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The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

"I stopped eating carbs after 2:30 pm and it changed my body"

T<b>wo weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates.</b> Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. Sweet potatoes? Sadly, no. Eliminating breads, starches, and baked goods in …

Nutrition

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

Apple Watch

The 15-Minute Cardio Workout for Busy Guys

At some point in the last 20 years, the term “cardio” became synonymous with light jogging. Jogging leads to 5-hour marathon times, adult …

Exercise

5 Calorie-burning Rowing Workouts to Burn Fat Fast

Rowing is a great way to burn calories and develop a lean, muscular physique. Even if you hate cardio, you’ll quickly see the benefits of rowing …

Exercise

5+ Benefits of Squatting and How to Prepare

When you squat, with your heels firmly on the ground and your back nice and straight, you will feel your hamstrings, quads, achilles tendons, lower …

Exercise

Running Advice for Overweight Runners

Being overweight is certainly not a reason to avoid running, as runners come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re overweight, running can help you …

Fitness

You can still get in great shape even if you don't have much time to work out — these are the best workouts to do if you only have 20 minutes

The hardest part of working out can be finding the time to do it in the first place.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that US adults get at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise each week (or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise) and that …

How to do the 30 day squat challenge – and why it works so well

A month might seem like a long time, or it might seem like no time at all.<p>However long it is, it's enough time to begin, do, and finish the <b>30 day</b> …

2 Trainers Tell Us Why Kettlebells Are Way Better For Fat Loss Than Dumbbells

It's easy to get stuck in a routine of movement when you're working out regularly. As much as you love working out with dumbbells and the barbell, there are so many other things you could be doing at the gym to improve your fitness. We spoke to two different trainers about why the kettlebell should …

My Favorite Places To Visit in Kyoto During Summer

One of the most annoying parts about visiting Japan is that a lot of the traditional temples and shrines you would think are ideal for golden hour …

Japan

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Workouts You Can Do No Matter How Little Time You Have

Here’s a universal truth: Moms are busy. Between work, the kids, and household chores, there’s little time to hit the gym. But that doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Whether you have five, 10, or 15 minutes, you can squeeze some movement into your day. Try one of these Pilates-based routines from …

The Best Quick Workouts You Can Do in Just 60 Seconds

We get it: Sometimes you just don't have enough time in the day for a 60-minute spin class or lengthy session at the gym. The good news, though, is …

Working out for this surprisingly short time period each week might boost happiness

The relationship between working out and lowered depression and anxiety is not exactly breaking news: Ample research supports the idea that sweating …

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales.<p>Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers we surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat …

Nutrition

How to Walk Off 10 Pounds

The quick-stepping secret to dropping 10 pounds and flattening your belly in just three weeks.<p>When you want to shed serious weight, walking might not …

6 Plyometric Exercises for a No-Running Cardio Workout

No running, no problem. Try these full-body exercises that challenge your stamina and core strength so you can fit in cardio without putting in major …

5 Tips To Start Running At Any Age

Jog on, mate<p>So you want to start running. You want to be the guy who gracefully, gazelle-like even, runs past Pret instead of into it. You want to be the person posting smug Instagrams with a marathon medal instead of a footlong. But to be honest, it sounds like a lot of effort and you need some …

If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be Doing

You've been working out, eating healthy, and losing weight, but you're still not seeing progress in your midsection. What gives? If you can't seem to …

Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40

People who would like to become physically stronger should start with weight training and add protein to their diets, according to a comprehensive scientific review of research.<p>The review finds that eating more protein, well past the amounts currently recommended, can significantly augment the …

7 Weight Loss Strategies That Actually Worked For Real People

One Reddit user asked, and the Internet obliged with surprisingly science-backed tips<p>Losing weight is hard. Sometimes, the best form of inspiration is hearing what actually worked for other people with the same goal.<p>Recently, one Reddit user turned to the Internet to scope out this very question: …

Nutrition

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p><i>Video: How to check if your</i> …

Why is it more dangerous to have belly fat?

Even people with normal BMIs have to watch out for midriff flab.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go</i> …

I went on the Silicon Valley diet craze that encourages butter and bacon for 2 months — and it vastly improved my life

A viral diet that's been found to burn up to 10 times as much fat as a standard diet is gaining momentum among Silicon Valley tech workers. And it involves eating a lot of fat.<p>The ketogenic, or "keto," diet — which first became popular in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy and diabetes — limits …

Tactical Fitness: Starting at Zero Pushups and Building Up

Beginners to fitness often have an issue with upper body strength when first starting and cannot do a single pushup. Here is a question from a woman …

Try this 20-minute HIIT workout to tone your total body—and boost your brain power

<i>The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also the point where you’re most likely to get out of your regular fitness and</i> …

What Would It Take to Fix New York’s Subway?

We asked experts what they thought it would take to improve New York City’s subway system. Here are six suggestions.