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The Quick 5-Minute Cardio Workout You Should Do When You Wake Up

While there's no wrong time to break a sweat, getting your body moving and your heart pumping first thing in the morning has many health benefits. That's why we're here to share an expert-approved five-minute cardio workout to do right when you wake up. Are you ready to hear the amazing benefits? If so, let's get into it. Performing exercise upon waking can make you feel incredibly accomplished and rejuvenated, according to Piedmont . It'll also help speed up your metabolism. Plus, starting your day with a bout of calorie-burning physical activity makes it more likely you'll eat healthier and sustain a positive mood throughout the day. But let's get real: Knowing the health benefits of something doesn't mean you'll feel like doing it—especially when that thing is jumping out of bed to blast through a cardio workout. However, your early morning exercise doesn't have to be a grueling hour-long cardio session. It can be as straightforward as fiv

Feeling Flabby at 50? A Trainer Shares His Best Tips To Melt the Fat

You're not alone if you think that gaining weight and accumulating flab becomes so much easier at 50 years old. The task of losing weight and staying toned is very different at this age than it was ten years ago. Caroline Apovian, MD, a weight loss specialist at Boston University Medical Center, explained to AARP that the two main reasons individuals pack on extra pounds as they age are because they're less active and they're losing lean muscle mass. In addition, your metabolism changes, and getting a solid night's rest can become more challenging, which—you guessed it—is connected to putting on unwanted pounds . Any and all of these factors can compromise your ability to torch calories. It's never a great feeling to be unhappy with your body, but the great news is that it's never too late to map out a game plan and make some positive changes. If you're feeling flabby at 50, that can change starting today, because Eat This, Not That! spoke with Tyler R

The 5-Minute Couch Potato Workout That'll Easily Get Your Body Moving

There's no doubt that your body needs time to rest and recover. However, you also need enough exercise, whether that's running, cycling, or jumping on the latest fitness trend. In fact, not getting enough physical activity and being sedentary can cause serious health issues such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and certain forms of cancer, according to Jumpstart by WebMD . That's why we're here with a five-minute couch potato workout that'll get your body moving . We totally understand that working out can be challenging if you haven't been moving around much lately and aren't in the best shape. Fortunately, even a little bit of movement each day can be a fabulous way to start—and perhaps even fall in love with—your fitness journey. If we've piqued your interest, then get off the couch and gear up for this five-minute workout from Maggie Jenson , a certified personal trainer, weight loss specialist, nutrition coach, and

8 Burger Chains That Make Their Burger Patties Fresh On-Site

When you are craving a juicy hamburger , nothing can kill the mood faster than hearing that your favorite burger joint is heating up patties that were delivered frozen on a truck from some facility hundreds of miles away. Many restaurant chains have been turning to never-frozen patties as their mode of operation, but even then you will find that many of those patties are delivered pre-formed and pre-pressed. Thankfully, you still have options if you're on a mission to find the freshest burger possible, made fresh every day. Fresh patties made from real ingredients matter a lot to customers. As much as we would rather not admit it, hamburgers can come with a myriad of additives or fillers , not to mention hormones or steroids. Plus, McDonald's once admitted that their mass-produced beef burgers could potentially contain meat from up to 100 cows! So when you dine somewhere that hand-makes their own patties, you can rest assured that what you are about to eat is made with only

Soybeans May Help Lower Cholesterol as Effectively as Statins, Study Suggests

If you want to lower your cholesterol levels, soybeans might be just what you need. While past research has shown that adding soy to your diet—or increasing the amount of soy that you already eat—can decrease cholesterol, a new study has found that it might be just as effective as commonly used medication to help manage overall cholesterol levels known as statins . During the study, which was published by Antioxidants , scientists took a look at 19 different types of soybeans with varying levels of glycinin and B-conglycinin. Each soybean was also ground and defatted. After running each individual soybean flour through a simulation that was intended to mimic digestion and used fatty cells, it was found that two proteins in soybeans—glycinin, and B-conglycinin—helped to lower cholesterol. Researchers then measured the extent of absorption of LDL (or "bad") cholesterol in each case. "We measured several parameters associated with cholesterol and lipid metabolism and v

The Best 5-Minute Mat Workout for Washboard Abs

Want a six-pack in time for summer? As a trainer, this is an incredibly popular fitness goal. That's why I've curated the ultimate five-minute mat workout for washboard abs that'll get your midsection tight and toned. In order to achieve killer abs , you need to pay attention to your form and consistency. Why? Well, your form is first and foremost as you use your core , not only in your workouts but also in everyday life. You need to properly engage your stomach muscles to work them effectively and stabilize the rest of your body. How? You can do this through breathwork and making that mind-body connection to your abdominals throughout your day and workouts, which is something that's especially important during pregnancy and postpartum. Second, you need to be consistent—even if it's just for five minutes a day. It will create actual change in your body and provide lasting results. This is what I like to call "daily movement," which is one of the six pill

5 Strength Exercises That Drastically Change Your Body Shape After 50

Growing into your older self can be a tough transition. Not only will you notice more wrinkles and gray hairs popping up, but your metabolism also slows down, and weight clings on so much easier. Keeping up a solid fitness routine is a necessary step in the right direction, which is why we chatted with an expert who shares five strength exercises that change your body shape after 50. According to Tim Liu , CSCS , an online fitness and nutrition coach and a member of the Eat This, Not That! Medical Expert Board , these exercises are compound movements, therefore very efficient. If you're unfamiliar with the term, compound exercises activate a greater number of muscle groups and help you recruit the muscle fibers you need to sculpt muscle and reshape your body . "As you get older, it's easier to lose lean muscle mass so you want to train often to build and maintain it," Liu says. If you're ready to change your body shape after 50, let's get into Liu's top

9 Best Valentine's Day Treats You Can Score at Trader Joe's

The season of love is soon upon us. Whether you're planning to spend this Valentine's Day with your special someone, friends, or by yourself, having some festive treats at the ready is a perfect way to make this Feb. 14 even more memorable. And what better place to snag some fun holiday products than seasonal-item seller extraordinaire Trader Joe's? Over the last few weeks, shoppers have been spotting a variety of Valentine's Day-themed foods that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Need some inspo? We scoured social media to round up some of the goodies that people have been raving about. RELATED: 9 Absolute Best Trader Joe's Items of 2023, According to Customers 1 Heart Shaped Macarons What would Valentine's Day be without some heart-shaped confections? Available in TJ's frozen foods section , these bite-sized desserts come in two flavors: raspberry and vanilla crème with a strawberry center. In typical Trader Joe's fan fashion, n

Coffee May Protect You From Liver Disease, New Study Finds

If you've heard of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), that's likely because it's something that affects around 10% to 20% of people in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine . You might also be aware of the fact that it can lead to liver damage, while potentially harming liver function. Fortunately, anyone who's eager to avoid the harmful effects NAFLD can have on their body can take various health-minded steps. That might include lowering your cholesterol , staying away from alcohol, and managing your weight. You might also want to drink a morning cup of Joe on a regular basis, according to a new study that has found coffee can help to protect you from liver disease. The study that was published in Nutrients and sponsored by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) involved 156 adults who were middle-aged and all considered to be borderline obese, while 98 had type-2 diabetes (T2D). Addressing the connection between NAFLD and