Weight Loss

OK, so 2018 is off to a pretty strong start. Why? Because these New Balance Fuelcore Running Sneakers ($65) exist, obviously. The shoes have iridescent details only a wannabe unicorn or mermaid could appreciate. They’re so pretty we can’t take our eyes off of them! Plus, $65 is an awesome deal for high-quality kicks like
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You might remember yourself drooling over Pita Taufatofua during the 2016 Summer Olympics. He may have been in Rio to take part in the taekwondo tournament, but he quickly became known as the insanely hot and shirtless Tongan flag-bearer, slathered in oil during the opening ceremony. The 34-year-old athlete was recently back in the news
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While we may have long ago learned that touching ourselves feels good while fantasizing or watching an erotic movie, the truth is that there are a lot of benefits of masturbation outside of purely physical pleasure. There are also many health benefits to masturbating. “Orgasms release feel good hormones like endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin, which
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We’re totally crazy about Australian trainer and Instagram star Kayla Itsines and her program, BBG. But what exactly is BBG? Let’s take a step back and look at the program that made Kayla such a star and her clients so obsessed. What Is It? BBG stands for “Bikini Body Guide,” and it’s been transforming women’s
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If you’re looking to eat clean, you’ve likely been told that quinoa is as healthy as it gets. This small but mighty seed that is an anomaly in the plant world since it is high in protein contains all the essential amino acids and even provides some omega-3 fatty acids. Still, it seems no one
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Gone are the days when you have to go to an IRL fitness class to get the same workout, and a new app called Studio is perfect for runners. The app allows you to get a boutique-style treadmill class with an instructor’s audio-based directions plus a playlist, all while remaining on your own treadmill, whether
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Nothing stinks like failing to make a number two in the bathroom. If you are suffering from constipation or general digestive issues, it’s time to take action by switching up your diet. Generally speaking, “diets including fruits, fluids, and probiotics are good for constipation,” says the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). But specifics are
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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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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — we’ve all heard that saying so much that it’s almost lost its meaning. But it’s true; breakfast really is the most imperative meal of the day. It’s the first meal you put in your body, and it’s a conscious decision you’re making that determines the
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The name of the exercise may sound macabre, but the results deadlifts offer are anything but grim. This easy-to-follow strength-training move will shape your upper and lower back and the backs of your legs, and it gives your booty a nice lift. Instead of completing a laundry list of moves to work these muscle groups
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Having a healthy gut might seem like a nitpicky concept that’s being sprung upon you because of the current popularity of probiotics. But considering how your gut affects different aspects of your health, including your immune system and balancing your hormones, it’s important to keep it in good health. Read on for four ways to
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The keto diet is still hotly contested, but clinical nutritionist Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNC chalks a lot of that up to one giant misconception: “It’s not just butter and bacon.” Though it is a very high-fat diet (up to 80 percent of your calories come from fat!), Dr. Axe noted that most people
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Detox tea and cozy self-care time: my TIU 5-Day Detox in a nutshell. Well before I got into fitness, I had always viewed the start of the new year as a chance to do a “detox” or kick-start the year with a “healthy” diet. Whether that was coaxing a resentful boyfriend into doing a juice
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If you suffer from stomach issues, then you already know the larger effect this can have on your day-to-day well-being. And whether it be constipation, IBS, or poor digestion, probiotics can help. The good-for-you bacteria help to protect the body from bad bacteria that may be to blame for the stomach issues plaguing you. Get
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A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, same
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If you have questions about our Two-Week Clean-Eating Plan for 2018, we have the answers. What You Need to Know Can I start whenever I want?Yes! Of course. We know that not everyone can start on a Monday or on Jan. 1. Just follow the plan as it is laid out since many of the
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When our periods arrive, they sometimes bring along a host of seriously unpleasant side effects, such as nausea, headaches, backaches, and those dreaded menstrual cramps. For some women, cramps are a mild inconvenience easily fixed by popping an Advil, but many others find themselves curled up in a fetal position, clutching a heating pad, and
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Some people think skipping breakfast is a great weight-loss tactic. The logic being that they’re cutting calories out of their daily intake; unfortunately, it doesn’t work out that way. Most people will make up for the calories later on in the day. Eating a meal in the morning can actually help you reach your weight-loss
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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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Beware of the sports bra purporting to be supportive, high-impact, and suited for bigger busts and yet serves better as a slingshot than the sturdy friend you need in your many athletic endeavors. Seriously . . . beware. For women with bigger breasts, the sports bra market is pretty saturated with compression bras, i.e. the
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Maybe you don’t eat popcorn for dinner à la Olivia Pope (with a glass of red wine, of course), but popcorn is a popular snack among the health-conscious crowd. It’s low in calories and easy to prepare, and it’s practically a vegetable. OK, I was kidding on that last one. All joking aside, popcorn can
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Sara Rzepkowski, a 29-year-old from Chicago, suffered from significant weight gain as a result of her PCOS. A former size two, Sara was determined to keep her health in check and get her body back. Six months later, Sara lost nearly 50 pounds and went on to become a fitness instructor in order to help
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We’ll admit it: before the 2018 national figure skating championship, we didn’t know the name Bradie Tennell. The 19-year-old from Carpentersville, IL, only made her international debut as a senior figure skater during the 2016-2017 season, finishing 9th in the national championships in 2017. In her second season, Bradie shocked us all, taking the top
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The best vegan desserts are the ones no one would even guess are made without dairy and eggs, and these sugar cookies fit the bill! Just like Grandma’s, these little gems are deliciously soft and sweet — even without the icing! But at 68 calories per adorable cookie, it sure beats the 192-calorie-cookies that are
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