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20 Ways to Eat Paleo for Super Cheap

For many people, a high protein, low carbohydrate (AKA paleo) diet results in better nutrition and weight loss. However, since paleo diets are more …

Nutrition

The Best Protein You Can Eat, According To Nutritionists

Protein is the key to keeping cravings at bay, building lean muscle and dropping those last few pounds. But according to a new review published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, it’s not just how much protein you eat that’s important: It's where you get your protein that also matters.<p>…

Nutrition

How to Determine the Correct Load | Men's Health

But finding the perfect weight to complete all of your sets can be problematic. You want a load that will push you, but also one that will leave enough in the tank for you to finish all of your reps with good form.<p>That’s why I use Goldilock’s method. It can help you figure out if a load is too …

What to Eat to Build Muscle and Lose Fat - 10 Super Foods to Help You

If you are training hard at the gym then you may as well turn your hard earned efforts into maximum results. You can do this by ensuring you eat the …

8 Challenges for Your Overall Fitness

Just because you run doesn’t mean you’re in shape, as one Runner’s World editor discovered.

Extreme Sports

Supplement Time: Timing Is Everything

No doubt about it, supplements are a critical component to achieving your physique and performance goals. And, for most of you, that means gaining …

Nutrition

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

6 Possible Reasons Why Your Belly Won't Budge.

Getting rid of your belly bulge is important for more than just vanity's sake. Excess abdominal fat particularly visceral fat, the kind that …

5 Fitness Vacations to Take this Year

Sanará - Tulum, Mexico<p>Sanará is a luxury eco boutique hotel located on Tulum Beach in Quintana Roo, Mexico. With a philosophy dedicated to …

A Better Reason to Be Fit

<b>"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." -- John F. Kennedy</b><p>Here's a question for you: Why do you exercise? Why do you try to stay in shape?<p>(And if you don't exercise and hate everything about …

Mental Health

Wearables are entering a vicious cycle of disappointment

AP<p>Interest in wearables like the Apple Watch and fitness tracking devices have already peaked.<p>Enthusiasm for the wearable category is declining …

Why Fit Cities Aren't Enough

The annual ranking of fittest cities doesn’t address important inequalities.<p>The new American Fitness Index report ranks the overall fitness of the country’s 50 most populous cities. Topping this year’s list: Washington, D.C. In last place: Indianapolis.<p>How Do You Measure Fitness?<p>The project—a …

4 Meditation Techniques for Beginners to Try

<b>If you’re afraid you’ll do it wrong</b>, try guided meditation. This is akin to having a personal trainer at the gym. An instructor talks you through the exercise of clearing and focusing your mind. Find a class at a gym or yoga studio, or listen to sessions—some as brief as five minutes—on apps like …

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

Meditation

How the Brain Changes When You Meditate

Not too long ago, most of us thought that the brain we’re born with is static—that after a certain age, the neural circuitry cards we’re dealt are …

The Brain

What is Transcendental Meditation and Why You Should Care

<b>This meditation will increase your productivity, better your health and enrich your personality.</b><p>Meditation changed my life.<p>I have been meditating for …

How Mantras Calm Your Mind

Have you ever wanted to quiet frustrating or distracting thoughts? After a hectic week, do you feel more relaxed after you chant “Om” in yoga class?<p>A …

Meditation

How to Use Your Voice to Drive Your Yoga Instruction

As a yoga student, you have experienced the impact that your teacher’s verbal instruction has on your practice. As a teacher, you have had the …

Yoga

The 5 Best Yoga Moves for Athletes

If you associate yoga with crunchy human pretzels and Cirque de Soleil, it’s time you got schooled. “Yoga can obviously help with flexibility and range of motion,” says Sage Rountree, a Raleigh, N.C.-based endurance sports coach, and author of <i>Everyday Yoga</i>. But it can also “help build strength, and …

Yoga

Yoga may be the missing link to stroke survivors' rehabilitation

One in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime. That’s about 51,000 strokes per year, or one every ten minutes. Worldwide, stroke is the …

What It’s Really Like To Study Yoga In India

I have been in India for two weeks now for a yoga teacher-training course and found it difficult to write anything. It is not for a lack of …

“Am I Too Fat for Yoga Class?”

I complain about the lack of diversity in yoga classes all the time because even now, in the wake of the body positivity social media movement, yoga …

Yoga