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Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these …

Mindfulness

Train Zane's Way: Spread Your Lats

I did lots of bentover barbell rows while training for the Olympia in 1976. I’d start each workout with this exercise, working up heavy. This gave me …

Muscle

Dealing With Bicep Tendonitis: A Multi-Step Approach | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from powerlifter, strongman, and Starting Strength coach Matt Reynolds.</i><p>If you’ve lifted weights for any …

3 Easy Yoga Poses To Help Condition And Protect Your Back

Add these spine-soothing yoga poses to your practice today.<p>Downward-Facing Dog<p>sodasea<p>Use this iconic pose to strengthen limbs and stretch. Come to …

Yoga

Reps You've Never Tried

Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!<p>In the old days (read: five years ago) lifting weights was simple. The "rules" went something like this:<p>To build …

Innovation

7 YouTube Workouts That Will Help Heal Your Sport Injury

Injuries and chronic pain are two of the BIGGEST bummers when it comes to training for one of the coolest races in the world, having finally hit your groove in the free-weights area at the gym or completing a hardcore new circuit training workout. Though coming back from tough times definitely …

4 Ways to Get More from Your Push-Ups | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Anthony Arvanitakis.</i><p>Push-ups: the manliest and most foundational strength exercise for the upper body. …

5 yoga poses to cure a hangover

After an especially indulgent night, the last thing you may want to do is think about working out. Though reserch has shown that a quick sweat session is good for your hangover, sticking to a lower-impact option may be best for some.<p>"When you're going out, your nervous system is stimulated," Alexis …

Yoga

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

The Best Ab Exercises You Can Do

If you really want to get your strongest, firmest abs you want to choose exercises that target all the muscles of the core, including the rectus …

Workouts

12 Laws of Fat-burning for a More Chiseled Physique

1 of 12<p>1. Slash (Calories) and Burn<p><b>Step 1</b> revolves around simple math: You must eat fewer calories than your body is accustomed to in order to drop …

Nutrition

Seven habits of highly frugal people

Frugal people who pay off their debt and achieve financial independence don't succeed by accident. They establish habits that allow them to …

Personal Finance

The Insane Interval MetCon Workout | Men's Health

(In fact, I created 9 MetCon workouts for my latest at-home DVD program—THE 21-DAY METASHRED. It strips away fat and reveals lean, hard muscle.)<p>Rest periods are kept short to elevate your heart rate and to maximize your per minute calorie burn.<p>As a result, you’ll gain strength, burn fat, improve …

The 21-Day MetaShred Fat-Loss System | Men's Health

THE 21-DAY METASHRED—my all-new body-shredding DVD plan—represents the culmination of every hard truth I’ve learned on the front lines of fat loss. It combines cutting-edge science with tried-and-true training advice to attack your flab with no mercy. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!<p>I share five …

Mindfulness fixes your brain while boosting your performance

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Mindfulness

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Hip Bursitis Exercises You can do the first 3 stretches to begin stretching the muscles that run along the outside of your hip. You can do the strengthening exercises when the sharp pain lessens. Stretching exercises Gluteal stretch: Lie on your back with both knees bent. Rest the ankle of your injured leg over the knee of your other leg. Grasp the thigh of the leg on the uninjured side and pull toward your chest. You will feel a stretch along the buttocks on the injured side and possibly along the outside of your hip. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Iliotibial band stretch, standing: Cross your uninjured leg in front of the other leg and bend down and reach toward the inside of your back foot. Do not bend your knees. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat 3 times. Iliotibial band stretch, side-leaning: Stand sideways near a wall with your injured side closest to the wall. Place a hand on the wall for support. Cross the leg farther from the wall over the other leg. Keep the foot closest to the wall flat on the floor. Lean your hips into the wall. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times Strengthening exercises Straight leg raise: Lie on your back with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend the knee on your uninjured side and place the foot flat on the floor. Tighten the thigh muscle on your injured side and lift your leg about 8 inches off the floor. Keep your leg straight and your thigh muscle tight. Slowly lower your leg back down to the floor. Do 2 sets of 15. Prone hip extension: Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. Draw your belly button in towards your spine and tighten your abdominal muscles. Tighten the buttocks and thigh muscles of the leg on your injured side and lift the leg off the floor about 8 inches. Keep your leg straight. Hold for 5 seconds. Then lower your leg and relax. Do 2 sets of 15. Side-lying leg lift: Lie on your uninjured side. Tighten the front thigh muscles on your injured leg and lift that leg 8 to 10 inches away from the other leg. Keep the leg straight and lower it slowly. Do 2 sets of 15. Wall squat with a ball: Stand with your back, shoulders, and head against a wall. Look straight ahead. Keep your shoulders relaxed and your feet 3 feet from the wall and shoulder's width apart. Place a soccer or basketball-sized ball behind your back. Keeping your back against the wall, slowly squat down to a 45-degree angle. Your thighs will not yet be parallel to the floor. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then slowly slide back up the wall. Repeat 10 times. Build up to 2 sets of 15. Clam exercise: Lie on your uninjured side with your hips and knees bent and feet together. Slowly raise your top leg toward the ceiling while keeping your heels touching each other. Hold for 2 seconds and lower slowly. Do 2 sets of 15 repetitions. Comment, Like and Share with your Friends www.physio-therapy.cz

If You Only Do 10 Yoga Poses, Do These

Yoga poses and techniques have been used for centuries as a way to achieve optimal health and well-being. Below are 10 selected from The Ultimate …

Yoga

4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …

Drop Two Sizes with this New Workout Plan

Exercise 1 Squat Thrust<p>Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides. Squat down to the floor and place your hands in front of your feet <b>(a)</b>. Jump your legs back into a pushup position <b>(b)</b>, then quickly reverse the movement and stand to return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise 2 Prisoner …

15-Minute Workout: Medicine Ball

Pop quiz: What piece of fitness equipment can you throw, catch, hold, and lift? The correct answer: a medicine ball. (If you answered "a dumbbell," please don't work out near us.)<p>While it can work like a dumbbell, a weighted ball is more versatile, says Brett Hoebel, owner of Hoebel Fitness and …

Workouts

Weekend Challenge: Medicine-Ball Leg Drops

This exercise targets your hip flexors and your external obliques<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already</i> …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Exercise 1 Facedown Hip External Rotation<p>Don't let the look of this one fool you: It is one of the most challenging and effective moves for targeting your external hip muscles, which have a major impact on your glutes.<p><b>Do It:</b> Lie facedown on the floor with your arms folded under your head, legs …

Trainer Q&A: Are Bootcamp Workouts Effective for Building Muscle?

The high-intensity workout trend is sweeping the nation leaving lifters cranking out rep after rep of kettlebell swings, barbell lifts, and …

Muscle