Fitness

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After making major changes to my training and rethinking the way I eat, I finished a race more than five minutes faster than I had at the same race, on the same course, just one year prior. I immediately began celebrating on social media, bragging about my new personal record (PR). But then someone much
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There are a lot of good reasons to try the Whole30 Diet; it’s made up of fresh, whole foods, and free of things like sugar, junk food, and alcohol. It’s a great plan for anyone looking to clean up their diet, but given the strict guidelines, meal prep is a must, especially when it comes
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Let’s get down to business because you don’t have a lot of time! This workout takes 45 minutes from start to finish, and because it incorporates both intervals and strength training with weights, it’ll help diminish belly fat and leave you lean and strong. After the run is finished, you’ll just need one or two
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Ladies, listen up. If you’ve ever found yourself hiding under the covers during your period, with exercise being the last item on your to-do list, know that you’re not alone. But you might want to give exercising a try during your period — you could be missing out on an opportune moment to crush your
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As we welcome the spiced lattes and crisp leaves of Fall, we also enter into the throes of cold and flu season, where every doorknob and elevator button becomes an obstacle in the battle to stay sniffle-free. Current estimates project that Americans will come down with about half a billion (yes, that’s a “b”) colds
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Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly which days in the month your skin is going to break out, or when you know for a fact you’re going to crave chocolate no matter what? One app has made this possible with a few taps, and it’s as helpful as it sounds. Let me convince you
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When heading to a dinner party, I always opt to bring a healthy, hearty dish, something that will change everyone’s perspective on what “health” food actually tastes like. I recently was cooking for a table of guests with dietary restrictions ranging from Paleo to gluten-free and all the way to vegan. It seemed like a
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We’re hearing about more and more women who are picking up barbells — not just to lose weight, but to grow their muscles. Emma Alvarez’s recent transformation post proves that lifting offers some serious booty gains! Emma admits, “Yes, I was that stereotypical gal who originally started off using the running machine and thought I
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The Jessica you see today on Instagram looks completely different than the Jessica you would have seen a year ago. She’s lost over 160 pounds and documented her weight-loss journey along the way. She credits her accomplishment to portion control and regular exercise, and you can regularly see her working out at the gym or
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No matter how you feel about the weighing yourself, Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, shares details from a new study on how the scale can help with weight loss. According to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers from Duke University Obesity Prevention
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Bob Harper is known and loved for his ruthless training tactics on The Biggest Loser. You could always find him screaming until his throat hurt, sweating until there were no towels left, and pushing contestants to be the absolute best version of themselves. But everything about Bob’s savage fitness mentality changed when he suffered a
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Kathie14560129 2 years I would have liked a video version, I am not alway sure of the final moves. HealnCure 3 years Hitting the gym constantly but not seeing the results you want? This may be because your cardio routine is not getting your heart rate into the right range. Working out above your target
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Those of you who are immersed in the health world may already be familiar with the term “adaptogen,” but for those of you who may have been caught off guard (for example, me, at a vegan restaurant, reading a tea menu and saying “Wait, what is adaptogen flavor?”) — let’s chat about this up-and-coming naturopathic
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When an opportunity to travel to the West Coast popped up in the middle of my half-marathon training schedule, I couldn’t turn it down. Instantly, though, I worried that an exciting trip would derail my training. How do I run in a city I know nothing about? Almost as quickly, though, I wondered how I
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Saying that lemons are a superfood is an understatement. Not only do they add abundant flavor to a variety of dishes, but they also boast a ton of health benefits. The flavonoids within the juice are said to contain antioxidants, which is why lemons are useful in treating so many ailments and conditions. Here are
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Rebecca Catherine Smith, a fitness influencer with almost 40K followers, has been on the fitness train for quite a while. She used to be all about cardio, but has since switched gears to weight training, and recently posted this before-and-after photo to ease women’s fears about lifting and bulking up. She captioned this amazing transformation:
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Orangetheory Fitness studios seem to be everywhere these days. The eye-catching logo, bright colors, and sleek studio formats seem to beckon you in. The fitness franchise world is blowing up, and it may be hard to determine what one studio offers from another. So here’s the skinny on OTF, as the insiders call it, and
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Here are nine great exercises for toning your midsection. Remember, the ol’ Pilates trick of pulling the belly button in ensures that you’re working the deepest ab muscle (known as the transverse), which helps create a sleek midriff. The exercises are divided into three sections: upper abs, obliques, and lower abs. You can approach this
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While eating at night won’t cause weight gain, eating a large meal that makes you exceed your daily calorie intake will. If you want to drop pounds, try this tactic: make lunch and breakfast your largest meals of the day, and make dinner a smaller meal (about 25 percent of your daily calories). Consuming more
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Although you’re trying your best to be healthy and eat a Paleo diet of unprocessed, non-toxic foods, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself every now and again and eat or drink something you love. That’s why there are so many Paleo dessert and snack options out there. But what about alcohol? There aren’t Paleo
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As a fitness editor, I have done my fair share of workouts. Videos, classes, personal training — you name it, I’ve probably done it. In all of the workouts I have done, the same seven exercises appear again and again, and for good reason. Not only do these moves tend to form the foundation of