Fitness

Let’s be completely honest: sometimes your ab routines can become extremely stale and boring. In my opinion, if your workout is boring — and you’re dreading it before you begin — the more likely you are to half-ass it or just skip it entirely. I don’t like either option. To prevent just going through the
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One of the most common questions NASM-certified personal trainer Sam Altieri’s clients ask is: “How many calories should I eat?” It can be confusing, and depending on your goals, that number will be different for everyone. “If you’ve been worrying about trying to find the ‘perfect’ calorie number to aim for, I would encourage you
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Coffee has some serious perks, beyond the obvious. Research shows that it may lower your risk for diabetes and heart disease and even help you live longer. But it can also be damaging to your teeth. “As a general rule of thumb, anything your mom would yell at you for spilling on a white tablecloth
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Whether you realize it or not, you’ve been performing squats all your life. Every time you sit down on the toilet or couch, or go to pick something up, you’re squatting. Although it’s a movement we do all the time, more often than not, we perform squats with incorrect form, which increases our risk of
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You’ve probably seen the photos from your favorite Instagram fitness influencers, or the few brave souls at your local gym taking off their shoes and hitting the weight room; barefoot training has become increasingly popular. And it’s not just workouts that are traditionally done sans shoes, such as yoga or Pilates, but actual strength training
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Burn calories and tone your body with this 45-minute workout from LIT Method founders Justin and Taylor Norris. This workout proves that low impact doesn’t mean low intensity. Get ready to squat, lunge, and punch in this sweat session (yes, you will be surprised just how sweaty you can get) designed to build you, not
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In order to build muscle and strength in any muscle group, you need to constantly switch up the stimuli (exercises, sets, reps, and weight). If you’re trying to strengthen and tone your abs but are only doing crunches, at some point you’re going to hit a plateau. Thankfully, Shona Vertue, London-based trainer, has an intense
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Let’s get rid of that back fat showing when you wear a tight tank top the smart way: a series of eight exercises that target the spot and also help you lose overall body fat. Targeted back exercises alone won’t do the trick, but adding in some high intensity works to get the fat sizzling
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There are a lot of diet options out there, but don’t despair if you haven’t found the right one for your lifestyle. Instead, consider giving intermittent fasting a try. I get it — if you’re anything like me, the mere mention of fasting may send you running in the opposite direction, but I quickly turned
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Warning: this ab workout is no joke. This circuit features advanced movements that will build strength and definition in your abs. You can do this ab circuit alone or program it into one of your existing workouts. The only rules are to work hard and perform every rep with great form. The Workout Because this
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Have you ever heard of a pescetarian? If your answer is yes, I congratulate you for being smarter than Microsoft Word. As I write this story, the term is being underlined in red by the word processing program because it doesn’t recognize it. While I’m still reflecting on whether I should feel offended by this
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Image Source: Burst / Shopify Partners Ready to meet an all-around smart exercise that offers a laundry list of amazing benefits? Great, let’s talk about the viking press, a versatile move that Westin’s Global Run Concierge Chris Heuisler says is one people shouldn’t neglect. The viking press is essentially a kneeling, twisted-overhead press. Here are
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With its recognizable symbol of the pink ribbon, we all know that October is breast cancer awareness month since this cancer has the distinction of being the most common cancer among women. September, however, is dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer. Often referred to as the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer is often detected when
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When all those invites for Summer barbecues start rolling in, the last thing you want is to skip the party just so you don’t end up totally sidetracking your healthy-eating habits. If you still want to be social but aren’t really up for eating all the delicious but sometimes unhealthy options a cookout offers —
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Did you know that when medical professionals talk about excess belly fat, they’re likely referring to something a lot more critical than having a less-than-flat stomach? What they often mean by belly fat is visceral fat, which is found deep inside our abdomens, surrounding our organs. Having too much of it, which isn’t necessarily an
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The keto diet has exploded in popularity over the last few years as a means to slim down quickly without giving up bacon, cheese, or red meat. But the diet, which is high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb, is controversial, especially among the medical and dietitian community. With so much fat OK on the diet, including saturated
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One of the benefits of eating a high-fat, low-carb diet — besides the weight loss — is that fat is a satiating macronutrient. Loading up on healthy monounsaturated fats such as avocados, nuts, and olive oil keeps you feeling satisfied until your next meal. But a new study suggests that eating high-fat foods actually blocks
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Selecting the right feminine hygiene product for your cycle is an intensely personal choice. Some women are most comfortable in maxi pads, while others swear by period-proof underwear. But for long wear and convenience, two feminine hygiene products typically duke it out: tampons and menstrual cups. So what’s the real difference between these two methods?
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Instead of skipping the gym the next time your calendar is jam-packed, try this six-move lower-body workout by Kelsey Wells, creator of the PWR program. This intense workout is going to fire up every muscle in your legs as you sculpt lean muscle in all the right places. Now, it’s time to fire up your
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To all the workout buddies I’ve had before . . . you’ve got some real competition now. Noah Centineo and Lana Condor recently stole our hearts as Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean Covey in Netflix’s adorable rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and while we’re already head over heels for their real-life chemistry,
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