If you’ve already carved out time in your busy day to go for a run and you’ve got your shoes laced up, you’ve already won half the battle. But that doesn’t mean you can completely rely on autopilot to get you through your running session. Just because you’re working up a sweat doesn’t mean you
Sam was working out five to seven times a week, teaching class at her blossoming studio Fuse45 in Michigan, and prepping to compete on Jillian Michaels’s show Sweat Inc. Still, she couldn’t shed the last 15 pounds she’d been holding on to. “You know your body better than everyone else, and I knew I was
Until recently, my athleisure wardrobe was all black with some gray speckled in here and there for good measure. I had no interest in wearing bright colors or anything remotely close to white when I worked out — all because I was afraid of the sweat visibly showing up in my crotch. I’m one of
Ready to “live más”? Or are you trying to eat better on a budget? Are you on a diet, but accidentally ended up at Taco Bell with your friends? Don’t worry, we’re right there with you. If you’re having a craving or you’re stuck with fast food as your only option, these eight choices at
Controlling cravings when you’ve cut carbs or gluten can be especially hard when it comes to breakfast or brunch. Between baskets of muffins and stacks of pancakes, there’s often enough on the table to make your dietary restrictions dampen the morning fun. Luckily, you don’t have to pass on a pancake breakfast if you whip
My introduction to the world of HIIT workouts (that’s high-intensity interval training) was with the Tabata protocol. This is a four-minute workout broken into eight 20-second high-intensity intervals, each followed by 10 glorious seconds of rest. You can stack multiple rounds of these four-minute Tabata workouts together to make an amazingly efficient calorie-burning sweat session.
Ready for another workout challenge? This one is all about strengthening and slimming your entire midsection to help diminish belly fat and love handles. All it takes is less than 10 minutes a day for the next 30 days and you’ll notice a difference in how your clothes fit. It’s not just about basic crunches!
Many experts talk about how effective HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are when it comes to weight loss, which is why so many people have found success with CrossFit. A big part of the CrossFit WODs (workouts of the day) include short, intense, fast-paced, heart-pumping interval workouts. If you’ve been itching to try CrossFit but
Not every workout has to be a no-holds-barred sweat fest, but we’re not going to lie: those days when you crush it at the gym are the ones that are going to help you see results fast. So pound that pre-workout shake, and take this hour-long workout with you the next time you want an
When I first moved to San Francisco, I signed up for a class called Best Butt Ever at Equinox. I had no idea what to expect, but I was sold on the name alone. Who doesn’t want the best butt ever?! I immediately fell in love with the tush-targeting conditioning class, and the class’s instructor,
When I was 20 years old, I started using the Nuva Ring for birth control. Within three months I was hospitalized for a pulmonary embolism, which meant there were large blood clots blocking a major artery in my lungs. I was lucky the doctors caught it soon enough before it turned into a heart attack
Popcorn is definitely one of my go-to snacks, but it’s easy for my addiction to get a tad out of hand. One second, I’m savoring that first steaming kernel, and the next, I’m licking the butter off my fingers and wondering how on earth I inhaled an entire bag so quickly. Sound familiar? Popcorn isn’t
If you want all of the pumpkin all of the time, you’re absolutely going to need Noosa Yoghurt’s pumpkin variety — it’s the closest you can come to pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast without actually eating pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast. We know that yogurt is an excellent protein-packed, debloating snack and breakfast option (it’s full of
You run to do a good thing for your body and your mind. Whether to stay fit, maintain a healthy weight, combat stress, sleep better, or connect with similarly fitness-focused friends, there are a million reasons women run. Unfortunately, most women have also either heard a horror story about getting harassed or threatened while running
We encourage you to try all types of exercise — they each bring different benefits to the table! Even if weight loss is your goal, you might find that you love the peace and calm that comes from yoga, the mood boost that comes from Zumba, or the strength that comes from a boot-camp class.
If you want gorgeous, radiant locks or to heal fast from that pulled hammy after dropping into a split, then protein is a must. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies is made up of protein, so getting your fill is important when it comes to building and repairing your cells. Protein is made
This 45-minute workout from celebrity trainer Astrid Swan will tone your abs and ass and just about everything else, but it will also leave you feeling extra sassy. You will be challenged by moves you’ve never seen before! Bonus: you don’t need any equipment for this workout, but do grab some water and a towel
Feel like you’ve got a little extra padding to deal with? The health experts at Harvard have an answer for you to help you shed the weight: keep your glycemic index (GI) chart handy. In the December 2014 issue of Harvard Health Review, researchers note that it’s not fat that you should be worried about
Anxiety can feel completely overwhelming at times, but there are so many ways to treat it. Wellness coach Judy Molinaro at YourTango shares how meditation can help. Do you often times find yourself worrying excessively about your job security, financial future, or family relationships? Are you regularly questioning your body image, aging appearance, or sex
Tofu isn’t just for stir-fries; it’s also a great addition to smoothies! When blended with fruit, it tastes sweet and offers an incredibly creamy consistency similar to Greek yogurt but without a drop of dairy. Most people would probably think to reach for silken tofu for a supersmooth consistency, but if blended enough, soft tofu
Starbucks is celebrating the Fall season with the release of its very own turmeric lattes. According to the company, the cozy drink is made with a soothing concoction of steamed milk, aromatic turmeric powder, and spices and “poured over espresso.” All you have to do is stop by one of the 200 Starbucks stores located
One of my biggest struggles with working out (aside from talking myself into working out), is finding comfortable workout clothes. I love workout clothes so much and tend to wear them a lot for everything other than working out, but then when I go for a run in my “running pants,” I realize that they
Since launching his YouTube channel in October 2014, Caleb Marshall, aka “The Fitness Marshall,” has been rocking some serious dance moves and motivating thousands to get into shape. His fun, upbeat videos use the latest pop hits and pair them with his own innovative and funky choreography. Even those of us with no dance background