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Gardening 101: Garlic

Garlic, <i>Allium sativum</i><p>Pungent garlic is one of the most satisfying crops to grow. From a single clove planted the previous autumn comes a full, fat …

Gardening

25 Easy Family Meals That Cost Just $5 to Prep

When it comes to planning out dinner options for your family, the task can sometimes be a bit daunting — and expensive. If you want to make sure you have a variety of meals in rotation that are healthy and easy to make, kid-approved, and budget-friendly, we've got you covered. These 25 easy recipes …

Cooking

50 Easy Mediterranean Diet Recipes and Meal Ideas

Consider this your Mediterranean diet menu: These lunch and dinner ideas make following the Mediterranean diet easier (and tastier) than ever.<p>The …

Nutrition

How to Get Toned Arms With 6 Easy Exercises

[caption id="attachment_65912" align="aligncenter" width="620"] <i>Photo: Twenty20</i>[/caption]Want to live every day like it’s #FlexFriday? Of course you …

Muscle

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Tip: Pop Your Sacrum to Squat Better

Your glutes won't fire properly if your sacrum is out of alignment. Try this and save a trip to the chiropractor.<p>When Half of Your Butt Won't Work<p>If …

7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest ways to eat. The Mediterranean way of eating is not only delicious, it's …

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The 25 Best Exercises to Tone Your Abs (and None of Them Are Crunches)

Let's be honest: crunches aren't the most exciting of exercises. And they're not always the most effective way to tone your abs anyway. If you're bored with your sit-up routine, here are 25 fun and effective moves to mix up your workout and tone your midsection!<p><i>— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb</i> …

Workouts

​The Best Type of Exercise For Aging Muscles

Max out your gains—even in your golden years<p>Aging can do a number on your muscles. After you turn 30, you start to slowly lose your bigger fast-twitch muscle fibers that make you lean, defined, and athletic. And your muscles even age at a cellular level with a decline in the number and quality of …

Exercise

How to plan a better tomato crop this season

Tomatoes are the divas of the vegetable patch — luscious, celebrated and notoriously hard to please. If it’s too chilly, they’ll sulk. If it’s too hot, they’ll throw a tantrum, scattering their blossoms and refusing to perform.<p>Gardeners everywhere know that planting tomatoes prematurely in spring …

Gardening

How to Use a Foam Roller the Right Way

Foam rollers can reduce pain, prevent injury, and maybe even help you up your bedroom game. Here's how to use one.<p>By now, you’ve probably seen all kinds of foam rollers scattered around your gym. Vibrating ones. Knobbed ones. Extra long, torso-sized ones. Foam rollers that actually <i>roll up</i> and fit …

Growing Tomatoes: A Collection of Expert Advice - Organic Gardening

Most gardeners put growing tomatoes at the very top of their gardening must-do lists thanks to the incomparable flavors of this easy-to-grow crop. …

The Kettlebell Snatch: Tsar of Lifts

<b>Kettlebell swings get all the attention, but diversity in investments is always a good thing.</b> Swings develop the ability to project force in a …

Up The Ante

This Is the Fastest Way to Grow Tomatoes at Home

Forget about seeds and root your plants instead.<p>There's something about biting into a ripe, juicy tomato that just feels like summer. Chances are, tomatoes star in your home garden, and with such a high demand, the weeks it takes for a seedling to sprout could feel like forever. Luckily, blogger …

Gardening

This 10-Minute Z-Press Challenge Will Shred Your Abs

The overlooked Z-Press adds muscle to your upper body and core<p>The Z-Press is one of the most effective yet overlooked upper body exercises.<p>It’s simple: an overhead barbell press done sitting on the floor.<p>By taking your lower body out of the equation, you’re forced to rely on your upper body and …

Special Forces

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

How to get a free data plan for your tablet

I tend to think of tablets as "indoor" devices, used primarily at home or the office -- places rife with Wi-Fi. But what happens when you go out into the world and need connectivity? Now you have to pay for a 4G plan, right?<p>Not necessarily. Mobile carrier Freedompop offers a limited amount of free …

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Burn maximum fat in 4 weeks with the 'wheel' workout

<b>Duration</b> 25<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Think of a workout as a big wheel. The hub is your main exercise—the one that drives most of the changes you’d …

Your 3-step plan to bench press 1.5 times your weight

Bench pressing 1.5 times your body weight means that, pound for pound, you’re stronger than most guys in the gym.<p>Here’s how to lift bigger plates:<p>1) …

Have Reddit Users Discovered the Perfect Exercise Regimen?

If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this year but have no idea where to start, consider paying a visit to Reddit.<p>Reddit is a place for answers. Not all of these answers are correct, but they are numerous, covering nearly every subject from <i>Dota 2</i> strategy to underground steroid purchases. And on …

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2016

Health and fitness are pretty important topics. And you seem to think so, too. From learning how to craft your own bodyweight workout, to how <i>little</i> …

I Tried A Victoria’s Secret Model’s Abs Workout And It Was No Joke

Real talk: I have a deep curiosity to know how Victoria's Secret models live their lives. What do they eat? What type of workouts do they do? Do they …

Basic Full Body Workout You Can Do at Home

This total body home workout is perfect for working the entire body with no muss, no fuss. All you need are a few sets of dumbbells and these basic …

The High-Intensity Workout That Will Erase Your Crappy Day

Kick ass, feel better, repeat.<p>On top of making you feel frustrated and angry, a crappy day drives your adrenaline and cortisol sky high. The fallout from these powerful chemicals can cause your energy to crash, your to brain shut down, and sugar cravings to kick in. <i>Gah</i>!<p>Though you can't always avoid …

Workouts

A Fitness Test You Can Give Yourself

You sprint and squat all over town, but do you ever stop to think about what all of that sweat is actually doing for your body?<p>While almost all exercise is good for you, understanding your strengths and weaknesses is key if you're looking to create change and make progress (and avoid injury!), says …

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? L<p>You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who's …

10 at-home workouts you can do with 1 kettlebell

Kettlebells are great for making your workout routines more challenging and creative. Kettlebells offer unique advantages over dumbbells, because the …

Exercise

Your Abs Will Be ON FIRE After This 2-Move Workout

A kettlebell is your secret weapon for a stronger, shredded core<p>You can try the two-move workout shown above with a dumbbell, but we don’t recommend it.<p>That’s because the design of the kettlebell makes it the best tool for certain exercises, like the overhead press and the swing.<p>Unlike the …

Workouts

11 essential pushup variations

The pushup is one of the most basic but effective moves for strength and conditioning.<p>This humble muscle-building exercise trains the muscles in your …