Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

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Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

For something so important, there’s an awful lot of confusion over health and nutrition. This year, we covered more health and fitness than ever before, in an effort to dispel that confusion. Here were our best health-related posts of 2015.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Being healthy is simple, right? “Eat less, move more.” That’s easy to say, but practicality is one of the most important things when it comes to health and fitness. Recommendations like this are blanket statements that don’t address practicality—so when it comes down to it, which is more important? Diet, or exercise?

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Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Whatever you call it, it’s the most popular illegal drug in the world, gaining support for legalization for both medicinal and recreational purposes. But what does marijuana actually do to us? Let’s take a look at this fascinating drug, its health effects, and potential concerns about using it.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Ah, the “dadbod.” A recently coined term, it describes the body of a man whose belly suggests that he’s had a few thousand beers during NFL Sunday. Now, he’s not “fat” by any means. In fact, his broad shoulders suggests that he balances his pizza intake with bench presses and curls. So how does this body occur and how do you undo a “dadbod?”

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practicing these exercises from the Army Field Manual. Good posture is a habit that pays off over time.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

As Derek Zoolander wisely put it, wetness is the essence of life. Whether you like drinking water or not, it accounts for about 60% of your body weight, and plays a pretty darn important role in making sure your body functions normally. But statistics aside, there are a couple of myths about hydration that refuse to die.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

It seems like a question that’s as old as time itself: “How much sleep do I really need?” The nonprofit National Sleep Foundation and a panel of 18 prominent medical scientists and researchers reviewed over 300 sleep studies to try and finally answer it.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Almost all foods contain calories, but some foods have so few that they aren’t worth really counting. These are frequently called “free foods.” If you’re on a diet and want a snack, here are a list of those “free foods” that you can eat in moderation without tracking.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Three years after co-founding Fitocracy, we launched a new online coaching service to start bringing in money. We needed a way to hook people in, but no one seemed interested.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

If you’re completely satisfied with your health, don’t read this article. This is not for you. Give yourself a pat on the back, and save yourself the scrolling. For the rest of you, approach what I’m about to say with an open mind, and maybe you can come out of this a fitter person.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Everyone who loses weight successfully overcomes a set of similar challenges. But let us be honest: successful weight loss is relatively uncommon, making many of these challenges unheard of. Consequently, when they arise, you might think you’re doing things wrong. But you’re not, and here’s why.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

When it comes to weight loss, people often think that you need to spend countless hours in the gym, pounding away at the treadmill while you watch reruns of How I Met Your Mother. Not only do you not need much time in the gym, it might be optimal to spend it elsewhere. Here’s why.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Ahhh, the elusive six pack. For many, it’s the holy grail of fitness. But does your life really change after you’ve achieved one? Let’s take a look at the ways that getting a six pack changes your life and when it’s really just fool’s gold.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

When you start a diet, determining how much to eat can feel a bit like playing calorie roulette. Many people turn to a calorie calculator, but they can greatly overestimate the amount of food that you need to lose weight. Here’s how to calculate your own target.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

When you’re struggling to walk down the stairs the day after a tough workout, should you view your soreness as proof you worked hard, or as a sign you overdid it? The truth is somewhere in between. Let’s learn about where soreness comes from and how to keep it from making you miserable.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Alcohol isn’t commonly thought to be a “healthy” part of a weight loss program, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink or two without screwing up your progress.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Everyone from Chipotle to the Food Babe rails against genetically modified ingredients, and laws to label GMO foods are making progress in some states. But the laser focus on GMOs is misguided, because most of the concerns people raise about them aren’t really about GMOs.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Fat loss relies on one thing: eating fewer calories than you expend. But nobody wants to sit and count calories all day. Most people can learn to track them successfully, but some might need a different strategy altogether. If tracking has given you a headache in the past, consider giving this a try.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Take one look at someone in Scorpion Pose and you’ll know: yoga can build strength and balance. But how does it stack up to traditional strength training—and what can’t yoga do for your body?

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

When your favorite diet advice is the same as junk food peddlers’ favorite diet advice, maybe you should reconsider.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

There’s not much agreement about nutrition. On many topics—fat, salt, and carbs to name a few—government guidelines will say one thing, but fans of paleo or vegan or fad diets will insist that the opposite is true. Pretty soon you just don’t know what to think about eggs or white bread or low-fat salad dressing.

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Your lips are dry, so you apply a little something soothing from a tube or a tiny jar or one of those weird golf ball things. Aah, relief. But as soon as it wears off, you need more. The cycle repeats all winter. Are you practicing responsible skin care, or have you become addicted?

Most Popular Health and Fitness Posts of 2015

Dear Lifehacker,
I’m an overweight man who has struggled to lose weight my entire life. My doctor tells me that my BMI is in the “overweight category.” To be honest, I’m happy with my body. I don’t have any medical issues and I try to live healthily as much as possible. Is it possible to be overweight and still healthy?

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Moving from Blogger to WordPress: Importing and Fixing Your Blogger Posts

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Moving from Blogger to WordPress Importing and Fixing Your Blogger Posts

Moving from Blogger to WordPress? You can read in this post what you should know before making any decision.

Now that you have hopefully found out whether Blogger is good enough for you or you need WordPress, it is time to move on!

This article will take a look at the practical part: how to actually transfer all of your blog posts into your shiny new WordPress installation and how to get rid of the problems that come with this.

Before digging into it, have you already thought about a hosting service for your new site? I’ve a dedicate server with HostGator, but you may want to take a look also at other hosting services. Read here SiteGround review.

 

How To Import Your Blogger Blog Posts


Fortunately no – you don’t have to open up each and every post and copy/paste its content into WordPress. Importing your posts is actually the easy bit.

Here are the steps you have to follow to migrate your posts to WordPress:

  • First you need to install the “Blogger Importer” plug-in (download link)
  • If you’ve bought a custom domain, you should remove it from your Blogger account
  • Then you need to upload this PHP file to your WordPress’ theme directory (wp-content/themes/YOUR THEME NAME/)
  • After that you need to revert your Blogger blog to the classic template
  • Then scroll down to “Edit Template HTML” and paste that HTML code
  • Now you have to find and replace all “http://www.yourdomainname.com” instances with the URL of your new WordPress blog

Alternatively here is video tutorial to show you how to that:

 

Setting The Permalink Structure


Now that you have finished with importing the blog posts, you need to take care of another important aspect. That is namely your blog’s link structure. You probably know what that structure in Blogger-powered blogs is but just in case:

http://BLOG NAME.blogspot.com/YEAR/MONTH/BLOG POST.html

As you can see, the date of the post stands before the actual permalink. This might not look bad for the visitor, but it isn’t ideal when it comes to search engines.

In Google’s eyes the more emphasize you’d like to put on a keyword, the closer that keyword should be to the beginning of the article, the headline or the URL.

That’s not what we have in the above example. What Google sees as more important in that Blogspot URL is the date of the post, which is obviously not what we need.

To fix this, you need to open up your WordPress dashboard, scroll down to “Settings” –> “Permalinks”, choose “Post Name” (http://reviewzntips.com/sample-post/):

post name permalink structure

 

How to Fix the Broken Links


One very annoying problem that occurs after importing your blog posts is that not one of your internal links will work.

Fortunately (once again!), there is a pretty neat plugin that will do most of the hard work for you. The tool is Broken Link Checker (click here to download directly the version 1.10.10).

Whenever you sign in to your WordPress dashboard, you just need to check if there are broken links. The plugin does all the work and inform you about any dead links found. The good thing is you don’t have to edit each instance of the same link, since the changes apply to all identical URLs.

 

How and Why You Should Generate Post Thumbnails


Post thumbnails are used by all those plugins, dedicated to showing a list of related, recent, popular, etc. kind of articles either in your sidebar or under your blog posts.

Having one (or all three) of those plugins is a great way to keep visitors just a little longer on your site.

Allowing thumbnails to be shown generally improves click-through rates, since images are a far better way to catch one’s attention than simply using plain text.

The problem with moving from Blogger to WordPress is that although your images will still be there, no thumbnails will be assigned to them hence the widgets won’t be able to display them.

Fixing the problem however is quite an easy task!

The only tool you need is Auto Post Thumbnails. Once you install it, you simply go to your WordPress dashboard –> Settings –> Auto Post Thumbnails –> Generate Thumbnails.
The rest of the process is entirely automated.

 

Moving From Blogger to WordPress…It’s Done!


Now that you followed the above steps, you are pretty much done.

What you need now are some great plugins to lighten up your WordPress blog!

 

Did you have problems when moving from Blogger to WordPress?

Did you have any problems with the above-mentioned steps?

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