24 Health and Fitness Resources You May Have Missed

This week, get moving with just your bod! That means no equipment and no gym necessary. And check out how to unleash your inner greatness and kick ass.
24 Health and Fitness Resources You May Have Missed

This week, we picked out some of our favorite bodyweight exercises to make up one of the best 30-minute, do-anywhere workouts. The high-intensity combination of moves will absolutely make you break a sweat, but it's as simple as can be. The past few days also brought us some fun new recipes like healthier sesame chicken and butternut squash, kale curry. And, excellent news for all you avocado aficionados — a new study suggests people who eat the green superfood have an overall healthier diet.

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Editor's Picks
 

The 30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight Workout [Infographic] Tight on time, and no gym in sight? All you need is 30 minutes to break a sweat with this kick-butt bodyweight workout — anytime, anyplace.

Superfood or Supergross? The Truth About Semen Finally, the answer to the “Our Body, Ourselves” question nobody was ever brave enough to ask.

Holy Guacamole! Avocado Lovers May Be Healthier Overall Avocado lovers, rejoice! A new study suggests people who consume the little green delights have healthier diets overall.

Turning Sweat Into Electricity: Two Schools Compete for Power This ain’t no throwdown with Bobby Flay. An electric battle between two universities is taking place in the gym, not the kitchen.

Fitness
 

We Did It: The People's Bootcamp The people have spoken, and they want to sweat. Enter The People’s Bootcamp, a high-intensity interval-based class taking NYC by storm.

We Did It: Flywheel This week, Greatist staffers headed to a spinning class at Flywheel. Find out if the workout made us fly like an eagle or swim with the fishes.

#WTF is the 12 Hour GORUCK Challenge? An all-night trek through a city with a backpack of bricks and a hefty dose of bear crawls? Stay with us. Learn what the GORUCK challenge is and why you’ may want to sign up.

Michael Jordan Plays 1on1 with Himself, Overcomes Life's Roadblocks His airness, Michael Jordan, turned 50 on Sunday. The legendary basketball player knows a thing or two about beating the odds, even learning a few tricks from his younger self.

Under Armour Creates High-Performance Fitness Tracker [Preview] Under Armour has created a new fitness tracker designed for the serious athlete. Is it enough to compete with the Nike+ FuelBand and Fitbit? Read on for our preview.

In the Gym With Christy Phillips, Elite CrossFitter
CrossFitter Christy Phillips is one of the fittest women on the planet, but a few years ago even she struggled with pull-ups. We talked with Christy about what it takes to become one of the world’s best.

Health
 

Recipe: Butternut Squash, Chickpea, and Kale Curry A hearty, protein-rich, vegetarian strew is a perfect mid-week meal that’s easy to throw together in less than 45 minutes flat.

Recipe: Sesame Chicken Bowl Try this healthier take on a classic takeout dish next time you’re craving Chinese!

Calorie Counts On Food Are Wrong More Than You Think It turns out calorie counts may be way off. Researchers are pushing for an update to how food manufacturers estimate calories, which could have a huge impact on what we choose to eat — and how we eat it.

Americans Eating Fewer Calories Than a Decade Ago According to a federal study, children are eating fewer calories and adults are chowing down on less fast food than in years past. What does this mean for the state of our country’s health now and in the future?

Media and Our Health: Why Being Kind of Right Isn't Enough Media outlets have recently come under fire for their portrayal of physical therapy. Greatist’s chief research officer explains why the media is getting it wrong — and what we can all do to promote more accurate information.

#imagreatist Healthier Choices From Around the Web The #imagreatist community is inspiring everyone to make healthier choices. Read on for some of our favorite greatist moments of the week and see what motivates you!

Can a Cup of Coffee Charge Your Smartphone? Ditch the charger and wall outlets with the Epiphany onE Puck charger, a device that uses a drink’s temperature (either hot or cold) to charge a smartphone or iPod.

How Air Pollution Can Hurt Healthy Hearts A recent study (and other research) links air pollutants to an increased risk for heart attack. We’ve also got 11 surprising facts you probably didn’t, but should, know about air pollution.

A Map of the Human Brain, Brought to You By Obama Starting in March, the Obama administration will start funding for a project called the “Brain Activity Map.” Scientists say they plan to build a complete map of the human brain. Click to learn why.

How Hard Is It to 3D Print a Real Ear? One Lab Already Has Is it possible to create a real human ear from a 3D printer? We examine one lab who claims to have created one of the first successful versions. Read on to find out how — and if — we’ll be printing our health in the near future.

The Greatist Table: 5 Healthy Coffee Recipes from Around the Web
Why dump leftover coffee down the drain when you can cook with it? These five healthy coffee-infused recipes put that extra java to good use!

Happiness
 

Modern Intimacy: Explaining Commitment Phobia COLUMN: In the second of a series of columns on relationships, psychiatrist Dr. Mark Banschick explains the fear of commitment and provides tips for building mutually fulfilling relationships.

Bullied as a Kid? Adults Could Still Feel the Effects, Study Says New research suggests the consequences of teasing and taunting can carry over into adulthood. The study found that victims of bullying are more likely to develop mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and panic disorder down the line.

How to Unleash Your Inner Greatness and Kick Ass GUEST POST: Get tips for becoming the best you yet with this guide to success from entrepreneur and former pro athlete Lewis Howes.

The Surprising Reasons We Like Sad Movies New year, new list of depressing movies nominated for prestigious awards. Ever wonder why people pay to feel crappy for two hours? Turns out we may get more out of watching sad movies than just a good cry.

Are Women Emotional Chatterboxes? Gender's Not So Simple New studies suggest men and women use language differently, as kids and as adults. But these findings aren’t automatic support for gender stereotypes; in fact they show us why sex and gender are still so complicated.

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