Paul Barlex

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The Truth about Your Metabolism

It's the fat- and fuel-burning furnace in your cells, and it determines whether you'll be nicely muscled or marshmallowy. Good news: You'll burn calories just learning about it<p>People talk about their metabolism a lot. You'd think they actually understand it.<p>But often that's not the case. Here are 4 …

Everything You Need to Know About Sugar

Experts answered all of your questions about artificial sweeteners, natural sweeteners, and every other type of sugar so you can live a sweet and …

The Drink That Can Help You Lose More Weight

Looking to drop some pounds? Research says you should sip on THIS<p>You've probably already heard that sipping some tea can mean major health benefits. And then some more health benefits. Tea is a super<i>drink</i>, all right. Now, yet another report—a meta-analysis of studies, which will appear in the …

Nutrition

The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

5 Easy Ways to Start Losing Weight NOW

In a perfect world, just talking about your fat-melting goals would burn mucho calories. Since that doesn't work, here's a plan that does<p>A new Gallup survey found that a full 51 percent of adults are hoping to drop pounds—yet only about half of them say they are truly doing something to downsize. …

Fitness

Are You Eating Too Much?

<i>Indulging in “hedonic hunger” keeps many people from reaching a healthy weight—and many runners from reaching their racing weight.</i><p>It is a …

Non-Exercise Activity Vital to Health

Better long-term health outcomes in people who are active throughout the day.<p>The health value of regular exercise is well documented, but it is increasingly clear that it cannot completely balance out the detrimental health effects of extended periods of sedentary activity. Research published …

7 Foods That Boost Your Brainpower

Making big decisions for your company? Add these foods to your regular diet to keep your mind sharp.<p>Most entrepreneurs are accustomed to long days and hectic schedules. But if you want to make smart decisions for your company, what you put in your body matters almost as much as how many hours you …

Best Post-workout Dinner Ideas

The workday is finally over and you have just finished 45 minutes of sweat-drenching, stress-busting exercise. Now your stomach is rumbling and the …

I May Never Have A Flat Stomach, And Here's Why That's OK

For a long time, I was torn between two worlds. One part of me thought I should be a thin, kale-eating health coach, while the other half knew what I …

Kick Your Sugar Addiction in 9 Steps

Sweets are fine in moderation, but take these steps to keep the cravings in check.<p>No matter how health conscious you are, you’re bound to crave sweet things from time to time. But overloading on sugar can lead to lots of unwanted pounds and a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, …

Five Tips For Maintaining Your Daily Diet

<i>Your sports nutrition plan is only as good as your foundation nutrition plan.</i><p>Eating properly to sustain an active lifestyle is a quandary we’re …

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

How Much Protein Do I Need to Consume After a Workout?

Along with the typical clanking and banging of weights in the gym, you’ll often hear another sound: shaking. The quest for more muscle leads guys to …

The 9 Most Helpful Weight-Loss Tips of 2013

Check out the most fascinating science-based tricks from the past year

Weight Loss

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

Fitness

How the Gym Can Make You GAIN Weight

Yeah, you read that right<p>You’ve been working out for months—so why is the number on the scale going in the wrong direction? Many people actually gain weight despite going to the gym, according to a recent survey by Forza Supplements.<p>The U.K.-based company polled 1,000 people on their diet and …

Fitness

7 Amazing Tricks to Lose Belly Fat!

Use these expert tips to burn flab, gain strength, and feel your best!<p>1. Run.<p>2. Run.<p>3. Run.<p>4. Run.<p>5. Take it easy for a day. You don’t want to burn out or get hurt.<p>6. Run.<p>7. Run.

Tips and Tricks for Making Juice, No Recipes Required

This is a guide to help you squeeze the most possible deliciousness out of your juicer, even without using recipes. We'll talk flavor balance, texture, and tips for getting the most out of your equipment and ingredients.<p>First things first: juices and smoothies are different beasts. That may seem …

Guy's Guide to Green Juice

6 Secrets for a Faster Metabolism

Yes, your metabolism is partly ruled by genetics. But everyone can make the most of what they've got to be their slimmest, fittest self. Here's how.

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

Shares 12K<p>Love handles: nobody likes them, nobody wants them. But how do we get rid of them? <b>The following exercises make for a great workout routine</b> …

Workouts

30 Fast, New Fat-Burners

Thirty ways to crank up fat metabolism.

5 Superfoods That Boost Your Performance

Eating one of these quick bites before a tough workout will help you finish strong

24 Motivational Quotes for Fitness and Weight Loss

Stay motivated with your weight loss plan or workout routine with these 24 popular quotes and sayings.

What To Do If You Can't Fall Asleep

<i>By Jennifer Abbasi</i><p>Sleepless nights aren't a modern invention. But modern life is making them increasingly common. Instead of winding down and relaxing before bed, we're doing chores, checking email and getting riled up by the TV news till we hit the sack.<p>Here's a step-by-step guide to help you …