Fitness

Allison Murphy always had a hard time gaining weight and maintaining it, regardless of what she ate. “As I got older, I began to despise how long and lanky I was,” Allison told POPSUGAR. She realized that working out (something she already loved to do) would give her body more of a shape by adding
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We’ve got a total fitness crush on Hailey Baldwin (and her activewear wardrobe!). The model and soon-to-be-wife of Justin Bieber eats super clean — she told Elle that “I try to be very strict about eating just for my skin and my body” — and she kicks ass at her workouts. Also, anyone with enough
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Halle Berry is always switching up her training techniques to stay in shape, and teaching us new tricks along the way through her “Fitness Friday” series on Instagram. She’s been focusing on martial arts to prepare for her upcoming role in John Wick: Chapter 3, but this week, she brought the heat with an intense
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Flexibility is important to prevent injuries during your workouts, but it can also help you maximize your bedroom game. Being more limber lets you graduate from missionary and woman on top, allowing you to explore what other positions the Kama Sutra has to offer. Want to put your flexibility to the test? Try these seven
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When I walked into my CrossFit box and saw this workout posted, I thought to myself, “This doesn’t look so bad. Just running and some dumbbell moves.” Famous last words. I should have remembered that the workouts that look the easiest on paper are usually the ones that destroy me. And I was right. I
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I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a kid. I remember driving in the car when it was raining and being terrified our windshield wipers would stop working and we would get in a crash. I never learned how to do a cartwheel because I was convinced I would fall and break my neck. As
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Whether you work out every single day or hit the gym every blue moon, you’re probably familiar with the popular ab exercise crunches. If you had to take a guess, how many crunches do you think you’ve done in your lifetime? Hundreds? Thousands? You more than likely did them in your high school gym class,
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Whether you’re lifting weights, doing HIIT workouts, or another style of training, you’re going to need to be consistent with your program and eating clean in order to lose weight. If you’ve been lifting weights for more than a month and feel like you aren’t seeing results, don’t fret. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight, and
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Welcome to the high-protein ice cream game, Target. The superstore’s brand Archer Farms recently released its own line of healthy ice creams, in flavors that are already making our mouths water: Mini Donut, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Mint Cookies & Cream, Caramel Maple Bourbon Pecan, and Cookie Dough. These healthy alternatives to traditional ice cream flavors
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If you’ve handwashed and dish-washed your water bottles and still can’t rid their stale orders, I’m about to change your life right now. I struggled with the same problem and even considered tossing my favorite bottles at one point. No sponge was able to fit past the opening, preventing a deep clean my bottles so
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When you think of pole dancing, sexy, scantily clad women probably come to mind first. But what should replace that image is athletes. The fact that they look insanely hot while performing those impressive tricks is only just a bonus. I recently took a beginner pole class at San Francisco’s VRV3 Studios, and my arms
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I’m sipping on a small coffee right now and am considering grabbing another one pretty soon. Thanks to a new study in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal, people with a serious coffee-drinking habit (like me) can thank science for being on our side. The study explored the relationship between coffee and mortality, and it found
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Keto, intermittent fasting, Whole30 . . . people are in constant search for the next weight-loss solution. We’re willing to go to such great lengths to achieve our desired physique, whether it means eliminating this or reducing that — but at what point are we sacrificing personal happiness? While I’m all for promoting a healthy
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Your brain should not be your own worst enemy, but stress and anxiety can often make this the case. If you’re constantly stressing about even the least worrisome things, Cheryl Gerson at YourTango lists ways to calm your mind and ease the vicious mental cycle of rumination. You don’t have to be a victim of
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I’ve spent most of my life battling body-image issues and insecurities about my figure. I’m 5’1 and have a naturally stocky build with broad shoulders. One ex-boyfriend and his entire family used to call me Stumps because of my “big thighs.” He also once told me I look like a running back because I’m so
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Attention, expecting moms! Get ready for a prenatal workout appropriate for any stage of your pregnancy — of course, you should always listen to your body and check with your physician before doing any form of exercise. I’ve created a mix of essential strengthening exercises and lengthening stretches from my Sexy Confident Mama Prenatal Workout
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If you’re looking for a move to strengthen your arms and legs all at once, look no further than the crab walk. The crab walk derives from Animal Flow, a ground-based movement program used to improve the function and communication of the “human animal,” according to the creator, Mike Fitch. The crab walk is extremely
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Whether you track your steps with a wearable device or through your phone, knowing how much you’ve walked in a day can be an extremely useful tool for weight loss. Many of our jobs entail sitting for a majority of the day, which can be bad for your body and your brain. However, simply walking
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If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably heard that nuts are a healthy snack that can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. And it’s true; nuts are full of healthy fats and protein that will keep you feeling satisfied. But there are some nuts that are healthier than others. Pistachios, for example, are about
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Just about every fitness trainer, from famous ones like Jillian Michaels to not-so-famous ones like Champlain Valley CrossFit owner and head coach Jade Jenny, shares a clear message. If you want to lose belly fat, you need to focus on two main things. First, dial in your diet, eating whole foods and ditching sugar and
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Shaun T is the creative force behind one of Beachbody’s most successful fitness programs, Insanity. Insanity has shown that you don’t need to spend countless hours in the gym picking up weights without a purpose. Instead, it’s taught people how to use their bodyweight to get in shape and have fun while doing it. Bodyweight
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