HEALTH

On the other hand, if you hear the phrase “With all these deadlines, presentations and working weekends, I wonder what the effect will be on her health,” most likely the word “health” refers more to mental health than physical health (although the two are often linked).

The Easiest Ways to Upgrade Your Breakfast

Let’s face it—none of us has a ton of time to cook. By relying on ready-made bases with simple, easy-to-pronounce ingredients, you can quickly, easily prep a healthy breakfast. Having the base handled also makes it that much easier to customize the resulting breakfast to your own needs, whether it’s adding adaptogenic superfoods to keep …

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Why There’s No Such Thing as ‘Healthy Obesity’

Recent research has put forth a dubious concept called “metabolically healthy obesity.” Basically, it’s a term used to describe obese people whose metabolism performs like that of a person with a normal weight, and who don’t seem to have signs of health problems that often plague obese people (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin …

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High-Protein, Muscle-Building Vegan Recipes From Pro Athletes

You know you can score plenty of protein just from plants. (At least that’s what people keep saying). But have you ever seen a meat-free meal that you’d actually want to eat? Paleos, prepare to have your mind blown. We asked five vegan athletes to share a few of their go-to recipes for when they …

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​Parabens Can Hurt Your Sperm Quality

Your grooming routine might be packing a punch below the belt: Common additives found in personal care products might be wrecking your sperm, a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests. In the study, researchers collected sperm and urine samples from 325 men with normal sperm concentrations who attended an …

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These Are the 6 Exercises You Can Do to Become as Fit as a U.S. Soldier

Since the early 2000s, the United States Army has been devising a new series of fitness tests to better prepare their soldiers for the battlefield. For years, the military’s current standard, the Army Physical Fitness Test, has been viewed as an inadequate measure of the muscles and movements that a soldier can expect to implement …

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What 7 Elite Vegan Athletes Eat to Get Ultra-Jacked

At times, it’s hard to wrap our protein-obsessed heads around the idea that someone can be meat-free and muscled up. After all, the vast majority of low-carb, high-protein foods come from, y’know, animals. But between movies like What The Health (which argues that we’re slowly killing ourselves by loading up on chicken, eggs, and steak) …

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Here’s How Much Protein You Should Eat Each Day To Build Muscle

Given that the first dietary change most people make when they start doing strength training is to eat more protein, it’s a relief to find out that scoffing more protein does indeed help build bigger muscles. A review of 49 studies covering a total of 1,863 people who regularly undertook resistance training has found that …

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Pro Tips for Tackling CrossFit’s Toughest Moves

No athlete masters double-unders, muscle-ups, and handstand push-ups on day one of CrossFit. Getting these moves down takes practice, patience, and of course a killer training strategy. To give you a leg up, we talked to three CrossFit coaches about the best ways to approach each of these moves. Build strength and endurance with these …

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Plunging Sperm Counts a ‘Major Public Health’ Crisis

Sperm count is in steep decline. A large review has found a 40-year plunge in sperm count, specifically in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand — and the reason may be associated with common factors in our daily lives. Scientists from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Icahn School of Medicine in …

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