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U.S. Stocks Slip, but End With Gains for the Year

Dow Has Longest Annual Winning Streak Since 1999<p>The Dow industrials notched a sixth straight annual gain despite a selloff on Wednesday, as investors piled into stocks amid an expanding U.S. economy, growing corporate profits and persistently low interest rates.<p>Despite Wednesday’s retreat, the …

Stock Markets

Best Home Exercise Equipment - 2014 Holiday Fit Gift Guide

Sometimes driving to the gym can be a drag. With these highly recommended pieces of home exercise equipment, you can still get a mean pump without …

How to Grow the 8 Most Stubborn Muscle Groups

1 of 8<p>EXTREME-PHOTOGRAPHER / Getty<p>1. Back<p>When doing any type of pull, always pull from the elbows, not wrist. This will ensure you are using the lats …

Hips

Why I Lift, and Why You Should Too

Lifting weights is good for you. You don’t need me to tell you that, it’s common sense. Most people intuitively understand that sedentarism is not a …

Personal Hygiene

Change Your Health (and Life) in 6 Simple Steps

I'm not going to sugarcoat this.<p>Nobody wants to be healthy "just because."<p>You're probably dealing with a health issue (like fatigue, insomnia, weight gain or a chronic illness) that greatly impacts your life in a negative way.<p>If you're like I used to be, you're skeptical that you'll actually make …

6 Ways To Build Muscle Without Adding Any Body Fat

It’s a long-held myth that in order to gain muscle, you have to accept getting fatter too.<p>It annoys me. <b>It’s wrong</b>. And there are many examples of …

Nutrition

I've Got Your Back: Tips to Lessen Back Pain

Ergonomics is the design of our environment with the goal of making it more efficient and comfortable. Given that we spend two-thirds of our time at the workplace and in bed, it makes sense to discuss how we can improve these environments to lessen back pain. Media outlets run stories on how back …

Why Your Approach to Fixing Your Low Back Is Making It Worse

<b>Low back pain is common these days, and one of the first things chiropractors, physical therapists, strength coaches, and back pain sufferers</b> …

How Long Will It Take to Form a New Habit?

<b>How Long Will It Take to Form a New Habit?</b><p><b>With New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, you may be wondering when your new ‘routine’ of</b> …

The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

Here's what you need to know...<p>Choose a training split based on your goals, schedule, training age, energy system requirements, and ability to …

Lift Weights Faster Workout

<b>Duration</b> 3 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 9<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>The term “lift weights faster” has been flying around on the Internet these days quite a bit and for a good …

Exercise

Ramp Up Your Strength and Cardio

“Runners don’t lift heavy. And heavy-lifters don’t run.” Whoever first came up with this ass-backwards theory needs to be slapped. Sure, I’ll admit, …

A Fitness Gift Guide For Elites And Amateurs

By Dorene Internicola<p>NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) - From jogging strollers to smart bathroom scales and waterproof watches, fitness experts say holiday gifts cater to all types of exercisers, from the new mom shedding baby weight to the seasoned triathlete chasing a performance boost.<p>Technology …

6 Signs Your Arm Workout Sucks

Red FlagsWe’ve yet to meet someone who is serious about fitness that desires to own flabby, weak arms. In fact, the mere thought that such a bizarre …

Trainers

Eating Late at Night: How to Make Healthy Choices

Eating late at night may have been fun in college, but can wreck your metabolism. Skipping meals isn't the answer either! Here, the lowdown on going …

Pyramid Method For Strength & Muscle

Here's what you need to know...<p>Pyramids involve picking a number of reps and working down from there on each subsequent set.<br>• There are different …

Workouts

Is Sugar Worse Than Salt When It Comes to Your Heart?

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>Your salt intake has historically been public enemy #1 in the battle to maintain good heart health. Yet, a new study is now suggesting …

Why Women Should Lift Weights

Weightlifting won't get you bulky or turn you into a she-hulk. But you will gain confidence, self-esteem, and a bangin' body.<p>Think the key to a fit …

The Right Way to Use Weight-Loss Apps

Weight loss doesn't happen overnight, but apps can help. Be sure you're getting the most out of yours with these easy tips<p>Weight-loss apps are a dime …

Were the ancient Romans more kinky than you?

The new Institute of Sexology in London shows that humans have been fascinated by weird sex for thousands of years<p>Every generation likes to believe they invented sex – partly because it’s horrifying to imagine parents succumbing to physical urges. But a scientific glance at the history of sexology …