Megan John

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19 Tiny Lifestyle Changes You Can Make To Get Healthier

The suggestions came pouring in. We've selected our favorite small lifestyle tweaks, which over time, should lead to larger personal changes.<p><b>1. Learn to drink your coffee black.</b><p>Coffee is good for you (in moderation). Eliminating milk, cream, sugar, or flavorings will cut calories and maximize …

The Simple Thing You Can Do In The Morning To Lose Weight

It doesn't even involve exercise!<p>Shutterstock<p>"Rise and shine" isn't just something you should say in the morning to drag yourself out of bed. According to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>, actually <i>doing it</i>—i.e., getting up and …

Activities To Help You Feel Good About Yourself

In a previous post, I wrote about self-esteem and what you can do to build your self-esteem. In this post, I will discuss different activities that …

Fitness Basics: Swimming Is for Everyone

Exercise

5 CrossFit Exercises That Make You A Better Swimmer

While CrossFit is traditionally used for general physical preparedness, its use in sport specific training is becoming more and more popular. …

Turns – Group Tennessee Turns

We all know the importance of great walls, so Tennessee Turns are something that should be in every team’s stable of drills.<p><b>Why Do It:</b><br>This drill …

4 Reasons Why You’re a Practice Swimmer

<i>Eric McGinnis is the Rollins College Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sports Performance Specialist, a former Kentucky All-American and World</i> …

Swimming

10 Reasons Why Swimming Is The Best (And The Worst) Sport

Swimming is the best sport ever. It could also be the worst sport ever. Swimming allows you to eat 8,000 calories a day. It also makes you smell as …

Swimming

15 Swimmer Stereotypes We Love and Hate

<i>Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed</i> …

Swimming

USC Coach Dave Salo talks USRPT, coaching philosophy on Ritter Sports Performance Podcast

Dr. <b>Dave Salo,</b> head coach at the University of Southern California, appeared on the Ritter Sports Performance Podcast this week to talk about …

Southern California

7 Tips to Develop Mental Toughness for Swimmers

Mental toughness is the resolute decision not to quit. It’s the discipline that keeps you on track, that doesn’t allow your effort to fade off into …

Self-help

Eating to Extend Fertility?

<b>Sunflower Seeds</b><br>Take down a handful three times a week. Rich in zinc, the little suckers can help balance the reproductive hormones that lead to high-quality human eggs.<p><b>Cinnamon</b><br>The spice has insulin-reducing powers and may help increase your ovulation rate. Sprinkle it into your smoothies.<p><b>Eggs</b><br>Eat …

The 6 Best Ways to Measure Body Fat Percentage

[caption id="attachment_65621" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Twenty20[/caption]Whether your priority is looking good in a bathing suit or …

Fitness

4 Ways to Outsmart Your Stomach

New research says your gut has a circadian clock of its own—play to its strengths to keep weight off and stay energized all day long<p>Your stomach knows what time it is. That’s the new finding from Australian researchers, who discovered that your gut has its own circadian rhythm, much like the one …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley11 hours …

Benefits of Nuts

Nut devotees cut their mortality even if they didn't exercise, they dodged fruits and veggies, and they were overweight. They also tended to be slimmer than non-nut eaters. Score.<p>While the study didn't examine <i>how</i> nuts work their magic exactly, previous research suggests that their combination of …

4 Brain Benefits of Tea

Brew a batch to strengthen your mental muscles<p>Tea has a rep for being one of the healthiest drinks in the world, thanks to its abundance of disease-fighting antioxidants. Yet when you need a quick pick-me-up, the herbal brew often takes a backseat to coffee. Plenty of research shows that tea has …

Is De-Stressing the Key to Weight Loss?

Why getting a grip emotionally just might help you drop more pounds<p>iStock/Thinkstock<p>If you're no stranger to dieting, then you've probably tried a lot of popular tactics: low-carb eating plans, juice fasts, Paleo recipes, and cleanses. But interestingly, a new study from the University of Kentucky …

How to Make Your Own Almond Milk at Home

The DIY version really isn't difficult—we promise!<p>You know your friend who looks good in pretty much everything she tries on? Well, almonds <i>taste</i> good in pretty much everything you put them in—including, of course, milk! Plus, almond milk's got calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, and the antioxidant …

Breakfast