Fitness

The Mediterranean diet is without question one of the healthiest ways to eat; it’s one of the best diets for weight loss, and it might help you live longer! But before you overhaul your entire diet, we have some quick tips to get you started. Maggie Moon, MS, RDN at Pom Wonderful, shared three of
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Fact: cannabis can be equally as great for both medicinal and recreational purposes, but the fact that it can get you high often discredits its many medicinal and wellness benefits. Once you get past the stigma and recognize the plant for what it’s truly capable of, there are endless ways to incorporate it into your
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At the end of a grueling workout, the thought of soaking in a Jacuzzi or a hot bath may seem ideal. You deserve it, after all. But you may not be doing your body any favors by doing so, according to Liz Letchford, MS, ATC, PhD candidate, athletic trainer, and injury-prevention expert. “Being in a
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We all know how delicious sugar can be. It’s hard to say no to the sweetness when you’re having a rough day or you’re celebrating a happy event with your friends. Rather than swearing it off entirely, though, you can find a happy medium of eating moderate amounts here and there, rather than overindulging in
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It seems that getting stronger is on almost everyone’s list this. But just wanting it won’t make it happen. Just going to the gym and lifting weights without a plan won’t necessarily make you stronger either. There are many nuances you’ll need to consider before even getting to the gym. Here are some tried-and-true methods
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I’m going to shoot straight with everyone: I drank too much wine on Super Bowl Sunday, downloaded ClassPass, and agreed to attend my first-ever barre class with my best friend. Did I wake up regretting this decision in the morning? One hundred percent, yes. But I have a job, and duty calls, so off I
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There are some aspects of your childhood that should be staples in your wellness routine. Take naptime, for instance. Science says naps are good for you, and grown-ups deserve a little downtime as much as kids do. Playtime outside? Absolutely should be part of your self-care and health regimen. And of course, what healthy lifestyle
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It’s kind of insane how many different types of fitness are readily available to anyone living in a major city. As a New Yorker myself, I’ve always known how fortunate I am to have an Equinox in every neighborhood and the cream of the crop of hot yoga options at every turn, which is exactly
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Deadlifts are one of those moves that look easy at first glance, but are actually incredibly difficult to do correctly. Without the proper form and technique, you run the risk of injuring your lower back. To settle how to do deadlifts the right way, online trainer Kelsey Wells took to Instagram to show three variations
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So you want to lose weight, get in shape, or build strength, but you’re worried about your joints (or dealing with an injury). You don’t have to go HAM in the gym or do crazy plyometrics to achieve your goals! In fact, many of your favorite workouts and activities are excellent tools for stress-relief, weight
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Kathryna Hancock Whether you’re traveling or simply in a rush, sometimes there’s just no time to make your way into a gym and tackle the weights. Frustrating? Sure, sometimes. But if you’re willing to get inventive with your space and your body, then you can get in a stellar workout
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Bob Harper has had a transitional year — one that he told POPSUGAR was a year of “going back to the drawing board.” After surviving a massive heart attack, the celebrity trainer and The Biggest Loser star has made significant changes in his approach to health. He shifted from a Paleo diet to a carb-friendly,
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It’s been a while since we’ve seen new flavors from Enlightened, but they came back with a vengeance. Dropping five new flavors — Cookies & Cream, Movie Night, French Toast, S’mores, and Glazed Donut — the brand has continued their high-protein, low-calorie, low-sugar, low-carb legacy with some seriously innovative new treats that are worth a
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Upgrade your lower body workout with this enhancing squat variation! By loading the front of your body the main muscles worked in a front squat are the quadriceps, with back squats recruiting the hamstrings, glutes and hips. Incorporate this exercise into to your lower body routine for strong, sexy legs! Here’s how to do it:
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Certain foods have been proven to help decrease belly fat, which means the foods you choose at snack time can actually help you slim down your belly. Go for ingredients with whole grains like oats, as well as monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) like avocado, nuts, and seeds. Berries such as blueberries are also key belly-fat
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Does the top photo look familiar? You try to “be good and eat healthy all day” only to have an all-out binge that night because you feel so famished and deprived. Meal-prep fanatic and fitness guru Amanda Meixner posted this comparison photo to prove that you don’t need to feel hungry all day long in
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We rarely solely work our abs in CrossFit classes because we do so many compound movements that engage the core, such as squats and thrusters. But my coach Sefton Hirsch recommends incorporating this exercise, called the Hollow Hold (or Hollow Body), regularly. “The hollow hold is a great way to create core stability in any
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Whether it’s aches and pains, stiffness, headaches, indigestion, stomachaches, yeast imbalances, viruses, low energy, weight gain, or free-radical damage, it often goes back to two things: acidity and inflammation. To understand how acidity plays a role in producing bodily inflammation, you first have to understand pH, or the measure of a solution’s acidity or alkalinity
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Not a fish fan but you know you should be getting your omega-3s? Look to the amazing flaxseed in order to get your daily recommended amount of 1.1 grams. When perusing the aisles of your grocery store, you’ll see they come in two forms — whole and ground. Is one more beneficial than the other?
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