Fitness

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I’ve struggled with lactose intolerance for most of my adult years. As much as I loved eating grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream as a kid, I couldn’t keep that up after I entered my 20s because the consequences weren’t pretty. When I switched over to the vegan diet, I experienced so many positive benefits
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Knowing that a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup takes 734 jumping jacks to burn off may not really phase you, or prevent you from reaching for another. But maybe knowing that those little fun-size treats really do a number on your dental health might make you think twice. Dr. Holly Halliday, a periodontist, and Dr. Gabriel
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for so many reasons. But you need to make sure that you’re doing it right. If you’re trying to maintain or lose weight, here are some things to consider when enjoying your first meal of the day. Eat It Soon Studies have found that eating breakfast
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You don’t have to admit it out loud, but you might find that you take more frequent trips to the bathroom when you’re on your period. For some reason, it seems like our digestive system gets thrown a little out of whack every time we menstruate. Which means you probably poop way more often than
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Listen, not everyone is a morning person, but there are some things you can do to improve the quality of your sleep so you can condition yourself to get up earlier, feeling more refreshed and rejuvenated than ever. Martin Rawls-Meehan, CEO of sleep technology company Reverie, shared some insight on how to get better sleep
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This booty-shaping workout involves 10 of the best basic yet effective butt-blasting moves. Some involve dumbbells to add resistance, while others are plyometric moves to get your heart rate up. All are designed to build and tone your glutes, so get ready to feel a major booty burn. What you need: A set of medium-weight
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We’re always looking to joja on Instagram — aka Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes — for all sorts of fitness and health inspiration. Josephine and Jasmine are Victoria’s Secret models who love to share workout tips on their shared social media account, and we’re always learning a thing or two from them. This past weekend,
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Sometimes, those fries are calling your name and you can’t say no — but the bloated feeling you get from the sodium overload isn’t fun. The next time you feel like you’ve overdone it on the weekend, get rid of the bloat with these tips that flush out salt from your body. Drink up: The
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The seasonal pumpkin scones and cinnamon-baked everything are hard to resist as you line up for your daily cup, but with these healthier quinoa pumpkin muffins, it’s easy to say no to the pastry display. These dense vegan muffins go perfectly with any healthy Fall coffee drink, while saving you hundreds of calories to boot.
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Let’s talk about lower belly fat. It’s OK. Really. Let it out. While it is impossible to spot-reduce a certain area of the body, adding muscle and exercising can be very effective in reducing overall body fat — especially in the lower belly. The more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn naturally,
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You’ve been taking shots of apple cider vinegar (ACV), adding it to your morning glass of water, or making ACV smoothies because you heard it helps with weight loss. But does it really have that much of an impact on the scale? POPSUGAR asked certified dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, RD, CD, of Whole Health Nutrition,
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We’ve all been there: out of breath, over it, and ready to throw in our gym towels and never look back. Oftentimes this happens because we’re not seeing progress with our workouts, at least not the kind we were expecting. What gives? To get to the bottom of what’s stalling our progress, we turned to
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Have you gotten your flu shot this year? The time is nigh to vaccinate yourself and prevent a miserable, painful bout of influenza for you, your loved ones, your colleagues, your neighbors, and even people you don’t like that much. Please don’t spread the flu. Dr. Stephanie Long, a physician at One Medical, explains who
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It burns, itches, and produces a disturbingly cottage cheese-like discharge. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had it. In fact, roughly half of women have been diagnosed with at least one yeast infection before the age of 25. Vulvovaginal candidiasis, as doctors call it, is caused by a vaginal overgrowth of a fungus known as
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While the terms “TIU” and “accountability partner” might not be a part of your vocabulary just yet, they were some of Kara Hamill‘s crucial secrets to success; the Canadian mom of two lost 30 pounds in just four months, and she’s feeling healthier than ever. Kara: Before The Tone It Up program (TIU) introduced Kara
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If Snickers are your favorite fun-sized Halloween treat, but you could do without the hydrogenated oils and refined sugar, whip up this version that’s made with a handful of ingredients and is vegan, too. Soft, chewy, with the perfect peanut crunch, these really do satisfy. A real Snickers fun-size bar is about 80 calories, and
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Bye-bye, bikinis, and hello, cuddly sweaters! Pumpkin bread has been a longtime favorite for Fall baking, and this recipe is made healthy by using the goodness of oats, which adds a nutritious punch of fiber and an interesting, chewy texture, making this pumpkin bread slightly denser and more filling than the usual loaf. Use boxed
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Update: It appears from checking Target.com and from a report on The Cannabist that CW Hemp products have been pulled down from the site. POPSUGAR has reached out to CW Hemp for comment. The Cannabist shared a statement from Target: “We started carrying Charlotte’s Web hemp extract items last week on Target.com. After further review,
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The internet lost its mind yesterday upon hearing the news that Trader Joe’s now offers a frozen cauliflower pizza crust. Discovered by a few lucky shoppers over Mother’s Day weekend, it’s everything that dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-carb dreams are made from. We were lucky to find a cauliflower crust at our local TJs (trust us,
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Tofu is usually the first food people experiment with when they switch to a more plant-based diet. Tofu is pretty easy to cook with because it has such a bland flavor, but tempeh is another soy product that shouldn’t be forgotten! Made by fermenting cooked soybeans, it’s less processed than tofu and offers more protein
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Burpees aren’t fun — we know this. But they work the entire body, and that’s one of the reasons CrossFit coach and competitor Dani Horan of Champlain Valley CrossFit is suggesting this simple yet grueling workout. The Workout: Complete 100 burpees as quickly as you can. Here’s how to do a basic burpee: From standing,
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We’ve all experienced the less-than-desirable side effects of menstruating — bloating, irritability, sore breasts, and, everybody’s favorite, cramps. The majority of those who menstruate have faced these PMS symptoms time and time again. We’ve become accustomed to them, which can sometimes make it hard for us to decipher which side effects are normal and which
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If you’re trying to lose weight, limiting refined white sugar is a step in the right direction: one cup contains 774 calories and 200 grams of sugar. But when you’re craving a chocolate chip cookie, you want it to taste like Grandma’s — not like a dull, tasteless cracker. There are many all-natural sugar substitutes,