Fitness

Ever plan to go to the gym and stop dead in your tracks because you just don’t know what to do? Maybe your goals are too broad? Maybe you’re expecting too much? How can you really lose weight, gain lean muscle, and build your dream body with just one simple workout plan that doesn’t require
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Heading to the gym? Before you grab that BlenderBottle, listen in — you might not actually need that pre-workout supplement drink. GASP! We know. Here’s the deal. Clinical nutritionist, sports nutritionist, and detox specialist Autumn Bates, CCn, BS, CPT, told POPSUGAR that, in most cases, you can skip the powders and snacks pre-sweat sesh. “In
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Jillian Michaels is one of those timeless celebrity trainers who is always a reliable source for health and fitness tips. Her new app, My Fitness by Jillian Michaels, promises to help you feel your best, eat healthy, and slim down. Having always been a Jillian superfan, I just had to give it a shot. I’ve
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Sometimes working out can be the best thing in the world. You feel great, you look great, and your hard work pays off in the form of the results and dream body you’ve always wanted. But in the real world, things don’t always work that way. In fact, it takes a very long time and
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Cardio is great for burning calories in the moment, but you need a resistance component to strengthen your muscles and reap those metabolic burn effects for hours following the workout. Plus, when you have more muscle, you can burn more calories during the day naturally. Strength training is really important as we age, as it
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Cardio definitely burns calories, but in order to lose weight more effectively, building muscle through strength training is a must. Confused about how often you need to hit those weights and bodyweight exercises? If you’re just looking to get strong and tone up, fitness instructor John Kersbergen says, “what I’ve found to be the most
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I did my first yoga class when I was 16 years old, and I was so mad at my mom for dragging me to that first session. But that experience laid the groundwork for what would later become one of my greatest passions. I’ve now been teaching yoga for five years, and I spent three
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If you’re anything like me, the idea of following a diet is daunting — especially one that forces you to quit pretty much all of the things you love — and therefore not something you’re excited about diving into. That being said, I give serious credit to my OrangeTheory Fitness (OTF) trainers who got me
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Skipping breakfast to save calories? The idea seems logical — the less you eat, the faster you’ll lose weight. But it’s not as simple as that. There are recent studies that show working out on an empty stomach offers benefits. It can increase insulin sensitivity, which makes it easier to lose fat, and can also
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Did you hurt yourself? Ouch! We’ve definitely been there — and it definitely sucks. But while an injury can be frustrating and painful, it doesn’t necessarily have to hold you back from exercising. “An injury provides you with an opportunity to work on other areas of your health and well-being,” said trainer Caroline Jordan, creator
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Gigi Hadid is not here for the body-shaming trolls of the internet. In an interview for Harper’s Bazaar‘s May issue, she chatted with Blake Lively about growing up and becoming a supermodel and the difficulty of being criticized for her appearance. Trolls have called her both “too skinny” and “too big,” and Gigi admits that
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Exercise must be part of the equation if you’re trying to stay healthy, with many experts recommending at least 30 minutes of activity, five times a week. When dropping pounds is your goal, the recommendation jumps up to an hour per day, five times per week, and we’re talking heart-pumping exercise, not a leisurely walk
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The pressure to look perfect is intense for anyone in the entertainment industry, but especially for models. Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm knows this all too well. The 26-year-old wrote on her blog that she met with a celebrity nutritionist who pressured her to lose weight — so much so, she was instructed to go
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sheila Gim Strong, toned arms aren’t only a characteristic of the genetically blessed. It’s possible — no matter your age — to sculpt long, lean arms for yourself just in time for Summer. What makes this news even better is that you can transform your arms with one simple, inexpensive
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If you’re one of those people who can’t imagine working out without music but have grown tired of all your current playlists, we have good news: 2018 is already bringing the jams! Tunes from Justin Timberlake, Cardi B, and Taylor Swift have already become our musical obsessions. Sprinkle in viral hits like “Lemon” (the song
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Having a healthy gut might seem like a nitpicky concept that’s being sprung upon you because of the current popularity of probiotics. But considering how your gut affects different aspects of your health, including your immune system and balancing your hormones, it’s important to keep it in good health. Read on for four ways to
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Shots are more popular than ever now — and we’re not talking about the boozy kind. If you’re into juicing or a frequent customer at a juice shop in your area, chances are you’re into fresh ginger shots and turmeric shots — even wheatgrass shots! A little blast of concentrated plant-based goodness can give you
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Take a second and think about the most common exercises you do when working out by yourself at the gym. You probably tend to stick to the movements that feel most natural in your body, like squats, lunges, or sit-ups. But Joel Freeman, Beachbody super trainer and cocreator of Core De Force, wants you to
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If you didn’t already know, Instagram is one of the best places to be when you’re looking for for inspiring before-and-after weight-loss stories. Every diet and fitness trend has its own community of experts and beginners, all willing to share their failures, lessons, and successes. There’s a hashtag attached to each and every diet, with
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The following story by Kate Kordsmeier was originally published on Root + Revel. Aaaaaand we’re back with another fat balls recipe. Fat balls, fat bombs, energy bites, call them whatever you like. The point is: They’re delicious, creamy, satisfying, and decadent. And yet, they’re ketogenic (read: help you burn fat and lose weight), Paleo, gluten-free
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