Fitness

It might be an essential nutrient, but vitamin C is water soluble — meaning your body doesn’t make or store it and you flush out the excess daily, via pee. This means you need to eat vitamin C daily, which is really easy since the daily recommended intake is low, only 75 mg for women
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Turmeric, a spice you probably see in your local grocery store, is often found in recipes everywhere from the Middle East to Asia and India and is the main component of curry powder. There are a lot of reasons to love it — it adds delicious color and flavor to many foods, after all —
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Drinking water has health benefits beyond hydration, including improved energy and healthier skin. Conversely, there are also many negative effects of not drinking enough H2O. Health experts recommend drinking half your weight in ounces of water every day, but with busy work and life schedules, it’s easy to forget to reach for a glass. Read
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You would think being overweight wouldn’t be so hard with this obesity epidemic raging on. The Center For Disease Control estimates that 36.5 percent of adults in the US have obesity and that 70.7 percent of adults are either obese or overweight. But the truth of the matter is that being overweight is an entirely
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If you’re on Instagram (or any social media platform, for that matter), you’re bound to run into side-by-side weight-loss photos at some point that display an incredible transformation. While these photos are so inspiring and encouraging for many of us, we can’t help but wonder whether it can be triggering for others, especially those who
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I never made it to being a Girl Scout, but I was a Brownie for about two years. And, like many of us who dabbled in something Girl Scout-related, I was in it for the cookies. Specifically, selling them. Peddling Girl Scout cookies was one of my first lessons in the efficacy of using adorableness
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If someone says the word “ab exercise,” we have a hunch your first thought is plank. Aside from assisting to sculpt a strong core, the basic movement has a slew of total-body benefits. “Planks are a total-body exercise that, when done right, are great,” says Denzel Allen, trainer at SoHo Strength Lab in New York
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The keto diet, which has been thrust into the spotlight in the last few years, is a diet in which the body relies on the lack of carbohydrates in order to send the body into ketosis. Long story short, the body starts to rely on stored fat for energy, which often results in weight loss
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Victoria Bowen started her weight-loss journey around four years ago, but it wasn’t until January 2017 that she really got serious. Victoria says, “I wasn’t living life. I was barely existing. I hid away, I stayed in my home.” The thing that really kick-started her journey was one afternoon when she was at the park
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If you’ve always wanted to try CrossFit but aren’t ready to commit to joining a box, try this workout from CrossFit coach and competitor Dani Horan of Champlain Valley CrossFit. All you’ll need is a jump rope and under 10 minutes to get your heart pumping and work your upper and lower body. It may
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When you’re closing your eyes and hitting your pillow, you’re probably not giving much thought about the position in which you actually fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night. Of course, you’re not awake to know whether you start on your side and end up on your belly or vice versa, and unless you
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Building a great rear is no walk in the park, and just doing cardio will not get you a strong, plump butt. What does it take, you ask? We talked with Sarah Chadwell, CPT, a bikini competitor, who agrees that iron, sweat, tears, and glute-specific exercises are what it takes to transform a butt. Additionally,
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Iskra Lawrence’s status as our girl-crush is undisputed. As one of the models championing the battle for body positivity and inclusivity in the fashion industry, she knows a thing or two about how to instil and practice self-love. At the launch of her new EveryBODY health and fitness program, Iskra let POPSUGAR in on her
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If the word chia brings up a mental image of a clay creature sprouting hair, you are not mistaken. But the seeds responsible for sprouting fuzz on Chia Pets are also an excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-3s. Who knew? For women, the RDI of omega-3s is 1.1 grams (1,100 mg) a day, so if you’re
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You’ve tried everything, but this time it is going to be different. You’re finally getting down to business and losing the weight you’ve gained, whether it was from too many slices of pizza and beer in college, stubborn pregnancy weight, or that “food baby” you’ve been growing with pints of ice cream. You’ve had enough,
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Michelle Kwan is an iconic American figure skater who won over everyone’s hearts in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She took home the silver medal in the 1998 Nagano Olympics, and she won five World Championships throughout the span of her career. Her performances were as moving and graceful as they were technically clean.
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You’ve either seen him on a snowboard or a skateboard, but either way you’ve seen Shaun White doing some awesome tricks. Despite recent setbacks, which include a bad crash from which he had to get 62 stitches on his face, the two-time gold medalist is back and ready to compete in the Pyeongchang, South Korea,
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As much as I like to tell diets to go f*ck themselves, I can also admit that a detox would probably do me good. The thought of ridding my body of the bad stuff and feeling noticeably healthier sounds amazing, but I’ve struggled to find a plan that didn’t intimidate me. I refuse to cut
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Eating clean doesn’t mean giving up foods you love, but it does entail making healthy, homemade meals. Our Two-Week Clean-Eating Plan For 2018, created by registered dietitians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh of C&J Nutrition, focuses on whole foods: fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins. If you’re ready to clean up your eating habits,
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With the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics coming up on Feb. 9, we can’t help but imagine all the ways these tremendous athletes are preparing for their big moment. The training program, the diet, and the many hours of much-needed sleep — we’re tired just thinking about it! To get an idea of what kind of
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Let’s not sugarcoat this (really): millions of Americans have a weight problem. One study predicts that more than 85 percent of adults will be overweight or obese by the year 2030. The culprit? Sugar. Added sugars and refined carbohydrates both have the same negative impact on our bodies. Studies are finding that sugar consumption is
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I recently spoke with one of my ultimate fitness icons, Tony Horton, Beachbody Super Trainer and creator of the famous P90X workouts. Back during my college years, I was doing the original P90X videos in my dorm room — and they helped me lose 20 pounds. Since then, I’ve been following Tony and listening to
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When it comes to having clear and glowing skin, what you eat is just as important as your skincare routine. You can supplement your favorite beauty and skincare routines by putting food on your plate that will hydrate and smooth your complexion. Knowing which food might do your skin a favor can make a huge
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