Julian Lim

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What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

Exercise

60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Master [Infographic]

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Stretching after exercise isn’t actually doing what you think it’s doing

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value—or lack thereof—of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true?<p>Sort of.<p>First, it is important to understand the difference between …

Exercise

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

Productivity

How to use Psychology in Social Media Marketing

July 30th, 2018 • no comments • Author: <b>Walter Lim</b><p>Wonder why your social media campaigns fail to generate responses? Wish to improve your social media …

Social Media

The No-Crunch Ab-Tightening Workout

First, some not-so-shocking but slightly reassuring news: a whopping 77 percent of Americans aren't getting enough aerobic and strength-training …

Exercise

12 No-Equipment Exercises Top Trainers Swear By

If you've ever skipped out on your workout because you were a) short on time, b) in a cramped space, or c) lacking your usual dumbbells or resistance …

Workouts

Challenge Yourself With This Trainer's No-Equipment Ab Workout — It's a "Tough One"

Are you up for a challenge? Personal trainer and fitness influencer Kelsey Wells is here to fire up your abs like never before. She shared an advanced bodyweight ab workout on Instagram that's "not for beginners," according to her caption. The workout features five killer moves that require zero …

Exercise

All You Need Is a Towel for This Killer Ab Workout

Those towels in your gym are useful for more than just wiping away your sweat.<p>Ab work shouldn't just be an afterthought to your fitness routine — your core should be central to your full body plan.<p>A strong midsection is the key to a strong body, and the flashy set of abs you can develop through …

Workouts

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with one of my best friends. He’d recently started dating again after getting divorced from his wife of 11 years. And let’s just say that he wasn’t …

Body Fat

The Latest Trends of Facebook Business Page Optimization

You know that Facebook business page engagement leaves much to be desired today.You know that about 60 million Facebook business pages are active on …

Social Media

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? Build ’Em With Just 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core -- without doing situps -- using a routine that spares your lower back<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this — and lots more ended up with back …

Workouts

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Workouts

The Burpee Workout That Special Forces Soldiers Use to Get Insanely Fit

All you need is 20 minutes and a floor<p>Imagine you’re in a prison cell, confined by four walls. You have a bed, a sink, a toilet, and nothing else. When your cell door opens and it’s time to go to the yard, your safety depends on your fitness.<p>This is the perfect workout you’d want to do.<p>It’s not for …

Workouts

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Jillian Michaels Says These 6 Easy Tips Will Help You Lose Weight Like You're On 'The Biggest Loser'

Follow the basics.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p>For her, the basics are: Don't overeat. Don't eat "crap" that isn't food. And make sure you get enough sleep. "The rest is B.S.," Jillian says.<p>Yup, hitting the hay at a decent hour is surprisingly important when it comes to weight loss. Columbia University researchers …

If You Haven’t Strength-Trained In A While (Or Ever), Here Are The 6 Best Moves To Get Started

Exercise 1: Squats<p>Jennifer Lioy Belsher<p><b>What It Works:</b> Buttocks (glutes) and fronts of thighs (quads)<p><b>How-To:</b> Stand tall with a heavy dumbbell in each hand, and rest the dumbbells on your outer thighs. Spread your legs hips-width apart and allow your toes to turn out as they would if you were …

The 20-minute Functional Abs Workout for Busy Guys

The phrase “core training” has evolved over the last 15 years to become an umbrella phrase encompassing most any abs workout that targets the …

5 things a trainer wishes you knew about getting abs

Aside from getting stronger, fitter and healthier, a lot of people have aesthetic goals too when they hit the gym - like getting sculpted abs.<p>But there's a lot of bad advice floating around on the internet about how to actually 'get' abs by working out - so Shannon Jewell, personal trainer, fitness …

Where Top Chefs Go Out to Eat in Singapore

Singapore is one of most exciting cities in Asia for food, with a culture that embraced Chinese, Malay and Indian influences long before it got …

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Do This Hip Opener Against the Wall, and You'll Never Do It on the Floor Again

You're not sure which is worse — your tight hips or your sore lower back. They're all connected, so you want to focus on stretching them both to get relief from tightness and pain.<p>Butterfly is a common yoga pose that targets both these areas, and if you've never done it against a wall, get ready …

15 ways to work smarter — instead of just working more

Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. The good news? That struggle will be a thing of the past if you implement these 15 scientifically-proven methods for increasing your productivity.

Productivity

Tip: The Easiest Hip Flexor Stretch

Sit on your butt a lot? Have low back issues? You need this simple stretch.<p>If you're like the average American, you sit 7.7 hours per day. This …

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

What to Eat Before an Endurance Race

So you've decided to tackle an endurance race—maybe a marathon or half marathon, maybe a triathlon, century ride, all-day hike, or some other …

Nutrition

The Bodyweight Workout You Do NOT Want To Underestimate

"I've destroyed super-fit clients using nothing but their own weight as resistance."<p>No gym? No weights? No time? No excuses for skipping this tone-all-over workout.<p>"There's a misconception that body-weight exercises are less effective for building strength than loaded ones, so they're often thought …

This 12-time Olympic medalist reveals her ultimate 6.5-minute ab workout that helps keep her fit

Five-time Olympic swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres demonstrates her ultimate ab workout that keeps her in amazing shape. Torres has teamed up with SHOW MORE OF YOU from Celgene and Otezla — a campaign that is shining light on the psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.<p>To learn more about …

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