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The 1 exercise to help with lower back pain

If you're not familiar with foam rolling, or myofascial release, it might be the solution for all of your aches and pains. Myofascial release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue (surrounding your muscles) …

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

Marathons

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Things That Happened When I Tried Meditating Every Day For a Month

Finding inner peace comes with some serious perks<p>I started meditating a little over a year ago. I had the most amazing guided meditation session at a yoga studio that sent my state of mind careening into a kaleidoscope of colors.<p>Thirty minutes later, I “woke up” from my colorful state of …

The 2-Move Workout For a Bigger, More Impressive Chest

It’s just two simple exercises, but if you do them in the right order, you’ll see massive results<p>If you want to start filling out your shirts more, you need to make your upper pecs pop. This two-move routine is designed to do just that.<p>The first move is a single-joint, isolation exercise that …

The Lunchtime Workout That Will Torch Fat For the Rest Of the Day

Follow along to this bodyweight workout led the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>This “1-2 Punch” protocol is one of my favorite bodyweight workout formats.<p>Here’s how it works: Just like boxing, this workout is broken up into all-out 3-minute rounds.<p>Each round features 1 minute of upper-body work …

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

The Busy Man’s Upper-Body Workout

It’s a brief workout that comes with big rewards<p>Hit your A and B sides in just 10 minutes flat with this workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>The routine uses a heavy-hitting duo of pushing and pulling exercises to work your pecs, lats, and all their supporting muscles.<p><b>Related:</b> …

This Diabolical Drop Set Will Pump Up Your Shoulders and Chest

Use this bodybuilding technique to get swole up top<p>When it comes to making serious gains in the weight room, you can’t beat a drop set.<p>The technique allows you to increase the number of reps you do to fatigue, which extends your muscles’ time under tension and spurs growth, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness …

Kick Monday’s Butt With This 1000 Calorie HIIT Total Body Workout

Photo: Shutterstock.<p><b>Monday’s are rough.</b> No matter how great the weekend, Monday always comes with a hearty dose of frustration and despair. This …

Each person’s life is like a Mandala

“Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think …

The Crazy Way I Found Relief From My Anxiety

I have struggled with anxiety my entire life. Though it went undiagnosed for more than a decade, I spent most of my childhood in a quiet state of …

Daily Afternoon Chaos (40 Pictures)

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

Sculpting a Less-Anxious Brain

"Brain architect" sounds like a profession from science fiction, but in the book <i>Mindsight</i>, psychiatrist Dan Siegel argues that we have the ability to fashion our own brains. When we pay attention to our mind and the minds of others, we develop a sort of superhero seventh sense, which Siegel terms …

Mindfulness

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

Meditation

Here’s a video I made to help you do PUSH UPS properly.

Breathe in – breathe out

Chilly Winter Scenes From Europe and Asia

The winter solstice took place a week ago, and the short days and longer nights have recently brought wintry weather to parts of Europe and China. Ground cover coated with frost, new sleds on fresh snow, soccer matches in snowstorms, and preparations for an upcoming ice festival, all included in …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

Running Form: Distilled (Part 3c)

<b>Anatomy of a Stride</b><p>You know from the two earlier posts that the previous two <i>invariables</i> in running -- Pose and Fall -- pretty much happen on their own. This next one, though, requires volition. In a word...<p><b>Pull</b><p>At the end of the Fall, when vertical ground force has dropped below one body weight, all …

7 easy ways to make chicken that are anything but boring

Ah, good old chicken breast. It has become a go-to protein for a reason, but there’s just one problem: it can be, well…boring (there, we said it). …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

Knives

10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks you should know.

I Left Google And Lived To Happily Tell About It

Anastasia Leng had a great job at one of the world’s most desirable places to work. Then she split to start her own company. Was this a step back or up? Depends how you look at things.<p>When I started telling people that I’d resigned from Google, the first question they asked was never about where I …