Fitness

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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
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Gal Gadot may play a badass superhero in Wonder Woman, but what most people don’t realize is that Gal, 32, is somewhat of a superhero in real life as well. She’s pretty much done it all. She’s been a basketball player and a hip-hop dancer; she was even crowned Miss Israel in 2004. That’s not
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If you’re confused about what a “healthy weight” really means, you’re not alone. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, two out of three Americans are considered to be overweight or obese, but only half of those people actually think they have a weight problem. In fact, the gap between how
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The keto diet — more than just being about butter and bacon — is the new way to eat that everyone is talking about lately. While traditionally used for medical purposes (like in cases of epilepsy), people are recognizing the serious weight-loss benefits and are hopping on board. When you go keto, you’ll aim to
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The keto diet is still hotly contested, but clinical nutritionist Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNC chalks a lot of that up to one giant misconception: “It’s not just butter and bacon.” Though it is a very high-fat diet (up to 80 percent of your calories come from fat!), Dr. Axe noted that most people
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We’re all about owning your breasts and body, no matter the size, but if you’d love to see more cleavage on yourself, there are some short-term tricks to having a perkier chest. 1. Working Out Your Chest Wall You might be thinking, “Oww!” while you work out, but you’ll be thinking, “Wow!” in no time
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Why do we love circuit workouts? It’s simple: they torch calories while building muscle. So we created this efficient full-body circuit that combines several exercises to work multiple body parts at once. And since you can easily do this workout in the comfort of your living room, it’s excuse-proof, too. It takes about 20 minutes!
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Got cramps? You’re not alone. Many women suffer from severe menstrual pain (known as dysmenorrhea) with sharp, throbbing, burning, or nauseating cramps in their lower abdomen and back. The cramps may come right before you get your period or during, but thankfully they go away when your period is over. These crippling, can’t-get-through-your-normal-day kind of
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The countdown to the Winter Olympics has officially begun, and one sport that I’m eagerly awaiting watching is figure skating. Aside from the lavish costumes and the pulsing music, there’s nothing like watching figure skaters twist and turn on the ice. One competitor to keep an eye out for is Adam Rippon, who was an
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If you’re looking to eat clean, you’ve likely been told that quinoa is as healthy as it gets. This small but mighty seed that is an anomaly in the plant world since it is high in protein contains all the essential amino acids and even provides some omega-3 fatty acids. Still, it seems no one
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Repeat after me: no penetrative sex 24 hours before a pap smear! It seems like a pretty intense rule, but there’s a serious reason we should pay attention, and it can have serious implications for our health. “You don’t want [sperm] hanging around making it difficult for your OB/GYN to interpret the results. Maybe schedule
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Gone are the days when you have to go to an IRL fitness class to get the same workout, and a new app called Studio is perfect for runners. The app allows you to get a boutique-style treadmill class with an instructor’s audio-based directions plus a playlist, all while remaining on your own treadmill, whether