Fitness

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The treadmill and elliptical are probably part of your cardio routine, but if you haven’t added the StairMaster (or just regular stairs) into the mix, you’re missing out. While climbing steps can sculpt and tone your butt, it can also help you lose weight, according to Chris Kelly, a NASM-certified personal trainer. “You can lose
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As a very active person, my muscles are always sore. Yes, I do take the time to stretch after a class, a run, or a few rounds of Tabata work, but that’s about five minutes, max, and it doesn’t seem to ever do the trick. While I’m not in chronic pain from overuse, it seems
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Many of us feel a little puffier in the Winter, but as it turns out, there’s some unexpected science behind it. Winter weight gain might not just come from those extra Christmas cookies — it could be due to a lack of sunshine! Our bodies really do miss that Summer sun; a study came out
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Every year, losing weight, eating healthy, and getting fit compete for the top spot on Americans’ lists of New Year’s resolutions. And by mid-January, the majority of those high-minded health goals have been abandoned, leaving many soured to the idea of positive change in the process. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The
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When I ditched sugar, flour, and fruit for three weeks (to see if it would help with bloating), my go-to snack became nuts. I buy them at Trader Joe’s and keep mason jars full of raw almonds, pecans, cashews, and shelled pistachios in my pantry. I ended up gaining weight because I’d go back for
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Anxiety can be debilitating. After all, it’s difficult to manage your day-to-day when you spend so much of your time (and energy) getting sucked into negative thoughts, spinning in a constant hamster wheel of worry. While many factors contribute to anxiety, your fretful state could be traced back to a thyroid disorder, particularly hyperthyroidism. The
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When it comes to preventative exams, they can seem minuscule and unimportant, but they’re a great opportunity to discuss topics like your period, reproductive health, and other preventative measures with your doctor. A pap smear is a common exam that screens for cervical cancer, and the results, especially when they’re deemed abnormal, can come with
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“I want to lose weight,” is the New Year’s resolution many people have come January 1st. Whether you’re doing it to get healthier, to reach fitness goals (like running a faster half-marathon), or to have more energy for your relationships and everyday life, we asked registered dietitian and co-creator of Beachbody’s 2B Mindset nutrition program,
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I used to avoid burritos, three-bean chili, black bean burgers, and garlicky hummus. They were just not on my menu, because beans just didn’t agree with me. I love all those delicious foods, and I know legumes are a great source of protein, fiber, iron, and other nutrients, but I’d rather miss out than suffer
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Before I joined Orangetheory Fitness a couple years ago, I thought running on the treadmill was incredibly boring. Sure, I’d slog through the 30 minutes, but I rarely increased my speed or pushed myself; it’s no wonder my endurance didn’t improve. At Orangetheory, however, I push myself to go faster and get my heart rate
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The following post was originally published on Miss Grass. For anyone who doesn’t drink, work drinks are a thing of nightmares. The good news is you’re not alone, and the mainstreaming of cannabis promises to save you. Society gets a real kick out of telling us who to be and, even more than that, who
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If you are in the market for a bigger booty and believe squats are the only exercise to get those results, think again. It turns out squats don’t work the gluteal muscles as much as we thought. The primary muscle group strengthened when performing squats are the quadriceps (on the front of your thighs), with
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Have you tried for years and years to lose weight without success? Then you’ll completely relate to Jen Wagner’s story (@jens100poundjourney on Instagram). She told POPSUGAR that she was an athlete her entire life and didn’t have an issue with weight until she got married. “I stopped all forms of exercise, and I honestly couldn’t
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We’re all about saving time in the gym. To help make your at-home and gym workouts more effective and easier to plan, we curated a list of our favorite high-intensity, strength-building cardio exercises. Yup, you read that right. You’ll be getting your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles. Now, before you go any further,
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“I feel so much better about myself!” said no one ever after surfing through social media posts. Instead, carefully curated photos of friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and people with whom I have no real connection — all reveling in some perfect moment — only serve to make me feel less than. Less happy than them. Less
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Pumpkin and butternut squash get all the attention during Fall and Winter (and rightfully so because they are both delicious), but my favorite comfort food during the cold months is a plate of roasted brussels sprouts. It’s the perfect complementary side dish to a roasted chicken, vegan curry, or even Thanksgiving turkey. But as much
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The following post was originally published on Miss Grass. There’s never been a better time to try cannabis. The science is barreling ahead, and options are bountiful. This story is part one of a four-part series on the basics of cannabis. Raise your hand if you’ve ever found yourself sweating at a party because someone’s
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If being on the keto diet has forced you to end your love affair with anything resembling chicken pot pie (looking at you, Chrissy Teigen, and your tasty pot pie soup), we have some very good news. It’s possible to enjoy that rich and savory filling — and even add some crunch — without the