11 Morning Rituals That Can Change Your Life Your morning can be that make-or-break time that sets you up for a good day or a bad day. Here are 11 habits you can establish that will put you on the path of stringing together good day after good day. 1. Drink a Glass of Warm Lemon Water Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning is an excellent way to get your body going. It’s like oil for the Tinman as it goes to work lubricating all of your different internal systems. You want the water to be warm so that it’s not a shock to your system first thing in the morning. The Rehydration Process When you wake up in the morning you’ve just gone without water for about 8 hours, so it’s important to turn things around and start up the flow of water again. 2. This is priority one because in order to fit in a fantastic morning you’re going to need some extra time compared to your current routine. The Ideal Time to Wake Up Wake up in conjunction with circadian rhythms if possible. 3. The Right Scraper 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
What's Your Poop Telling You? [infographic] Although there have already been a few “look at your poop” infographics on this site before, it can never hurt to know more about your sh*%. Even though it’s a touchy subject, you have to get over it because as the popular book for children decrees, “Everybody Poops.” So if you can get past the initial awkwardness, you can find out a lot of information about your health simply by checking out your stool. But before we get into that, just for those unfamiliar with American lingo, poop doesn’t always mean what you think it means. This video is a hilarious confusion of the word taken literally rather than figuratively. Poop sometimes means you’re tired. Enough of the semantics, what pearls of wisdom can one gleam from examining your own stool? So next time you are in the bathroom going no. 2, be sure to check your poopy! [via] Share This Infographic Get Free Infographics Delivered to your Inbox
"How to Get a Flat Stomach for Teenage Girls" Fat Loss Experiment - Lean Lifestyle Lab EmailShare 4EmailShare I’m not a naturally lean guy. In school I was always on the chubby side. One of my friends once referred to me as having fat genes. At my peak of around 203 pounds (I’m 5’10”) I decided it was time to give it another try. This post is about six key lessons I learned from losing 44 pounds of fat. Lesson #1: Permanent Lifestyle vs Temporary Fix When I first started out trying to lose weight my motivation came in bursts. The underlying problem is that you are trying to find a quick fix to something that needs a permanent lifestyle change. That means the way you lose weight should be enjoyable and feel like you could live like this forever. The the sooner you come to terms with the fact that it’s a permanent lifestyle rather than a temporary diet, the more time and effort you will save by avoiding the frustrating yoyo dieting experience. Lesson #2: What Gets Measured, Gets Managed Using the MyFitnessPal app removed any potential excuses that I could have made.
Workouts Archive - ELITE MEN'S GUIDE Workouts EMG's Workout Builder: Build workout routines, then bring them to the gym. Note: Before beginning any workout, please consult your physician. How to heal cavities naturally | A Sheep No More by: Derek Henry The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it. According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows: “[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. There are a few problems with this theory, including: So if the modern explanation of tooth decay is not accurate, what is actually the cause of tooth decay? Tooth decay, as researched by Dr. Foods to focus on are: Supplements to consider are: Now go get your pearly white smile back. Sources for this article include:
A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Toned Congratulations on selecting the goal to get toned! Committing to this goal will make you leaner, stronger, and all-around healthier. But before we dive right in to working out, you should first have an understanding of what achieving the goal of “Get Toned” will entail. What “Get toned” really means: There are a lot of misconceptions about what it really means to get toned. Here are some mixed strength & cardio training plans to get you started: Transform Your Body: A 3-week long functional fitness workout plan that uses the barbell, bodyweight moves, and high-intensity conditioning. Lose the fat coat (conditioning): You can develop your muscles, and they can be the nicest, strongest, shapeliest muscles in the world, but it won’t matter if they are hidden by fat. Here are some cardio-focused training plans for you: Run your first 5k! Build those muscles (strength training): To get toned, you have to build muscle. Proper weights and reps: Like what you see?
The Ultimate Beginner's Machine Workout For Women If you're a woman just starting out in the gym, you may be feeling intimidated. Not only is the array of machines overwhelming, but most gyms are replete with muscular men who look like they'll crush anything in their way - including you. If this describes how you feel, you're not alone; many women can identify. But if you're willing to take a tiny step beyond your comfort barrier, you'll be on the road to some fantastic fitness progress. Let's review some of the key points you need to know to design a machine workout that will get you started on a weightlifting regimen. KISS: Keep It Simple, Sister First, keep your workout as simple as possible. Since you're new to the concept of weightlifting, your body will respond quickly to even basic exercises. Machine weight training is great because the apparatus helps you through the correct pattern of movement with no stress on your part. "Machine machinations for building more muscle." Focus On Form Don't Push Far Beyond Your Comfort Zone
The Superman Program: Training This program is novel for many reasons, and your muscles will respond well to it. That said, you’ll have to let go of some of the training dogma you’ve come to live by. For example, in Workout 1, you’ll notice that you first do a chest/back superset and then a superset of back and shoulders. Afterward, you hit chest again. For practical purposes, exercise pairings were chosen based on proximity of equipment. Superman Training Split Rep Counting This program build muscle two ways: by increasing weight while reps decrease, and then the opposite. *For those who want to continue for an additional four weeks Back to The Superman Program Homepage
DIY Hair Treatments Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. For Itchy Scalp For Limp or Fine Hair For Frizzy Hair
How to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle at the Same Time Just admit it. It would be pretty nice if you could walk into a gym and a do a workout that burns fat and builds muscle at the same time. There’s nothing like the best of both worlds! But is it really possible to lose that extra flab around your waistline, and get firm, toned muscles at the same time? Can You Lose Fat and Gain Muscle At The Same Time? Technically, it seems impossible to build muscle and lose fat. What Do Fat Burning and Muscle Building Studies Tell Us? In a situation like this, the best place to turn is science, which can tell us whether something that seems to be impossible may actually be possible. One study from California State University tracked a group of healthy men for eight weeks. What About Fat Burning and Muscle Building Studies with Women? A similar set of studies were done on women. The Most Interesting Finding But perhaps most interesting is a study of fourteen women who were on a significantly small, 800 calorie, high protein diet. 30-40 minute session:
52 Best Workout Songs It is no secret that music has an uncanny ability to motivate us. The right song can make an otherwise dull workout become our finest hour. And now there is scientific evidence to support it, as well as entire businesses dedicated to helping you produce customized workout soundtracks. “In academic-speak, the right music is an ergogenic aid—an external influence that positively affects your physiological performance. It was with this in mind that the 52 best workout songs were selected in an epic exploration of the foot-tapping, guitar-screaming and beat-boxing tracks that have found a welcome home in gyms across America. As for selection criteria one key element stood out from all the rest: tempo. Finally, “Eye of the Tiger” was left out because it has been overplayed and now borders more on cheesy than motivational. Now, Art of Manliness presents the 52 best workout songs for your listening pleasure: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.
- StumbleUpon To create the Spartacus Workout, we chose 10 exercises that collectively work every part of your body. Then we made each exercise a 60-second station so you can challenge your heart and lungs as well as your muscles. The final product is a high-intensity circuit designed to torch fat, define your chest, abs, and arms, and send your fitness level soaring. Plus, if you want all the Spartacus Workouts, sign up for a 30-day FREE trial to Men’s Health Personal Trainer. Directions Do this circuit 3 days a week. Station 1 Goblet squat With both hands, grab one end of a dumbbell to hold it vertically in front of your chest, and stand with your feet slightly beyond shoulder width [A]. Unsure what exercises you should focus on? Station 2 Mountain climber Assume a pushup position with your arms completely straight. Station 3 Single-arm dumbbell swing Hold a dumbbell (or a kettlebell) at arm's length in front of your waist. Station 4 Station 5 Station 6 Station 7 Station 8 Station 9 Station 10
Sugar vs Fat on BBC: Which is Worse? Sugar or fat, which is worse? That’s the question in the BBC documentary “Sugar vs. Fat” that aired the other night. And it’s been a long time since I got so many e-mails asking me for comments! It’s an interesting setup. MailOnline: One twin gave up sugar, the other gave up fat. You can watch the show online here if you’re in the UK or watch a lower-quality copy on YouTube if you’re not. Unfortunately they end up mostly “confirming” their preconceived ideas. Result Obviously when there is only one person on each diet, chance plays a big role. Weight First thing first. As study after study show more effective weight loss on a low-carb diet, this should be no surprise. How much – if any – muscle mass the participants lost is impossible to know as the BodPod test only measures fat mass vs. non-fat mass (including water). Brain function For testing the brain function of the brothers the producers chose to make them do stock trading with fake money. Exercise Why? YouTube: Very Low Carb Performance