Fitness

If you’re trying to increase your overall strength while building lean muscle mass, you’ve got to start training with the TRX suspension trainer. The suspension trainer is one of the most diverse pieces of equipment in the gym — you can work every muscle group with it, and the best part is, your body is
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Budget-friendly detox — that’s what I called it on Facebook, Instagram, and other places when I decided to do a three-day cleanse of toxins in my body. The truth is, my friends wanted to do a cleanse and I kept putting it off. A big deterrent for me was my budget. It’s been tight recently
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Brushing your teeth isn’t something you think that much about; it should be an integral part of your morning and nighttime routine. But lately, I’ve been waking up in the morning feeling a desperate need to brush my teeth, and I started to look into some solutions to maintain my oral health and hygiene beyond
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The key to a good full-body workout is finding exercises that build on each other, are complementary, and don’t overtax certain areas and neglect others. Whatever shape you are in, bodyweight exercises will make you seriously work, without the hassle of having to go to the gym for tools or spend a ton of money
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Upgrade chocolate-covered bananas to frozen almond banana bites for a treat loaded with healthy antioxidants with this recipe from PaleoHacks! These frozen almond banana bites couldn’t be easier to make! Dark chocolate, sliced bananas, and a bit of almond butter create a quick frozen dessert. Enjoy it as a cool snack on a hot day
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Our wrists are key joints, particularly when it comes to some of our favorite fitness moves: burpees, push-ups, planks, mountain climbers, pull-ups, Downward-Facing Dogs, and many more. Where we concentrate on the muscle groups they support, such as the arms and shoulders, we often neglect the wrists themselves. It is easy to feel wrist strain
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It feels like we can’t go a week, or even a detailed Facebook Newsfeed scrolling session, without hearing about someone’s journey on the keto diet, a food plan where you consume a low amount of carbs and a high amount of fat so that your body goes into a state of ketosis, which helps you
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If you’re interested in trying the keto diet, then you’ve probably researched all the food you can and can’t eat, how you should count carbs, and which exercises you should do. But while you’re all set with food, you may need to add supplements to your diet — specifically, magnesium. This is especially important if
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Many of us feel pressure to make healthier lifestyle choices, but it can get overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Whether you’ve pledged to make this Summer your healthiest yet, or you’re determined to achieve a weight-loss goal, here are three tips that’ll help you ease your way into a healthier lifestyle. Make
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One thing all great gymnasts have in common is an extremely strong core. A strong core isn’t just great for looks — it makes everyday tasks like walking and standing with good posture possible. Having a strong core will also help reduce your risk for injuries such as lower back pain. Get ready to tone
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My husband Jim loves to read and research. From events in history to fitness, he’s an expert on many things, thanks to the internet. Recently, he has been on a health kick. Being that I am the only one who lives with him, I am the primary audience for his newly gained knowledge. He’s been
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As a young animal lover, I stopped eating meat when I was 13 years old, and dairy was an absolute staple. I didn’t think anything was wrong with it because it wasn’t like the cows were being killed, right? Wrong. So wrong. It wasn’t until four years ago, when I watched the documentary Vegucated, that
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When it comes to vino and your health, some wines are better than others. Red wine, in particular, can be good for you, since it contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that fights aging and promotes greater heart health. Yet there are some wines out there that don’t measure up in terms of benefits. To make the
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You’ve heard that old saying that goes “you are what you eat.” While this saying cannot be taken literally, it is important to understand that everything we eat — whether it is healthy smoothies or green juices, fast food burgers or ice cream cones — does hold the power to affect our bodies in different
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Jillian Michaels made a name for herself with her tough-love attitude as a trainer on The Biggest Loser. Since then, Jillian has spun off her own exercise DVDs and bestselling books, has launched a podcast and workout app, and is a busy mom to two kids. But Jillian doesn’t just look good while doing it
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When we think about the things that help us lose weight quickly, our minds automatically go to the more drastic or complicated things: being in a calorie deficit, doing a lot of HIIT cardio, swearing off sugar and soda, etc. But what if there were a simpler way to lose weight? Well, there might be.
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Identifying your body type can actually be helpful in unlocking your weight-loss potential. According to Carolyn Mein at YourTango, understanding how you’re built can be instrumental in achieving your fitness and weight-loss goals. Give your body what it needs. If you’ve unsuccessfully tried to shed pounds and keep looking for the best way to lose
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Air squats seem to be the favorite bodyweight exercise for HIIT classes and other boutique fitness studios. Since you use no other equipment except your body, air squats are supposed to help you tone your legs, build a booty, and torch lower-body fat. But are these promises too good to be true? (Spoiler alert: squats
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One of the hardest parts about being on a diet is trying to limit your favorite sweets. With Fall inching closer and closer, we’re already day dreaming about our favorite pumpkin spice lattes, but indulging while trying to stay healthy is never easy. If you practice the keto diet or a low-carb based diet, you
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Whether you’re short on time or equipment, this bodyweight workout meets all of your needs. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a 20-minute sweat session on Instagram, featuring four moves that combine cardio and strength training and target the whole body. This set is great to do at home, in your hotel room, outside,
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If you’ve been working your ass off in the gym and aren’t seeing a transformation in your physique, Halle Berry and her trainer Peter Thomas have some advice for you. Her past “Fitness Friday” posts have covered everything from meditation to what she eats on the keto diet, and this week, she’s talking about hitting
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