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47 Awesome Stretching Exercises and Stretching Routines

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re someone looking for some guidance and direction when it comes to stretching. And let me start by saying, …

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This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

The Best Protein Bars For Men | Men's Health

The 10 Best Protein Bars For Men<p>We tested dozens to find the best-tasting bars out there that’ll maximize your gains<p>Michael Sneeden<p>Protein bars seem like the miracle snack: They promise the protein you need to feed your muscles, while boasting flavors so delicious you’ll want to sub them for …

The Best Supplements for Men | Men's Health

That’s where we come in. Here are the six nutrients your body needs most, and the best way to find them naturally and in supplements.<p>Choline<p>Choline repairs DNA and supports brain function. A deficiency can raise your risk of liver damage and even liver cancer, says Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., …

Ultimate guide to buying the best fitness trackers

All fitness trackers have the same basic features in common: they help you reach goals by tracking steps and counting calories burned, all from the …

The 10 best TRX exercises for men

TRX bottom up squat<p><b>Prescription:</b> Repeat as many times as necessary to feel the movement has become efficient and your body feels fired up.<p><b>How to do</b> …

How to Convert MAX Files to PDF

by Amy Dombrower<p>MAX is the file extension for files created in PaperPort scanning software. PaperPort is manufactured by Nuance and is a document …

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The 16 Best Stretches For Men | Men's Health

The 16 Most Important Stretches a Man Can Do<p>These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout<p>There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free for the long haul.<p>But if you’re like most men, …

How Lifting Weights Helps You Live Longer | Men's Health

Less than 10 percent of the subjects strength trained, but those select few were 46 percent less likely to die during the study than everyone else.<p>Sure, you could say that older folks who lift must be in better health to begin with. But even after adjusting for BMI, chronic conditions like diabetes …

Low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets, glucose homeostasis, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. - PubMed

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:<p>Obesity-associated nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is highly prevalent, for which weight loss is the generally recommended …

Get Ripped Quick with This Simple and Effective HIIT Workout

Staying fit on the road is always a challenge. We’re out of our routines, away from our gym and eating a diet that’s different from usual (let’s be …

How To Worry Less And Sleep Better

<i>By Maya Borgueta, Psy.D and Senior Coach at Lantern</i><p>For anyone who has ever spent a long night wide awake with worry, it may come as no surprise that anxiety and long nights of sleeplessness often make familiar-and unfortunate-bedfellows. The anxious thoughts that keep you up at night can run the …

The Stretch That Loosens Your Quads and Hip Flexors

(For more awesome fit tips sponsored by EAS, check out <b>Next Top Trainer</b>, a MH competition to find the country’s best fitness coach.)<p>Combat the problem with the quad hip flexor stretch, which you can see Gaddour demonstrate in the video above. Do it for 2 to 5 minutes on each side every day. Make …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Why You Cry Tears of Joy

Put simply, your tears of joy (or any other reactions that don’t match how you’re feeling) seem to be your brain’s way of preserving emotional equilibrium, says study coauthor Oriana Aragón, Ph.D.<p>The stronger the emotion, the more likely you are to compensate with displays that don’t really match …

3 Fat Destroying Finishers That You Can Do Every Workout

<b>FINISHER ONE: The Fat Assault</b><p><b>Equipment needed:</b> AirAssault Bike<p><b>How to do it:</b>Sprint for 15 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Repeat 10 total times.<p><b>Why it’s great</b>: The AirAssault is a stationary bike without a motor. It only has a fan in its front wheel that provides wind resistance. The harder you …

Essential Classics: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

The <i>Sports Illustrated</i> Swimsuit Edition needs no introduction. Even if you’re not a regular subscriber to the publication, there’s inevitably one …

How to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8 with compatible apps and accessories

Tips<p>After a rocky start, Apple's built-in Health app now integrates with numerous activity tracking services and hardware to bring all your fitness …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

Lower-Body Exercises That Will Melt Belly Fat | Men's Health

Compared with smaller muscles, your leg muscles burn more fat before it can deposit around your organs, explains study author Michio Shimabukuro, M.D., Ph.D.<p>Start melting your middle by adding these three lower-body exercises to your routine today.<p>(If you’re looking for a full-on belly blasting …

How to Boost Desire in a Long-Term Relationship

The study, published in the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine</i>, surveyed 179 women who had been in a relationship with a male partner for at least five years. When asked about self-reported desire, 43.9 percent of women said it was moderate, while 36.6 percent said there was little to none, and just 19.5 …

Smart Swiss Ball Moves

<b>Hip-Raise and Leg Curl</b><br>This is one of the best moves you can do to strengthen your hips and hamstrings—as long as you do it right. Don’t release your legs from the curl quickly. Instead, take at least 4 seconds to straighten them. Studies have shown that this technique can greatly increase muscle …

What are the World's Best Kitesurfing Destinations?

<i>A:</i><p>Imagine surfing on a wakeboard while a big-ass kite pulls you across the water—and occasionally out of it. This is kiteboarding in horribly reductive terms (but you knew that already). Let's get to the part where pro kitesurfer Damien LeRoy answers the question in question.<p>Quick note on LeRoy: …

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Machine-Free Home Gym Essentials

Where home gyms of the past required you to dedicate the entire basement to a treadmill, weights and racks — or get a cumbersome all-in-one machine …

Benefits of Hummus

Reasearchers note that less than 15 percent of the population partakes in this snack that is high in resistant starch and dietary fiber, two nutrients associated with weight loss and overall nutrition, says study author Carol O’Neil, Ph.D. However, keep in mind that chickpea eaters also tended to …

The Ultimate Body-Weight Workout

Order Your Body Is Your Barbell Today! <b></b><p><b>DIRECTIONS</b><br>Alternate between Workouts A and B three times a week with a day of rest between them. Do the first four body-weight exercises in each workout as a circuit and the last two back-to-back as a superset; see the directions before each group of exercises. …

Why Do I Get Bags Under My Eyes?

<b>Lower Your Salt Intake</b><br>High-sodium foods make you retain water, which is released into your body at night. That liquid pools under your eyes, stretching the skin out and making way for unsightly bags. “This same effect makes our face feel puffy in the morning,” says Dr. Gmyrek. Reducing salt intake …