Here’s what’s in store for you in this week’s dose of #Fitspiration: Tips and tricks for the insomniac in you, a new role model for the vertically-challenged, and the guy we all want to be.
Read on for your workout fuel, gentlemen!
Thinking of quitting smoking? Take advantage of modern technology and use social media and apps to help your resolve. Our pick: Break It Off, an app that provides support for quitting the habit.
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Want to live longer? (Duh, who doesn’t?) A new study showed that Dutch people who ate at least 10 grams of tree nuts or peanuts every day "had a lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease." On the downside, the same benefits do not extend to peanut butter, which has ingredients that cancel out the benefits of eating peanuts. Bummer.
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Stop counting sheep if you’re having sleeping problems. Instead, try relaxing and letting your mind drift freely, or imagine designing your dream house. Light, positive thoughts make for a peaceful mind, as well as a more peaceful slumber.
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And while we’re talking about your sleeping habits, you should try rearranging your workout schedule as well. A new study shows that you should exercise in the morning if you’re having a hard time falling asleep. If you want a deeper, better slumber, you should cap off your day with a trip to the gym.
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Limbo champ Shemika Charles reached an all-new low by becoming the first person to limbo under an SUV. Nothing like a very flexible woman to pique our fancy, eh?
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Lessen the allure of your favorite chips and sinful food by munching on an apple right before doing your groceries. It may sound like weird science but, apparently, once you chomp down on something healthy, your mind will keep on prodding you to keep up the good habit. It sure wouldn’t hurt to try it!
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Just because your days as a fat teen are over doesn’t mean you’re safe from disease: New research suggests that guys who were obese from the ages of 16 and 20 are twice as likely to get colon cancer 35 years later than their healthier counterparts. Yikes!
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Want to maximize your dumbbell gains? Do some push-pull rows at a slower pace so you’ll get more sculpted arms plus a stronger back. Try it out at the gym for a few days, and tell us how you fared!
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Here’s a trick to quicken your weight loss: Try ending your workouts with an intense lifting exercise. Do some barbell front squats, goblet squats, or kettlebell swings—as many as you can in a set amount of time. Not intense enough for you? Add in some pull ups. If that won’t make you sweat, we don’t know what will.
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Hurdles seem like a tame sport next to, say, rugby, but it’s nonetheless dangerous: Australian Olympian Sally Pearson thought she’ll have her left hand amputated after suffering from a "bone explosion" due to a bad fall. "I was terrified seeing my hand going in a different direction," she said. "I thought they would have to amputate." Ouch! Hope you feel better soon, Sally!
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Meet 29-year-old NFL player-turned-finance guy Mark Rubin, a.k.a. the guy we want to be. For your information, he was just crowned "Wall Street’s Best Athlete" for the fourth year in a row. Oh, and as if that wasn’t impressive enough, he beat THE Michael Phelps in swimming a couple of times when they were kids. #Idol #LifeGoals
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You don’t have to be tall to excel in sports! Just ask Jonathan Horton, a 5'1" guy (low average for Pinoys, but practically a midget by American standards) who blazed through the American Ninja Warrior course in three minutes and 30 seconds. Oh, and he’s also an Olympic gymnast. What’s your excuse?
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This ripped dude’s impersonation of Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic split can put the real Jean-Claude Van Damme to shame. Amazing.
Game of Thrones’ The Mountain is practically a regular in our Bionic pages, and for good reason: The guy’s so strong, he can easily pick up Atlas Stones (each weighing a whopping 220 to 350 pounds) like they’re just beach balls.
Iceland's Strongest Man 2015 - Atlas Stones First day was yesterday. I won all three events. 5 more to go today.Posted by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson) on Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Victoria’s Secret Angel Nina Agdal ripped her pants’ backside while working out. Lucky for us secret pervs, she took a photo of the hole’s very strategic location, so it’s all good in the end. Don’t you ever change, Nina.