Fitness

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During a recent trip to London, I sat down with the very engaging Desirèe Henry, Olympic medalist and Adidas athlete. When we spoke, the English sprinter was only days away from winning silver in the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the World Championships, adding yet another medal to her already growing collection. Based on our conversation,
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If you’re anything like me, the only time protein powder comes in handy is when you’re making a smoothie. Although this is the most reliable way to get the most out of your protein powder, you’re not unleashing its full power unless you’re utilizing it in other ways in the kitchen. Protein is one of
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The health benefits of tea are vast, including soothing an upset stomach or helping to ease congestion. And while we’ve heard that matcha or peppermint tea are good teas to try if you’re looking to lose weight, there’s another tea out there that can help as well: white tea. While chatting with Bernadine Tay, global
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If you’ve always wanted to try CrossFit but aren’t ready to commit to joining a box, try this workout from CrossFit coach and competitor Dani Horan of Champlain Valley CrossFit. All you’ll need is a jump rope and under 10 minutes to get your heart pumping and work your upper and lower body. It may
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Forty-two-year-old Ellie Carter from St. Paul, MO, went through the devastating loss of her father at the same time she was diagnosed with her own serious medical issues — it was the perfect storm for gaining weight. Ellie: Before She fought through her medical setbacks with the help of Gold’s Gym’s challenges, and now she’s
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Get the printable version of this seven-minute HIIT workout here! When it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), the pros definitely outweigh the cons. While it may feel unpleasant to push your body to go faster and harder for that short time period, the rewards are worth it: HIIT helps you blast more belly fat,
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So, running shoes aren’t designed for weightlifting, and training shoes aren’t typically supportive enough for running, but what if you’re taking a class that incorporates running and weights? Or if you’re hitting the gym and you like to do a little mix of treadmill and floor work? Girl, you need to get yourself a shoe
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I spent most of my life terrified of being on a bike. In the ’70s when I was just a preteen, I had a nasty accident that landed me in the emergency room. Luckily there were no serious injuries, but mentally, it was terrifying. Always worried I would fall, I never felt comfortable on a
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There are definite perks to being a fitness editor, one being all the gear I get to test out. Yet somehow finding the perfect pair of workout leggings eluded me . . . until the Adidas Warp Knit Tights ($100) landed on my desk. At first glance, I didn’t have high hopes. Prior to this,
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When it comes to losing weight, one truth remains the same: if you don’t understand your daily habits, especially your relationship with food, it’s very challenging to create long-term change. For Ruthie, gaining that understanding is exactly what helped her not only lose 15 pounds in less than 24 weeks, but also keep it off
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You’ve been trying to lose weight for months or maybe even years. You finally drop enough to fit into those jeans you wore in college, but sooner or later, you can’t even slip them over your thighs again. Why does losing weight have to be so hard? Here are some difficult things you’ll need to
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If you’ve ever felt inexplicably forgetful or spacey during the first day or two of your period, you’re not alone. Many women report that they do things that are out of character when they start menstruating, whether it’s leaving your car keys in the fridge or forgetting the name of your best friend’s boyfriend. Most
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The rowing machine is getting more and more use lately, as many fitness enthusiasts are discovering the power of this surprisingly simple (but crazy effective!) workout. CrossFit boxes love incorporating rowing into their programs, and boutique rowing studios are starting to pop up in major cities, but for some reason, we’re still seeing empty rowing
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We’re seriously crushing on high-waisted workout pants — we’ve been reaching for them before every workout lately! Not only do they keep everything nice and tucked in, but they’re figure flattering, slimming, and secure. Tapping it back in SoulCycle? No need to worry about anything hanging out. Going into a deeper bind in yoga? You’re
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Waking up groggy and unprepared does not make for a happy morning. Incorporate these bedtime rituals into your evening routine, and you’ll immediately reap the positive benefits. Sip different: While a glass of wine or another boozy nightcap can make for a nice night, it is not supporting your goals for the next day. Stick
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Tiffany’s transformation is jaw-dropping, not only because she lost 65 pounds in one year, but because she didn’t “diet” or go to the gym. Tiffany told POPSUGAR, “I decided to 100 percent commit to being DONE with ‘junk food.’ No more candy bars, sodas, or other things alike. I went dairy-free and gluten-free.” After eliminating
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I’m not a big believer in restricting myself from eating or doing what I want while I’m on vacation. That’s because I’ve personally found that nothing can ruin a good time quite like panicking over caloric intake or forcing myself to work out in a weird, sad hotel gym when I’d rather be out exploring.
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Lunchtime! You know scarfing down a burger and fries isn’t the best choice if you’re trying to slim down, but how do you know what is? We’ve enlisted the expertise of two nutritionists — Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C&J Nutrition — to share the perfect equation for how to make a
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At age 13, I made the connection that chicken nuggets were made from actual chickens and became a vegetarian on the spot. I was also insanely picky, so pasta, bagels, and pizza were my main staples. Sadly, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains hardly made it onto my plate, especially when I went off to college.
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Groggy morning? Need a pick-me-up? CEO and cofounder of Burn Boot Camp Devan Kline (NASM and NCCPT) created this energy-boosting workout for POPSUGAR so you can kick the fatigue. There’s no equipment required in this bodyweight circuit, so you can do this anywhere, even your office! You’ll repeat this five-move circuit twice to get your