stumped

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Eastern philosophy has consistently shown that the mind has a far greater effect on our heart than modern medicine …

Yoga

How Combining Yoga & HIIT Makes You Stronger, Stat

<i>Todd McCullough is a former University of Florida football player and creator of</i> TMAC FITNESS<i>. He specializes in helping busy people get into shape</i> …

Get Lean and Strong with This Metabolism-Boosting Yoga Workout

Counteract all those hardcore workout routines with one that stretches and lengthens your muscles while revving up your metabolism<p>We all want a …

Release Stress in Five (Guided Meditation Video)

Stress is an invisible force that takes up space inside our mind, body and nervous system. It ties us up in knots, has us thinking in different directions -- and before we know it, there's a mini-fortress of tension built up within our body.<p>Meditation helps undo the knots that have accumulated …

Get a Bangin' Booty and Crush Back Pain with One Move

This exercise double-teams your body in the best way.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Marching glute bridge:</b> Not only do strong glutes look amazing, but they also help power your …

12 Incredibly Underrated Exercises You Should Probably Be Doing More

<i>By: Erin Kelly</i><p><i>Credit: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock</i><p>It's not difficult to find articles touting all the magical benefits of burpees, planks, and squats. I'm not saying these aren't good exercises. They are! But sticking to staples like these during your workouts gets old in a hurry, and is more likely to …

Exercise

Why Mindfulness Is Your New Secret Weapon

The 2010 Chicago Marathon came down to a duel between two East Africans: Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru and Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede. The men were ranked one and two in the world, respectively, and their rivalry was fierce. On the line were a prestigious victory and a half-million-dollar purse.<p>Kebede led …

The benefits of jumping and plyometric exercise

As children, we jump effortlessly. As adults, we often lose the ability to jump with ease.<p>Perfecting the art of jumping adds some bounce to a workout and can make even the most sedentary person more athletic in their day-to-day routine, says Scott Caulfield, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach …

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …