Mark Hagan

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Tip: The Butt Muscle You're Missing

Strengthen this part of your glutes and you'll improve your squats and deadlifts. You might even relieve some lower back pain.<p>There's a 90% chance …

Muscle

I Lost 20 Pounds on the Anti-Inflammatory Diet—and Fixed My Skin Forever

Her results are incredible.<p>I first developed eczema in seventh grade. For me, it meant that at 12 years old, the skin around my eyes became red, swollen, dry and peeling — and stayed that way, on and off, for the rest of my life.<p>My doctor in middle school, and the dermatologists I saw later, …

Antiinflammatory

Ignore calories and BMI. Here are the health numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What's your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don't matter very much for our overall health. …

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

5 kettlebell moves for a seriously strong core

You <i>might</i> be sick of trainers telling you how important core strength is…but they can’t stop because it really is incredibly crucial, says Kettlebell …

Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

Stretching

Tip: Strong Legs, No Knee Pain

Use this exercise pairing to build your legs without the knee pain.<p>If you've been getting after it in the gym for a long time, chances are you've …

Broccoli, Chickpea, and Goat Cheese Toast

In a small pot with a lid, bring 1/2 inch of water to a boil, uncovered. Add broccoli florets, cover, and cook 5 minutes, until broccoli is bright …

Recipes

Sculpt Your Abs in 6 Minutes With This Trainer's Killer Floor Workout

Ready to tone and strengthen your core in just minutes? Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams shared a quick-but-killer floor workout on Instagram, featuring four ab moves that you can do anywhere. This would be a great one to fit into your morning routine at home or even on a vacation as …

Workouts

How to Do the Face Pulls Exercise for Stronger Shoulders

Strong shoulders are critically important for everyday activities. The shoulder joint itself is the least stable joint in the entire body, and as a …

Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

How to shrink the prostate naturally

Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic enlargement happens when cells in the prostate abnormally divide and multiply, causing the organ to increase in …

Prostate

The 6 supplements you should take every day, according to functional medicine docs

Navigating the supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods or health store can feel like a high-stakes obstacle course: What does “IU” stand for again …

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

20 Ways to Stretch Your Hamstrings With Yoga

Specific yoga poses targeting the hamstrings can alleviate tightness and improve flexibility. The hamstrings are the three muscles that run along the …

'I cured cancer. I can't be quiet': Woman claims

WITHOUT chemotherapy or radiation, Shona Leigh survived cancer and she claims to know something worth talking about.<p>"I cured cancer. Knowing what I …

Get Rid of Lower Back Pain For Good With These Two Moves

Rid yourself of lower back pain and discomfort forever<p>If you sit in an office all day, you’re probably going to experience lower back pain at some point or another. Lower back pain is endemic among American men — and while you may love doing tons of ab work, you shouldn't do so at the expense of …

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Why a Foam Roller Will Change Your Life (and How to Do It)

Whether you've recently kickstarted a new workout plan for the New Year, you're trying to exercise more, or you're just trying to keep up with your …

6 non-meat foods that are full of protein

If you're doing January veggie style.<p>Eating more protein is one of the best ways to feel more energised, happier and less hungry. Why? Well, to start, protein has a thermic effect on the body, meaning that up to 30% of the calories consumed from eating it are burned just by processing it (compared …

The one thing nutritionists want you to stop eating in 2018

Can you become healthier this new year simply by cutting out one thing from your diet? We posed the question to six leading nutritionists and received a range of interesting responses. Some of their choices are no brainers, while others are more surprising, and some highlight the importance of …

You get 45% more testosterone when you don’t masturbate for a week

There’s a lot of rumour and misconception swirling around male abstinence.<p>Online communities like reddit’s“Nofap”group encourage each other to …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes

Sophrology is a blending of Eastern and Western practices that you can quickly bring into your day.<p>There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if …

3 Yoga Breathing Exercises to Remedy Everything From Fatigue to Stress

Breathing may be the most innate, natural thing we do, and yet it is so often overlooked as a part of our general well-being. Our breath has the …

This Is the Absolute Best Anti-Aging Workout, According to Science

This is the workout that will keep you looking like your young, beautiful self<p>Does simply looking at a treadmill make you age by 10 years?</b> …

Books for Building a Mindful Habit

A few years ago, I was speaking to a friend who works for an investment bank. He told me that he felt run ragged and beaten and had decided to …

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …

Heart Rates

These 4 Exercises Will Get You a Killer Upper Body In No Time

Our fitness editor shows you the best moves for your biceps and triceps<p>Arm workouts are simultaneously loved and under-appreciated. In fitness circles, it's common to talk about missing leg day and how all guys ever do is work on their arms. But there's a reason arm workouts are so popular: they're …

These 6 Mountain Climbers Are Guaranteed to Shred Your Core

New York City trainer Jess Sims shows you how to get your heart racing<p>Mountain climbers will work up more than just a serious sweat: you'll also target your abs, hip flexors, and shoulders in the process. They not only strengthen your core, they also promote the fat loss necessary to unveil the abs …