Fitness

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The best vegan desserts are the ones no one would even guess are made without dairy and eggs, and these sugar cookies fit the bill! Just like Grandma’s, these little gems are deliciously soft and sweet — even without the icing! But at 68 calories per adorable cookie, it sure beats the 192-calorie-cookies that are
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When I tried cutting sugar out of my diet and all I could think about non-stop was getting my hands on some lusciously sweet, sugar-coated sugar, I realized it wasn’t just what I lovingly referred to as a “sugar tooth.” It felt more like a gripping addiction, which made it that much more important to
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If you feel soft in the middle, you can either thank your mother for inheriting her blessed genetic predisposition for belly flab or your sweet kiddos who were created there. Whatever the reason, if you’d much rather have a sleeker midsection, as a mom of two, I can totally relate. Although it’s impossible to spot-reduce
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People ask me all the time how I lost over 100 pounds. What did you eat? What did you do exercise-wise? Well, to be completely honest, I never went on a diet. When it came to my eating, it was about learning about portion control, quality of food, and knowing when you need to satisfy
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Intervals, intervals, intervals! You keep hearing about how good they are for decreasing belly fat, increasing speed, and breaking through workout plateaus. Yet, you’ve been happily traveling along at a consistent pace — or maybe just afraid to max out your intensity. If you’re ready to tackle intervals but sprinting scares the sports bra off
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The World Health Organization reported that CBD is safe and has no health risks, but there may still be rare and mild side effects. Research is just beginning to unfold, but here’s what we know so far. POPSUGAR spoke with several medical doctors to find out if there were common negative side effects, and the
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If you’ve just worked out, don’t even think about skipping out on food. “During a workout, especially one involving strength training, you are breaking down muscle and creating small micro tears,” Rebecca Gahan, certified personal trainer and owner and founder of Kick@55 Fitness in Chicago, told POPSUGAR. Immediately following the workout, your body needs protein
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A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, same
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While some people need a little liquid confidence to approach the cute guy at the bar, Eli Walker encourages the loosened-up, boozy tactic for her yoga practice, Drunk Yoga. A few months ago, she was at a bar in Manhattan with some friends when she told the owner she was a yoga teacher. He immediately
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Working in the fitness and health world (and being fully immersed in it outside of work), I’ve become a bit desensitized to how much things cost. When $100 for a pair of yoga pants and $8 for a serving of chia pudding is just par for the course, I wrongfully came to the conclusion that
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It feels good to have a fresh start, and even if you’re not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, there are probably a few health and fitness goals you want to achieve in 2018. If weight loss is on your to-do list and you’re looking for some inspiration on how to clean up your diet,
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If weight loss is your goal, you’re probably wondering what kind of workouts are the best use of your time. Rather than prescribing specific workouts or certain gyms, Ridge Davis, a personal trainer based in West Hollywood, CA, laid out the five best exercises that will help you reach your fitness goals in the fastest,
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From weight loss to better sleep, the benefits of meditation are undeniable. Experts have said that just a few minutes of meditation a day can reduce stress levels, give you more energy and focus, and even decrease bloating by relaxing your digestive system. One study in particular found that adults who meditated for just 10
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Every girl knows that shopping for leggings can either be an exhilarating or painful experience. When a pair is good, they’re really good, but when something’s off, you just want to give up and commit to sweats forever. For curvier girls, shopping for leggings can be especially challenging since some brands don’t cater to all
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Waffling between trying out intermittent fasting or the ketogenic diet? First of all, put down the waffle, because they aren’t on the menu for either of these popular diets. Sorry. But now that we’ve got your attention, let’s get down to business. The ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting have pretty much taken over our collective
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Take your HIIT workout to the next level with this super-Tabata sweat sesh from Equinox trainer Raneir Pollard. He plays with the interval lengths to keep you on your feet — metaphorically, since there’s a serious push-up Tabata round in the middle of this half-hour workout. Some intervals are the traditional 20 seconds of work
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You don’t need another doctor telling you about the dangers of unprotected sex. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been primed: infections contracted through sex, if left untreated, can cause health problems ranging from infertility to chronic pain to cancer. But in many (if not most) circles, talking about sexually transmitted infections is still taboo,
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Balance in life and balance in the vagina go hand in hand. Fluids in our body can be described by their pH balance — either acidic or basic. “The stomach fluids, for example, are acidic. The vagina fluids are also acidic, which keeps the vagina from overgrowing yeast or bacteria,” says Sheryl A. Ross, MD,