Winter Weight

5 Ways To Avoid Getting Fat This Winter People get fatter in winter — it seems like a natural law. Whether it's because of all the feast-based holidays, the ton of comfort food needed to contend with the cold and dark, or the reduced amount of exercise, we all feel like we've put on about five pounds before spring shows its fat…

Dangerous sleep habits you didn't know you had

Sleep is the critical element that allows you to attain success in your peak performance, weight loss and longevity goals. No matter how clean you eat or how often you exercise, if you’re chronically sleep-deprived and stressed, or if you’re not getting regular quality sleep, you’re sabotaging your efforts. Read the full article…

Long-Term Weight Loss

Is It Impossible To Keep The Weight Off? If long-term weight loss were impossible, would it even be worth trying to lose weight? Well, bad news. A report that hit headlines recently suggests that permanent weight loss is near impossible. Decades of clinical research, public health initiatives and personal attempts at diet and…

The Sunscreen Debate

How Important Is Sunscreen? Read This Article Before You Spend Your Weekend In The Sun. Exposure to the sun is the best way to get your vitamin D, and several studies show that those who shun the rays are at much greater risk of developing vitamin D deficiencies. Yet national guidelines encourage us to lather on sunscreen or avoid…

How Important Is Sleep?

Published on Feb 1, 2012 AskMen Presents Dr. Patrick Owen and he addresses the issue of sleep and how much sleep we need per night.

Choosing S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Goals

Published on Sep 19, 2012 AskMen Fitness Expert Patrick Owen is back to show you how to choose 'S.M.A.R.T.' goals in your fitness endeavors and achieve the most success.

Meditation Hacks

Published on May 11, 2015 Most guys think of meditation sort the same way they think of yoga, or jazz music -- a strange, supposedly good-for-you curiosity that they will never engage in. But what if you thought about meditation a bit differently? What if you thought about it as the very necessary process of taking care of your…

Why Stress Is Bad For You

Everyone is stressed out – we all know it and we have the science to prove it. Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has monitored our attitudes and perception of stress and examined the impact it has on our lives. See the full post on Ask Men

How The Apple Watch Can Change The Way You Stay Fit

Can the Apple Watch really amp up your fitness game? After all, Apple has consciously marketed it as a fitness tool. So for this Thrive, we strapped one on and put it through its paces to see what sort of effect it would have on our workouts. Check it out.

J.J. Watt's Secret To Getting In Shape

Showing up every day isn't easy. There are many who would prefer you skipped going to the gym today. Fast food companies don't want you going to the gym. Car companies don't want you going to the gym. Your favorite TV shows on Netflix definitely don't want you going to the gym. So how do you find the willpower to fight through all…

Mindful Eating

In this week's Thrive, we explore the ways mindful eating can change your relationship to food. It's a simple change that can have big results, and the great thing about fitness is the snowball effect that working in one or two new habits can have on the rest of your life. So what are you waiting for?