Fitness

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For many of us who practice yoga, it’s more than just exercise. It eases our mind and can help us feel good physically. In the spirit of enjoying every moment of your practice, adding a beautifully designed (and functional) yoga mat to your daily flow will make it even more enjoyable. We’ve gathered yoga mats
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There’s nothing wrong with munching on granola or tossing some in your bowl of yogurt. However, it’s good to know that it can be pretty high in calories, sugar, and fat, especially if store-bought. All things considered, you can still maintain a healthy diet that includes the breakfast staple. With a few tweaks, you can
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Contrary to popular belief, 4/20 did not become a stoner holiday because of Adolf Hitler’s birthday or because 420 was the police code for marijuana smoking in progress. It actually all started with a group of high school kids who’d smoke together on campus at 4:20 p.m. But considering how weed and wellness have proven
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As much as we’d all love to shove a plateful of carbonara into our faces every night, it’s admittedly not always the healthiest option. Thankfully, there are pasta alternatives available that can satisfy our cravings without the bloat. Whether you’re gluten intolerant or you’re just seeking ways to balance out your diet, we recommend adding
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I never thought I would be overweight and unhealthy in my lifetime. But as the cliché goes, sh*t happens. And some pretty devastating sh*t happened to me. Due to the pain I experienced, I went from being athletic, fit, and vibrant to being 30 pounds overweight and addicted to binge-eating. I knew I couldn’t blame
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If you regularly suffer from headaches, you’re likely constantly searching for a cure to bring you relief. If you haven’t had any luck, it may help to get to root of the cause and determine if hormones are to blame. According to Healthline, headaches can be caused by various factors, such as your genetics or
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Sleep is vital to our existence. It allows the body to rebalance our hormones and recharge mentally as well as physically. When you don’t get an adequate amount of sleep, scary things can happen, like a lack of focus, a weakened immune system, and susceptibility to stress. When you suffer from insomnia, not only do
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We’ve been conditioned to think if we can’t get a solid 30-minute workout in a day, it’s a waste of our time, and this is especially true from former athletes who spent hours exercising per day in their youth. What can 15 minutes a day really do? The answer is a lot. A small study
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Working out, eating right, and still not seeing the results you’re after? Nothing can be more frustrating. But CrossFit competitor Christmas Abbott, author of The Badass Body Diet ($28), knows what could be the issue. “The biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight is they restrict themselves too much,” says Christmas. And this
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If you don’t have much experience with kettlebells, you’re in the right place. Eric Leija, also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram, is a senior kettlebell specialist who created an exclusive workout for POPSUGAR — with all you beginners in mind. “In this beginner kettlebell workout, all you need is one kettlebell to get a full-body
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While lifting heavy weights definitely delivers results when trying to slim down and grow muscles, you can still get lean and ripped by doing multiple reps with moderate weight. Jade Jenny, CrossFit coach and owner of Champlain Valley CrossFit, says, “Heavy low-volume and light high-volume illicit two very different effects.” So if you don’t have
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This group of classic Pilates moves, collectively known as the Series of Five, is the perfect addition to any workout. Take it from Lisa Corsello, founder of Burn Pilates and wholehearted Series of Five fan. “It is my favorite set of exercises,” she explains. “Whenever I work out, I do a Series of Five. It’s
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I did my first yoga class when I was 16 years old, and I was so mad at my mom for dragging me to that first session. But that experience laid the groundwork for what would later become one of my greatest passions. I’ve now been teaching yoga for five years, and I spent three
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It’s Friday, and Halle Berry is back with her “Fitness Friday” Instagram series. She’s shown us that she’s got it going on with a headstand, how she meditates, and has even given us a look at some of her favorite keto meals. She recently shared that one of her favorite pieces of equipment to train
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For many people, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, and depression are often associated with a thyroid condition. While I am a functional medicine practitioner who specializes in thyroid health, I happen to also see a huge number of patients who think their thyroid may be the culprit when they are actually suffering from adrenal
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Skipping breakfast to save calories? The idea seems logical — the less you eat, the faster you’ll lose weight. But it’s not as simple as that. There are recent studies that show working out on an empty stomach offers benefits. It can increase insulin sensitivity, which makes it easier to lose fat, and can also
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You probably know supermodel Iskra Lawrence as the queen of self-care, and one of her favorite ways to take care of her body and mind is to work out regularly. POPSUGAR asked Iskra what her favorite kind of workouts are, and unsurprisingly, she said she likes “high-energy” HIIT sessions. Rather than spending hours on end
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The Mediterranean diet is without question one of the healthiest ways to eat; it’s one of the best diets for weight loss, and it might help you live longer! But before you overhaul your entire diet, we have some quick tips to get you started. Maggie Moon, MS, RDN at Pom Wonderful, shared three of
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When you first hear about Animal Flow, you can’t help but wonder what on earth those words could possibly mean. Despite its odd-sounding name, Animal Flow is a highly effective bodyweight workout that can best be described as a combination of yoga, gymnastic, calisthenics, and breakdancing. Venus Lau — Animal Flow expert, certified trainer, and
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For decades, the only pathway to weight loss seemed to be cranking up your cardio output and decreasing your caloric intake. A simple formula, and accurate, but many struggled with the basic “burn more than you consume” approach, especially when caloric deprivation affected their ability to execute AND recover from their workouts. Over the last