Fitness

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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
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The keto diet — as many of you know — is a high-fat, low-carb diet that switches your body’s fuel source from glucose to ketones (essentially, from carbs to fat) and has the ability to help certain medical conditions and aid in weight-loss breakthroughs. Trying keto yourself? You may find that while you love the
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Don’t worry, Selena Gomez is a sucker for salty foods too. In a behind-the-scenes video from her shoot for Puma’s En Pointe collection, Selena sports the gorgeous ballet-inspired activewear while dishing on her personal preferences. She’s a salty-over-sweet person, she says, and when it comes to the everyday must haves in her purse, she doesn’t
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Figure skating is one of the sports many of us love to binge-watch during the Winter Olympics, and in 2018, there’s one male figure skater you’ll want to keep your eye on. Nathan Chen won gold at the 2017 Nationals and has also won the Four Continents Championship. He’s scheduled to compete for gold in
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Lea Michele is no stranger to fitness: she loves posting on social media about her outdoor adventures, Instagrams her sweaty workout sessions, and shows off the results of her hard work in sexy swimsuits. But the secret to Lea’s toned body and healthy lifestyle isn’t just a love of fitness — she prioritizes wellness from
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Coffee is one of the top-consumed beverages worldwide, and according to Statista, there’s almost 5.2 billion dollars’ worth of coffee sold just in the United States! But what we all want to know is can coffee help you lose weight? As a trainer and Pilates instructor with over a decade of experience helping clients shed
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You’re not sure which is worse — your tight hips or your sore lower back. They’re all connected, so you want to focus on stretching them both to get relief from tightness and pain. Butterfly is a common yoga pose that targets both these areas, and if you’ve never done it against a wall, get
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Making major lifestyle changes is always a tough feat to accomplish. Whether you’re adopting a brand new diet, trying to get eight hours of sleep a night, or giving up alcohol for the first time, shifting to a brand new habit is far from easy. The same goes for losing weight. When you’re trying to
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Our culture tends to champion men who unapologetically pursue sex, but we’re typically less comfortable with women going out of the way to quell their libidinous desires. As a result, many people — including some mental health professionals — are quick to draw a line (and become incredibly judgmental) about female promiscuity, even though women
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Americans’ waistlines are expanding at an alarming rate! Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite for Health, has five research-proven ways to trim inches from your middle. Women’s waistlines have increased a whopping 1.5 inches in just over a decade, according to recent research published in JAMA. What’s more, waistlines of women in their 40s
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If frequent bloating makes you feel like a transformer (but not in like the cool way from the movies), then it’s time to take a peek at your diet. What are you eating? While there are several causes of bloating (and some have nothing to do with food!), the most common culprits are, in fact,
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No matter how knowledgeable you are about fitness, you’re still susceptible to finding yourself stuck in an exercise rut. After training on my own for a long period of time, I noticed my post-leg day aches and pains slowly diminish. When adding weights and adjusting my reps didn’t help, I felt completely discouraged and started
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Uses for coconut oil are popping up everywhere these days, like in the kitchen for high-heat searing but also as a beauty aid for smoothing split ends. Hey, why not? Just one whiff of the stuff whisks you away to a tropical beach — piña colada in hand. But why on earth would anyone want
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You know, truth be told, 2017 left me pretty bummed. From Muslim bans to Colin Kaepernick being shut out of the NFL to everyone just figuring out that men don’t know how to behave around women, last year was rough. On top of that, Mother Nature was pretty upset too. Devastating hurricanes, mudslides, and earthquakes