Fitness

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As a high-fat, low-carb diet, many keto recipes call for lean meats, like pork, chicken, and fish. However, ketosis can also be achieved by consuming plenty of other things, like nonstarchy vegetables, making this diet flexible for vegans and vegetarians. It’s just a matter of finding the right plant-based recipes that abide by the keto
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It can feel like “having abs” should be listed in the dictionary as a synonym for “impossible.” It’s notoriously hard to lose fat around your midsection. There are several reasons belly fat can be so tough to lose, including too much cortisol (the stress hormone), not getting enough sleep, and a poor diet, Julie Diamond,
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Eating healthy but still not seeing the scale budge? It could be a matter of making a few simple tweaks. As Instagram user Amanda Meixner (@meowmeix) proved, there are some so-called “healthy” foods that could actually be adding to your overall daily calories and halting your weight-loss progress. Instead of eating banana chips, which are
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Having a healthy gut might seem like a nitpicky concept that’s being sprung upon you because of the current popularity of probiotics. But considering how your gut affects different aspects of your health, including your immune system and balancing your hormones, it’s important to keep it in good health. Read on for four ways to
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You were in the perfect rhythm! Your workout routine and diet were dialed in, and you were losing a little every week, then BOOM — you hit a weight-loss plateau. If you’re getting close to your goal weight, weight-loss plateaus are totally normal, but that doesn’t make them any less frustrating. Before Marci Nevin, a
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There are so many weight-loss programs out there that it can be hard to keep track of them all. From Weight Watchers to BBG, how do you know what’s right for you? If you’ve ever heard of Beachbody, the enormous platform of fitness and diet plans that are designed by experts to help you lose
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While fruit is superhealthy for us, full of fiber and antioxidants, it also contains sugar. Even though fruit offers natural sugar and fiber to slow down absorption into the bloodstream, your body treats it like any other sugar. Registered dietitians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh of C&J Nutrition say, “While the sugar from fruit is
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We recently learned all about the power of counting macronutrients and why it’s so much more efficient (and healthy!) for your body than simply focusing on a calorie count. By focusing on carbohydrates, protein, and fat, you can better optimize your diet for your physical and personal needs, whether you’re boosting your metabolism, cutting fat,
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You may know the Tone It Up girls, Katrina and Karena, as some of the happiest women on Instagram. Their sunny personalities and love for all things fitness and wellness have inspired many women to turn their lives around and get their health on track. Tone It Up has a brand-new eight-week fitness and lifestyle
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Your workouts are very personal. They need to be tailored to your needs, goals, schedule, and preferences. Some people crave the long miles of an outdoor run. Some like the pounding beat of a Tabata workout. Whatever it takes to get us moving. But how much cardio should we actually be doing? Before we dig
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You’ve probably heard of, or seen an Orangetheory fitness studio. The interval-based workout franchise, which is the brainchild of physiologist Ellen Latham, is exploding and now boasts over 700 locations nationwide, from New York to Alaska. While the name Orangetheory is cool in and of itself, there’s actually quite a bit behind it. Read on
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Model Candice Huffine didn’t plan to be a role model, but she takes that job very seriously. When she started modeling, she says, “I lived in a non-social-media world, and I was navigating this fashion industry as a girl who didn’t quite fit in.” With social media at her fingertips, she feels a greater responsibility.
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There’s a lot to be stressed about in life, from relationships to work, even to what is going on in the political world. And that can result in a lot of serious life complications. Stress, both physical and emotional, can affect our body in a lot of ways, and that includes your period. Physical stress,
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With one more run completed, it’s time for a snack. Gina heads to Native Co., a women-owned smoothie and healthy snack cafe. “I love the Three Fruit smoothie at Native Co.,” says Gina, “and there’s also an avocado toast that I love to get post-run — because my body screams for carbs. I like to
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It may sound strange, but your protein smoothie could either be making or breaking your weight-loss goals. Instagram user caloriefixes posted a side-by-side comparison photo of two protein shakes that look exactly the same but in reality are totally different. The smoothie on the left contains 130 calories, while the one on the right has
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Who wouldn’t want to look as buff and healthy as 38-year-old actress and mom Busy Philipps, and not even have to cut out all fun to achieve it? Seriously, the star has mastered the art of living a healthy lifestyle but also knowing when to cut loose and eat what she wants and even enjoy
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Radha Agrawal is the cofounder of Daybreaker, a similar booze-free event with a greater focus on fitness. Daybreaker is a morning dance party held monthly. It started in 2013 and quickly gained in popularity, spreading to 17 cities. According to the organizers, the event attracts young professionals and creative types in their early 20s through
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I’m the absolute worst at drinking water. There are sometimes full days where I’ll fuel myself solely on coffee, and then I’ll realize come 7 p.m., when my night’s winding down, that I haven’t touched H20 all day. Not being the best water drinker is bad, sure, but even knowing this about myself, I haven’t
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Who wears short shorts? You should! We get it, many women fear that weights will make their legs bigger or bulky, leaving them looking more like Drax from Avengers: Infinity War than Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. This is simply not true. Using weights will shape your muscles, giving them the toned, sexy look you want
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What started out as what I thought was a tummy bug last year turned into months and months of extreme belly bloat, pain, and embarrassment. Multiple doctor’s visits and test after test came up completely blank. No one knew what was wrong. They thought it might be IBS, but they didn’t know how to get