Stretching for 10 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Fitness Regimen – for the Better

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Stretching may not always be on the top of your priority list when you are at the gym – why waste time sitting around when you could cram in some more lifting, right? Wrong. Stretching can not only help with your flexibility, but also with your performance, stamina, and injury prevention. RELATED: Just How Short Can Your Workout Be? Doug Kechijian, D.P.T., who works out of New York City at the Resilient Performance Physical Therapy center, is a stretching expert. He spoke with Michael Easter, the Fitness Editor of Men’s …
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The Greatest Fitness Tips. Ever.

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Outside Magazine recently posted an article listing their all-time best fitness advice from the past 30 years. It’s interesting that workouts and fitness have changed so much over the past few decades, yet some advice remains timeless. Here are some of our favorites: • Protect Your Knees By doing nothing. A lot of blown ACLs could be avoided by simply staying down and resting after a fall. A stretched ACL is easily torn on subsequent falls. • Train with a Plan Here’s how to reach peak shape for any sport …
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Harvard Researchers Discovered The One Thing Everyone Needs For Happier, Healthier Lives

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In a recent TedTalk that has garnered more than 6.7 million views since December 2015, Harvard psychologist Robert Waldinger discusses the 75-year-old study that he is now the fourth person to helm. The Grant Study is the longest study of human development, and it began following the lives of Harvard University men selected in 1938 – among them President John F. Kennedy and former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee – and tracking every aspect of their lives. Periodically the men’s physical and emotional well-being are assessed—recently that has included genetic testing. …
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5 Easy Tips for Eating Healthier

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Did you overdo it a little bit over the holidays? The guys here at ForMen sure did. It’s so hard to make healthy choices when there are so many tempting foods at the ready. Now here we sit, with our clothes feeling uncomfortably snug, looking for ideas on how to do it better the next time around. We found a great little read by Aaron Carroll over at the NY Times and have included a few of his ideas for you below. RELATED: Heart of Rawness A 7-Day Raw Food …
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5 Top Health Breakthroughs of 2015

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With the year coming to an end, the guys at ForMen.com thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at some of the top health breakthroughs of 2015. The people over at Men’s Journal have put together a great list, and we’ve highlighted some of them for you below. RELATED: Simple Things That Boost Your Metabolism, Make Your Body More Efficient Intervals Hundreds of studies last year confirmed that metabolic conditioning is the best way to get fit quickly. Interval-style workouts recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers and challenge the cardiovascular …
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How to Know Whether to Believe a Health Study

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We are constantly being bombarded with the newest health studies; and while we at ForMen aim to bring you the latest news, we always want to be careful about what we publish, and make sure we’re distinguishing the research duds from the results we should heed. The New York Times recently printed an article to help us all be more savvy consumers of research. Here are some of their tips: Be wary if the study was just done on animals If the study examined the effects of a therapy only …
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10 Tips for Staying Alert Without Drinking Caffeine

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Have you ever been tired at work in the late afternoon and debated whether to pick up a cup of coffee for the caffeine rush to finish off the day or just power through au natural? For those times when you decide it’s too late for caffeine, Tech Insider has 10 scientifically-backed ways to stay alert without drinking or consuming any caffeine at all. Eat a healthy snack Eating small snacks packed with certain nutrients and good fats is a great way to get the benefits of a natural buzz. One study found …
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8 Grooming Tips That Can Change Your Life For Good

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Being well groomed is by no means essential to being a man. But it sure can be nice. Here are some quick and easy grooming tips that you can do on a daily basis that may be worth considering. 1. Have a dandruff problem? Coconut oil and cold showers to the rescue! According to an ancient remedy that actually works, you need to first kill the fungus that’s causing the dandruff with good old-fashioned coconut oil. Apply it to your scalp once a day. And then just avoid hot showers, …
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E-Cigarettes and Health: Here's What the Evidence Actually Says

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E-cigarettes are incredibly popular. But there’s been a lot of debate as to whether the device is a healthy solution to the smoking epidemic or if it’s the opposite: a huge looming threat to public health. Vox.com did the dirty work and sorted through dozens of studies, articles and reviews and interviewed a handful of researchers and health experts. We encourage you to read the entire article (link below) for specific details on the studies, but here’s their bottom line: If you’re a chronic smoker looking for a nicotine fix …
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The Science of Being 'Hangry' -- And Easy Tips to Avoid It

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Chances are, you know someone—or are yourself someone—who gets hangry. An amalgam of hungry and angry, hanger is when people get grumpy and short-tempered when they’re overdue for a feed. And there are three scientific reasons for it: Blood-glucose levels drops Everything you eat gets digested into simple sugars (such as glucose), amino acids and free fatty acids. These nutrients pass into your bloodstream and are then used for energy. As time passes after your last meal, the amount of these nutrients circulating in your bloodstream starts to drop. If …
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Smart Fitness Tips For When You Have No Time

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Before inventing TRX, Randy Hetrick was a Navy SEAL deployed on a counter-piracy mission in Southeast Asia in the mid-90s. Holed up in a warehouse, trying to figure out how to stay in top shape, he accidentally deployed his jujitsu belt, which he combined with some spare webbing from parachute harnesses, to DIY a “Cro-Magnon” version of what became the TRX suspension training system. In a recent interview, Hetrick—who is also a father of two—shares tips on how to stay in shape amid limited time and space, when the “warehouse” …
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Daylight Saving Time4 Tips to Keep You On Track

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Are you looking forward to “falling back” and getting that extra hour of sleep this weekend? We found some tips from the Cleveland Clinic to help you make the most of that extra hour and keep you going until you have to give it back next spring. Time changes in the fall and spring inevitably alter people’s schedules, says neurologist and sleep expert Tina Waters, MD, and it can take the body up to a week or more to adjust. RELATED: Not a Morning Person? Tips and Tricks to Actually Have …
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Not a Morning Person?Tips and Tricks to Actually Have a Productive Morning

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Waking up early enough in the morning to eat breakfast, work out, shower, and plan your day can seem impossible. With long days and late nights filled with kids, work, school, etc., it is easy to hit the snooze button a couple of times. However, waking up with the sun has some serious perks, so try out some of these tips to set yourself up for success! Don’t Oversleep on the Weekends I know I know, Sunday is the day for sleeping in until ten in the morning and then …
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The New Condom You Haven’t Head of Yet, but Need to Know About

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Every few years or so, some condom company claims to have ‘revolutionized’ the condom, but they always turn out the same – thick, desensitizing, and flimsy. So why bother? Well, STI and unintended pregnancies rates are skyrocketing, so if you don’t want a red, itchy sidekick, or don’t feel like buying $1000 in diapers any time soon, then you should maybe rethink your take on condoms, or at least the new Hex condom. RELATED: Condom Use Still Necessary with HIV Prevention Drug   The new Hex condom has been released …
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