Fitness

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When it comes to learning how to use your core, nothing beats going back to basics with the bird dog. This simple exercise, also known as quadruped, is a staple in every physical therapist’s and personal trainer’s tool bag for teaching core stability by engaging the abdominals and back muscles simultaneously. It’s easier to feel
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Did you know you can use the first meal of the day as a tool to lose weight? Want to know how? We’ve enlisted the expertise of two nutritionists — Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C&J Nutrition — to share the perfect equation for how to make a scrumptious and satisfying breakfast
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Strange things sometimes happen when you’re on your period. It’s just part of the game. Every once in a while we may encounter something that throws us off and makes us wonder if the world is coming to an end. Like your tampon getting stuck, for example. It sounds absolutely horrifying and semi-sci-fi, but according
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We catch a glimpse here and there of Victoria’s Secret models working out. Usually they’re boxing or doing yoga, but we wanted to know more about their daily routine. POPSUGAR spoke with celebrity trainer Michael Blauner, who has worked with quite a few VS Angels before, and he shared some behind-the-scenes nuggets of knowledge that
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Using Paleo-friendly ingredients, our friends at PaleoHacks created a gluten-free slow-cooker soup. Made with just eight ingredients, this Crockpot Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup is one meal you’ll want to make again and again! Packed with anti-inflammatory cauliflower, carrots and celery, this recipe is a delicious way to add more veggies to your diet. The
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Fitness enthusiasts, workout warriors, and professional athletes alike: we all put on sports attire to train. We grab our yoga pants, pull on our sports bras, find the perfect tank, and lace up our running shoes. Finally, your phone gets the gear it needs, too. The Under Armour Protect Series is a full suite of
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If you’re trying to ditch the prescriptions and over-the-counter pills in lieu of something all natural, we have a product you’re going to want to check out ASAP. You already know that turmeric has been used for centuries as a natural anti-inflammatory that can outshine familiar drugs like ibuprofen. So what happens when you combine
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Bloating can be more than annoying — it can be painful and sometimes even coupled with uncomfortable digestive issues. While there are things you can do to prevent bloating, the tips can feel a little aimless if you don’t know why you’re bloating. Let’s take a beat to assess the causes and culprits of bloating
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Looking to drop a few pounds? Well, eating more salad in general is a great idea, as salad is packed with greens and fiber to keep you full and regular. And, there are tons of perks to eating more fiber, to note, anyway. However, it’s not a free-for-all when you’re choosing those toppings. There are
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When I first started lifting weights a couple years ago, I would’ve laughed if you told me it was about to become my favorite form of exercise. I had always associated weightlifting with big, bulky dudes who were so inflexible they couldn’t touch their toes, but I quickly learned how rewarding (and fun) it was,
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Baking calms the mind and feeds the soul, but all that buttery goodness can pack on the pounds. If you’re looking to make healthier baked goods, omitting some or all of the butter from your favorite recipes can greatly reduce the calories, fat, and cholesterol. There are countless ways to replace eggs in recipes, and
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It’s pumpkin spice everything season, and if you follow a Paleo diet, it’s pretty depressing. There are no Starbucks drinks to be had because that PSL syrup contains dairy. And the pumpkin Halo Top flavor that everyone around you is obsessing over? Nope. But thanks to Birch Benders and its amazing line of pancake and
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Perhaps you’ve got a lot of runners in your life . . . or there’s just one special one . . . or perhaps you’re a runner yourself and forwarding this to everyone you know in hopes of obtaining every item on this list (we’re not judging, we’re probably doing the same thing, honestly). Whatever
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Brussels sprouts are one of the most crowd-pleasing sides during the holidays, but one recipe from The New York Times has people talking — and not in a good way. The Times published a recipe for Brussels Sprouts Sliders, which you might at first envision as traditional burger sliders with roasted or shredded brussels sprouts
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Make-ahead foods are one of the keys to eating a healthier diet and taking the stress out of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to packed lunches, sandwiches are one of the best make-ahead options you could go for, but if you aren’t careful they can get unexpectedly calorific. Read on for three simple
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Let me first start off by saying I love my body: every curve, every dimple, and every roll on my belly. Yes, that’s right. I’m a fitness editor and I have belly fat. I eat mostly clean, I work out five days a week, and yet I am not sporting anywhere close to a six-pack
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You’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet by now. Maybe you’ve even tried a few keto recipes. I mean, everything should be bacon-wrapped and topped with avocado, right? I never recommend jumping into a diet without understanding the ins and outs — you need to know what a diet is all about before you can
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You’re feeling pretty proud of yourself, strolling into work, carrying your new Bistro Bento with a lunch you packed from home — take that, crazy calorie counts at cafes! But wait — your lunchbox is filled with an 800-calorie serving of homemade mac and cheese. Yikes! While bringing lunch from home can be healthier than
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Not a fish fan but you know you should be getting your omega-3s? Look to the amazing flaxseed in order to get your daily recommended amount of 1.1 grams. When perusing the aisles of your grocery store, you’ll see they come in two forms — whole and ground. Is one more beneficial than the other?
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Two of the biggest trends on the rise: the ketogenic diet and CBD. What happens when you add both to your lifestyle at once? According to Jason Genet, life-changing magic. Jason: Before As a disabled vet with liver disease, Jason has suffered from a lot of pain, and as he told POPSUGAR, “CBD is the
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I’ve been following the 16:8 intermittent fasting (IF) plan for over seven months now, which means I don’t eat for 16 hours a day and only eat during the other eight hours. I find a lot of inspiration and information from watching YouTube videos on IF. Recently, I’d been seeing a lot about the Warrior
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You’ve overstayed your welcome, belly fat. If you’ve been running consistently but still, you look down and can pinch an inch (or several) from your middle, it’s time to kick that gut to the curb. Crunches aren’t the answer, so change things up by adding high-intensity intervals to your routine. We recommend doing this 45-minute