Fitness

Because the two workouts are so different, the kind of food you eat right after a weight-training session will be different than what you might eat after you do cardio. When you’re doing strength training, the goal is to build muscle mass, which will boost your metabolism and ultimately help you shed fat, and you
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It’s no secret that Kayla Itsines has the ability to transform women’s bodies. The BBG (Bikini Body Guide) program exploded in the fitness world and catapulted Itsines into international stardom (and Instagram fame). The PDF guides have been out for years, so when the SWEAT app launched (it encompasses BBG in addition to other workout
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Spend 15 minutes getting down with girlfriends at a club, and you can tell you’re getting some sort of a workout. Your heart rate is high, the sweat is beading at your hairline, and your feet kind of hate you a little bit. Dancing, from salsa and hip-hop to ballroom and dance cardio, is a
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Get the printable version of this seven-minute HIIT workout here! When it comes to high-intensity interval training (HIIT), the pros definitely outweigh the cons. While it may feel unpleasant to push your body to go faster and harder for that short time period, the rewards are worth it: HIIT helps you blast more belly fat,
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I’m a big snacker. Because I’m always busy, I’m constantly reaching for a quick bite from my fridge or pantry to tide me over until I can throw a meal together. Because of this, I feel like my kitchen is pretty well stocked with snacks that are Weight Watchers friendly. Of course, grabbing fruits and
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If you think Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) studios seem to be popping up all over the place these days, you’re not mistaken. The bright colors, enthusiastic community, and unique logo are probably enough to make you want to drop in, and you’ve likely already read a good review that has convinced you to give it a
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Victoria’s Secret Angels Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes, who have a joint Instagram account joja, are always giving us fresh ideas for workouts — especially booty ones. Their latest post features Jasmine doing an elevated split squat using nothing but her body and a park bench. It looks anything but easy! “A workout you can
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In my 20s, I was a french-fry, soy-ice-cream, pasta-and-bread-loving vegan. I ended up gaining 40 pounds and — surprise, surprise — always felt tired, foggy-headed, and on the brink of another cold. After six years, I started eating eggs and dairy, and I felt a little better, but that’s probably because I was finally eating
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Dieting in general can be tough, not to mention going fully Paleo and cutting out carbs, dairy, and gluten altogether. Blogger Geraldine DeRuiter of The Everywhereist describes her experience going Paleo and why this nutritional approach didn’t exactly work out for her. Recently, I went pseudo Paleo. I say pseudo, because, like most things in
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Trainer Talks About Her Superfit Pregnancy (and Laughing Off Haters in the Comments) Emily Skye is no stranger to criticism. The adorably excited and positive Australian trainer has amassed over 10 million followers on Instagram and Facebook, but not everyone has nice things to say on social media — this was especially true after Emily
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Whether you follow the “vegan before 6 p.m.” routine, you’re taking a Beyoncé-like vegan challenge, or you’re animal-free through and through, it seems like more and more of us have tried a vegan diet. While going vegan may take a bit more thought and effort than an unrestricted diet, with a little preplanning — like
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A dessert isn’t dessert unless it’s decadent and delicious, but no one said it can’t taste amazing and also fill some nutritional gaps while you’re enjoying each bite. These chewy brownies are disguised as fudgey, peanut-buttery goodness but shhh — they also offer a healthy dose of protein, which we could all use a little
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Ballet can easily be appreciated on stage or in a studio, but it’s even more breathtaking when seen in unconventional settings. Photographer Omar Z. Robles beautifully blends dance and street photography, and the results are nothing short of magical. His Instagram account is a collection of stories told through dancers’ bodies against urban backdrops. Rather
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I’ve struggled with lactose intolerance for most of my adult years. As much as I loved eating grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream as a kid, I couldn’t keep that up after I entered my 20s because the consequences weren’t pretty. When I switched over to the vegan diet, I experienced so many positive benefits
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The 80/20 principle is no diet — it’s a lifestyle change that can lead to sustainable weight loss. Folks who have suffered on rigid, limiting diets in the past find that this new rule teaches them about balance and moderation, a concept that never exists in a fad diet. When you practice 80/20, you have
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It burns, itches, and produces a disturbingly cottage cheese-like discharge. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had it. In fact, roughly half of women have been diagnosed with at least one yeast infection before the age of 25. Vulvovaginal candidiasis, as doctors call it, is caused by a vaginal overgrowth of a fungus known as
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When I talk about how I don’t eat dairy, nine time out of ten, the immediate response is, “Oh, I could never give up cheese.” And immediately after, someone always says something about not being able to live without without pizza. If you want to avoid dairy, many brands offer vegan shredded mozzarella — and
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Forty-two-year-old Ellie Carter from St. Paul, MO, went through the devastating loss of her father at the same time she was diagnosed with her own serious medical issues — it was the perfect storm for gaining weight. Ellie: Before She fought through her medical setbacks with the help of Gold’s Gym’s challenges, and now she’s
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There are times in life when your woes can only be cured with a slice of fluffy bread, and you shouldn’t be deprived of that joy just because you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet. Bread is a highly accessible food wherever you go; you can get your hands on a sandwich or avocado toast
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While eating at night won’t cause weight gain, eating a large meal that makes you exceed your daily calorie intake will. If you want to drop pounds, try this tactic: make lunch and breakfast your largest meals of the day, and make dinner a smaller meal (about 25 percent of your daily calories). Consuming more
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