So what if you took some time off from running, you’re still a runner! And you can still get after it like a boss. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other (literally) and follow these four expert-backed strategies. On your mark, get set… 1. Lift Something Heavy Strength
You open up a box of chocolates and choose carefully. Maple cream? Nah. Cherry cordial. Ugh, no. Chocolate-covered caramel? Yes, please! You can indulge in one of these for 95 calories, or make your own using four basic ingredients, for only 60 calories. No candy thermometer needed! These babies couldn’t be easier to whip up.
Before I joined Orangetheory Fitness a couple years ago, I thought running on the treadmill was incredibly boring. Sure, I’d slog through the 30 minutes, but I rarely increased my speed or pushed myself; it’s no wonder my endurance didn’t improve. At Orangetheory, however, I push myself to go faster and get my heart rate
If you’re new to working out, it’s entirely possible for you to burn fat and lose weight simply by walking. But just how often would you need to walk to get there? That’s the question we posed to Anna Victoria, a NASM-certified personal trainer and creator of the Body Love app. “I would say that
Even the most magical creature needs to take some time to chill, and these unicorns are taking bliss to a whole new level. In this unicorn yoga calendar ($11), you can see your favorite mystical being doing classic yoga poses like a handstand, boat pose, and firefly that show off their vibrant rainbow tail and
A good gym bag is just as essential as good workout clothes and a pair of solid sneakers. If you’re like the many people who get a gym session in before or after work, then you know how important it is to carry a bag that’s not only flexible and durable, but speaks to your
The Cyber Monday deals are so good, it’s hard to look away. We’re particularly pumped about the discount on this Gravity Blanket: The Weighted Blanket for Sleep, Stress, and Anxiety ($174, originally $249-$279) on Amazon. It went viral this year after thousands of customers raved about how effective it can be. Like its name says,
The holiday season is supposed to be a time to spread joy and celebrate, but for some people, it can be the absolute worst. If you’re starting to feel anxious or tense about the holidays, fitness and lifestyle coach Marci Nevin (@marcinevin on Instagram) shared this recent post about how to handle holiday triggers. Follow
Jillian Michaels doesn’t just design workouts for other people on her workout app My Fitness by Jillian Michaels, she actually practices what she preaches. The former The Biggest Loser trainer regularly posts workout videos to her Instagram page for a weekly dose of gym motivation. Since Jillian works out primarily in sports bras and crop
This year, I, self-proclaimed water baby, ocean aficionado and surf enthusiast took up a new sport: open-water swimming. I figured that since I’m already a lifeguard who surfs, swimming in the ocean would be totally fine. I was wrong. The water can be tricky to navigate and dam-near scary. That is until I spoke to Torpedo
Getting fit seems overwhelming at any age, but especially after you hit age 40. As your metabolism starts to slow down and your schedule becomes overwhelmed with work, kids, and social obligations, making time for and sticking to a fitness regimen may seem impossible. Luckily, Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media Capital, chairman and CEO
If you are looking for 2019 to be the year when you become healthier from the inside out, I recommend kicking off the new year with the Whole30 program. Never heard of it? Whole30 is a 30-day tough-love “nutrition reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy
My intermittent fasting (IF) journey began at the end of February 2017. I only researched for a few days before diving headfirst into this eating style, so most of what I’ve learned has happened along the way. Here are the beginner tips I wish I had known before starting, and what I share with people
If you’ve been thinking about starting the BBG program (which stands for Bikini Body Guide) from Kayla Itsines, scrolling through these before-and-after photos and quotes will make you want to sign up today. You’ll see how hard work, consistency, and dedication transformed not just their bodies, but also their mindsets.
When people are looking to lose weight, they typically want whatever will get them results as fast as possible. In reality, there is no such thing as a quick fix for weight loss. Juice cleanses, strict low-calorie diets, and “detoxes” deliver more hype than actual results. Sure, the scale may go down as you lose
Finding a fitness and nutrition plan that works for you goes way beyond how much weight you lose or if your body measurements change. It should also fit your lifestyle, benefit your mental health, and make you feel better overall. Health and fitness coach Sarah Duff (@sarahdufflifestyleandfitness on Instagram) outlined the nine signs to look
The New Year is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to jump on your health and fitness goals. Whatever your ambitions (to lose weight, build muscle, or heck, just get some sleep), jotting them down in a planner — and using it to track your progress — can help keep you accountable.
I love lifting weights and sprinting, but with all the stress I put on my body, it’s important I incorporate low-impact workouts into my routine. There’s nothing wrong with cardio machines like the elliptical and bike, but honestly, I find them extremely boring. A few months ago, I began using the SkiErg on the days
While alone time now and then is a real blessing (Hello, bathtub and good book!), feeling alone all the time can pose some actual risks to your health. “There is a difference between time alone and isolation,” Kevin Gilliland, PsyD, executive director of Innovation360, told POPSUGAR. “The most savage of all symptoms that we struggle
We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so it’s vital that we get quality slumber whenever we can. Even if you yourself sleep like a log, you probably know someone who may be chronically tired or struggles with getting shut-eye. In fact, it’s estimated that 68 percent of Americans struggle with sleep at least