Exercising outside is a great way to get some fresh air and Vitamin D, and it seems to be generally good for your health, according to science. But that doesn’t mean you have to log lots of miles running or lug your dumbbells outside. “You can get a dynamic workout that pushes your limits of strength and stamina through simple bodyweight movements,” says Gideon Akande, winner of Men’s Health US’ Next Top Trainer, who regularly teaches outdoor boot camps in Chicago.
So you might hold a body-weight squat for 10 seconds, and then immediately do squat jumps for 10 seconds. It also works the other way around: You can start with squat jumps for 10 or 20 seconds, and then move into a squat hold for 10 or 20 seconds. This fusion of isometrics and dynamics maximizes the stress on your muscles to burn optimal calories both during your workout and long after you leave the gym.
If your New Year’s resolutions involve seeing decreasing numbers on your scales, you don’t need to fork out for a wallet-bruising gym membership to start shedding that excess ballast. You don't need fancy equipment, or even much room to get a total-body, fat-burning workout. The only requirements? A few feet of space and something to mop up the sweat – meaning you can do it almost anywhere or any time, according to Craig Ballantyne, C.S.C.S., author of Turbulence Training.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".