Fitness

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It’s no secret that Kayla Itsines has the ability to transform women’s bodies. The BBG (Bikini Body Guide) program exploded in the fitness world and catapulted Itsines into international stardom (and Instagram fame). The PDF guides have been out for years, so when the SWEAT app launched (it encompasses BBG in addition to other workout
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Never run again — lift more instead! Can getting fit really be that simple? We asked Sarah Chadwell, NASM certified personal trainer and natural bodybuilder, just how you could skip running and still look like a gym goddess. She told POPSUGAR that there are more effective training practices to burn fat and build strength. “You
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If you suffer from stomach issues, then you already know the larger effect this can have on your day-to-day well-being. And whether it be constipation, IBS, or poor digestion, probiotics can help. The good-for-you bacteria help to protect the body from bad bacteria that may be to blame for the stomach issues plaguing you. Get
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Somewhere around the first of your three-miler, it hits. You’re bored. Or maybe you’re hungry. Actually, you have a cramp. Whatever it is, the ugh thoughts start poking in. You begin to wonder if it’s possible to continue on or if your time is better spent turning right back around for a rain check with
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You’ve tried everything, but this time it is going to be different. You’re finally getting down to business and losing the weight you’ve gained, whether it was from too many slices of pizza and beer in college, stubborn pregnancy weight, or that “food baby” you’ve been growing with pints of ice cream. You’ve had enough,
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Yes! You can hand out healthy treats on Halloween without disappointing the neighborhood kids. Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, shares her top seven picks — including candy! Halloween is right around the corner, and talk about fright . . . I’m having a full-on panic attack about the holiday this year. Here’s
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Just one look at the list of ingredients in conventional candy corn is enough to make you shriek. Who knew there were so many different words for sugar? But we’ll admit that those cute kernels, with an enticing trio of colors and honey-sweet flavor, can be difficult to completely abstain from during the Halloween season.
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Before going back to your co-worker’s stash for another fun-size Snickers or inhaling half the goodies your kiddo brings home from trick-or-treating, you need to know that even though Halloween candy is small, it still contains calories. Shocker, I know! But really. Knowing the amount of calories doesn’t really mean a whole lot, but this
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Emotional. Raw. Transformative. Spiritual. The Class by Taryn Toomey is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. But when you’ve never tried The Class, and the only information you’re getting feels decidedly abstract (and not at all like fitness), how do you know what to expect? What are you getting yourself into? How do you know if
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You’re welcoming cooler, Fall weather with open arms because you’re obsessed with pumpkin-spice-everything, and you love curling up on the couch under a blanket with a cup of hot cider. We’re right there with you. Only we’re in the kitchen, with our third apple crisp of the season baking in the oven. It’s easy to
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Like all good fitness challenges, it started with an Instagram post. My friend Julie, a bona fide badass and stand-up paddleboard champion, declared she was going to attempt 50 burpees every day for 30 days, inspired by a runner who noticed a huge improvement in her overall fitness after completing a similar challenge. “Who’s in
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Camila Mendes is ready to end the negative stigmas associated with eating disorders. The 23-year-old Riverdale star announced on Instagram that she’s partnering up with Project HEAL — a nonprofit organization that helps people suffering with eating disorders pay for their treatment — to raise awareness about “serious mental illnesses.” Mendes also revealed that the
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Looking to sip your way to some serious health benefits? Not only is tea a great way to improve your overall health, but it has some powerful weight loss boosting capabilities as well. We consulted with some tea experts — Billy Dietz, tea specialist at DAVIDsTEA and Kristina Richens, certified tea expert and Minister of
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There’s no absolute answer for how many grams of protein a woman should get each day — it depends on your weight, your activity level, and whether or not you’re pregnant. But with a little elementary-school math, there’s an easy way to calculate the number of protein grams that’s right for you. Take your weight
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Every weight-loss story is unique, and Christine Carter’s is definitely a special one. She was once 275 pounds, but in 2014, her life changed when she decided to have gastric bypass surgery. The following year, she had a tummy tuck for her excess skin and decided to get breast implants. While it may sound like
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If you hear the words “meal plan” and your ears perk up, you already know about the amazing benefits. Planning your meals and snacks ahead of time ensures that you’ll have healthy, perfectly portioned food waiting for you, so it’s key if you’re trying to lose weight. It also diminishes the stress of figuring out
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People always seem surprised when I tell them I get high before I work out, which is totally understandable — there’s a huge misconception that smoking cannabis makes you lazy. That stigma can be true for some strains, but smoking the right type of weed can actually enhance your workouts (and many other activities). I’ve
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There are many things we do to try to detect breast cancer early on, whether we’re consistently doing self-checks while standing in the shower or visiting the doctor regularly, but one woman is revealing a simple tactic she used and is hoping it will save lives the same way it did hers. Hayley Browning is
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As if pimples, emotional outbursts, cramps, exhaustion, and feeling bloated aren’t enough, the PMS demons have to throw uncomfortable back pain your way too. Lower back pain during your period, or primary dysmenorrhea, is caused by contractions in the uterus. Every month your body builds up a thick uterine lining (called endometrium) in preparation for
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Sweat dripped down my face as Beyoncé blared overhead. My cadence was off-beat. As my cheeks grew red, I lost my words, looking out in front of me to an empty room. Then it happened: I broke down. Overcome with emotion, I began to wonder if I’d ever be able to get this whole Spin
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Tight hips and a tight lower back are common complaints among runners and bikers, so here’s a relaxing stretch that will stretch both. It’s similar to Half Happy Baby, but with this variation, both knees are bent at the same time. Sanskrit Name: Ananda BalasanaEnglish Translation: Happy Baby PoseAlso Called: Dead Bug Begin lying flat
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High-protein, low-carb meals are a smart thing to aim for when you’re trying to lose weight. But if you don’t eat meat or dairy, or you can’t stomach another piece of grilled chicken for the millionth time, here’s an easy and delicious vegan recipe. Made with just four main ingredients — tofu, cauliflower, broccoli, and