Health

How to Choose the Right Water Bottle

It's hot out. Brutal, at times. Staying hydrated throughout the day is one of the most effective ways to keep cool against this summer's unrelenting heat. Drinking plenty of water is also just a healthy habit to have. For something as essential as water to keep nearby, not just any bottle will do for your daily carry. In this Carry Smarter guide, we'll break down some key features to consider when picking an everyday bottle and recommend our favorites to fit your hydration needs. see more
Fitness

5 Fitness Apps That Could Replace Your Personal Trainer

There was a time when having a personal trainer was a certain status symbol, like an Equinox membership or a bike in the first row of SoulCycle. But now, with fitness routines and classes becoming more and more varied, and time more and more precious (sometimes that 7 a.m. prework training session just isn't going to happen), the stress of keeping a trainer on your schedule might just drive you to Chipotle. Luckily, a slew of apps can offer you the same benefits as a one-on-one training session, and they're all just a download away. Fitness Buddy Recommended by both see more
Health

11 Painless Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

You know you should eat more fruit and vegetables. But actually choking down kale is something else entirely. see more
Fitness

The 3 Quad Exercises Every Man Should Know

Everybody wants strong, powerful quads—but the question is, how do you build up your legs without getting the kind of thunder thighs that only make sense if you're an Olympic speed skater? According to Mike Donavanik, CSCS, creator of the top-selling "Extreme Burn" fitness DVD series, the key to attaining strength without bulk is staying off that quad extension machine. "If your goal is general fitness and looking good, you don't need to use that machine," he says. Plus, relying too much on gym equipment can do more harm than good: "For many people, the quad extension places a lot see more
Health

6 Rules for Finding the Best Personal Trainer

Thinking about hiring a personal trainer? Who you sign could mean the difference between meeting your fitness goals in record time and getting injured, frustrated, and even squishier. see more
Health

Science Says You Don't Need to Give Up Carbs to Lose Weight

There may soon be a miraculous decrease in the number of people suffering from a gluten intolerance. It's all thanks to a new study that has determined whether it's more effective to cut fat or carbs from your diet if you're trying to lose weight. The scientific answer? Cut whichever you believe to be less delicious. Proponents of the low-carb diet often maintain that bagel abstinence causes your body's insulin levels to drop, which is necessary to burn fat. Those in the other camp argue that cutting fat is an effective form of fat loss because duh. Well new see more
Health

How to Get the Toned Shoulders You Want

Feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Then you'd better make sure they're in the best shape possible. Think of a good set of shoulders as the foundation for a well-built body: The rest of your workout won't mean much if your upper back is underdeveloped—and having good shoulders depends on a few key factors, says Michael Strevel, CPT-CES, specialist trainer at the DavidBartonGym Limelight in NYC. Especially important, he says, is "balancing the size of the shoulder with the chest and the back as well as the arm or bicep and tricep. A well-balanced see more
Health

Here's Why You Need to Start Foam-Rolling

A few days ago, my achilles tendon was tighter than a water drum. Maybe it was from the plyometric workout I did the day before, perhaps it was from walking around in sandals the whole weekend, or it may have simply been one of those aches and pains that come with aging. Regardless of the cause, the effect wasn't good. It was uncomfortable to walk, it was altering my normal gait, and it was the day before a pick-up soccer game I had been waiting to play in for a week. But the next day, there I was in see more
Health

Sorry, Bacon Lovers: Processed Meats Are Probably Killing Your Sperm

It's been an important week for processed meats. Tuesday was all about Lenny Kravitz' pierced sausage, followed yesterday by Kevin Bacon freeing his... well, bacon. It's enough to either make you very hungry for salty animal products or completely turned off them for life— we're not entirely sure. Hopefully the latter, if you plan to help bestow life upon another, tinier human. Because it turns out that consuming actual bacon is very bad for your sperm count. A new medical study published yesterday in Fertility & Sterility journal tested 141 men whose partners were undergoing fertility treatment. The study see more
Health

4 Stylish Standing Desks to Keep You Moving

Think you're out-exercising your desk job? Not so fast. see more
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