Renee Sherwood

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How to transform your body in just EIGHT weeks

How to completely transform your body in just EIGHT weeks: Out-of-shape men and women sculpt their dream figures with incredibly effective …

Fitness

The Wonder Drug That's Free

Medicine is expensive. From family physician visits to consultations with specialists to prescription drugs, long life is a major investment. But what if there was a free wonder drug that warded off everything from dementia and high blood pressure to diabetes and osteoporosis? Well, doctors and …

The Brain

I Tried Planking for 5 Minutes Every Day for a Month

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Call me a masochist, but I love a good plank.<p>Bodyweight …

Workouts

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

Lifters Over 30 Need to Get Real

4 Ways to Keep Kicking Butt<p>Reality Check<p>You might be big. You might be strong. You might not have any acute injuries. That's fantastic, but don't get …

Fair Trade

The Single Most Effective Workout Split

Faster Gains for Smart Lifters<p>3 Ways to Organize Your Training<p>While there are several ways of organizing your week in the gym, here are the most …

Pakistan to Give Equal Rights to Millions in Tribal Areas, Ending a British Legacy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The lower house of Pakistan’s Parliament overwhelmingly adopted a constitutional amendment on Thursday giving equal rights to millions of people in its restive northwestern tribal regions and ending a much-criticized legacy of British colonial law.<p>The measure also paves the …

Pakistan dismantles troubled tribal regions

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> Pakistan has abolished its troubled northwest tribal areas in a historic parliamentary bill granting rights to millions of conflict-weary people and scrapping a draconian colonial-era regime.<p>The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were merged into the country's …

Pakistan

How to sleep better and live longer - just by re-setting your body clock!

• <b>Contrary to popular belief, it's not just sleep that's governed by our body clock</b>• <b><br>Every organ and cell contains internal clocks, affecting metabolism</b> …

The top 10 countries where locals vastly outnumber tourists

If you want to get off the beaten path and feel like a true explorer, consider planning your next trip to one the countries with the lowest tourism density.<p>Australian travel company Intrepid has released an Adventure Travel Index, which shines a light on countries where the total visitor arrivals …

A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

How to Lift Forever: 5 Mandatory Exercises

The Best Movements for Long-Term, Pain-Free Gains<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Do face-pulls to correct your posture and keep yourself from hunching …

The Simple Path to Being Your Fittest at Any Age

<b>Training would be easier if we were all honest about our motives</b>. While a few athletes would say they train for sports performance because their …

Elasticity

The best workout ever, according to science

It seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you do it depends a lot on your goal—someone …

Exercise

Opinion: Warning: Social Security faces a 23% cut

If you think you can count on Social Security to prop up your retirement than the joke may be on you. The news media’s been so busy covering …

Retirement

Retirement planning: Top 6 things no one tells you about

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime of hard work.<p>While the post-work years can truly be golden for those who plan for them, many retirees are caught off guard by the facts of their new …

Retirement

61% of Retirement Savers Are Making This Costly Mistake -- Are You?

If you fail to take a required minimum distribution from your retirement account of, say, $8,000, you could be taxed a whopping $4,000! Learn more …

No Sweat: Small Doses of Exercise May Ward Off Depression

Anyone who has experienced the euphoric "runner's high" that follows a satisfying workout will likely attest to a connection between physical …

Wales

Forget Pilates and Barre — This 1 Boxing Move Transformed My Abs

Aerospace is the boxing studio where you're just as likely to throw punches alongside a Victoria's Secret model (Adriana Lima is a huge fan!) as you are a professional athlete. When I took my first class in its LA studio, my husband pointed out that NBA player Tim Hardaway was on the bag next to us.<p>…

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

Eat to 100: Discover the secrets to living long (and well) from the world's healthiest people.

Nutrition

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

Count the number of hours you sit each day. Be honest.<p>"If you commute an hour in the morning and hour after work — that's two hours, and if you sit at an eight-hour-a-day desk job that's 10," says epidemiologist Loretta DiPietro of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington …

George Washington

Don't Make This Big Mistake With Your Inheritance

Thinking about a lump-sum withdrawal? You might want to reconsider it after considering the tax consequences.<p>Baby boomers will transfer a …

Tips for baby boomers on how to deal with loneliness

As we age, the changing physical and mental health and challenging life events like the loss of loved ones and retirement increase the risk for isolation. Research shows that prolonged isolation can have a negative effect on older adults and is a risk with significant consequences.<p>According to the …

One Simple Lifestyle Change That Could Keep Your Brain Young

If you’re like the majority of Americans, developing dementia or Alzheimer’s as you age is a terrifying thought. But according to new research from …

The Brain

Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You

For many, weight training calls to mind bodybuilders pumping iron in pursuit of beefy biceps and bulging pecs. But experts say it’s well past time to …

Exercise

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

5 Gym Hacks That Actually Work

4. FACT: To make gains, you have to recover.<p>The essence of training goes like this: First, you tell your body that it’s not fit enough by applying a …

Exercise

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 …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests

Researchers admit prevention estimate is a ‘best-case scenario’, but stress that action can be taken to reduce dementia risk<p>More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report …

Dementia