Fitness

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Cancel all your plans this weekend, because you and your partner are staying in. Whether you want to turn things up in your relationship or reignite a flame, this challenge was designed to do all that and more. If you can’t commit to seven days of sex, dedicate your next Friday through Sunday to some
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It started with a way to relieve stress and heal the body and mind — salt soaks, saltwater from the ocean, and then the rising popularity of Himalayan salt lamps. My sister, who apparently thinks I’m so stressed all the time (I’m not, I just have an intense personality), actually bought me three salt lamps
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You heard of the freshman 15? For me it was more like the freshman 40. No joke. I was a recent vegan convert, and only having access to the dining hall meant living on pasta, bagels, french fries, and cereal (Fruit Loops are vegan!). I was a total junk food vegan. After seeing a photo
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A lot of women are turning to the weights to get into shape. It’s a smart move. But for every woman picking up some dumbbells, there’s an equal number who avoid them. Some think that weightlifting will make them bulky — which isn’t true — and others don’t think that pushing around some weight in
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I don’t like to work out in the morning. I’m not a morning person. The aroma of coffee isn’t something that wakes me with a smile. The light shining through the blinds at the crack of dawn is something I avoid as much as possible. The heaviest thing I want to be lifting in the
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Low on libido? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Despite how taboo the topic might seem, we’ve all been there before and can attest to how frustrating that feeling can be when your sex drive dips down a bit . . . or even plummets. But rest assured there is a light at the end of
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As evidenced by some of our favorite blogger booty transformations, when it comes to building a bum, it takes time, patience, and a whole lot of work to make real gains. Although patience is a virtue, if you’ve been working hard at sculpting some gorgeous glutes and still aren’t seeing any changes, it may be
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Sara Rzepkowski, a 29-year-old from Chicago, suffered from significant weight gain as a result of her PCOS. A former size two, Sara was determined to keep her health in check and get her body back. Six months later, Sara lost nearly 50 pounds and went on to become a fitness instructor in order to help
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One of the biggest challenges of starting to lift weights for the first time is knowing how often to actually go to the gym. Worry no more, though, because Ridge Davis, a personal trainer in West Hollywood, CA, has designed an exclusive strength-training schedule for beginners. You’ll be ripped before you know it! This plan
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Rebecca Grafton told POPSUGAR that after college, “My weight ballooned up higher than it had ever been before.” After graduating and living on her own, cooking all her own meals, and drinking more alcohol than she had before, Rebecca said, “It got to the point where my body was changing so much — my face
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SoulCycle finds a way to get you hooked. If it’s not the demanding workout that draws you in, then maybe it’s that moment of clarity you get at the end of a ride, or the grapefruit scent that wafts through the entire studio, or the trendy merch — yes, the kind you can no longer
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We may take ibuprofen when we have a headache or cramps, thinking it will make us feel better. Generally, it does. But for some of us, there’s a really annoying — and uncomfortable — potential side effect of ibuprofen, and that is constipation. What Ibuprofen Does “Ibuprofen prevents your body from forming the protective mucus
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I’ve done it all. I’ve detoxed, teatoxed, juice cleansed, soup cleansed, shredded, cut carbs for an entire month (OK, 11 days), gone dairy-, fat-, gluten-free, and suffered through a brief sugar-free stint — name the fad and I’ve more than likely put my poor body through it. The promise of fast weight loss sucked me
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“People are always looking to get around hunger,” Bob Harper told POPSUGAR. The author of The Super Carb Diet: Shed Pounds, Build Strength, Eat Real Food said the most common questions he gets are “What do you do when you’re hungry?” and “What can I eat when I’m hungry?” Well, he’s got some brutal news
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Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 20 years (or more), you’ve no doubt run headlong into the popular health phenoms of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. These thousands-year-old systems of spiritual healing haven’t been studied in depth or particularly effectively, but studies definitely show promising results in, for instance, Ayurveda’s ability
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Sometimes the only thing you need after a tough workout is a juicy, delicious massage. But we get it — paying for a 90-minute deep tissue treatment ain’t cheap, and you’re not exactly in the position to shell out all that cash. The good news is, you don’t need to! POPSUGAR spoke to Michelle Ebbin,
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Make the most of your exercise time by reading up on these 50 fitness tips so you can crush your workouts and crush your goals! Never stretch before a cardio workout; save it for after when your muscles are warm and pliable. HIIT (high-intensity interval training) burns tons of calories in a short amount of
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There are many different exercises you can do to build stronger, toned arms. You may not believe it, however, if we told you that one of the most popular triceps exercises can be adjusted in a small way to make a much bigger difference in targeting the muscle. Interested? We thought so! The exercise we’re
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Lady Gaga is known across the world for so many different reasons. Not only is she a superstar singer and songwriter who blew away everyone at the Super Bowl last year, but she’s also a mental health advocate and a champion for sexual assault survivors. Another thing Lady Gaga is loved for? Her bangin’ figure.
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Confession: I used to be running obsessed (“used to” being the key acknowledgment here). But after a series of fairly significant life changes — including what shall only be referred to as the knee injury of 2015 — I found that I’d fallen out of love with running. And believe me, I’ve tried to fall
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Julia is no stranger to getting wrapped up in society’s beauty standards and feeling like “skinny was better than everything.” This time of year is an especially sensitive time for girls and women, with it being New Year’s, so Julia posted this before and after to her Instagram account as a heartfelt warning to other