Fitness

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Bob Harper has had a transitional year — one that he told POPSUGAR was a year of “going back to the drawing board.” After surviving a massive heart attack, the celebrity trainer and The Biggest Loser star has made significant changes in his approach to health. He shifted from a Paleo diet to a carb-friendly,
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Stephen Pasterino is a trainer for many Victoria’s Secret models, and he’s here to help you tighten and tone your butt and legs. This workout, which focuses on building long, lean muscles, requires no equipment. Get ready to work your backside in a whole new way. Want Victoria’s Secret model workouts on the regular? Click
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Certain foods have been proven to help decrease belly fat, which means the foods you choose at snack time can actually help you slim down your belly. Go for ingredients with whole grains like oats, as well as monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) like avocado, nuts, and seeds. Berries such as blueberries are also key belly-fat
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We rarely solely work our abs in CrossFit classes because we do so many compound movements that engage the core, such as squats and thrusters. But my coach Sefton Hirsch recommends incorporating this exercise, called the Hollow Hold (or Hollow Body), regularly. “The hollow hold is a great way to create core stability in any
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Meal prepping is an amazing tool when it comes to eating clean throughout the week. It saves us from last-minute fast-food binges and hangry spats with anyone who dare to come near us after work when we’re too hungry to think straight. The key to successful meal prepping is variety. Stick to a few different
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Have you heard about those crazy detoxes where people eat only produce? Since I’ve been into doing experiments with exercise and my diet, I thought I’d give this a try. My plan was to eat fresh, frozen, and cooked fruits and veggies for two weeks straight — I know, kind of extreme, but I was
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Ugh, feeling bloated is the worst. I should know because I’ve spent decades feeling this way. Personally, I know certain foods are triggers, so I avoid dairy and sugar, limit processed carbs like bread and baked goods, and aim to eat an apple a day to get enough daily fiber. I’ve also found that drinking
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If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, there could be several possibilities for your disrupted slumber. It could be attributed to certain daytime habits, like drinking coffee too late into your day, or other underlying issues that are worth identifying. Regardless of what’s preventing a restful night, it’s crucial to think of sleep
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Good news from dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health — your weight at the doctor’s office might be lower than scale says. Whenever I step on the scale at the doctor’s office, I always wonder, “How much do my clothes weigh?” That’s because I always weigh more on the medical scales than
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If you’ve seen the movie Wonder Woman, Brooke Ence’s face and superstrong body may look familiar — she was an Amazon warrior! Hollywood wasn’t originally her scene, though. She’s a CrossFit athlete, who even after suffering from a neck injury in 2017, recently qualified for the 2018 CrossFit Regionals, not even 12 months after her
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There’s nothing inherently wrong with snacking, but too much of a good thing in anyone’s diet can lead to weight gain. I’ve always loved snacking, but it’s a habit that has caused me to pack on extra pounds in the past. Luckily, I got a hold of my snacking addiction last year, and it has
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kathryna Hancock Whether you’re traveling or simply in a rush, sometimes there’s just no time to make your way into a gym and tackle the weights. Frustrating? Sure, sometimes. But if you’re willing to get inventive with your space and your body, then you can get in a stellar workout
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Smoothies make a great meal-prep-friendly addition to any menu. Not only do you have a myriad of healthy ingredients to choose from and endless flavor combinations to try, but you can also turn your smoothie into a wellness potion to suit particular needs. As if that isn’t enough, they also make great substitutes for your
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A dried mango addiction is no laughing matter to your wallet. A small container can run you almost $5 — not at all a budget-friendly snack. Aside from the high price, some dried mango is made with added sugar or preservatives. Save on money, calories, and chemicals by making your own homemade chewy treat. It’s
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kat Borchart If a genie in a bottle granted you three wishes, would one of them be for a permanent set of perfect abs? Don’t waste one of your wishes! There is a way to get abs, but it does require a lot of work — and a great deal
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Are you eating too much sugar? Though the recommended daily amount of added sugar tops out at 25 grams (six teaspoons) for women, your body could be significantly more sensitive (and the truth is, many of us eat way, way more than the recommended daily max). But how can you tell if your sugar intake
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When Lisa saw pictures of herself in 2016, she almost couldn’t recognize the woman staring back at her. She was inspired to turn her life around, so she embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Rather than do it alone, she joined an online weight-loss community called Fit Girl’s Guide. Lisa is now 40 pounds
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Whether you’re a gym newbie or a seasoned regular, chances are you’ve been in the following (somewhat awkward) situation: you make your way to the floor exercises area of your gym, ready to dominate some core work, but then you’re suddenly overwhelmed by all of the options. Do I grab a medicine ball for some
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If you find it hard to lose weight with your busy schedule, the news keeps getting better. First, just 20 minutes of exercise was proven to help increase your metabolism. A related study has found that working out intensely for just 2.5 minutes can spur calorie burn throughout the day — an extra 200 calories’