Sep. 5, 2023

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Dad Bod

Should You Do Cardio Before Or After Weights?

BySara Novak

It depends on what your fitness goals are.

Mental Health

The Key To Mental Health Could Come Down To 3 Basic Needs

ByLauren Vinopal

A popular premise in psychology suggests mental health may be less complicated than it seems.


10 Natural Ways To Increase Your HDL Cholesterol

ByAdam Meyer

The “good” cholesterol is your body’s cleanup crew and plays a big role in heart health. Here’s how to boost your numbers.


How To Raise A Child Who Understands Their Strengths and Weaknesses

ByChristian Dashiell

Kids can’t be good at everything. But they don’t know that.

High Hopes

The Big Lesson Parents Of High-Achieving Kids Must Teach Again And Again

ByChristian Dashiell

For kids to reach the top of their ability, they need to be challenged often, fail often, then try again.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

6 Simple Ways To Model Good Mental Health Practices For Your Kids

ByKatie Yockey

Kids imitate their parents. Show them what good attention to mental health looks like by embracing these habits.

Dad Bod

The “12-3-30” Workout Is Great For Cardio. Here’s How To Make It Even Better.

ByColleen Travers

Get the most out of treadmill workout-of-the-moment with these suggestions.

You Want The Truth?

All Kids Lie, But With These 3 Parenting Tricks They Lie A Lot Less

ByChristian Dashiell

Here’s what you should remember when trying to help kids tell the truth more consistently.

Dad Bod

Could Cardio On An Empty Stomach Aid Weight Loss, Or Is It An Empty Promise?

ByLauren Vinopal

Some evidence suggests fasted workouts promote faster weight loss, but many experts aren’t convinced. I tried it firsthand to settle the score.

Flu Season

Flu Vaccine Ingredients 2023: What's In The Flu Shot, And Why?

ByTyler Santora

Everything you need to know to prep for the 2023-2024 flu season.

Dad Bod

This Potent Bodyweight Workout Hits Your Most Overlooked Group Of Muscles

ByDan Marzullo

You don't need weights or Olympic lifting to build power and strength.


4 Parenting Mistakes That Make Children Clingy And Codependent

ByChristian Dashiell

Some amount of clinginess is normal for kids, but there are ways to subtly encourage independence.

Dad Bod

6 Ankle Mobility Exercises To Keep You Agile And In The Game

ByJulia Savacool

It’s not your imagination — the joints that connect your feet to the rest of you get stiffer as you get older. Here’s what to do about it.

Dad Bod

6 Balance And Mobility Exercises Every Man Should Master

ByMatt Schneiderman

Stay nimble, dads.

Dad Bod

The Best Damn Bodyweight Workout

ByJulia Savacool

Don't take our word for it — try out this 15-minute, 7-move workout, and your fitness routine will thank you.

Dad Bod

10 Bench Press Alternatives To Get Results On A Workout Bench

ByJulia Savacool

The bench press is a staple of every strength-training routine, but workout bench moves don't stop there.