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Why Sleep Is So Important When You're Trying To Build Muscle

You can do intense workouts, eat the right foods and take the right supplements, but your muscles won’t grow without decent sleep.


What 'Net Calories' Really Means

When you track calories to try to lose weight, some apps try to be helpful by giving you ‘net calories‘, a number that takes your food and exercise into account. But this can be supremely confusing, and to make it worse, each app calculates it in their own way.


The Good And Bad Of The Whole30 Diet

The Whole30 diet declares swaths of food off-limits, and sets up ironclad rules about the little that’s left. That means it checks a lot of boxes for a fad diet or one that’s too draconian to be effective. But there’s good here too, enough that it might help if you know what you’re in for.


Five Of The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Trying To Lose Weight

No matter what kind of approach you’re taking to lose weight, there are a few common mistakes that will always undo all of your hard work. Here are five frequent mistakes you need to avoid.


Should I Do Full-Body Workouts, Or Work One Muscle Group At A Time? 

Workout programs usually aren’t labelled as “full-body” or “body part” routines, but we’ve all heard of “leg days” or “arm days” versus workouts that do it all. Every program wants you to build muscle, get strong or lose weight. Choosing between full-body or specific focus routines, however, isn’t easy.


Why You're So Hungry After Swimming

If you always feel ravenous after you get out of a pool, rest assured — it’s not just you. Exercise works up an appetite, but swimming is extra hunger-inducing because it cools down your body.


See How Much Weight You Can Lose Playing Pokemon GO With This Calculator

While the slow strolling and constant stopping of Pokemon GO isn’t going to get you fit in only a few sessions, the game has plenty of long-term potential if you’re looking for a fun way to keep yourself moving. This calculator can help you plan out your Pokemon GO weight loss goals.


How Much Pokemon GO You'd Have To Play To Actually Lose Weight

There’s no doubt that Pokemon GO is getting millions of people to get moving more, but is just playing it enough to start losing weight? Turns out you’d have to play a lot to start seeing any real results.


This Video Shows You How To Drink Alcohol (Without Killing Fitness Results)

We’ve discussed before how to intelligently and responsibly fit alcohol into a fitness regimen, so here are a few more tips to avoid being too merry and waking up deathly ill the next morning. Let John Romaniello of Roman Fitness Systems explain.


The Mental Trick Pro Athletes Use For Better Portion Control

If you’re trying to develop a healthier diet, learning to manage your portions is an important step. This simple rule of thumb from a nutritionist who works with pro athletes can make visualising appropriate portions easier.


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