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3 Surprising Reasons Your Gut Health Matters

Plus how to eat to keep your gut healthy.<p>Scientists are discovering that your gut health impacts so much more than just your digestion. The billions …

Own this rustic one-bedroom timber loft in River West for $242K

The newly-updated corner unit features wood throughout<p>Situated at the southeast corner of the City Towne Lofts building at 525 N. Halsted, this high-ceilinged, renovated loft offers proximity to downtown Chicago and won’t necessarily break the bank. While not quite a “one-bedroom” in the strictest …

The Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

It has everything you need for an incredibly nutritious meal<p>This blueberry breakfast smoothie may be the definition of a perfectly balanced breakfast. Created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Nutrition Adviser Michael Roussell, Ph.D., it has a healthy 42-gram dose of protein—which will help you feel fuller the rest …

The Fitness Rule You Must Follow

Finish it, <i>then</i> fix it. The wisdom was so simple and sensible that I wondered why I had never followed it before.<p>(Apply the rule to THE 21-DAY METASHRED, an at-home fat-shredding program. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks!) <br>So when I was recently asked to create a 10,000 kettlebell swing …

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

<b>1. Triceps Dip on a Bench</b><br>Your triceps make up more of your arms than your biceps do, but most men pay their triceps less attention. At most, they may head to an empty bench and knock out a few triceps dips at the end of their workout. Unfortunately, that's one of the worst moves you can do to build …

The Ultimate Total-Body Move

Strengthen your core—and just about every other muscle—with the half Turkish getup<p>The half Turkish getup might fall into the category of "core exercise," but it's far from an isolation move. "It works everything—your shoulders, hips, back, core, arms, and so many other muscles you never even think …

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Smash Fat Faster

New research suggests that the role of exercise has been underrated compared to a diet. Here's why working out really matters<p>Not long ago I found myself in a situation you can probably identify with. My family and I were on a weekend trip with another family, and for breakfast I made myself a …

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Start the Presses!

<b>Step 2</b><br>Press the weights upward until your arms are completely straight. Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.<p><b>HOW TO DO IT</b><br>Each minute, do three shoulder presses and rest for whatever time remains. Start with 40 to 50 percent of your body weight (20 to 25 percent in each hand) and …

3 Food Swaps That Will Save Your Diet

Without upsetting your taste buds<p>So much of the food we see deceives us. Drive-thru salads can pack more calories than burgers. New research out of Boston finds that culinary blogs regularly feature foods packed with saturated fat and salt. And other research shows that when fruit is added to …

Foods That Boost Metabolism

Check out these 5 simple food swaps to speed up your metabolism—and the workout style you need to ignite your fuel-burning furnace.<p><b>WATER</b><br>Drink tap or mineral water, not purified water. In a Swiss study, purified water didn't boost men's metabolic activity, but water that contained minerals …

Brain Benefits of Exercise

It’s a double-dose: With regular exercise, you burn calories <i>and</i> change the way your brain reacts to certain foods, says study author William Killgore, Ph.D. It could be that exercise enhances sensitivity to leptin—a protein in fat cells that controls appetite and sends signals to your brain to tell …

6 New Food Rules to Follow

You might not know you're missing vital nutrients, but here's how to get them<p>You’ve heard the standard nutrition advice before, like stick to fruits and vegetables, and focus on whole foods. But what if you’re following all the tips and <i>still</i> missing out on important nutrients?<p>In order to make the …

Burn Fat Faster

<b>How It Works</b><br>After a warmup, select a weight that's 80 to 85 percent of your 1-rep max. Do as many reps as you can—probably 6 or 7. Rest 20 seconds. Pick it up and do as many reps as you can. Let's say you get 3 or 4. Rest another 20 seconds. Now pick it up and do a couple more. In a recent study …

The Scientific Guide to Sports Betting

At least you can blame someone else if you lose<p>Like Robert De Niro’s character in <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i>, every gambler has theories and superstitions. And if anyone’s ever told you to bet on West Coast NFL teams when they play East Coast squads at night, hopefully you took their advice.<p>Researchers …

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