Fitness

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If you’re constantly doing crunches to get a six-pack, you may be going about things the wrong way. Along with fat-burning cardio, the best way to lose belly fat is through these three diet changes. Eat These Proven to reduce abdominal fat, MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) should be a part of your daily diet, and
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Imagine yourself biting into a warm, chewy, delicious peanut butter cookie, all while nourishing your body with protein! These tasty baked morsels are made from vanilla protein powder instead of flour, and they’ve got a nutritional punch from chia seeds and probiotics. They’re dairy-free and gluten-free, but your taste buds will be none the wiser.
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We all strive to put ourselves in other people’s shoes, but it turns out a certain few are naturally gifted. Our friends at YourTango explain the science of empathy and empaths: people who can literally feel what is happening to others in their own bodies. Five scientific studies on the phenomenon of how empathy works.
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In high school, my gym teacher referred to push-ups with your knees on the floor as “girl push-ups.” WTH?! It’s up there with “you run like a girl” and utterly pisses me off. It sends the message that women aren’t strong enough to do traditional push-ups, and that’s absolutely NOT true. There are plenty of
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“Here’s me nursing my 19 month old son at ironman village this weekend,” Katrina Bolduc captioned a now-viral photo of herself breastfeeding on the popular Facebook page Breastfeeding Mama Talk. “This was my first full Ironman – 140.6 miles! I was nervous about nursing/pumping and worried about how my pump would get to and from
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If yogurt was one of things that was insanely hard for you to give up when you went dairy-free, Kite Hill came to the rescue with its Artisan Almond Milk yogurt. The brand is now launching a new product for yogurt-lovers — dairy-free yogurt tubes! Hitting stores this September, these 70-calorie fruity on-the-go snacks are
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Kettlebell fans love the heavy, round-shaped weights for a reason — kettlebell exercises combine cardio and strength training for a time-saving calorie burn. The amount of calories you can burn using kettlebells can be amazingly high: a study by the American Council on Exercise found that the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes
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If you’re looking for a cooling and caffeinated pick-me-up, look no further than this metabolism-boosting iced green tea. The addition of citrus increases the antioxidant levels of green tea while giving the drink a refreshing tang. Plus, this recipe is as easy to make as it is to sip.Related: The Healthy Agua Fresca You’ll Want
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Wearing running shoes to weight lift is dangerous, but many gym-goers still hit the weight racks entirely unawares. Besides, it can be confusing to find the right sneaker for the right activity — how do you choose the right shoe for pumping iron, and what are you supposed to look for? “When lifting, look for
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It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s one that requires our attention. Your poop tells you everything you need to know about your overall health, especially what’s going on in your digestive system. Although there’s not necessarily a one-poop-fits-all rule to live by, a standard healthy poop is sausage-like and “S”-shaped, and generally it should
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Don’t be fooled into thinking you need a gym full of equipment to get a tough workout under your belt. All you really need is a jump rope and your own body to get a sweat on, as proved to us by celebrity trainer and fitness expert Amanda Kloots. She created an HIIT workout for
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If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a million times: sugar has no nutritional value, and consuming too much of it causes health problems like obesity and heart issues. But it’s the hardest thing to give up, especially if we’re accustomed to eating it on a daily basis. I would know, because I used
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I was nervous walking into my first self-defense class. I’m not a physical or aggressive person, and I felt outside of my element entering the martial arts studio where I’d enrolled. I had never seen martial artists in action, so the environment seemed utterly foreign to me. But I was trying to shake off an
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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the yoga props that are floating around. From blocks to blankets to bolsters, it’s hard to know what’s worth using — and how to even use them. As a yoga teacher who has been working on her flexibility for over 10 years, I’ve gone through my fair share
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Whether you’re ready to go Paleo, currently embrace the lifestyle, or just want to make some better snack choices, we’ve got your back! I took to Trader Joe’s aisles to scout out the best snacks that are Paleo-friendly and equally as tasty. These picks will keep your appetite at ease, your taste buds satisfied, and
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Even before we heard about Pippa Middleton scaling Sydney Harbour Bridge on her active honeymoon, we knew she was a sporty gal — but we didn’t realize quite how sporty until we started adding up the amount of physical challenges she’s undertaken over the past few years. And there are a lot — which means
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Eating clean is easy when you have a plan. Clean up your eating habits with our new meal plan and recipe app ($2.99)! You’ll be set for success with handy in-app shopping lists, two weeks of delicious recipes, and an easy-to-follow plan so you don’t have to stress about what to eat. The plan, created
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Giving up sugar for an addict like myself was one of the hardest things I ever had to do — and I’ve been through two natural childbirths! Yep, I am comparing not eating chocolate, cupcakes, and ice cream to pushing a 7-pound, 11-ounce baby out of my vagina. It was almost that painful, but after
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Ericka McConnell A couple of years ago, my doctor warned that my blood sugar levels had been consistently high for two consecutive years (one year is a possible anomaly, two years is a pattern). So high, she was worried that I was on the cusp of being prediabetic. I got
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Recently at a good friend’s dinner party, while using her bathroom I noticed a stool next to the toilet. Her kids were way past the small-kid stage of needing a step in order to clamber onto the potty seat, so I made a casual joke about her needing it after one too many glasses of