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Why You Should Plant Flowers With Your Vegetables

If you’re trying to grow a vegetable garden you might not think beyond planting the specific variety of desired vegetable, but it can be very …

Full-Body Fitness Quickie: 20-Minute Cardio HIIT Workout

This killer HIIT workout will burn major calories while cutting some seriously sleek abs. By mixing plyo moves with core-centric planks, we keep your heart rate up and your entire body working with every move. And let us remind you, HIIT workouts are designed for you to push yourself and go at 90 …

Workouts

The Glute Workout From Hell

Will it hurt? Yes. Will it get results? Hell yes.<p>It’s time to put that cushion you sit on all day to work with this 10-minute glutes workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>It’s as simple as it gets—one exercise, two variations, 10 minutes—but your butt will be burning by the end. …

Fitness

Exercises for shoulders that'll turn them into boulders

Sculpting the perfect V-shaped torso starts at the shoulders. Here are the exercises for shoulders that your suit will thank you for<p>Exercises for …

The Best Exercise For Working the “Teardrop” Muscle Above Your Knee

Unless you rock a Speedo, it’s the only quad muscle visible when you wear a bathing suit. Here’s how to define it<p>It’s called your vastus medialus (or VMO), but you may know it better as the “teardrop” muscle.<p>When this section of your lower inner quad is defined, people notice. That’s because it’s …

The 28-day CrossFit Program for Beginners

So you bench press, hit the squat rack, and watch your calories and do your cardio. You do sets and reps and follow your weekly split, but maybe …

Workouts

How to Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time

In bodybuilding, there is a common belief that it is impossible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. Many bodybuilders believe that you …

5 Best Ab Exercises That You’re Not Doing But Probably Should

The ab exercises are among the most popular and not only because everyone wants a ripped six pack. A strong core contributes to the performance in …

Workouts

The Ultimate Guide To Hacking The In-N-Out Menu

If you've ever been to the West Coast, you probably know how amazing an In-N-Out burger tastes. No, it's not overrated, it's food perfection--one of the best foods California has to offer. California is all about beaches, great weather, and In-N-Out.<p>As it slowly grows outward to places like Nevada …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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5 Body Goals You Need to Break Up With, Stat | Women's Health

“I want to lose weight for my high school reunion.”<p>“I want to have a lean physique like Cameron Diaz.”<p>“I want to get ready for bikini season.”<p>Inspiration-based goals like these may get you to walk through the doors of a gym, but in the long run, likely won’t keep you there, because: (1) They don’t …

18 Great Cardio Workouts That Don't Require Running

• Popsugar<br>• Fitness<br>• Cardio Workouts<p>Different Types of Cardio Workouts<p>by Men's Journal<p>View In Slideshow<p>Image Source: Shutterstock<p>Image Source: Shutterstock<p>Old school moves meet forward-thinking exercise routines at Throwback Fitness in New York interval workouts, you can reap even more cardio benefits …

Bad Habits That Give You Belly Fat

We develop habits because they save us time and energy (you don’t have to think about whether to make coffee in the morning, you just do it), and …

Nutrition

New NASA images show Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent incredible images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon back to Earth.<p>The latest images reveal the moon’s complex and violent history, according to NASA. “Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re …

Good news, earthlings: The planet Mercury probably won’t kill us

One day, Mercury could slam into Earth, obliterating all life on our planet. That’s a doomsday scenario scientists have said is a small but real …

Why Walking Is Better Than Running

<i>By Paige Greenfield, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>James O'Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. A self-proclaimed "exercise enthusiast," O'Keefe says there was a time -- decades, in fact -- when he would routinely spend two to three …

New, High-Res Images Reveal Intricate Landscapes, Unexpected Features on Pluto

New images of Pluto, sent back to Earth from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, are unveiling more surprises about the dwarf planet on the fringe of the observable solar system. Released over the last two days, the images are higher resolution than the ones released in July, when the spacecraft flew …

Solar System

Join the Club – How Ankylosaurs Evolved Their Formidable Tails

Everyone knows <i>Ankylosaurus</i>. It’s the epitome of the titular group of highly-armored herbivores to which it belonged, and there’s even a case to be made that it’s the best dinosaur. The living tank’s tail club certainly plays into that. It’s difficult to look at that knob of bone and not imagine it …

Dinosaurs

7 Invigorating Yoga Poses to Sweat Your Asana Off

Sweating your asana off is wonderful — but you should be conscious of why you’re doing it. Beyond the physical, yoga can help us in our resolve to …

Yoga

Kepler-452b: What It Would Be Like to Live On Earth's 'Cousin'

Kepler-452b may be Earth's close cousin, but living on the newfound world would still be an alien experience.<p>A group of pioneers magically …

15 New Muscle Builders

Read about exercise variations and technique tweaks from some of the country's most innovative trainers.<p>The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that's better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones …

Corpse Pose

711<p>SHARES<p><i>(shah-VAHS-anna)</i><i><br>sava</i> = corpse<p>This pose is also called Mrtasana (pronounced mrit-TAHS-anna, <i>mrta</i> = death)<p>Corpse Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions<p>…

Unraveled: Why Chile’s Chinchorro Mummies Are Turning into Black Ooze

The famous Chinchorro mummies, which have remained preserved in Chile for more than 7,000 years, are now under threat from increased levels of moisture.<p>Humid air is allowing bacteria to grow, causing the mummies' skin "to go black and become gelatinous," said Ralph Mitchell, a professor emeritus of …

Harvard

Underrated Exercises for Men

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing<p>These movements can make your workout—and your body—better<p>Yes, the headline of this story should probably be “10 Genius Exercises You MIGHT Not Be Doing.” But frankly, that just doesn’t sound as good as the current title. (Imagine that: truth on the Internet!)<p>And …

The Exercise That Targets Your Legs, but Works Your Core Twice as Hard

Work one leg at a time to blast your entire body<p>When you think "total-body muscle builder," it's not likely you think of a single-leg exercise, but the single-leg straight-leg deadlift will hit your lower-body, core, and upper-body all at once.<p>"You'll use your hamstrings and glutes to hinge …

Workouts

Arms Workouts

7 Workouts For Hot Arms<p>Ready to give everyone arm envy?<p>It’s not like anyone ever <i>liked</i> having arm jiggle, but lately, the dreaded “bingo arm” has become public enemy No. 1: Since 2000, there’s been a <i>major</i> uptick—4,378 percent—in the number of upper arm lift procedures done in the U.S, according to …

Mars One Picks 100 to Compete for One-Way Red Planet Trips

Mars Mission