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20 NFL players who lost a ton of weight in retirement and how they did it

Former Cleveland Browns All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas is the latest retired football player to lose a ton of weight, dropping 50 pounds in the first nine months of his retirement.

New evidence suggests that a diet with key benefits for your body and brain may also shield against aging

A diet rich in vegetables, protein, and healthy fats is increasingly being recognized as the healthiest for your brain and body. More commonly known as the Mediterranean diet, the eating plan may also protect against aging, according to a new Italian study.

Sports scientists say this free fitness app is one of the best to help you get stronger — here’s what it’s like

Nike's training app is particularly good for strength training. Researchers have said the individual workouts and the multiweek training programs are especially effective.

A Harvard doctor says it’s harder than ever to lose weight right now — but there are 5 ways to do it well

Nutritionists agree that it is getting harder and harder for people to diet and maintain a healthy weight. And it's not all your fault. Here are some of the best tips for how to slim down long term, straight from the experts.

The 39 best ways to burn the most calories in an hour

We ranked exercises like running, ice skating, swimming, and spinning by how many calories a 160-pound and 200-pound person would burn in an hour. But the best exercise is probably the one you like enough to do regularly.

15 fitness ‘tips’ that are doing more harm than good

There's a lot of misleading advice about fitness and exercise out there. Here's what we know about the real best ways to get fit, according to science.

The most surprising foods Weight Watchers considers zero points — and why

Enjoy as many leaves, fruits, fish, eggs, and figs as you want, according to Weight Watchers. The weight-loss giant now says many whole foods need not be counted toward dieters' daily totals because they leave eaters feeling satisfied and create healthy habits.
Sushi chefs react to a part of a 222 kg (489 lb) Bluefin tuna in Tokyo, January 5, 2013.

17 simple tricks people around the world use to avoid gaining weight

People around the world have come up with surprisingly simple techniques for maintaining a healthy weight. South Americans sip appetite-suppressing Yerba mate tea, while Ethiopians nibble bread made from a grain called teff. See how people around the world control their weight.

Exercise may be the best protection against aging that we have, according to new research

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that older people who spent less time sitting and more time moving had fewer signs of encroaching heart disease.

11 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet

Losing weight during "swimsuit" season doesn't have to be an exercise in deprivation. In fact, it shouldn't be. Here are dietitians' top tips for slimming down in the most sustainable and satisfying ways possible.