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How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Weight Loss Success Story: How One Woman Feels "Unstoppable" After Shedding Almost 100lbs

Katie Russell jogged her way from 230 to 139lbs. See how she did it.<p><b>Before:</b> 230 lbs <b>After:</b> 137 lbs<p>Katie Russell, now 31, played sports in high school, but a steady after-practice diet of burgers, mozzarella sticks, and giant sodas—all of which she inhaled before pulling into her driveway at home—had …

Fitness

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

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Cocktail Trend: Beer Cocktails

With the dog days of August nearly upon us, I thought I'd raise a pint-glass to arguably the most refreshing cocktail of all: the beer cocktail.<p>Currently a trend -- but also a classic -- I'm featuring traditional beer cocktails as well as my own (tea based) spin on the beer cocktail.<p><b>TRADITIONAL</b> …

Drop One Belt Size in One Month!

Get ready to buy a smaller pair of pants. This cutting-edge fat-loss plan will make you stronger and leaner in just four weeks<p>The scale isn’t the best indicator of fat loss. If you want to lose inches around your middle, you need to pack on pounds of lean muscle. The reason: Muscle takes energy …

Workouts

The Best Leg Workout You Can Do without Weights

You don’t need barbells and dumbbells to make your legs scream. Attack your big lower-body muscles with this do-anywhere high-intensity circuit<p>The largest muscles in your body are in your legs, so you want to work them hard. But you don’t always need a heavy barbell or pair of dumbbells to truly …

Workouts

Is This the Most Calming and Ethereal Bathroom You've Ever Seen?

A soothing, fluid space.<p>When Pamela Butz and Jeffrey Klug designed this soothing, fluid space in Boston, Massachusetts, they were inspired by something truly elemental: water.

Interior Design

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Everything You Need to Know About Juicing at Home

The founder of Juice Generation spills his secrets.<p>Whether it's bottled on a Whole Foods shelf or squeezed on the spot in a wheatgrass-filled storefront, a fancy juice can set you back six dollars or more in most markets, making even your Starbucks addiction look cheap in comparison. Couple that …

Nutrition

Critics Who Claim Voter ID Laws Are Racist Won’t Like the Results of This Study

If there was a hidden agenda behind North Carolina’s voter ID law to suppress minority turnout – as the law’s opponents claim – it hasn’t worked, based on a study showing not only more voters overall, but an increase in black voter turnout especially, after the law’s implementation.<p>AP<p>The findings …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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'Cool' kids in middle school struggle in their 20s, study finds

The meek kids from middle school shall inherit the earth. Or at least they'll live healthier and more productive lives than their "cooler" peers once they enter adulthood.<p>Researchers studying 13-year-olds found that those who engaged in "pseudomature" behavior -- such as minor shoplifting and …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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