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6 Fitness Rules To Follow If You’re Trying To Lose Weight

Losing weight is a process. It takes time, hard work, and yes, some sacrifices. You have to train consistently, maintain a balanced diet (and …

Top 10: great ways to see the US National Parks

This year marks the centenary of the US National Park Service, the sole agency responsible for protecting and preserving the country’s 59 “national treasures”. While official celebrations don’t take place until August – the same month President Woodrow Wilson established the entity to manage these …

Summer's cheat sheet: choosing a beach in Cape Cod

Ah, Cape Cod, America's postcard-perfect summertime destination: sand dunes covered with wild beach rose, happy kids frolicking in the waves and sailboats drifting peacefully off the coast. But there are nearly 560 miles of coastline here, so those postcards don’t give the whole story.<p>You’ll also …

Driving California's Sierra Nevada

Drive up into the lofty Sierra Nevada, which conservationist John Muir called ‘The Range of Light.’ Here you can witness earth-shaking waterfalls, hug towering trees, clamber up granite domes and camp out in high-country meadows where wildflowers bloom.<p>This article is an excerpt from the thorough …

Road trip Tasmania: how to tackle the island state

Tasmania<p>doesn’t look very big on the map – an inverted leafy triangle just a few hundred kilometers tall and not much wider across the top. But appearances can be deceiving for those planning a road trip of Australia's most southern state.<p>Down amongst the greenery, straight roads are rare and most …

Watching Australia's wildlife

Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the furry mammals are nocturnal, during the daylight the birdlife is vibrant, noisy and colourful.<p>If …

Australia's best food experiences: state by state

For a nation so long wed to the pale culinary shadow of the English Sunday dinner (meat and three vegetables, anyone?) Australia has come a long way. Inspired by local ingredients, Pacific-rim cultures and techniques, Modern Australian cooking (‘Mod Oz’) is about as far removed from Yorkshire …

Friends Don't Let Friends Get Skinny Fat!

Page: 1Next »<p>“Won’t I get bulky by lifting weights?”<p>Raise your hand if you have had this discussion with a “skinny-fat” friend (usually a woman, as …

Travel tips: Sardinia's stunning south, and the week's best deals | Joanne O'Connor

Low-key beach holidays on Sardinia's Costa del Sud, plus breaks in Scotland and France<p><b>Why go?</b><br>Sardinia's Costa Smeralda, with its millionaires, models and mega- yachts, gets all the attention, but if you'd rather not spend €25 a day on a sun lounger, travel to the south of the island, where the …

Bora Bora Four Seasons

Getting to Bora Bora<p>This island sits right in between Hawaii and New Zealand. Or so. That means it’s equally easy to get here from either location, …

Saharun beach, Dugi Otok, Croatia: Secret Seaside

<b>Where is this beach?</b> <i>Saharun beach is close to the northern tip of the Dalmatian island of Dugi Otok, in the Zadar archipelago, Croatia</i><p><b>Who’s it good for?</b> <i>Families</i><p><b>What is there to do?</b> <i>Chill out and, when the sun gets too hot, wade into the turquoise bay</i><p><b>What makes it special?</b> <i>The intensity of the</i> …

6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

Weightlifting

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's super …

The Best Foods to Eat Before and After a Run

Indonesia’s exotic Spice Islands

This archipelago of more than 1,000 islands is set on a vast canvas of ocean that today, as in centuries past, is best explored by boat.

3 Moves That Blast Cellulite

Learn how these exercises can reduce the appearance of cellulite on your thighs<p>Ever notice how even your enviably fit pals (and celebs!) still have <i>some</i> cellulite? That’s because it has little to do with how much you work out or even what you eat (Having more body fat obviously increases the odds …

Pain

A pristine paradise in New Caledonia

The Loyalty Islands represent the survival of a fragile world, one untouched by mass tourism where the indigenous Melanesians treat nature with care and respect.<p>The tiny Loyalty Islands may account for just 10% of New Caledonia’s landmass, but they represent the survival of a fragile world, one …

New Zealand

New "Recovery Oil" As Good As Ice Baths for Recovery

Oil works with warm instead of cold water.<p>This is a great new study, from a team at Victoria University in Australia led by PhD student James Broatch, that was published last month in <i>Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise</i>. And I sincerely apologize that it took me a whole month to notice it, …

Inflammation

Mexico's Pacific Coast: hidden beaches and resort towns

Mexico’s Pacific coast, and especially its northern stretches, has long been the playground of American tourists: now, thanks to new weekly flights to Puerto Vallarta from Gatwick and Manchester with Thomson, we Britons can join them in the sand pit. Puerto Vallarta itself may not be quite on the …

A Runner's Guide To Speedwork

<i>By Amanda Loudin for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Whether you are looking to get faster or just feel more comfortable on your next five-miler, speedwork is the name of the game when it comes to improving your running. By hitting the gas pedal harder on one or two runs each week, you stand to improve your race …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

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Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …

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Top 5 Most Romantic Caribbean Honeymoon Suites

<i>(Photo Courtesy of Jade Mountain)</i><p><i>By Djani Schafer</i><p>When in the Caribbean, breathtaking views and romantic resorts aren't hard to come by. Since most properties provide luxe amenities like state-of-the-art spas, gourmet restaurants and top-quality services, it takes a little something extra to create …

How to Stay Fit With a 24/7 Work Week

One of the hardest things to balance when you're striving for success in the workplace is fitting in time to work out. In fact, when the work begins to pile up, fitness is usually the first to go.<p>One of the hardest things to balance when you're striving for success in the workplace is fitting in …

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3 Easy Ways to Run Faster

They're totally doable—promise.<p>Working your butt off to increase your pace (like Mindy Kaling recently said she wants to do)? You're not alone. A new multi-university study, published in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>, shows that runners have actually gotten faster, on average, in …