Fitness

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Once Fall weather rolls in, it means having to navigate a season’s worth of holidays typically based on one thing — eating. It all starts with pumpkin-flavored baked goodies, moves on to bite-size chocolate morsels, then to an entire day devoted to preparing, cooking, and eating a day’s worth of calories in one sitting. Then
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Let’s not sugarcoat this (really): millions of Americans have a weight problem. One study predicts that more than 85 percent of adults will be overweight or obese by the year 2030. The culprit? Sugar. Added sugars and refined carbohydrates both have the same negative impact on our bodies. Studies are finding that sugar consumption is
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We’re alllll about the essential oils right now — they’re one of our favorite holistic, naturopathic remedies. And while there are some studies asserting the scientific efficacy of these heavenly scented drops, we’d appreciate the bit of mood-boosting aromatherapy regardless. However, there are a few specific oils you can use both before and after your
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I had recently graduated college, and my body was feeling my beer-drinking, late-night taco-eating habits. When a friend offered me the extra Lyfe Tea he had ordered online, I couldn’t help but think of it as a way to jump-start my diet. I’d seen the tea all over Instagram, promoted by the Kardashian-Jenner girls, Ciara,
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Are you finding yourself counting calories, sticking to your numbers, and even still not seeing results? The problem might be not about the number of calories, but the kind of calories. We chatted with certified personal trainer and nutrition coach Carrie McMahon, author of the e-book Why You Should Count Macronutrients, Not Calories. With a
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Pickles are having a moment, and as someone who drank the juice from the pickle jar with a straw as a kid (TMI?), this pleases me. I recently learned about a way to drink pickle juice as an adult that’s actually beneficial to your health — and it tastes just like kombucha. It’s called the
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Selena Gomez is Billboard‘s 2017 woman of the year. The 25-year-old singer was honored with the annual award at the Women in Music ceremony on Nov. 30, after a pivotal year and return to the spotlight. Prior to the ceremony, Selena sat down for an emotional interview with Billboard, where she opened up about how
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Count turmeric as one spice that should be in every healthy kitchen cupboard. Sprinkling a little bit of the yellow powder may possibly help everything from aches and pains to digestive discomfort. Studies have even shown that turmeric improves liver function by increasing its capability of flushing out toxins, and the spice has been celebrated
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Curling up with a warm mug of hot chocolate on a chilly day is one of our favorite Winter activities. But what if your hot chocolate could help you recover from your workouts? This high-protein hot chocolate, made with homemade vegan protein powder, cocoa powder, and coconut palm sugar, mixes together to provide a decadent
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.@zayjones11 floats back to his feet and we cannot stop watching 😯 pic.twitter.com/dbsuIcTaEE — The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 27, 2017 If you think magic is just something fictional reserved for Harry Potter books, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones would like a word with you. The NFL player caused people nationwide to question their own
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Maybe eating half a pan of brownies for breakfast isn’t the best of ideas since you’ll feel pretty crappy afterward, but this oatmeal? Yes. Yes, you can and totally should inhale this chocolate overnight oatmeal. It’s so perfectly creamy and chocolaty — kind of like brownie batter. And not only will your chocolate dreams come
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A handful of weeks ago, I interviewed a series of wonderful women in wellness — gurus of all kinds — to ask what their favorite form of self-care was. Much to my surprise, a lot of it was centered on food. The way in which we feed ourselves is surprisingly one of the easiest and
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Listen, there’s a difference between having small boobs and no boobs. As someone who has the endlessly annoying size of 30D (that not even Victoria’s Secret makes), I know as well as you that even though you’re small, there’s still volume that requires support. From high-impact activities like running to gentle Vinyasa classes, I’ve tested
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Lately, I have experienced heart-racing, stomach-turning signs of stress interrupting my day and ruining my ability to sleep through the night more times than I can count. I realized I needed to make a change in order to take back my life from the constant stressors. But I wasn’t able to remove all of them
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Whether you’re new to HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts, or you’ve been doing them for years, here’s a basic bodyweight HIIT workout you can do anywhere. You don’t need any equipment to get in an amazing, heart-pumping, muscle-building workout! This 20-minute HIIT workout involves 10 basic bodyweight moves, many of which are plyometric exercises. You’ll
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I had a moment today, putting away my 30-pound medicine ball after a grueling CrossFit class. Wiping the sweat away from my face, a dear old friend said, “I want to talk to you, and I can tell you this because I love you.” She went on to say that I really put myself out
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As a personal trainer and Pilates instructor, I work with a very active population. When one of my clients gets injured, it doesn’t just take a toll physically, but also mentally. I offer these tips on how to manage your daily stress as you’re recovering and healing your body to everyone. Stay in Control Focus
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There’s a lot of misinformation out there, but dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, is here to shed light on seven nutritional myths that could mess with your weight-loss efforts and your health. The Internet is like the Wild West when it comes to nutrition information: anything goes. Websites are rife with
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We have somewhat of an obsession with finding the healthiest foods we can at some of the less-healthy restaurants around — maybe we just like to see the glass half full, or maybe we’re trying to make the best of a bad situation. Either way, we’ve had some fun making a healthy eating guide for
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Nothing helps you unwind after a crazy day like long, warm bath. A nice long soak can help you sleep better, too. Add this DIY bath bomb, inspired by the extremely popular Lush product, to your tub to help you get ready for bed. The scent of lavender and chamomile will wash calmly over you,
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While we know that cardio is an excellent way to burn fat, we wanted to know how working with weights can contribute to a whittled middle and washboard abs. So how can we blast belly fat with strength training? Nicole Aurigemma, physiologist at the Penn State Muscle Biology Lab, told us not only how to
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It’s no secret that we’re super eager to cheer for the superstar athletes participating in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. At the same time, you may find that you’re not familiar with all the participating sports and disciplines, and you know you want to cheer for all the future cold-weather champions.