Fitness

Besides the fact that you’d literally die without it, there are many, MANY imperative reasons to drink water frequently, every single day. It starts out pretty mild — you might feel thirsty and have a dry mouth. But the long-term effects of not drinking enough water not only have an effect on your weight (in
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Image Source: Getty / Kena Betancur If you’ve taken a scroll through Instagram lately, you’ve probably seen your favorite celebrities at Dogpound — the cult fitness studio that trains pretty much every Victoria’s Secret Angel. Model of the moment Ashley Graham is also a regular, as is Karlie Kloss. The supermodels sweat it out at
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Good news from dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health — your weight at the doctor’s office might be lower than scale says. Whenever I step on the scale at the doctor’s office, I always wonder, “How much do my clothes weigh?” That’s because I always weigh more on the medical scales than
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There’s no need to deny yourself a late-night snack if you’re feeling hungry, but you still have to think smart when it comes to eating late. Eating the wrong foods will disrupt your sleep while also adding a lot of unneeded calories to your day. Instead of just diving into the nearest, tastiest-looking item in
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With just four ingredients and two steps for the base recipe, this creamy coconut chia seed delight takes seconds of preparation — and zero culinary skill. I started making this recipe at home a couple years ago, and it has quickly become my go-to breakfast and dessert because it’s just so easy (and I can
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I’ve been a protein powder fiend for as long as I can remember. I love to have a cold, creamy smoothie in the mornings when I’m done with my weightlifting session, and I’ve tried just about every brand that exists. But there’s one I kept hearing about over and over again, and I’d never actually
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“Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region,” the CDC advises. Since the time of writing, 53 people have been infected with E. coli in 16 states, while 31 people have been hospitalized, including a handful who’ve
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Whether you’re eating a diet that’s vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, Paleo, or Whole30, this brownie recipe has got you covered. That’s because it’s made with only three common ingredients. You can’t get any simpler than that! You probably already have everything you need to make these brownies, except maybe the patience to wait for them to
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Yes, a low-carb diet can help you shed weight quickly, but if you’re an active person looking to achieve sustainable weight loss, it’s time to stop demonizing all carbs. We’re here to make complex carbs, the good kind of carbs, feel a little less complicated. Carbohydrates, along with proteins and fats, are macronutrients. We need
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Sometimes a good workout accessory will encourage you to hit the gym. In this case, we definitely can’t wait to give these New Balance Cruz Sneakers ($80) a test drive. The new release is great for running, plus they’re millennial pink. We’re totally mesmerized by the pretty color. Besides being easy on the eyes, these
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My weight-loss journey wasn’t one of those amazing stories like you see on The Biggest Loser where the pounds just melted off. Oh no. I spent years making the same mistakes over and over, which meant not losing a single pound. If you’re on the quest to lose weight, learn from my story on what
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If you’re trying to make some significant changes in your diet in order to lose weight or just feel healthier all around, one of the first things you might want to consider doing is giving up sugar. There’s a plethora of evidence out there proving that excess sugar consumption is linked to cancer, chronic diseases,
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Nothing gives you an endorphin high quite like cardio. Whether it’s an exhilarating run, sweaty and fierce indoor cycling, or a fabulous dance class that makes you feel like your most confident self, getting your heart rate up is a surefire way to boost your mood — and burn a tremendous number of calories. Through
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For many of us who practice yoga, it’s more than just exercise. It eases our mind and can help us feel good physically. In the spirit of enjoying every moment of your practice, adding a beautifully designed (and functional) yoga mat to your daily flow will make it even more enjoyable. We’ve gathered yoga mats
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I used to be deathly afraid of kettlebells. For a long time, I had this image in my head that I would accidentally swing the kettlebell into the mirror at the gym, loudly — and embarrassingly — shattering the glass (anyone ever see that episode of Broad City?). But since last year, I’ve been fostering
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Image Source: Unsplash / Jackelin Slack I was taken over by a mixture of frustration and panic as I stared at the number flashing between my toes. How did the pounds creep up so quickly? I thought to myself. Either the cheap electronic scale I ordered online was a total dud, or I seriously needed
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As if eating like a cavewoman when sticking to a strict Paleo diet isn’t challenging enough, is it really even possible to eat like a vegetarian cavewoman? We’re not going to lie: adding any restrictions on top of an already uber-restrictive diet is no easy feat. This is especially true when overlapping the vegetarian diet
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As much as we’d all love to shove a plateful of carbonara into our faces every night, it’s admittedly not always the healthiest option. Thankfully, there are pasta alternatives available that can satisfy our cravings without the bloat. Whether you’re gluten intolerant or you’re just seeking ways to balance out your diet, we recommend adding
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I never thought I would be overweight and unhealthy in my lifetime. But as the cliché goes, sh*t happens. And some pretty devastating sh*t happened to me. Due to the pain I experienced, I went from being athletic, fit, and vibrant to being 30 pounds overweight and addicted to binge-eating. I knew I couldn’t blame
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When you look at Jessie’s before-and-after photos, it’s hard not to let your jaw drop to the ground. She has lost a total of 130 pounds, and she did it all naturally by changing what she ate (but not following a fad diet) and investing her time in strength training. She’s now a fitness coach
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Sleep is vital to our existence. It allows the body to rebalance our hormones and recharge mentally as well as physically. When you don’t get an adequate amount of sleep, scary things can happen, like a lack of focus, a weakened immune system, and susceptibility to stress. When you suffer from insomnia, not only do
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