How to Become a ‘Morning Workout’ Kind of Person

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We have all woken up in the morning, gone to work, and made it through the majority of our day with the full intention of still going to the gym that night (but hardly ever actually making it there), right? How is it that some of us have no problem waking up for that 6am workout, while some of us are lucky to take a shower in the morning? Since this is one of the biggest obstacles that physical trainers face with their clients, they have been working on finding …
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How to Stay Healthy and Hydrated in the Summer Heat

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Our bodies are made up of over 60% water, and every single cell inside our bodies needs water to function. Water cushions and protects our organs and joints, helps digestion move smoothly, regulates our internal body temperature, and so much more. Without water, we absolutely cannot be healthy. It is very important to remain hydrated every day, but especially during the summer months with rising temperatures and mercury levels. There are several dehydration myths floating around, so here are the facts: RELATED: It’s Amazing What Another Glass of Water Can …
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What's Better for Weight Loss: Cutting Carbs or Fat?

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A new study is flying in the face of the widely held belief that cutting carbs is the key to a successful diet. According to researchers with the National Institutes of Health, opting instead for a low-fat diet might actually lead to better fat-loss results. RELATED: Why do men keep getting fatter? And how do we break the cycle? The study examined the effects of low-carb and low-fat, calorie-controlled diets on 19 obese men and women. Participants stayed at the NIH’s metabolic unit around the clock, so researchers could regulate …
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Exercise: The Wonder Drug

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We all know exercise is good for us – there really is no argument there. But just how good is it really? Well, it does WAY more than just burn calories. Researchers have been studying the effects of exercise on the body, as well as the effect it has on certain illnesses and ailments specifically. RELATED: Exercise Makes Our Muscles Work Better With Age Although we don’t think of it this way, you can make a pretty good argument that exercise is as good as drugs for many conditions. A …
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All. About. Vaginas.

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What do you think about most? Like most men, the answer is probably vaginas, and there’s nothing wrong with that! Sex is an important part of life and relationships, and having a mastery over your partner’s vagina is the key to a fun, healthy sex life. The vagina itself it a complicated part of the body, with many different parts and places that you really should know about in order to step up your game in the bedroom. RELATED: Can a Sex Coach Improve Your Game in the Bedroom? Here …
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Metabolism Killing Habits

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When we are trying to lose weight, one of the key ‘buzzwords’ we always hear is metabolism. We are constantly thinking of ways we can boost it, such as eating breakfast, getting up earlier, etc., but we often forget to address the habits we have that could be slowing it down. It is important to keep in mind that each of us is born with a certain metabolic rate that is then influenced by our life choices. As Ashvini Mashru, MA, RD, LDN stated: “Over the course of your life, …
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Whey for Weight Loss

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Tel Aviv University in Israel has released a brand new study stating that simply adding Whey protein to your morning breakfast can shed some serious body fat – and fast. In this study, the researchers had three groups of participants eat three different kinds of breakfasts every morning for twelve weeks. Researchers gave one group of subjects a breakfast of toast, light cream cheese, milk, a granola bar, an apple, and a whey-protein shake; another group got a similar breakfast, with eggs, soy, or tuna standing in for the protein …
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Learn the Habits of Couples who have Great Sex, Often

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We all do it – we see beautiful ‘power couples’ walking down the street, and wonder about how awesome their sex life must be. It’s natural to be curious, and we can actually learn a lot from those couples who have lots of sex by studying their habits. A sad, but true, fact about long-term relationships that that, whether you have been together five years or five months, there is always a risk of falling into a sexual rut (or more than one rut!). These ruts are usually the result …
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Why We Regain Weight so Easily

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Unfortunately, the process of losing weight doesn’t only include just losing weight, but keeping the weight off afterwards. “No one ever says, “I want to lose 30 pounds, keep it off briefly, and then gain it all back, with some extra pounds for good measure.” How come it is so easy for months of good intentions and your investment of time and efforts to reverse themselves, and then some? It’s all psychological. RELATED: After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight First and foremost, when it comes to …
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Why Calorie Counting Can be Wildly Inaccurate

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The most common formula for weight loss is simply: calories consumed minus calories burned. However, if you belong to the more than two-thirds of American adults who are obese or overweight, you may have tried putting this formula to practice, only for you to not see any results (except maybe that you were hungrier). As it turns out, this failure may not be your fault at all. The way we currently understand the calorie is inaccurate, and there are some ways we can proactively work to better understand what we …
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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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Cutting Calories Can Make You Happier and Hornier

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Who doesn’t want more sleep, better sex, and a happier mood – ami’rite? Well, according a new study at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, the key to achieving this blissful state is to simply cut calories. RELATED: The One Diet That Claims to Sharpen Your Brain and Help You Live Longer The researchers gathered 200 healthy men and women between the ages of 20 and 50 who were considered either normal or over-weight (BMI between 22 and 28), but not obese. The participants were then separated into two …
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How Important are Probiotics?

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In the last few years, microbiome research, or the study of the bacteria in our gut, has exploded. Science tells us having a diversity of microorganisms in the guy enhances immunity, digestion, and other aspects of health… The research has caused a media frenzy over the importance of taking a daily probiotic to maintain proper gut health. A huge market for probiotic supplements suddenly exists and has become a hot commodity by being a $1.7 billion U.S. industry leader, with projections showing a potential increase to $2.5 billion by 2018. …
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The Medical Screenings All Men Need, and When

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—and preventative medicine will always be the most powerful and cost-effective way to stay healthy. Not including the routine screenings that are done during your annual primary care visit (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, urinalysis, abdominal circumference, physical exam, etc.) or behavior related screenings (STIs, lung cancer), here are the three screenings all men need, and when to get them done: RELATED: This sweet, sweet treat may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s Colorectral cancer screening Although most people associate …
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Exercise Slows Down Brain Aging By 10 YearsBeing more active can be an effective way to deal with memory and cognitive problems due to aging

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We get how tough it is to stick to working out consistently. But here’s another reason we should really put in the extra effort to do it: a new study published in the journal Neurology found that physical activity can slow brain aging by as much as 10 years. RELATED: The greatest fitness tips. Ever. The researchers asked a group of 1,228 men and women of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds living in Manhattan about their regular exercise habits and tested their cognitive abilities, including their memory, organization, reasoning and …
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Study: Your Wife Is Hornier Than You Think She Is

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This may come as great news to a lot of us – a recent study found that women are actually more interested in having sex than their male partners realize. RELATED: Key to long-term sex life if variety, study says Canadian researchers asked people in relationships to rate their sexual desire and to also guess their partner’s desire everyday for three weeks. What they found was that the men consistently underestimated how much their wives and girlfriends wanted to have sex on a daily basis. According to Men’s Health: Just …
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Just How Short Can Your Workout Be?

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Here’s yet another resounding endorsement for HIIT, or high intensity interval training: LiveScience dovetailed the recent study that said you could get fit with only a minute of exercise by getting additional input from Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. RELATED: Exercise slows down brain aging by 10 years The original study found that a 10-minute interval training workout—which involved just 1 minute of total sprinting time—was just as good as a 45-minute endurance workout done at a moderate pace. With that in mind, Laskowski …
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Dogs Test Drug Aimed at Humans’ Biggest Killer: Age

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What do heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer all have in common, besides being diseases that are major killers? For all of them, age is the major risk factor. That’s why an emerging trend in medicine is figuring out ways to treat the underlying cause of aging instead of the individual disease. RELATED: New anti-aging pill endorsed by Nobel Prize winners The latest in that endeavor comes from aging researchers at the University of Washington, who are testing rapamycin, a drug typically used to prevent organ transplant rejection, on …
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Your Brain Has a ‘Delete’ Button – Here’s How to Use It

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Practice makes perfect. That’s because, from a neurological standpoint, the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. But it turns out the ability to learn is more than just building and strengthening neural connections – it’s even more important that we can prune away the old ones. RELATED: What happens when we can zap our brains into any mood? A recent article from Fast Company explains this “synaptic pruning” as being when the microglial cells in your brain that act as gardeners and prune …
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Scientists Develop ‘Second Skin’ to Reduce Wrinkles, Eyebags

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MIT researchers recently unveiled an invisible film that can be painted onto your skin to give it the elasticity of youth. The silicone-based polymer, which is composed of chemicals that have all been deemed safe by the FDA, is applied to the skin and then made firm by the application of a second polymer that binds the two together. The polymers become an undetectable thin coating, which mimics the properties of healthy, young skin. Only lasting for about a day, it is removed with a solution that dissolves it. RELATED: …
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