Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Your Small Local Hospital May Be Safer Than Large Medical Centers

Image by Shutterstock Blue Mountain Hospital in Blanding, Utah, is a small-town facility with just eleven beds. If you ever find yourself in the area, in need of a surgery, you may assume you’d be better off trekking to a bigger, more well-known hospital. But that’s not necessarily the case, according to a new study…

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How to Make Lunges Feel 5 Times Harder—Without Adding Any Weight

Image by Shutterstock Slide your way to stronger legs. In the video above, Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you how to do a reverse lunge, side lunge, and hamstring curl with a mini slide board. Mini slide boards intensify old-school classics by decreasing your stability, and keeping your muscles activated and under tension…

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How to Do the Chest-Supported Dumbbell Row

Image by Shutterstock When it comes to targeting your upper back, there are multiple rows you can choose from. So we asked Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour to tell us what’s his favorite row variation. His answer? The chest-supported dumbbell row. “It works your back, rear shoulders, improves your posture, and boosts your bench…

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Your Risk Of Melanoma Skyrockets If This Body Part Gets Sunburned

Rodale Inc. Bake your back and you may pay the price long after the redness fades: Sunburns on your back are more likely to lead to melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—than burns in any other location, new research from Harvard found. In the study, men who had a severe sunburn on their back—even just…

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5 Parenting Hacks For New Dads That You Won’t Find In Baby Books

Photograph by Shutterstock There are plenty of parenting books that will break down the tried-and-true methods for feeding, changing, and caring for your new baby. But when your bundle of joy arrives and you find yourself literally in shit, it’s the little tips and tricks that aren’t in manuals that will save your sanity. It’s…

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4 Signs You’re Dangerously Dehydrated During Your Workout

Image by Shutterstock The first time I teetered on the verge of dehydration was on a mid-July day in South Carolina on vacation. I was rollerblading (yes, rollerblading, don’t judge) around the neighborhood I was visiting—just cruising around, nothing crazy, so I didn’t bring any water with me. About an hour in, I suddenly felt…

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STUDY: Your Cell Phone Addiction Could Be Killing Your Relationship

Image by Shutterstock Your relationship with your phone could have serious consequences for your actual relationship, a new University of Arizona study suggests. The researchers surveyed people about their significant others’ smartphone habits. No surprise here: People whose partners were habitually glued to their iPhones were less happy with their relationships, the researchers found. It’s…    |      2015