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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Although chicken tikka is traditionally cooked in a tandoor, here we have adapted it for the slow cooker with excellent results. Because you put together the spice mixture and marinate the chicken the night before, you have little work the next day except for turning on the slow cooker. (If you …

Slow Cookers

31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

10 Lettuce-Free Salads You'll Make All Summer Long

Who says a good salad must have greens? These crowd-pleasing salads are packed with nutritious and tasty ingredients -- from fresh corn to quinoa to avocado -- and they're 100% lettuce-free. Get ready to discover your new summer staples!<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey</b> …

A Heart-Racing, Total-Body Workout

Ever felt paralyzed by too many choices? The struggle is real. It's how we occasionally feel about strength-training workouts. Endless possibilities …

A 20-Minute Daily Exercise Plan for People Too Busy to Work Out

You lead busy a life, and finding time to stay healthy is tough. Fortunately, all you need is 20 minutes of exercise per day to get fit. If you don't …

Workouts

31 Hearty, Healthy(ish) Make-Ahead Lunches

Whether you're at the office, in school, or hitting the open road, eating lunch away from home can be tough. Which is why we love dishes that are easy to make in bulk, hold up well in the fridge, and pack easily into single containers. I'm talking hearty grain and pasta salads, saucy bean dishes, …

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

Dessert

How to Do Burpees Faster

“Practicing this portion of the exercise will teach you how to bang out your burpees with more efficiency,” he says. (Burpees torch a ton of calories with every rep. If you're looking for a full calorie-burning exercise program, try <b>The Anarchy Workout</b>. One guy lost 18 pounds of pure fat in just 6 …

A Guide to Pairing Herbs With Your Food

If you ever find yourself with a stash of basil that you don't know how to use, or get nervous seasoning your meal, this guide is for you. …

Clean & green! 5 healthy juice recipes you can make in a blender

To start (or finish) your day with a healthy juice, you might think you need to invest in an expensive juice extractor.<p>But a much more common kitchen appliance — the blender — is all you need to make these five juices from "The Ultimate Book of Modern Juicing," by Mimi Kirk, a raw food expert who, …

8 Pushup Routines That Are Better Than ‘AMRAP’

These cutting-edge workouts will help you get better results from this classic exercise<p>We all agree that the pushup is a great exercise. But if your routine consists of just doing as many reps as possible, you aren’t getting the most you can out of this movement.<p>Take your ground game to the next …

The Bodyweight 300 Challenge

Perform 100 reps of each exercise in any order as quickly as you can without rest. You don’t have to do all 100 reps in a row—you might do 20 squats, move on to 10 pushups, do 30 situps, do another 20 squats, and so on.<p>Watch the video above to see how to perform the exercises. Durkin completed this …

The Cutting Edge Way to Do Interval Training

You can do all that—including the “get better, faster” part—with heart rate interval training, says Alwyn Cosgrove, co-owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California and top <i>Men’s Health</i> fitness adviser.<p>Here’s how it works: Instead of pre-determining how long you work and rest for a …

Why You Should Develop a Love-Hate Relationship with the Miniband

Minibands come in a few different grades of resistances. You may be tempted to use the thickest band right away. However, if the resistance is too high, you won't be able to perform all of the reps with perfect form, De Wispelaere says. Pick a resistance that allows you to finish all of the …

Ultimate Stadium Workout

<b>PART 1: BODY-WEIGHT CIRCUIT</b><p><b>Directions:</b> Perform the following exercises back-to-back as a strength circuit, only resting when noted. Do two to three total rounds.<p><b>1. Pike Pushup</b><br>Stand with your back to a bench. Place your hands on the floor in front of the bench, slightly wider than your shoulders. …

The 15-Minute Total-Body Sweat Fest

By extending your work periods and decreasing your rest, you'll pound out an incredible amount of reps in a short amount of time. This surges your production of growth hormone, while promoting fat loss and maintaining muscle strength, he says.<p>And you only need 15 minutes of tough and fast exercise …

The 20-Minute Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

"You're cramming a ton of work into a short amount of time with minimal rest, which increases the intensity and burns a ton of calories in the process, " says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., who uses this technique in his DVD <i>Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</i><p>It gets your heart rate up and keeps it there for an …

6 Tough Treadmill Cardio Workouts You'll Love | Men's Health

Go at that tempo for 3 to 4 minutes, and then walk for 3 to 4 minutes. That’s one round; do 3 to 5 total rounds.<p>“This is a maximum aerobic effort that helps you push your easy pace,” says Rich Agnello, C.S.C.S., a coach for the New York-New Jersey Track Club and Next Level Sports & Fitness Training.<p>…