Pat Ahern

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11 No-Sugar Snacks That Skip the Refined Stuff but Not the Flavor

Snacking becomes infinitely more important once you start watching your sugar intake. When the munchies suddenly hit, finding something to hit the …

The 5 Biggest Fat Myths

Fat has a complicated past. It went from being viewed as the fast track to weight gain to a surefire way for endurance athletes to teach their body to burn slower for longer. We looked at some of the most common misconceptions ideas behind the macronutrient—one of three nutritional components (fat, …

Oatmeal Is Still the World's Best Performance Breakfast

In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the original, and perhaps most powerful, superfood, especially for athletes competing at the highest levels.<p>“I’ve asked a lot of elite endurance athletes about their breakfast foods, particularly before races, and oatmeal comes …

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Recipes with Apple Cider

Both apple cider and apple cider vinegar impart delicious fall flavor to soups, desserts, drinks, dressings, and entrées. View some of our favorite …

The Best Speed Workouts for Every Distance

“Don’t dream of winning. Train for it.” Mo Farah’s contribution to the canon of inspirational quotes may not win any awards for creativity, but the four-time Olympic gold medalist makes a solid point. Anyone can fantasize about athletic success. Doing what it takes to make success a reality, …

Inside Russell Wilson's nine-meal, 4,800-calorie diet to cut weight

RENTON, Wash. -- When asked about Russell Wilson's focus on improved eating habits this offseason, Philip Goglia said he views himself more as a food …

Nutrition

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

Tip: Fix Your Jacked Up Feet

Use this neuromuscular release technique on your feet and don't be surprised when you start feeling better all over.<p>What You Need to Know About Your …

The best types of cardio workouts for weight loss

If you’re like most guys, you do cardio to help you stay lean and show off the muscle gains you get from hitting the weights, aka “the usual workout …

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

Workouts

10 Hidden Gems of Irish Literature

In Patrick McCabe’s dark phantasmagoria set in early sixties small town Ireland <i>The Butcher Boy</i>, probably the most pitch black Irish “comedy” you’re …

This Workout Will Delay Aging (Science Says So)

According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, high-intensity interval training, or HIIT workouts, was the most effective in keeping adults …

Workouts

10 HIIT Workouts to Get You Shredded for Summer

High intensity interval training (HIIT) has the fitness industry buzzing because of its potential to torch maximum calories in a minimum amount of …

The Most Effective Interval Workout For Burning Fat

This new take on interval training will do far more damage to your belly fat than the treadmill<p>High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are scientifically proven to fry more fat and improve fitness faster than long, slow, and boring cardio.<p>Typical approaches to HIIT revolve around using a …

Cloudy or Clear? Predict the Night-Sky Weather with These Handy Tips

As a television meteorologist, I'm called upon each night to provide details concerning what weather to expect in the days to come. If you are …

The New Rules of Core Fitness

There’s no shame in coveting six-pack abs. But on its own, a washboard won’t help you lunge for difficult holds on your next climbing project or efficiently power up a steep hill on Nordic skis.<p>This is because core strength refers to more than just the abdominals. The core includes all the muscles …

11 Of The Most Romantic Places To Stay In Canada

Just a list of places where you can use your nose to nudge a meatball toward your lover.

5 Cutting-Edge Core Training Progressions

<b>You would think every exercise that could be done to strengthen the core has already been done.</b> Since Charles Atlas first advertised his bodybuilding …

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

8 at-home workouts to get rid of love handles—based on the time you have

Fitness

Test Your Upper Body Fitness With The Push Up Test

Push ups are not only a great way to build upper body strength and endurance, but they are a good way to test your upper body muscular strength and …

Dutch oven Scalloped Idaho Potatoes

Dutch oven Scalloped Idaho PotatoesSkin on or skin off? Always the question when making a potato dish, except around my home where it is skin on for …

World's Best Boutique Hotels 2015

Le Sirenuse is another winner that used to be a family home—and that family still runs the place. The former villa overlooking the Amalfi Coast has …

Hospitality

Nashville

While the charms of Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville may beckon visitors with live music and honky tonks lit by neon moons, venture beyond this …

Montreal

Montreal is shaped by its stirred-up history, the constant flow of immigrants, and a cultural identity crisis. Is it a French city with an English …

New Orleans

New Orleans is never short of an excuse to <i>laissez les bon temps rouler</i>—and the city’s rebirth has been driven by what the Big Easy does best: eating, …

Austin

The capital of Texas isn’t much like the rest of the state at all. It’s a vibrant city that lacks almost any hint of the conservative South. It is an …

Artsy Austin

The South Congress area of Austin is a busy, eclectic stretch, filled with shops, restaurants...and people. While East Austin may be starting to …

14 Divine Places to Sip Tea in Austin

(Relatively) cooler temperatures means it’s time to warm up with <b>hot tea</b>. Whether you’re looking for a classy afternoon tea service with dainty sandwiches and scones or just a really good cup to go along with breakfast, lunch, or dinner, let Eater guide you to the best tea Austin has to offer.<p>Enjoy …

Tea