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The Only Way To Know What Works Is To Change One Thing At A Time

When your scale weight goes bonkers, you’re tempted to pull out all the stops: eat less, move more, sacrifice a goat and so on. If it works, it works, except you wouldn’t know which thing actually worked or didn’t work. The better way to know for sure is to make only one change at a time.

Do You Really Need To Drink More Water?

You can eat well and exercise, but to round out your identity as a Person Who Makes Healthy Choices you may feel like you need to drain a large water bottle a few times a day. The benefits of chugging H2O are myriad and legendary, but are they real?

How To Prepare For Your First Race, Whether It's A 5K Or A Marathon

Running is hard. Sticking to a training plan is hard. But knowing that you have a race in a month is a great motivator to keep you going when you’d rather be watching TV. If you’ve never run a race before, putting one on your calendar might seem scary: Will I feel out of place? What should I wear?

How To Move Through The Bush Like An Apex Predator

Ever wanted to be “vewy, vewy quiet” outdoors? Whether you’re hunting rabbits, playing paintball or preparing for the coming Apocalypse, it’s a skill that’s handy to learn. Thankfully, it’s not that difficult to master. This guide contains everything you need to know.

Your Stubbornness Is The Real Reason You Aren't Losing Weight

I’ve seen thousands of people attempt a weight loss regimen, and there is one common trait shared by people who fail fast. It’s not bad genetics, lack of time, or a penchant for fine wines. It’s stubbornness.

How Gyms Can Trick You Into Buying A Membership

If you’ve ever signed up for a gym membership, but didn’t end up going that often, you were that gym’s ideal customer. Here are some of the clever methods gyms use hook casual costumers into buying a membership.

Do You Really Need A Good Night's Sleep To Exercise Well?

“Get a good night’s sleep” is classic advice before a big race or event. But if you stayed up late picking out your best shoelaces and then woke up early to make it to the start line on time, have you ruined your chance at a good performance?

How Accurately Do Running Apps Track Your Distance?

I trust my running app, most of the time. If I set out for a 3k, and come home with only 2.8 on the screen, I’ll jog around the block to finish the job. But even a smartphone can be dumb sometimes: like when MapMyRun grabbed a data point on the other side of the river my friend was running along.

Change Up Your Ab Workout With These Plank Variations

A basic plank is a great way to work your abs using only your body, but doing the same moves can get boring over time. This video is filled with plank variations that keep you engaged and will help you switch up your workout.

Get Ripped, Not Rude: Ten Rules For Proper Gym Etiquette

Jerks are everywhere, but people being jerks in the gym can be especially grating. All you want to do is lift heavy stuff in peace, but there they are, with their sweaty butt imprints on a bench, loud conversations on the phone, and equipment strewn all over the floor. Oops — does that sound like you? Here’s how to make the gym a better place for all.

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