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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 …

Fitness

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 …

New England

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 …

National Parks

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 …

Australia

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

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 …

Australia

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 …

Fitness

Travel tips: Sardinia's stunning south, and the week's best deals

Low-key beach holidays on Sardinia's Costa del Sud, plus breaks in Scotland and France<p>Take me there: Costa del Sud, Sardinia<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 …

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

<b>Not Lowering to 90 Degrees</b><p>If you don't complete the exercise through its full range of motion—all the way down until your thighbone is parallel with the floor—you won't fully engage your glutes and the upper part of your hamstrings, says Montenegro. Basically, you won't get a better butt. To train …

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

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>Shutterstock<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 …

The best foods to eat before and after a run

An effective training schedule isn’t made up of runs alone. If you want to improve both your endurance and your race times, it’s essential to think …

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.

Seafloor

Melt Method: Moves That Blast Cellulite

Exercise 1 Back Thigh Shear<p>With your upper body on the ground, move the roller under your upper thighs (just below where your butt meets your thighs) and extend your legs <b>(A)</b>. Slowly drag your legs together <b>(B)</b> and apart (like you’re making a snow angel or doing jumping jacks) to “Shear” the backs of …

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, …

Muscle

Why We Must Squat

Page: 1Next »<p>by Joe Hancuff<p>I don’t know how many times I’ve told non-CrossFitters and non-lifters this old adage:<p>Squat!!!<p>Squats are super important …

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

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

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 …

Mexico

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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

(Photo by Haber Photography)<p>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. It's much easier to focus our attention on work during the day and …

Workouts

3 Easy Ways to Run Faster

"There's been a massive rise in runners who are interested in speed work," says Brandon T. Vallair, owner of Run for Speed in Dallas. Are you one of them? If so, try to run at least three times per week—and follow one of Vallair's get-faster tips below during each run. You'll likely set a new "PR" …