fitness

How To Get A Great Workout Without Equipment

Everyone wants to get into shape — but it’s easy to find excuses to put off exercise. Maybe you feel like you don’t have the right equipment, and just don’t want to spend the time and money to seek it out. But what if you don’t really need any gear to work out?


Fix Your Chicken-Head Posture With These Easy Stretches

As we hunch over our computers and phones, lean forward to cook and wash dishes, and generally just continue ageing, we develop this forward-head look that’s not only unattractive but possibly damaging to our health. This video offers ways to reverse it.


Four Actionable Ways To Improve Your Running

It’s easy to fall into a routine with your running and never really think about changing things up, but you might be missing out on opportunities to improve. Today, I want to share four actionable ways you can improve your running.


Eat Healthy Meals With The 'Never Two In A Row' Plan

We all tend to indulge our food cravings once in a while, which means added pounds and broken diets — especially on holidays. Try alternating healthy and unhealthy meals to avoid going on a binge.


Use Sunk Costs To Your Advantage To Promote Healthy Habits

When you pay for something, you tend to want to see it through, even if it’s long past the point where it’s worth it to continue. This is typically viewed as a negative, but if your sunk costs go to something healthy, it can help encourage positive habits.


The Best Ways To Improve Your Workouts At The Gym

If you’ve settled into an exercise routine that works for you the next thing you may struggle with is making yourself at home in the gym. We’re talking about making sure you exercise properly, make progress, and don’t hurt yourself. Luckily, there are plenty of places to turn for good advice. Let’s look at some of them.


Avoid Exercise Injuries By Watching For These Signs

It’s incredibly easy to injure yourself while exercising, but if you know what signs to look for you can prevent yourself from hurting yourself too badly. Over at WonderHowTo, Dr Brian Parr explains which symptoms are normal and which to watch out for.


The Right Way To Warm Up For Your Workout

Stretching has long-been many people’s favourite warm-up activity before working out. The truth is that low-intensity workouts are better.


The Best Apps That Integrate With iOS 8's Healthkit

iOS 8 has a lot of new options, and one of the more confusing new features is Healthkit. After a shaky launch, apps can now integrate with Apple’s own Health app. Let’s take a look at some of the best apps for doing so and figure out exactly what Healthkit does.


Ask LH: Can I Warm Up Before I Reach The Gym?

Dear Lifehacker I enjoy going to the gym, and recently I’ve been trying to upgrade my warm up. But I’m wondering: how close to the workout does the warm up have to be? Am I OK spending some time warming up at home and then heading to the gym, or will the effect wear off?