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How to Get a Cardio Workout While You Lift | Men's Health

(If you're looking for an entire program that will melt fat and build muscle, you must try <i>The Get Back in Shape</i> <i>Workout.</i> The DVD program contains six 30-minute, gut-busting routines.)<p>And unlike slow-and-steady running, a cardio workout completed at a furious pace can speed your metabolism for hours …

Explore a New City

Taking a peek at a town’s chamber of commerce or community pages can also be more helpful than you’d imagine, says travel expert Marybeth Bond, founder of GutsyTraveler.com. Sites such as Bond’s hometown of San Francisco allow you to browse by neighborhood, nightlife, and more to pull up results …

25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potatoes are so good for your health. Need ideas for cooking them? These recipes should help.

Healthy Eating

Sesame Seed-Crusted Salmon Burger With Yogurt Sauce Recipe - Health

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine salmon, spinach, panko, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ginger, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, salt, and pepper in a …

Seafood

6 Weird Scientific Facts About Love

Sure, you know the basics about the birds and the bees, but how much do you really know about what goes on in your body—and your mind—while you’re …

Binghamton University

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Why Men Are Bad At Friendship (And What To Do About It)

<i>By Daniel Duane for Men's Journal</i><p>I first heard about the male deficit model, the sociological theory that men are lousy at friendship, a few months after my friend Matt moved to Seattle.<p>According to the Male Deficit Model, friendships between men function and falter within strict pragmatic …

The Ultimate 5-Minute Lower-Body Warmup

It only takes a few minutes to unlock your muscular potential and squat more weight than ever before<p>Boost your squat performance with this 5-minute warmup from <i>Men's Health</i> advisor BJ Gaddour. It will increase your hip and groin mobility, protect your back and knees, and help you lift harder and …

Exercise of the Week: Cross-Body Pushup

Turn Your Pushup into the Ultimate Abs Exercise<p>One simple twist to this classic exercise will light up your obliques and rock your core<p>A regular pushup works your upper body and core. Rotating your leg underneath you as you lower to the floor turns the move into a complete abs blaster. "The …

5 Easy Ways to Start the Day Right | Men's Health

<b>Fuel Right</b><br>What you put into your body when it’s waking up sets the tone for the next 24 hours. Now is a great time to choose quality protein (whey protein powder, eggs, Greek yogurt), healthy fats (avocado, olive oil), and complex carbs (whole-grain waffles, oatmeal). Chow down.<p><b>Drink Up</b> <br>While you …

Dating In The Hook-Up Culture: 10 Weird And Confusing Stages Of The Modern Relationship

• shares<p><i>Here’s a Millennial writer’s dark observation and opinion of his generation’s way of ‘dating’.</i><p>Dating these days is a joke. And not a very funny …

What Happens When A Prep School's Black Student President Mocks Her White Male Classmates

An Instagram photo allegedly led the country's most expensive boarding school to strip its first black female student body president of her role.<p>One day last March, Lawrenceville School Student Body President Maya Peterson donned L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweater to pose for an …

Three Super Fun Ab Workouts

But we've found three new core exercises that are indeed fun. Yes, they work your abs. Yes, they're effective. (Super-effective, actually.) And yes, they're hard. Yet despite this last concession, people absolutely love them. How about you? Check out these awesome moves—and have a blast, blasting …

Exercises That Will Increase Your Metabolism

<b>Answer:</b> Fire up your internal engine by tweaking your diet and exercise routine. BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., CEO of <i>Men’s Health</i> StreamFit, recommends eating at least 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal—that’s equal to a cup of Greek yogurt, a fist of meat, or four eggs. “During digestion, your body …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

3 Ways to Sculpt a Rock-Hard Butt She'll Want to Grab

Want a desirable derrière? Use these exercises to hit your glutes from every direction<p>Sitting all day can cause your glutes to grow weak and your butt to sag—and that's a turnoff for the ladies. Unfortunately, reshaping your backside isn't as simple as getting out of your chair and squatting more, …

Workouts

Why Standing with Your Feet Close Together Can Help You Build Bigger Arms

Not only does blocking your feet help you bang out more reps, it also helps you lift heavier loads. If your core is weak, your back can't hyperextend or twist as easily under the weight, explains Gaddour, who uses the stance during lifts like the curl, front raise, and overhead press, and even …

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5 Reasons She Hates Oral Sex

<b>2. You fail to provide notice.</b> Few women enjoy having an unexpected surprise launched into the back of their throats. “It's polite to ask a lady if she enjoys swallowing and to give her some notice before ejaculating,” says Cadell. If your partner’s not interested in sampling your spunk, ask if you …

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Don't Underestimate the Millennials

What do you think when you hear "millennial generation"?<p>If you're tuned in to either traditional or new media, the words that come to mind are probably not so good: perhaps self-absorbed, shallow, lazy, in debt, in trouble?<p>Though there is no single agreed-upon definition, the term millennial …

Why Exaggerating Your Stories Is Good for Everyone, Mostly

Some people are born storytellers. Other people struggle to hold your attention.<p>The difference between a boring story and an interesting one usually boils down to three things: emotions, embellishment, and authenticity.<p>Boring stories go in a linear fashion. Poor storytellers repeat every fact and …

Shrugging Off a Lifetime of Sexual Shame

I grew up hearing I would go to hell if I had sex before I got married. I was also informed that after a few years of married life, sex became less important and what you ended up with was a "nice friendship."<p>My bedroom was next door to my parents' room and I don't remember ever hearing the sounds …