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In America, 90% of men and 80% of women have too much belly fat

The US, New Zealand, Greece and Iceland have the biggest problem with abdominal fat.<p>Having too much belly fat is the overwhelming norm in many …

Weight Loss

The Best Protein Powders

It’s easy to scorn protein powder. The shelves of your nutrition store are lined with a dozen different jugs donning labels that claim to spur muscle growth, increase performance, reduce body fat, and otherwise change your life. But they all smell sort of gross and list lots of strange-sounding …

Nutrition

What It’s Like to Attempt the World’s Longest Ski Descent

What were you doing this spring—getting some long-overdue sun in Moab? Sampling muddy berms in the Northeast Kingdom? Guide Mark Smiley, his wife …

Skiing

This smart ring wraps fitness tracking and more right around your finger

If a wrist wearable to track your workout is a bit too conspicuous for your taste, a solution might be here: just wrap Motiv around your finger.<p>The smart ring packs just about everything you could hope for in a fitness tracker into a tiny circular package — minus a display, of course. But if you're …

Wearable Tech

Wearable Devices Can Tell When Youre Sick Study

Using wearable devices has become a popular way to stay on top of our health. But usually, they tell you things that are easy to measure, like heart rate and footsteps. None of them to date are marketed as capable of detecting an illness. But if you put a bunch of high-tech ones together, that just …

sick

The 10 War Films On Netflix With The Highest Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Decider Search<p>What to Watch<p>Genres<p>Drama<br>• Comedy<br>• Action/Adventure<br>• Documentary/Reality<br>• Children's/Family<br>• Horror<p>Platforms<p>Netflix<br>• Hulu<br>• Amazon Prime<p>Moods<p>The 10 War …

Netflix

This Simple, Science-Backed Trick Will Make Your Workout So Much More Effective

In this crazy world filled with social media and #fitspo, it is far too easy to compare ourselves to others—and get down on ourselves for not eating …

Fitness

A CrossFitter’s Guide to Interval Weight Training

<b>Several years ago while cruising Gym Jones’ website, I stumbled upon Pat O’Shea’s interval weight training (IWT) concept.</b> The methodology he …

Exercise

Hip Hinge 2.0

<i>In today’s guest post by strength coaches and physical therapists, Sam Spinelli and Jason LePage, they break down the hip hinge from beginner level</i> …

Workouts

A Les Mills fitness expert on HIIT, cardio and whether you should work out on an empty stomach

HIIT is having a real moment in the sun.<p>It’s ridiculously time effective, it’s unrelenting and it’s supposed to be excellent for targeting belly …

Exercise

Mountaineers aim to tackle Kilimanjaro twice in 24 hours

Johannesburg - As if trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro is not hard enough, three Trek4Mandela climbers are trying to do it twice in less than 24 …

News (South Africa)

The 10-Minute, Total-Body HIIT Workout That Revs Your Metabolism

To speed up your metabolism, your workouts must strengthen your muscles while spiking your heart rate—and of course, you need to do them regularly. These routines don't have to last long: in fact, studies have shown that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is super-effective at burning belly …

Exercise

Kansas Forward Jack Whitman Reportedly Leaving School After Transferring In

Forward Jack Whitman is not expected to play for the Kansas Jayhawks next season after he announced his intention to transfer to the program in May, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.<p>A graduate transfer who formerly suited up for William & Mary, Whitman averaged 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per …

College Basketball

The Best and Safest Ways to Ease Pain

Whether it’s a nagging backache or a pounding ­migraine, the search for relief can be frustrating.<p>In a nationally representative Consumer Reports …

Pain

Cyclist shows what competing in the Tour de France can do to your legs

If you want to know what riding 1,758 miles over 17 days in the Tour de France can do to a person's legs, Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski has the answer in a single photo.<p>After riding in the 16th stage of cycling's most prestigious event on Tuesday, Poljanski, 27, posted a picture of his legs on …

Cycling

Exercise’s scary side effect

by Anahad O'Connor<p>Three years ago, Christina D'Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedalling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular …

Exercise

This High-Intensity Rowing Workout Is A Full-Body Scorcher

You'll be dripping sweat and feeling the burn from your head to your toes.<p>High-intensity interval training isn't all about burpees and jumping jacks. This HIIT workout created by Annie Mulgrew, the program director at CITYROW in New York City, takes you from the rowing machine to the floor for …

Workouts

25 expert fitness tips and strategies every lifter should know

1. Make sure you're eating healthy<p>Ask almost any personal trainer and they’ll tell you that regardless of your training goals, healthy eating is the …

Exercise

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

Are You Training Them All?<p>The Magic 6<p>As a human, your body moves in pretty much the same way as other humans. In fact, there are six basic movement …

Workouts

Tony Robbins Tips You Can Apply to Everything From Finances to Relationships | GOBankingRates

Tony Robbins is a master of many trades. As an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and the country’s leading life and business …

Canadian docs made a protein powder specifically for seniors’ muscles. Here’s why

When you think of protein powder, you often think of body builders with bulky muscles and chiseled chests. But what about seniors?<p>Canadian scientists …

Muscle

Scientists find two new risk genes for Alzheimer's

<i>A new large-scale genetic study provides a better understanding of Alzheimer's disease by uncovering two new risk genes.</i><p>New research moves us closer …

Dementia

This is the deadliest time of your life to put on weight

Quentin Fottrell ShutterstockThe more overweight you are, the more likely you are to die prematurely.Weight gain in early and middle adulthood will increase health risks later in life, according to a study released Tuesday by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. People who …

Longevity

Choosing the Fitness Program that Works for You

In a sense, current fitness landscape is very reminiscent of a kaleidoscope. It is intriguing, it’s impressive to look at, and it’s a horrible mess. Don’t believe us? Just look at the things that are considered “fitness” – power yoga, BodyPump, CrossFit, swimming, power lifting… The list goes on and on. What makes this confusing situation even worse is that each of these activities represents a…

Lose Weight, Build Muscle: This HIIT Circuit Burns Calories Well After the Workout Is Over

There are a lot of excuses people use to skip workouts — let's review:<p>"I can't make it to the gym."<br>"I'm <i>really</i> busy this week."<br>"I don't have a …

virtual reality fitness starter guide build your own calorie burning machine for home

Most people still have the mindset that video games involve little to no physical exertion. Thanks to the introduction of VR technologies and virtual …

Virtual Reality

Taut Spy Action Takes Place Over Tea 'At The Table Of Wolves'

"Earlier that evening, she had found an old revolver in her father's room. But she had left it where it lay, for what good would it do to carry it? If it came to guns, her enemies used them better."<p>Which is true, absolutely. If it comes down to a gun battle, Kim Tavistock, heroine of Kay Kenyon's …

Books

The Appalachian Mountains May Have Once Been as Tall as the Himalayas

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores how the Central Pangaean Mountains shaped everywhere from the Carolinas to Sierra Leone.<p>Mount Everest, of course, is the world's highest point—if you don't count Mauna Kea or Ecuador's Mount Chimborazo (details here). But Everest hasn't always been the …

Mount Everest

20 High Protein Vitamin Foods That Increase Your Metabolism

For busy women of all ages, five foods boast high scores in essential nutrients — iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K, folate, vitamin D, and omega-3 …

Weight Loss

New sensor could turn any clothing into fitness tracker

Scientists have developed a soft, stretchy fabric-based sensor that may transform any piece of clothing into a Fitbit-like fitness …

Wearable Tech