How to make the most of beach circuits and boot camps

  Take a breather from the gym and head outdoors for a beach circuit of boot camp in the summer! Angelique Tagaroulias explores the benefits of these sweat-creating activities.        The benefits of outdoor training “Circuit training is an excellent way to frame your workouts regardless of whether you are working to time (i.e. 30 seconds on, 10 seconds off) or reps (i.e. 8–12 reps),” says personal trainer and owner of Flow Athletic Ben Lucas. “You can tailor a circuit workout to suit your needs whether you want to work on your heart rate and endurance, or a
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Alexa Towersey's resistance training workout

Resistance training targets the full body with particular emphasis on the posterior chain and core for both strength and physique shape and allows you to work towards YOUR own objective by having targeted options with both your rep range and load.       It also provides exercises designed to challenge your grip, in addition to providing some of the progressions needed to achieve a pull-up. The HIIT component is representative of Jenna’s ALL IN program. It is designed to challenge your strength, power, coordination and overall fitness, with the metabolic requirement of high reps, moderate load and minimal rest
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McDonald’s Accidentally Left Unretouched Images of Food on Its Website

[brightcove:5476567384001 default] McDonald’s runs a massive fast food chain. It isn’t a tech company. If you found a bug on the brand’s website, you’d probably just chalk it up to “Will this really affect my purchase of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese?” That said, even brick-and-mortar companies can have digital goof-ups, and a potential oversight reportedly uncovered by Business Insider might end up costing someone in the graphics department their job. As Business Insider explains, “If you look at the details of many of the photos on McDonald's website, there is a layer called ‘retouched.’ Turning the layer on and
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This Is What Lindsey Vonn Eats to Stay in Such Good Shape

With the Olympics fast approaching, we’re eager to get our hands on our favorite athletes’ top performance tips and tricks. Lucky for us, U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn’s personal chef revealed to us her go-to snack. “My coffee bliss balls,” chef Dan Churchill, who partnered with the Almond Board of California to create three recipes using almond milk, tells Health. RELATED: The Mindful Eating Hack That Helped Me Stop Obsessing About Food Churchill says the bites, which have seven ingredients (espresso, dates, coconut flour, walnuts, vanilla extract, honey, and cacao powder), have a high glycemic index. Better known as “GI,” glycemic index
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This Ice Cream Is 500 Times Spicier Than Tabasco Sauce—and You Have to Sign a Waiver to Try It

Part of the delicious appeal of ice cream is its cool, smooth texture. But what happens when you infuse ice cream with lots of spice and heat? In honor of Valentine's Day, one ice cream maker in Scotland decided to find out. "Devil's breath" is the name of the new flavor from the Aldwych Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor in Glasgow. It's made with Carolina Reaper peppers, a type of chili pepper so fiery, it set a  Guinness World Record as the hottest chili pepper in the world. What gives the Carolina Reaper its scorch is its high level of capsaicin, the phytonutrient that causes a burning sensation when it
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Ben & Jerry’s Just Launched the Low-Calorie Ice Cream We’ve Been Waiting For

[brightcove:5043829761001 default] Move over, Halo Top. There’s a new low-cal ice cream in town, and you might recognize the brand’s name. For the very first time, Ben & Jerry’s is launching light ice cream, but you’d never know that it has a fraction of the calories of their beloved flavors. And calories aren’t the only thing it’s lighter in: Moo-Phoria, Ben & Jerry’s new line, also has 60 to 70 percent less fat and sugar than regular ice cream. Plus, it’s made with organic dairy and no erythritol, sugar alcohols, or sugar substitutes, meaning it tastes like the real deal.
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This Woman Found a Dead Lizard in Her Bagged Salad—and May Have Eaten the Tail

We’re all about adding unique ingredients to spice up your salads, but finding one you definitely didn’t plan to eat is not on the menu. That’s what happened to poor Michelle Carr, a nurse in Maine, who discovered a three-inch dead lizard on her fork after digging in. RELATED: 14 Foods That Can Make You Sick "I immediately started to retch," she told local news WMUR in the video below. She had picked up a bag of romaine lettuce at a nearby New Hampshire grocery store, washed it, and prepared what she thought was about to be a tasty, nutritious
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Uncovering the health benefits of meditation

For many, practising meditation is akin to pulling teeth. WH&F contributor Hilary Simmons shows you how to find the bespoke approach that will have you bounding out of bed in search of the omm and its array of health benefits – from boosted immune system to improved posture and sleep.     The history behind meditation It’s a practice you either love or you hate, you swear by or you just don’t ‘get’. In recent years, meditation has gone mainstream; but some of the earliest written records of the custom date back to circa 1500 BCE, as part of the
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Is It Dangerous to Eat Really Hot Peppers?

It’s standard for spicy food to cause your upper lip to sweat, your nose to run, and your mouth to feel like it’s on fire. But can eating hot peppers mess with your health post-meal? The question is worth considering, especially as the ALS Pepper Challenge (AKA the Ice Bucket Challenge 2.0) gains popularity. Stars like Kelly Clarkson and Shaquille O’Neal have been spotted swallowing spicy stuff for the challenge, which aims to raise awareness and funds for the neurodegenerative disease. But while we watched them struggle to chomp on crazy hot peppers, we couldn’t help but wonder: What makes chilies so darn
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This Small Thing Makes My Scrambled Eggs a Billion Times Better

[brightcove:5536926282001 default] I'm tired. You probably are, too. There are both general and specific reasons underpinning this, but today for me, it's due at least in part due to the pressure of writing stories that must "restore your faith in humanity" or be "utterly life-changing." I don't have that depth of emotional capacity to spare at the moment, but I can tell you about the simple, little thing I do to make my scrambled eggs markedly, unfailingly better. I buzz the eggs in a food processor before I put them in olive oil to cook. Really, it's that easy. A
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