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15 Best Brain-Boosting Foods You Should Stock Your Fridge With ASAP

Going for a jog, tackling a crossword puzzle, and learning a new language are all excellent ways to stimulate your brain and keep your memory sharp. But what about the food you're eating? There are plenty of healthy, antioxidant-rich, brain-boosting foods that can boost your mood, stop aging, and …

Nutrition

7 Foods I Ate as Much as Possible to Get Rid of My Belly Fat

When it comes to losing weight and changing your body, what you eat has the biggest impact. When I was trying to lose weight last year, I was exercising regularly (mostly strength training and running), but I spent more time cleaning up my diet. After a few months of hard work, I dropped a dress …

Nutrition

8 Fruits and Vegetables You Shouldn't Be Refrigerating

By Alex Delany<p>Keep them on the counter, people!<p>In an ideal world, you’d never need to put produce in the fridge. You’d go to the market before each meal, pick up your locally-grown vegetables, walk home, unpack, and start cooking right away. There’d be no need for refrigeration at all. And that …

Tomatoes

If You Want Strong and Tight Abs, This Is the Exercise You Need to Be Doing

Most people train their abs for vanity (hello six-pack!), but having a strong core is essential to doing every day activities, even walking. A strong core (with or without a six-pack) is the secret to having great posture, running faster, and preventing injuries like lower-back pain. Improve your …

Workouts

Here's How Many Times a Week You Should Do Abs, According to 4 Trainers

We've discussed before how much cardio and strength training you should be doing, but what most people are <i>really</i> wondering is how often to train your abs. To find out the answer, I reached out to four separate trainers who each differ in their specialties. Here's what you need to do to chisel out …

This Trainer Has a Pretty Good Reason For Skipping Your HIIT Workout Today

High-intensity interval training, better known as HIIT, is a great workout to burn calories in a short amount of time. HIIT workouts last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, and because they are, well, high in intensity, they improve your cardiovascular health, help you lose weight, and keep your …

You Don't Need a Gym to Lose Fat and Build Muscle — Try These 11 Equipment-Free Moves

The gym isn't the only place where you can lose body fat and build muscle. Weightlifting will allow to you achieve both goals simultaneously, but it isn't your only option if you want to get stronger. Using your body as a weight can and will help you turn excess body fat into lean muscle. …

Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

The 6-Month Wedding Workout Plan That'll Put You in Great Shape For the Big Day

Wedding planning is in full swing, and you couldn't be happier. You've said yes to the dress (and your bridal party has said yes to theirs), and you're sampling the menu, picking out floral arrangements, and finalizing the guest list.<p>By the time your wedding is six months away, you may be thinking …

All You Need Are 2 Towels to Carve Chiseled Arms and Abs

Elbow plank is already hard, but hold on to your leggings because it's about to get even harder. Grab a pair of hand towels (or paper plates on carpet) and try this sliding elbow plank.<p>Begin in an elbow plank position with a small, folded towel under each elbow. Keep your elbows directly under your …

This Kettlebell Workout Will Burn a Ridiculous Amount of Calories

Get ready, because this five-move kettlebell workout will torch tons of calories. The workout, created by KettleWorx director of programming Laura Wilson, features basic kettlebell moves that should be in anyone's strength-training repertoire.<p>When learning these exercises, it's important to start …

You've Got to Do These 4 Bodyweight Exercises, According to Trainer Harley Pasternak

Harley Pasternak doesn't need an introduction. He's the guru of all things fitness and wellness, and he's trained some A-list celebrities who look absolutely stunning. Not surprisingly, Harley is a headliner at the Propel Co:Labs Fitness Festival this year, and we were lucky enough to catch up with …

26 Drool-Worthy Recipes That Star Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi

Unless you've been living under a rock with Spongebob's pal Patrick Star for the past few months, you're likely aware that Trader Joe's now sells cauliflower gnocchi. As soon as the budget-friendly grocery store began offering the nuggets of gluten-free goodness, they've flown out of the freezer …

12 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes That Will Make You Forget Your Slow Cooker

This is the year of Buddha bowls, Jackfruit, and the Instant Pot (aka, the one pot that does the work of seven gadgets!). Slow cookers are so 2016! Embrace the latest cooking trend by whipping up one of these good-for-you soups, Paleo-friendly meat recipes, and a hearty lightened-up chili. The best …

Transform Your Abs With This 2-Week Crunch Challenge

Show your abs some love and take our crunch challenge! Perfect for those new to strength training, the plan is short and sweet — it takes just a few minutes each day for the next two weeks. At the end, you're sure to notice stronger, more defined abs. Instead of doing basic crunches, this challenge …

11 Steps to Help You Crush Your Handstand Goal

Learning how to do a Handstand is an awesome goal for 2018! Talk about a total-body move — Handstands strengthen your upper body and your core, and they challenge your sense of balance. Plus, being upside down is a fun way to get a new perspective on life and lift your mood!<p>Even though Handstands …

Yoga

I Did 50 Push-Ups a Day For 2 Weeks, and Here's What My Arms Look Like

Push-ups are freaking hard for me. I've been doing CrossFit for over a year and still, when there are push-ups in the WOD (workout of the day), I really struggle. One message I get from my coaches is that if something is hard for you, it means you need to work on it more.<p>That's why I committed to …

Pressure Cooker Pork Congee with Soy Baked Mushrooms

Ingredients<p>Instructions<p>Preheat the oven to 350F.<p>Thinly slice the mushrooms and mix well with soy sauce, oil, garlic powder and black pepper. Spread …

19 Satisfying Breakfasts Under 300 Calories

Looking for a low-calorie breakfast that doesn't disappoint? These 19 light recipes all clock in under 300 calories and will keep you satisfied and energized until your next snack or meal.

Healthy Eating

20 Deliciously Easy Recipes to Kick-Start Your Keto Diet

Eating foods high in fat, like butter, cheese, and bacon, sounds counterintuitive, but that's just what the ketogenic diet entails. It means high-fat, low-carb eating in order to reach ketosis, a natural metabolic state in our bodies that forces the use of ketones over carbohydrates for energy. The …

15 Keto-Approved Appetizers You'll Love Having in Your Rotation

If you're intrigued by the ketogenic diet craze but are feeling intimidated by the idea of coming up with tons of creative recipes, have no fear. The low-carb keto diet offers many opportunities to cook your favorite foods while still sticking to the plan. Here, we've rounded up 15 appetizer …

Tonight, Fall Asleep Instantly With This Breathing Trick

Plagued by anxiety night after night? Relying on over-the-counter meds? Just not getting the sleep your body requires? If any of this sounds all too familiar, this breathing trick will help you get to bed sooner — no prescriptions required.<p>The exercise is called the 4-7-8 technique, and Dr. Andrew …

7 Celebrities Who Stay in Shape With Intermittent Fasting

As several fad diets have cycled in and out of fashion — low-fat diets, the grapefruit diet, and the Master Cleanse all come to mind — there's …

Why It's Important to Stop Drinking Shots of ACV

There's a lot to love about apple cider vinegar. Several studies support the claims that ACV helps the body lose weight and debloat. It also doesn't hurt that it's been shown to up energy levels either. And did we mention you can use it to wash your hair?! Before you start guzzling the bottle of …

Strength vs. Cardio — Here's How You Should Structure Your Workout

Ask most trainers and they'll tell you that a healthy workout routine consists of strength training, cardio, and rest days, ideally spread throughout the week. But for those of us who love two-a-days or long sessions at the gym or just need to maximize our time, the common question seems to be: …

I tried Blue Apron's new recipes that follow the world's "best diet" — and the results were delicious

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Blue Apron<p>2018 is shaping up to be the year of the Mediterranean diet. Google search interest in this diet spiked a few days into January, …

Cooking

20 Reasons Avocado Toast Is the Sexiest Snack on the Planet

If avocado toast isn't in your weekly routine, this list of recipes will convince you otherwise. Though nothing beats the classic toast (with salt and pepper or a dash of hot sauce), you'll quickly be ready to graduate onto other more complex toasts, including those topped with poached eggs, ahi …

The High-Protein, Low-Carb, 1-Pan Meal You Need to Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

High-protein, low-carb meals are a smart thing to aim for when you're trying to lose weight. But if you don't eat meat or dairy, or you can't stomach another piece of grilled chicken for the millionth time, here's an easy and delicious vegan recipe.<p>Made with just four main ingredients — tofu, …

Everything You Need to Know About the Mediterranean Diet to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Live Longer

It seems that every other week, the Mediterranean diet is making headlines. And there’s a reason why this eating plan is touted as one of the world’s …

If Beans Give You Gas, This Cooking Hack Will Change Your Life

I used to avoid burritos, three-bean chili, black bean burgers, and garlicky hummus. They were just <i>not</i> on my menu, because beans just didn't agree with me. I love all those delicious foods, and I know legumes are a great source of protein, fiber, iron, and other nutrients, but I'd rather miss out …