Fitness

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Ever plan to go to the gym and stop dead in your tracks because you just don’t know what to do? Maybe your goals are too broad? Maybe you’re expecting too much? How can you really lose weight, gain lean muscle, and build your dream body with just one simple workout plan that doesn’t require
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When I started making smoothies instead of eating an enormous bowl of cereal for breakfast, it was the change I needed to start losing weight. But one ingredient in particular was the real game changer. Liquid meals can feel less filling than you need them to be. In order to make a liquid meal that
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As a trainer, I’ve taught hundreds of classes. And I’ve attended several times that amount. After all those hours logged in studios, gyms, and rooms of all shapes and sizes, I’ve seen a lot of good working out. And a lot of mistakes. Many times, these mistakes aren’t conscious ones. And many are form-based and
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Whether it’s aches and pains, stiffness, headaches, indigestion, stomachaches, yeast imbalances, viruses, low energy, weight gain, or free-radical damage, it often goes back to two things: acidity and inflammation. To understand how acidity plays a role in producing bodily inflammation, you first have to understand pH, or the measure of a solution’s acidity or alkalinity
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I was feeling proud of being so prepared, making five mason jar salads on Sunday, but as soon as I finished my last forkful of veggies at lunch on Monday, I was starving an hour later. Then I’d end up eating a huge snack that was as big as a second lunch. No wonder I
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Beans may be known mostly for their unpleasant odiferous side effect when eaten, but beans are actually nutritious little gems. If you follow these tips, you can eat beans without the bloat, which means you can reap these weight-loss benefits. Here are three reasons to plate-up with beans. Hello, Fiber! While the fiber content of
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If “chafing” and “bouncing” are part of your day-to-day running vocabulary, it’s time to upgrade your sports bra. Sports bras are generally designed to last less than one year, and since running is a high-impact sport, investing in the right sports bra designed specifically for running can leave you feeling supported, dry, and chafe-free at
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This 45-minute workout is one of our hardest, but Equinox Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard‘s infectious energy will inspire you to push past your limits. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high-intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and 10 seconds of rest in four-minute rounds. You don’t need any
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The secret to dropping pounds, reducing your risk of heart disease, and feeling better overall may just be filling your plate with fats. While eating more fat doesn’t mean drowning your veggies in butter, it does mean focusing on two types of “good” fats: MUFAs, or monounsaturated fats, and PUFAs (polyunsaturated fats), which include omega-3
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Post-workout sweets cravings? We picked up this all-natural, whole foods, superdelicious snack recipe from Emily Skye, one of our favorite trainers! It uses natural maple for sweetness, almonds and peanut butter for protein, and cacao to give it that chocolaty, magnesium-packed kick that’s great for recovery (the BCAAs in peanut butter will help with that,
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Before trainer Kit Rich became a Pilates instructor to the stars (and healthy-lifestyle ambassador for brands like Lucy), she was just a woman trying yet another crazy, extreme, or unhealthy diet in order to lose weight. “I tried everything,” she told POPSUGAR, adding that she also suffered from eating disorders and body dysmorphia. “I was
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I’ll admit it: I’ve used silly excuses like rug burn or a mild headache to get out of attending workout classes. Admittedly, when it comes to fitness, I have very little motivation to actually work out and all sorts of motivation to create excuses for myself — but after discovering Brazilian travel, fitness, and lifestyle
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There are many reasons to love Nike’s Air VaporMax sneakers, but the newest chrome blush colorway ($190) will surely make every runner’s heart race. The rose-gold-like hue and chrome-colored Swoosh make this beloved shoe a standout on any race track. The gorgeous design isn’t the best part about it, though. The lightweight sole provides runners
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“NO! You’re supposed to feel ASHAMED,” says the devil in this hilarious spoof from our favorite healthy ice cream brand, Halo Top. Feeling guilty over polishing off a pint of ice cream is pretty normal (don’t beat yourself up, though!), but with Halo Top, you’re eating a low-calorie, high-protein treat that doesn’t taste “healthy” .
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If you look at the ingredients on a package of gummy bears — even organic ones — you’ll see expected things like corn or brown rice syrup and sugar. But you’ll also see something called gelatin. Seems innocent enough, but its source might surprise you. Gelatin is a yellowish, odorless, and nearly tasteless substance that
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This squat challenge will make you fitter, stronger, and sporting the best butt of your life! Are you ready to get your rep on? This 30-day challenge is going to help you build up to being able to do 100 squats in one workout. Don’t think it’s possible? It is, and after the burn and
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If you are looking to burn major calories in record time, Tabata is for you! A type of high-intensity interval training, it’s known for the powerful effect it can have on raising the body’s resting metabolism. These Tabata workouts will give you a taste of its intensity while also working to build muscle and get
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You may have noticed across Instagram several women are talking about their increased caloric intake, claiming they’re eating more (a lot more) but looking lean, toned, svelte, and strong. HOW. Quick answer? They’re strength training. Weightlifting. Trading tons of cardio for dumbbells and kettlebells and barbells. Here’s how it works. Strength training builds muscles; the
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Are you ready to get cut? Then we have an epic hour-long cardio-boxing workout for you. Christa DiPaolo, creator of The Cut by Equinox, will lead you through her 60-minute signature workout that mixes high-intensity conditioning, boxing, kick-boxing, and bodyweight strength-training moves. If you are new to working out, we offer modifications for every move,
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Watch the dude in the background… These two ladies practicing some AcroYoga thought it would be fun to set up a camera to videotape their upside-down tricks. From a backbend to a headstand, we’re pretty wowed by their strength and balance, but wait — what’s that guy doing in the background?! Against a tree?! Um