So You Say You Want A Revolution?

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Happy America Day! (And, happy belated Canada Day!) (And, happy Thursday!) 237 years ago, the founding fathers of the United States decided they needed a change, and declared their independence from the British Crown.  Thanks to that declaration, we celebrate our independence every year by having barbecues, drinking way too much, and setting things on fire. Roughly four and a half years ago, a nerd named Steve decided he had enough of the crappy fitness advice out there, and declared his independence from the mainstream fitness industry. Well, what began as a boy and his blog has developed into a worldwide Rebellion, something far greater than he ever could have imagined.  Today, he wants to talk about our revolution and why he’s so glad you’re a part of it. Regardless of where you’re from, be it America, Argentina, or Antarctica, today, we all have something to celebrate: Lives worth living! He’s also going to stop referring to himself in the third person at this point, because he’s the one writing this. Okay back on track. Hey, it’s me.

The 2 Minute Workout

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Wanna Grab a Quickie? The 2 Minute Workout that Will Kick Your Butt! Editors Note: This is a contribution from Sergeant Michael Volkin, best-selling author of military books and inventor of Strength Stack 52 bodyweight fitness cards. I don’t know about you, but I have too much stuff to do. Like you, every day I deal with email, Facebook, tweets, work, pets, family, and so on. Finding time to go to the gym is getting harder and harder each day. Well, have no fear. I have assembled for you a workout you can do anywhere called the 2 Minute Workout that only takes, you guessed it, 2 minutes! This workout will get your blood pumping, increase your energy level, burn some calories and strengthen muscles.  Not a bad way to spend 2 minutes!

Evolution and Medicine, a new book by Robert Perlman, just out from Oxford University press

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Robert Perlman’s new book Evolution and Medicine has just been released in hardcover, softcover, and Kindle editions, in time for Fall Term courses.    Book description below, a full review will appear on the EMR later this month.    OUP link here    Amazon link here Book Description: Evolution and Medicine provides an accessible introduction to the new […]

4 Simple Tips to Make You Healthier Than Ever

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Editors Note: This is a contribution from Sergeant Michael Volkin, best-selling author of military books and inventor of Strength Stack 52 bodyweight fitness cards. In the age of the Obesity Epidemic, thousands of new diet fads coupled with an overload of health and fitness information, there are really only a few key tips you need to keep in mind to stay healthy and fit.  If you Google “best health tips” you will get over 1.3 million results. How is anyone supposed to sort through 1.3 million results?! Even if you do, how will you know which tips are true and which aren’t?  I’ve refined these tips down to only the best of the best.  The tips below are not only true; they are timeless, meaning they will be true for generations.  So if you know nothing about fitness or are an expert trainer, keep these tips in mind to be in top shape.

5 Benefits of Stretching

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Editors Note: This is a contribution written by John Accardi. A lot of guys think that adding a daily stretching routine to their workout is a waste of time. This is anything but the truth! Stretching for only 5-10 minutes a day can give you some amazing benefits that will improve your workouts and your health. Neglecting stretching is just setting you up for injury and slower recovery. It is important we keep our muscles long, lean and limber.

Why Sugar is Worse than Darth Vader

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Sugar. Highly addictive, horribly debilitating, unfortunately pervasive, and freaking delicious. If I had to point to ONE culprit to our country’s expanding waistlines and rapidly deteriorating health, it would be sugar.  The amount of havoc sugar and sugar substitutes have wreaked on our nation is horribly depressing.  Fear not, as I’ve come up with the perfect solution! Eat less sugar if you want to live longer.   The end. Just kidding, there’s so much more to this story than that. I’m sure you probably have a lot of questions about sugar: Is sugar THAT bad for you? Fruit has sugar! Is fruit bad for you?

5 Healthy Skin Secrets From Emma Roberts and Amy Oresman

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We’ve been talking about skin health a lot lately. From sunscreen to getting your skin checked, this time of year when the sun is blazing it’s on all our minds! So when, per our brand ambassador relationship with Neutrogena, we had the chance to chat with actress Emma Roberts and celeb make-up artist and beauty expert Amy Oresman about their best healthy skin tips, we knew we had to pick their beautiful brains. And, guys, they had such good info! But, first, let’s let them introduce themselves and say ‘ello to you all in person! Or video. You know what we mean… 5 Healthy Skin Tips From Emma Roberts and Amy Oresman