Fitness

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Sometimes the trick to getting healthier and losing weight starts in very small ways; even the tiniest of changes in your habits can lead to drastic success. Author Matthew Kelly once said, “If a plane from London to New York changes its direction just five degrees south, it will end up in Venezuela.” Keep that
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Trying to cut coffee out of your morning? A cup of hot water with fresh lemon juice is an ideal alternative that many nutritionists drink every day — and it’s not just because of its tangy flavor! Here are four compelling reasons to make this quick concoction part of your morning ritual. It helps you
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We recently had a casual conversation with Brooke Barnett — a woman we interviewed last year who lost over 100 pounds — about eating habits, healthy tips, and wellness philosophies, and she dropped a little knowledge on us. Apparently, there are two groups of people: moderators and abstainers. According to Brooke, determining which one she
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Feeling forgetful while you’re on your period is a real, physiological thing. The combo of mental fog, hormonal fluctuations, and impacted sleep leaves you feeling not quite like yourself right around that time of month. But you shouldn’t feel embarrassed or frustrated! So many women go through this — we’re truly all in this together
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Weight-loss success happens when you truly love to live a healthy lifestyle, as Cynthia Ortega found out. Here, she tells Zumba’s lifestyle blog, Zlife, about her struggles with weight and how she finally found what works — and lost 230 pounds! Cynthia: Before Born and raised in Houston, Cynthia Ortega used to look in the
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It’s natural to be curious about what fitness professionals eat on a daily basis. Their bodies need to be in tip-top shape, which means they rely on a healthy diet and regular exercise. Keon Saghari, professional dancer, choreographer, and yoga instructor, spends the majority of her day moving her body, so she needs food to
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This may seem like a silly question, but it’s one we’ve all pondered at least a few times along our weight-loss journeys. Where does the fat go when we lose weight? Do the fat cells burst and flush out? Do we expel it during bathroom breaks? Do little fairies fly in at night and swipe
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Don’t let your guard down — cold season is still in full effect. The combination of Winter’s dry air, a turned-up thermostat, and closed windows can wreak havoc on your respiratory system. The best way to combat dry air and reduce your susceptibility to infection is to invest in a humidifier. If you’ve suffered through
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When you’re on a mission to lose weight, what you choose to eat needs to line up with your goals. However, according to Break the Weight founder and health coach Ricki Friedman, how and when you eat is just as crucial. If you tend to eat light all day and chow down on a large
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It’s not just for preschoolers! Snack time is important for adults, too, because it can satiate hunger between meals to prevent overeating and help you lose weight. Snacks can also be a way to get valuable nutrients you’re missing from meals alone. But not all snacks are good ones. We’ve enlisted the expertise of two
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If you currently have a bottle of apple cider vinegar on your counter, start making the most of its weight-loss and immunity-boosting powers with this simple ACV and honey drink. It’s inspired by the Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar Drink you see on supermarket shelves, and you’ll be incredibly surprised how easy it is to re-create
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One day I’m gonna tell my kids the story about how I ran two marathons in two different countries in one week, and (hopefully) they’ll think I’m a badass. In life, we go through a lot of major milestones worth celebrating. For me, graduating college was pretty epic. So was landing my first NY big-girl
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Weight Watchers is truly the healthy-living program that not only works for weight loss but also helps people keep the weight off. Just ask Bri DeMattia, who joined Weight Watchers in January 2015; by May 2016 she had lost a whopping 99.2 pounds. Even better, she’s stuck with Weight Watchers’ maintenance plan and kept her
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If this is the year you’ve committed to finally losing weight and getting in shape, we asked trainer Autumn Calabrese, creator of the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme fitness and nutrition programs, to share what she thinks is the number one way to finally reach your weight-loss goals. “The number one thing
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During a recent trip to London, I sat down with the very engaging Desirèe Henry, Olympic medalist and Adidas athlete. When we spoke, the English sprinter was only days away from winning silver in the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the World Championships, adding yet another medal to her already growing collection. Based on our conversation,
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If you’re anything like me, the only time protein powder comes in handy is when you’re making a smoothie. Although this is the most reliable way to get the most out of your protein powder, you’re not unleashing its full power unless you’re utilizing it in other ways in the kitchen. Protein is one of
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The health benefits of tea are vast, including soothing an upset stomach or helping to ease congestion. And while we’ve heard that matcha or peppermint tea are good teas to try if you’re looking to lose weight, there’s another tea out there that can help as well: white tea. While chatting with Bernadine Tay, global
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If you’ve always wanted to try CrossFit but aren’t ready to commit to joining a box, try this workout from CrossFit coach and competitor Dani Horan of Champlain Valley CrossFit. All you’ll need is a jump rope and under 10 minutes to get your heart pumping and work your upper and lower body. It may
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Forty-two-year-old Ellie Carter from St. Paul, MO, went through the devastating loss of her father at the same time she was diagnosed with her own serious medical issues — it was the perfect storm for gaining weight. Ellie: Before She fought through her medical setbacks with the help of Gold’s Gym’s challenges, and now she’s
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Get the printable version of this seven-minute HIIT workout here! When it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), the pros definitely outweigh the cons. While it may feel unpleasant to push your body to go faster and harder for that short time period, the rewards are worth it: HIIT helps you blast more belly fat,