Fitness

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It sounds counterintuitive that adding walking breaks to your runs will result in faster times, but the run-walk theory may be exactly what you need to add miles and drop time. Why it’s hard for runners to incorporate. Whether you’ve been running for years or are training for your first 5K, you probably have already
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I’m a creature of habit, and when I find something I like, I tend to be repetitive — extremely repetitive. I’ll drink four glasses of iced green tea from David’s Tea in one day, get an almond milk latte from Starbucks eight days in a row, and take the same Barry’s Bootcamp lunchtime class every
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You take the back corner whenever possible. Being close to the instructor is your nightmare. You prefer packed classes where you can get lost in the crowd. You avoid looking in the mirrors, even to check your form. You are OK with marginal fitness improvements because you are scared to work harder in case you
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When it comes to challenges, it seems the ones that get the most interest online usually involve copious amounts of pizza or hot dogs, but those aren’t going to make you feel great. That’s where the push-up challenge comes into play. This push-up challenge is sure to make you feel stronger . . . and
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Wow. We’re a little stunned by how freakin’ delicious these three pints from Perfectly Free are. The “bascially everything-free” ice creams wooed both us and our taste-testing colleagues, and we’re already scrambling for another pint. While they’re definitely not low-calorie (they’re made from coconut cream and sugar — so, yum!), they’re an exceptional option for
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If you love a challenge and are always looking for new ways to work out, you’re going to be a huge fan of AMRAP workouts. AMRAPs, short for “as many reps as possible,” are timed workouts where you race against the clock to get in as many reps of a set of exercises as possible.
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CrossFit is all about high-intensity WODs (workout of the day), so here’s a quick and intense one you can do at home or the gym that’s only eight minutes long. It may seem short and basic, but holy booty burn! Eight minutes will seem so long for your butt and thighs, plus your heart rate
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If you’re constantly doing crunches to get a six-pack, you may be going about things the wrong way. Along with fat-burning cardio, the best way to lose belly fat is through these three diet changes. Eat These Proven to reduce abdominal fat, MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) should be a part of your daily diet, and
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Imagine yourself biting into a warm, chewy, delicious peanut butter cookie, all while nourishing your body with protein! These tasty baked morsels are made from vanilla protein powder instead of flour, and they’ve got a nutritional punch from chia seeds and probiotics. They’re dairy-free and gluten-free, but your taste buds will be none the wiser.
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We all strive to put ourselves in other people’s shoes, but it turns out a certain few are naturally gifted. Our friends at YourTango explain the science of empathy and empaths: people who can literally feel what is happening to others in their own bodies. Five scientific studies on the phenomenon of how empathy works.
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In high school, my gym teacher referred to push-ups with your knees on the floor as “girl push-ups.” WTH?! It’s up there with “you run like a girl” and utterly pisses me off. It sends the message that women aren’t strong enough to do traditional push-ups, and that’s absolutely NOT true. There are plenty of
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“Here’s me nursing my 19 month old son at ironman village this weekend,” Katrina Bolduc captioned a now-viral photo of herself breastfeeding on the popular Facebook page Breastfeeding Mama Talk. “This was my first full Ironman – 140.6 miles! I was nervous about nursing/pumping and worried about how my pump would get to and from
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If yogurt was one of things that was insanely hard for you to give up when you went dairy-free, Kite Hill came to the rescue with its Artisan Almond Milk yogurt. The brand is now launching a new product for yogurt-lovers — dairy-free yogurt tubes! Hitting stores this September, these 70-calorie fruity on-the-go snacks are
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Kettlebell fans love the heavy, round-shaped weights for a reason — kettlebell exercises combine cardio and strength training for a time-saving calorie burn. The amount of calories you can burn using kettlebells can be amazingly high: a study by the American Council on Exercise found that the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes
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If you’re looking for a cooling and caffeinated pick-me-up, look no further than this metabolism-boosting iced green tea. The addition of citrus increases the antioxidant levels of green tea while giving the drink a refreshing tang. Plus, this recipe is as easy to make as it is to sip.Related: The Healthy Agua Fresca You’ll Want
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Wearing running shoes to weight lift is dangerous, but many gym-goers still hit the weight racks entirely unawares. Besides, it can be confusing to find the right sneaker for the right activity — how do you choose the right shoe for pumping iron, and what are you supposed to look for? “When lifting, look for
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It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s one that requires our attention. Your poop tells you everything you need to know about your overall health, especially what’s going on in your digestive system. Although there’s not necessarily a one-poop-fits-all rule to live by, a standard healthy poop is sausage-like and “S”-shaped, and generally it should