Fitness

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We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? “It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you’ll find personal stories of rapid weight loss
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When it comes to painkillers, prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet strike fear into my heart due to the high risk of addiction. Admittedly, I’ve been far less concerned with the potential dangers of over-the-counter pain relievers, whether it’s popping one more aspirin than the recommended dose when my cramps are unbearable or adding
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When I received an email to test out “the world’s first cool-temperature workout” at fitness studio Brrrn in New York City, I thought it was a cruel joke. As someone who is notorious for being cold, this was an immediate “hell no.” I thought about it a little more and then decided that I should
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Healthy eaters, green chefs, and those looking to clean up their diets have an insatiable desire for new, wholesome recipes to try out. What better way to keep things fresh in the kitchen than with a hard-copy collection of your favorites? Clean-eating cookbooks can help heal your gut, fight inflammation, and give all-around nourishment. They’re
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We all know being a woman has its challenges, but sometimes we may forget how demanding it really is. Just like you can forget to take a pill every day, with a woman’s hectic schedule, it often can be difficult to remember if you have removed a tampon or if you even put one in.
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The secret to better sex isn’t so much a secret. Because all of our bodies and needs vary from person to person, the best thing you can do to maximize pleasure is to know your body and what it likes and doesn’t like. However, enjoying intense orgasms all starts with the strong foundation that is
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You’re getting into a routine at the gym, feeling stronger and working up a sweat, but you’re not losing weight, which is one of the main reasons you started exercising in the first place. What gives?! Here are five common mistakes people make when working out that can prevent weight loss. You’re Only Doing Cardio
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Pretty much every last one of us could use a stellar night’s sleep. Whether you’re stressed out at work, sore from your last workout, or dealing with chronic pain, stretching right before you climb into bed can provide you with some delicious beauty sleep. We talked to Francheska Martinez, stretch therapist and certified trainer, about
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Humans have been practicing intermittent fasting, or IF for short, since the start of time, but now it’s become an incredible tool in the fitness world! The beauty in intermittent fasting is that you can eat whatever your heart desires because it’s not meant to be a diet. It’s more of an eating pattern, if
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Ever glanced at your fitness tracker while weightlifting and wondered why it was completely off? Your device may be fantastic for tracking heart rate and cardio, but a common weakness found across wearables is the ability to detect strength-training exercises. That’s because Fitbit’s PurePulse technology and Apple’s similar heart sensor technology use LED lights to
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If you and your partner are ready to try anal sex, there’s a lot of pleasure to be had, but there are also potential risks that involve some planning and preparation before getting started. Safety is paramount with any type of sex. Sexually transmitted infections can be transmitted through anal intercourse just as they can
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As much as I like to tell diets to go f*ck themselves, I can also admit that a detox would probably do me good. The thought of ridding my body of the bad stuff and feeling noticeably healthier sounds amazing, but I’ve struggled to find a plan that didn’t intimidate me. I refuse to cut
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Mornings can be tough, especially for those of us who wake up at ridiculous hours. Just the thought of all the things you have to do for the day can be enough for you to hit snooze one more time and roll over. I’ve tried many things to make getting out of bed easier, from
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The common misconception that vegetarians don’t get enough vital nutrients from their plant-based diets couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only can you get enough protein to build muscle like an absolute boss while on a plant-based diet, but you can also get enough fat to put your body in a state of ketosis.
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It feels like no matter the time of year, someone is always having a get-together or party, which means celebrating with endless amounts of food and alcohol alike. Yes, this is one of the reasons parties are so much fun, let’s be real. But this can be quite the setback for anyone trying to maintain
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By now, you probably know that strength training is a necessity if you’re trying to lose weight. Just in case you needed one more reason to believe it, Autumn Calabrese, Beachbody Super Trainer and creator of 80-Day Obsession, confirms this to be true. “Muscle requires more fuel to function than fat does, so you want
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Maintaining a consistent workout routine can be challenging. Sometimes we give up when we don’t see results quickly enough; other times we just enjoy happy hour a little too much. Perhaps we just haven’t encountered the right kind of motivation. Maybe we haven’t paid close enough attention to all the gorgeous, fit men who frequent
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When it comes to Halle Berry’s workout routine, we cannot get enough. She’s shown us the various training modalities that she implements into her regimen, from boxing to meditation, and we’ve been dying to know what her favorite exercise is. POPSUGAR spoke to her trainer, Peter Thomas, and he revealed, “She really likes to do
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I was always athletic growing up, and even after I left graduate school and started working full-time, I maintained a pretty fit physique. But 2016 was a rough year for me, to say the least, and all the trauma and stress I experienced caught up to me. Before I knew it, I had gained more