Fitness

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Bikini competitor and fitness expert Marta Mielczarska, NASM, CPT, FNS, consistently shares fitness tips and workouts on her Instagram, and it’s clear that whatever she’s doing in the gym has really paid off. However, Marta wants her followers to know that true change doesn’t happen in the weight room — not even when it comes
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This is the best news you’ll hear all day: you can eat carbs and still lose weight! Beachbody Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese says that carbs are not the enemy. She wants to dispel weight-loss myths such as eating carbs late at night will make you gain weight, or that you need to cut out carbs
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Of course, any workout beats no workout, but if you could actually maximize your performance somehow, you’d be into it, right? Well, turns out there are certain exercises that are better suited to your body’s needs based on your zodiac sign. Sounds strange, but stay with us here. Some signs are believed to enjoy low-intensity
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After seeing such significant progress in the start of your weight-loss journey, it can be incredibly frustrating to find your normal practices no longer working. But just like a relationship goes stagnant after a couple gets comfortable in their routine, your body can experience a similar plateau. However, it’s important that you don’t get discouraged
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It’s tempting to just jump on the treadmill and start jogging. But if you don’t play your cards right, you won’t see great results from your running efforts, whether you’re trying to lose weight or just be a faster, stronger runner. We spoke to David Siik, creator and director of Precision Running at Equinox, who
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If you’re a regular shopper at Whole Foods, then you can understand how it earned the nickname “whole paycheck.” After all, stocking up on organic food and healthy grocery staples can be pricey. Luckily, ever since Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods and the success of its in-house brand 365 Everyday Value, shopping at the grocery
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Quality activewear should be seen as an investment. If you’re dropping $100 on a pair of leggings you expect to last, you should be following the best care practices to preserve them for as long as possible. And that includes washing your sweaty gear the right way. There’s nothing more disappointing than realizing your favorite
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It’s safe to say at this point that pretty much every dessert recipe under the sun has been made into a smoothie. You can make a Banana Bread Smoothie, a Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie, or even a better-for-you Strawberry Milkshake. While there’s nothing wrong with dessert, if you often experience symptoms of digestive distress (like
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It’s no secret that sticking to a strict diet can be difficult, especially when it comes to snacking. If you’re trying the keto diet, which focuses on eating low-carb and high-fat foods, there are plenty of alternative options when it comes to quick and easy food. While there are an abundance of delicious keto recipes
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Intermittent fasting, commonly referred to as IF, has become all the rage lately, and it doesn’t look like the trend is going away anytime soon. The practice of intermittent fasting, or time-restricted feeding, is when a person limits the period of time in which they consume calories down to a limited number of hours. So
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Megan Regalado tried a lot of fitness and weight-loss programs in an attempt to lose weight, but nothing really stuck. It wasn’t until she discovered Beachbody that she found a way to turn her life around and get her health on track. Read her full story below. “I have been a marketing director for the
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Stepping on the scale always gets my blood boiling, mostly because my weight changes more times a day than I change my clothes. But even when I’m reading what my number is, I always try to listen to the voice inside of my head that reminds me that how much you weigh does not always
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Whoever invented peanut butter is a genius and a personal hero. There are very few things that aren’t made more delicious with the addition of peanut butter, and one or two spoonfuls make for a healthy, high-protein snack. But here’s the thing: it’s very, very hard to stop at one or two spoonfuls, which means
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Moments after registration for the 2018 Chicago marathon opened, I verified my credit card information, joined the Girls on the Run charity running team, and clicked submit. I was in. It was still 11 months before race day, but I couldn’t stand the thought of waiting to find out if I’d be chosen in the
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It’s a new year, and resolutions abound. It’s hard not to feel energized by this goal-setting spirit, which can make you eager to set your own resolutions. Perhaps you’ve been inspired to put goals in place to help you lose some weight and lead a healthier lifestyle all around. It might seem intuitive to work
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Whether you’re tackling your first 5K or training for a marathon, it’s important to fuel your body in order to kick some butt during your sweat session. While exercising on an empty stomach isn’t the best idea, fueling up the wrong way before a run can cause stomach cramps, dizziness, and headaches. Check out the
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Having a big serving of carbs is not enough to keep you full in the long run. After finishing up a big plate of nachos with cheese, my comfort food, and researching for this article, I now know I’m probably going to be hungry again very soon. Why is that? Carbohydrates, which are the sugars
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How you space out meals during the course of the day might not make a big difference in the calorie department, but it has huge implications on your workout performance. Not only can ineffectively fueling your body hinder your performance, but also, eating too much before exercise can interfere with your goals. When it comes
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There are a lot of surprising changes that happen to your body when you’re pregnant, like swollen gums, sharp pains in your vagina, and your feet growing. It’s perfectly normal to still look pregnant after giving birth, and every mother will lose the weight at different speeds. If months have passed and you’ve noticed that
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I’ve done a ton of different core exercises in my time as a fitness trainer. Core happens to be one of my favorite things to teach. In my catalog of torture, I mean exercises, there are a few that even I dread bringing out because they are so brutal. We may have different tolerance levels
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As a fitness model, I make my money off of my body, and it’s important that I fuel myself to not only look my best, but to also perform at my best. I enjoy all types of food and try not to limit myself when it comes to eating. I try to keep it simple