Fitness

When it comes to having clear and glowing skin, what you eat is just as important as your skincare routine. You can supplement your favorite beauty and skincare routines by putting food on your plate that will hydrate and smooth your complexion. Knowing which food might do your skin a favor can make a huge
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When I went vegan three years ago, I did it for animals. I had no idea about the health benefits that were about to come my way, but when they started rolling in, I was definitely pleasantly surprised. It’s almost common knowledge that a plant-based diet helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and several forms
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When you’re ill or stuck on a long flight and desperately need to get some shut-eye, sleeping aids can come in handy. However, relying on them to get a good night’s sleep for prolonged periods of time can be detrimental to not only your sleep cycle but other aspects of your health too. When used
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No matter how knowledgeable you are about fitness, you’re still susceptible to finding yourself stuck in an exercise rut. After training on my own for a long period of time, I noticed my post-leg day aches and pains slowly diminish. When adding weights and adjusting my reps didn’t help, I felt completely discouraged and started
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Confession: I am a SoulCycle addict. I love everything about it. I love the dim lights, the thumping club music, and the instructors who look like sweaty Greek gods. But more than that, I love that it made me reexamine working out. It taught me that working out wasn’t a chore, but a pleasure and
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After graduating college in 2012, Jess Bettencourt decided she was going to get in shape and take control of her postgrad health. Jess: Before Fast forward a few years, and Jess is down 50 pounds — and she’s sustained her weight loss! By combining two of the most popular women’s weight-loss programs, Tone It Up
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I think I can safely say we’ve all experienced a food lull at one time or another. Unfamiliar with a food lull? It’s when you’re uninspired and unmotivated by your routine meals. Don’t get me wrong — having go-to recipes is good and typically helps you stick to a healthy diet, but on occasion it’s
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These days, it seems like there are too many celebrity trainers out there to keep up with, each constantly giving different kinds of advice. But there are a few who have been in the fitness game for decades, creating effective workout programs and helping everyday folks and celebrities earn the bodies of their dreams —
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Jessica Biel has been a Hollywood A-list star for as long as we can remember, and along with being a tremendous actress, she’s also known for her sculpted, flawless physique (those buff arms, though!). If you’ve been wondering for the last decade or so how exactly Jessica keeps such a gorgeous figure, you’re in for
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When trying to slim down, we’re bombarded with what foods to eat and how much, but it’s not the only thing you need to think about. Timing is important, too. If you’ve had issues slimming down, check out the info below to see when to eat each meal and snack to optimize your weight-loss results.
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Perhaps you’re tired of doling out your dollars for expensive memberships or boutique classes, or maybe you just can’t seem to find the time or muster up the energy to head out to a gym. That’s where YouTube workout videos come in handy. Not only can you follow along from the comfort of your own
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Saying that lemons are a superfood is an understatement. Not only do they add abundant flavor to a variety of dishes, but they also boast a ton of health benefits. The flavonoids within the juice are said to contain antioxidants, which is why lemons are useful in treating so many ailments and conditions. Here are
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You might be thinking, If I don’t need a prescription to buy it, it must be safe to casually take it. For the most part, taking ibuprofen to ease pain is totally harmless and effective. However, a drug’s a drug, and if you’re taking ibuprofen on the daily, you might start to notice some unfortunate
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I don’t really want to share half-naked selfies of myself with the world, but I feel compelled to. Because after years and years of working out four to six days a week, running and training for half-marathons, sweating it out in yoga classes, and eating healthy, I have finally caught a glimpse of the kind
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While we may have long ago learned that touching ourselves feels good while fantasizing or watching an erotic movie, the truth is that there are a lot of benefits of masturbation outside of purely physical pleasure. There are also many health benefits to masturbating. “Orgasms release feel good hormones like endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin, which
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If you are waking up after a solid eight-hour sleep feeling groggy and tired, you’re not alone. Firstly, what gives, body?! But secondly (and more importantly), there could be other things at play here that are making your mornings the worst. Master sleep coach Elina Winnel admits there are many different factors that contribute to
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Smoothies are an easy way to pack tons of vitamins and nutrients into your day, but if your concoction falls short on protein, you’ll likely be hungry soon after sipping. In order to make a smoothie that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours, protein is a must! Nutritionists Stephanie Clarke, RD, and
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A healthy eating journey relies a lot on preparation. Whether that means having smoothie packs ready to blend for breakfast or preportioning your snacks out for the week, meal prep doesn’t just save you time, it also circumvents the urges you can get to either skip a meal or grab something not so healthy. If
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The whole wheat vs. white flour discussion has been going on for a while, and the most health-conscious among us are now in the habit of avoiding white bread products like the plague. Epidemiologist Mark Pereira, PhD, confirms that whole-wheat flour has its benefits, explaining that “[whole wheat] is bulkier in the gut, more satiating,
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When it comes to taking care of your mental health and being happy, every little bit counts. If you’re looking for ways to get happy, eating the right foods should be on your self-care list, along with a relaxing long walk or a nice, long bubble bath. Sometimes improving your mood means a giant slice
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Celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue is known across the world for whipping people into shape and sharing effective workout moves for everyone to incorporate into their routines. She’s back again with a plank variation that will probably leave your abs sorer than ever when you wake up tomorrow. “This exercise is challenging, especially when
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The author partaking in one of her favorite Sunday afternoon activities, drinking at Mission Dolores Park. I f*cking love alcohol, but when I gave it up for a month, a lot of things changed. I guess you could call it a late New Year’s resolution, but really it was just a decision I made after
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