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Here's what losing weight does to your body and brain

<i>This video was originally published on October 29, 2017.</i><p><i>Special thanks to John Gunstad, professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of</i> …

Kent State

Get Off Your Ass For 21 Minutes A Day, Says Science

You don't need to make a major life change to see results<p>Time to pry your butt off your chair: Sitting for too long can be seriously damaging to your health. But that doesn’t mean you have to be <i>constantly</i> moving. Reducing your sedentary time by just 21 minutes a day can help your health, a new …

Fighting Forty: how to boost your flexibility

Maintaining good flexibility is of paramount importance when fighting off the perils of age and staying fit. However, it is often overlooked when trying to maintain your figure.<p>In this episode of Fighting Forty, leading fitness instructor Scott Laidler takes you through the best stretches and ways …

Sports Insider

What happens to your body when you stop exercising.

Crunch Fitness Gym Bungee Workout

But we loved it anyway. Check out what happened when we tried working out with bungee cords at Crunch Fitness.

Linking Strength and Cognitive Function in Aging Men and Women

We're all very familiar with the strength-related benefits of resistance training. <b>With stronger muscles, we're more easily able to carry out our</b> …

Lifting Weights May Protect Memory As We Age, Says Study

Older adults who picked up this healthy behavior twice a week had healthier brains.<p>You probably know that exercise is a great way to keep your brain …

7 Ways to Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure

"When your <b>heart</b> pumps blood through the blood vessels, the blood pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. This creates blood pressure. Your …

Watch 67-Year-Old Ric Flair Deadlift 400 Pounds Because Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

2.4K<p>SHARES<p>Woooo! Turns out '80s pro wrestling legend Ric Flair can totally still hold his own in the weight room. Just watch this viral video of the …

3 Push-Up Modifications To Try If You Can’t Do A Full One

Even though push-ups are an incredibly effective arms exercise, they're notoriously tough AF. Enter push-up modifications! Just because they're a …

Weekend Guide: Everything You Need for An Outdoor Workout

Time to bust out the sunglasses emoji and duck out of work early<p>Summer is here! Time to bust out the sunglasses emoji and duck out of work early on Fridays (if that’s allowed). To celebrate, every Friday this summer we’re bringing you a digest to get you ready for the weekend. Want to know how to …

​A CEO's Simple Tip For Making Time to Work Out

​Freeletics' Daniel Sobhani stops by the MH Rec Room<p>Daniel Sobhani, CEO of Freeletics, stopped by the <i>Men’s Health</i> Rec Room to talk about the Freeletics workout app and share his favorite piece of advice for getting a workout in despite a busy schedule.<p>“Make it as frictionless as possible,” says …

Why Take a Pill to Cure Midlife Obesity

A lot of men tend to agree with the statement that "things go downhill after 35." Our guts begin to sag, our muscle tone decreases, our fitness …

5 Squat Alternatives to Build Muscle

The squat is a weight-room favorite for its status as a muscle- and strength-building powerhouse. But if you’re limited by flexibility, injury, or …

A Conceptual Blueprint for Training in Your 40s and Beyond

Photography by Bev Childress<p><b>Remember those days where you could train hard, go out and party all night, get next to no sleep, eat a heap of junk</b> …

What, Me Exercise?

I was never much of a one for sports. Every time I played baseball, I got hit in the mouth with a ball or bat. Whenever I played football, I ended up …

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

You've probably heard that once you hit 40, it's all downhill when it comes to your weight.<p>That inexplicable force we call our metabolism does begin …

4 Foods That Can Naturally Lower Your Cholesterol

And the best ways to slip them into your everyday diet<p>Certain foods have been linked to a decrease in heart disease by lowering your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.<p>Here are four of my favorite cholesterol-fighting foods. If your blood pressure levels are pre-hypertensive (120/80 millimeters of mercury), I …

7 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer

Here’s an excuse to throw back a cold one RIGHT NOW<p>Think of all the reasons to enjoy a beer. There’s the obvious: After a hard day, it tastes like the liquid equivalent of a high-five.<p><b>Related:</b> The Best Summer Beers For Men<p>And the less proven: It functions as a performance enhancing drug for …

How Matt Damon Got In the Best Shape Of His Life At the Age Of 45

All it took was years of hard work and a few sprints through the streets of a remote Chinese city<p>Matt Damon is nothing if not malleable.<p>He convincingly played a heroin-addicted Gulf War veteran in <i>Courage Under Fire</i>, a resolute paratrooper in <i>Saving Private Ryan</i>, and of course the memory-challenged …

5 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Optimistic

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? While it may seem like the answer lies within your outlook and attitude toward life, it actually has a lot to do …

Aging Is B.S. - The Myth Of Missed Opportunities

<b>Never tell me you're too old. Never tell me it's because you're aging that you're fat, sore, achy, can't recover, not as strong, not as fit, or</b>... …

Not Only Will Running Make You Smugger, It Will Also Make You Smarter

If you manage to drag yourself out of bed in the morning and go for a run while the rest of the world is still asleep, you probably don’t need more …

Muscle

This 1-Year Fitness Transformation Is SO Real and Inspiring

Abe Nelson set out last July to start working out and feeling better. In his video posted to Reddit, he said, "I've transformed physically a little bit but mentally a whole bunch."<p>His honest and open (and funny!) account of every part of his fitness journey in the past year is inspiring — and …

Why You Still Probably Need More Rest (and 23 Ways to Get It)

We’re entering the lazy days of summer here, but I wonder how many people feel an <i>increase</i> in stress and obligations. Every year I feel like the …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Trump arrives in Helsinki ahead of meeting with Putin<p>The US president calls the …

Healthy Eating Is the Core to All Aspects of Healthy Living

Weight-A-Minute: Healthy Living Means Living Healthy<p>You are in control of how to construct your life. Take credit for enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Healthy habits and patterns do not just happen on their own. They are either taught to you and you've embraced them, or you've stopped destructive and …

The Best Weight-Lifting Advice For Men Over 40

Forget those lame workouts for “old” guys. Here’s how to train hard in your forties<p>A popular magazine asked me to write an article on weight training for the over-40 average Joe. (It wasn’t <i>Men’s Health</i>, by the way.)<p>While I was flattered, the warm and fuzzy feeling faded once I skimmed articles on …

How to Pig Out Responsibly After a Hard Ride

How to celebrate the times when you can gleefully—and righteously—kick moderation to the curb and eat to your glycogen-replenishment’s content<p>I’ll never forget rolling into Sunday dinner after my first 600-mile week on the bike. It was six days from Oswego, New York, to Palmerton, Pennsylvania, in …

7 Ways to Burn More Calories Walking

How can you burn more calories during your walking workouts? The number of calories you burn depends on your weight, speed, intensity and distance of …