Fitness

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Don’t be fooled into thinking you need a gym full of equipment to get a tough workout under your belt. All you really need is a jump rope and your own body to get a sweat on, as proved to us by celebrity trainer and fitness expert Amanda Kloots. She created an HIIT workout for
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If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a million times: sugar has no nutritional value, and consuming too much of it causes health problems like obesity and heart issues. But it’s the hardest thing to give up, especially if we’re accustomed to eating it on a daily basis. I would know, because I used
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I was nervous walking into my first self-defense class. I’m not a physical or aggressive person, and I felt outside of my element entering the martial arts studio where I’d enrolled. I had never seen martial artists in action, so the environment seemed utterly foreign to me. But I was trying to shake off an
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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the yoga props that are floating around. From blocks to blankets to bolsters, it’s hard to know what’s worth using — and how to even use them. As a yoga teacher who has been working on her flexibility for over 10 years, I’ve gone through my fair share
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Whether you’re ready to go Paleo, currently embrace the lifestyle, or just want to make some better snack choices, we’ve got your back! I took to Trader Joe’s aisles to scout out the best snacks that are Paleo-friendly and equally as tasty. These picks will keep your appetite at ease, your taste buds satisfied, and
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Even before we heard about Pippa Middleton scaling Sydney Harbour Bridge on her active honeymoon, we knew she was a sporty gal — but we didn’t realize quite how sporty until we started adding up the amount of physical challenges she’s undertaken over the past few years. And there are a lot — which means
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Eating clean is easy when you have a plan. Clean up your eating habits with our new meal plan and recipe app ($2.99)! You’ll be set for success with handy in-app shopping lists, two weeks of delicious recipes, and an easy-to-follow plan so you don’t have to stress about what to eat. The plan, created
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Giving up sugar for an addict like myself was one of the hardest things I ever had to do — and I’ve been through two natural childbirths! Yep, I am comparing not eating chocolate, cupcakes, and ice cream to pushing a 7-pound, 11-ounce baby out of my vagina. It was almost that painful, but after
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Ericka McConnell A couple of years ago, my doctor warned that my blood sugar levels had been consistently high for two consecutive years (one year is a possible anomaly, two years is a pattern). So high, she was worried that I was on the cusp of being prediabetic. I got
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Recently at a good friend’s dinner party, while using her bathroom I noticed a stool next to the toilet. Her kids were way past the small-kid stage of needing a step in order to clamber onto the potty seat, so I made a casual joke about her needing it after one too many glasses of
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If you’re looking to burn calories, lose body fat, and gain muscle, this 45-minute workout designed by fitness instructor John Kersbergen is all you need to maximize your gym time and effectively lose weight in the shortest amount of time. It combines cardio with strength-training moves, so aside from decreasing body fat, it also tones
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There are no excuses for skipping this 20-minute workout; it requires no equipment, so no matter where you are, you can fit in a sweat session. Quick and effective, today’s workout in our Better-Body Challenge mixes classic cardio moves with bodyweight strength-training exercises to burn calories and build muscle. Print the workout, but keep scrolling
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When I went to my first CrossFit class, I expected to hate every second of it. At the time, I was a dedicated yogi who had never really lifted weights before and absolutely hated running, so I thought it wouldn’t be right for me. But it didn’t take me long to fall in love. The
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For those of us who are addicted to group fitness or personal training, a good trainer is a vital part of our workout success. We rely on their expertise on our journey to better health. Sometimes a trainer may seem a little mystical or at least unrelatable to mere humans as we stumble our way
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When doctors told Sherrie Rhodes that she had breast cancer, the diagnosis came as a complete shock. The only thing different that this mom of three had noticed was her breast “dimpling.” However, until recently, she didn’t know that this could be a worrying symptom of breast cancer. Sherrie first spotted the puckering on her
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Come summertime, arms, abs, and legs get all the attention. One of the lesser-talked-about areas worth focusing on? Hello, shoulders. Sure, warmer weather is prime time for bikinis, but what about those sexy off-the-shoulder shirts, dresses, and tanks? Not only will sculpted shoulders give you an extra oomph of confidence come date night, but as
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It’s been a hotly debated topic for longer than some of us have been alive: is a cardio or strength-training workout better for weight loss? Let’s look at exactly what happens in your body when you do a cardio workout vs. a strength-training workout, all the way down to the smallest level: cells! We’ll explain
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What to know the one secret to losing weight? The secret is — get ready for it — there is no one thing that does it. It’s a lot of little things that add up to big results. And here are some ideas. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Benjamin Stone Follow the 80/20 rule, which
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If you follow anyone remotely trendy (in terms of wellness, health, fitness, etc.) on Instagram, you’ve seen collagen powder, a Vital Proteins canister, Bulletproof collagen coffee, or a collagen smoothie recipe of some sort. And if every time one of those images or stories has popped up on your phone screen you’ve said, “WTF,” then
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with emotional eating. It started when I was an angsty teenager who was bullied incessantly at school, but it continued well into my adult years. I’ve experienced many mornings when I wake up feeling immensely guilty for all the binge-eating I did the night before. This
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If you’re in the midst of embracing the Whole30 diet, you’re probably hating life because you miss food so much sick and tired of eating eggs for breakfast. But you want to fuel up on protein so you stay satisfied all morning long. Then grab your blender and whip up this Whole30-approved smoothie. The protein