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The Cure for Skinny-Fat

But suppose you’re in that no-man’s-land we call skinny-fat. You aren’t technically overweight, but you have a lot of fat to lose. And you aren’t exactly skinny, not in the strangers-can-count-your-ribs-from-across-the-room sense of the word, but you stay far away from beaches, pools, or any other …

Do You Need to Visit the Doctor

The annual checkup may be on its way out. "We've all heard anecdotes about the guy who went for a routine checkup that saved his life," says <i>MH</i> advisor Eric Topol, M.D. "What's more likely is you wind up getting screenings or procedures you don't need." Be your own M.D. and take these five vital …

Burpee Workout That Revs Your Metabolism

You'll do the lateral shuffle first in the beginning in order to prime the pattern, but since there's no rest, you'll just bounce back and forth as many times as you can between the two moves, Stauffer explains.<p>Switching back and forth between pure power and something that takes a little bit of …

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

Party Survival Skills

Mastering the social dynamics of a party is like riding a bike. You don't ever really forget how to do it, but sometimes you need a helpful shove in the right direction. Allow us to give you that shove.<p>Introducing Yourself and Others<p>Meet everyone in your immediate vicinity. While shaking hands, …

5 Ways to Market Yourself Visually

Visuals communicate complex ideas into something more digestible. Large amounts of text make it harder for our brains to find pertinent information in a timely manner. This problem can be remedied quite easily, by adding images and visuals into marketing yourself.<p>Visuals can help turn a complex …

Infographics

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

Sennheiser HD 202 II review: A comfortable over-ear headphone for audiophiles on a budget - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Closed-back design filters ambient noise, comfortable fit with extra padding on the headband, excellent sound quality for budget price tag.<p><b>The Bad</b> The 10-foot long cable is annoying to use outside the home, it lacks mobile controls and a microphone for smartphones, has a plastic frame.<p><b>The</b> …

Consumer Tech

The Treadmill Torcher

Here's how it works: Start with the treadmill on 5 miles per hour (mph) and 0-percent incline. Sprint for 20 seconds, rest for 10. During your 10-second rest, bump up your speed to 6 mph and 1-percent incline and repeat. Each time you rest, increase your speed and your incline by 1 mph and 1 …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Televisions

Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good

In the workplace and in life, we are little more than the sum of our habits. Who we are and what we accomplish depends largely on a vast network of …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

The Chest and Shoulder Blaster that Will Leave You Spent

Ready to try it? The circuit works like this: Perform the following exercises in a row, moving from one to the next without rest. That's 1 round. Complete 5 rounds total.<b><br>1. Dumbbell Chest Press</b><br>Lie on a bench holding a pair of dumbbells with your arms straight above your chest, palms facing forward. …

Everything You Need to Know about Moisturizing | Men's Health

Removing surface dirt and oil is the first step in allowing any moisturizer to penetrate your skin’s surface. Cleansing twice a day, morning and night, is a good idea, says Dr. Jarrod Paul Frank, a Manhattan-based dermatologist. But don’t get carried away by using heavy-duty scrubs more than once …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

Manage your money with these apps

These mobile apps help you stay on top of your accounts, bills and investments.<p>These days, you don't really need a financial planner to help you keep a handle on your money. For most people, a few mobile apps can help you make sure your bills get paid, that you're spending smart, and you're saving …

Apps

The Bodyweight 300 Challenge

Perform 100 reps of each exercise in any order as quickly as you can without rest. You don’t have to do all 100 reps in a row—you might do 20 squats, move on to 10 pushups, do 30 situps, do another 20 squats, and so on.<p>Watch the video above to see how to perform the exercises. Durkin completed this …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Why You Should Develop a Love-Hate Relationship with the Miniband

Minibands come in a few different grades of resistances. You may be tempted to use the thickest band right away. However, if the resistance is too high, you won't be able to perform all of the reps with perfect form, De Wispelaere says. Pick a resistance that allows you to finish all of the …

The Cutting Edge Way to Do Interval Training

You can do all that—including the “get better, faster” part—with heart rate interval training, says Alwyn Cosgrove, co-owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California and top <i>Men’s Health</i> fitness adviser.<p>Here’s how it works: Instead of pre-determining how long you work and rest for a …

40-Day Strength Program

In order to make continuous progress and stay healthy, you need to think of your workouts as daily "performances" in the weight room instead of going all out and depleting your test tube.<p>Renowned Russian strength coach Pavel Tsatsouline uses this exact philosophy with his 40-day workout program. It …

The Belly Flab Burner

Torch calories and stoke your metabolism with this kettlebell swing and burpee challenge<p>If you want to fry fat fast, then try this tough countdown challenge of kettlebell swings and burpees. These two heart-pumping moves work every last muscle in your body at a blistering pace, so you pack more …

Workouts

The Jelly Legs Challenge

Hammer your lower body and blast more fat with this weekend's fitness test<p>Most men's workouts usually target the mirror muscles—biceps, chest, and abs. But when it comes to building your best body, you can't ignore your lower half. Working your glutes, quads, and hamstrings can boost your …

Muscle

Automatic Abs

Chisel your obliques with this challenging 30-second BOSU ball drill<p>Doing repetitions of the bicycle crunch for 30 seconds is tough. Cranking out the reps on a BOSU ball is pure torture. The rotational exercise hits all of your abdominal muscles, especially your obliques, the muscles on the sides …

Workouts

The Tabata Torcher

Crank up your metabolism and test your willpower with this pushup challenge<p>Most guys abandon the pushup for the bench press sometime in high school. But the old-school move can be a muscle-blasting, calorie-igniting challenge when done using the Tabata Protocol. Here's how the fast-and-furious …

Workouts

The Horrible Hundreds Challenge

Test your strength, stamina, power, and mental toughness with this heart-pounding challenge<p>You will need to work at 100 percent of your ability to get through this grueling fitness test. This weekend's challenge, courtesy of Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The IMPACT! Body Plan</b>, involves two …

Health