Weight Loss

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard the words “adrenal fatigue” until just now, but it’s probably not the first time you’ve dealt with serious stress. Carolyn Mein and Merethe Najjar at YourTango explain how chronic stress may actually be due to our body’s overactive flight-or-fight response. Tired of feeling burned out? Adrenal fatigue symptoms
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Simone De La Rue, celebrity trainer extraordinaire, is having a very fit Summer indeed. We’re not exactly sure where she is, but it seems like she’s vacationing somewhere very sunny and tropical. But that doesn’t mean she’s skipping her workouts. Simone squeezed in a full-body TRX workout that only contains three different movements. “Upper body
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Fruit is probably one of nature’s best snacks: it’s portable, it’s tasty, it’s full of fiber and essential micronutrients, and there are so many options to choose from. However, fruit is still high in sugar, and while it’s natural sugar, it can still add up if you are trying to lose weight. We are by
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You’ve probably read that you should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables during the day to support a healthy diet. But what exactly does “plenty” mean? And won’t eating too much fruit make you gain weight? We spoke to Jim White, RD, ACSM, owner of Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studio, who broke it down
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Whether you’re a proud vegan or simply a fan of occasionally going meatless, chances are you could benefit from branching out beyond your go-to overnight oats and nice cream to try new recipes. We’re here to help! We’ve rounded up some of the best and most creative vegan-friendly cookbooks — all available on Amazon —
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Eric Leija, senior kettlebell trainer at Onnit who’s also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram, and Jay Maryniak, NASM-CPT, CES, have teamed up to bless the world with their abs and full-body dumbbell workout. You might take one look at these guys and think, “There’s no way I can keep up with them.” Think again! They
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Resistance bands are a great way to get in a strength-training workout: they’re cheap, portable, and easy to use anywhere. Specifically, we love booty bands, the smaller resistance bands that are typically used around your legs above your knees for squats or squat walks to burn out your glutes. But this versatile piece of equipment
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Anal sex can be pleasurable for everyone involved, but there are health risks to consider — as with any form of unprotected sex. One of the biggest concerns that comes with backdoor play is unexpectedly HPV. The human papillomavirus is most well-known for causing cervical cancer and can be prevented through pap smear screenings and
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It’s been almost one year since I made the lifestyle change that made me lose almost 30 pounds: since I made the conscious decision that something needed to be done about my weight and my happiness, and joined Weight Watchers. For almost my entire life, I’ve heard about Weight Watchers and a lot of its
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Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just want to eat healthier, nuts are one of the best snacks you can opt for. They are wholesome, nutrient-dense, and packed with protein and healthy fats to leave you feeling satisfied. “Nuts and seeds can help you lose or maintain weight because they help satiate appetite and
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When you find your motivation waning and getting to the gym seems impossible, challenge yourself to a bodyweight workout you can do at home. We’ve made a quick workout that gets the job done! It works the legs, arms, and core while raising your heart rate. Best of all, you don’t need any equipment —
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It can be difficult to find the right words to say to someone who’s struggling with depression. Jordan Gray at YourTango gives the best and worst ways to approach a loved one in need of support. You might mean well, but don’t say the wrong things. I was sitting in my men’s group last night
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It’s no surprise the keto diet is so popular — it’s helped countless people lose weight, gives you more energy, and can lower blood sugar levels. And while the keto diet does come with some negative side effects, none is more embarrassing than keto breath. Unlike halitosis, or regular bad breath, keto breath is its
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Finding the perfect pair of leggings is no easy feat. Whether you want something moisture-wicking, high-waisted, or colorful, we found a pair that fits the bill. We recently discovered these Zella Live In High Waist Leggings ($36, originally $54) trending on Nordstrom’s website and now they’re on huge discount as a part of its amazing
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Many of us know how to take proper care of ourselves in a physical sense: exercise regularly, keep sodium and processed foods to a minimum, etc. But not everyone thinks of stress management as a way of staying healthy. If stress goes ignored for too long, it can have hazardous effects on our health, including
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At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Russian athletes Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina paid tribute to the King of Pop in their synchronized swimming routine, and it was so iconic, we’re bringing it back for good measure. The duet performed to Michael Jackson’s hit “They Don’t Care About Us” for their technical routine at the games
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Whether you’re lifting weights, doing HIIT workouts, or another style of training, you’re going to need to be consistent with your program and eating clean in order to lose weight. If you’ve been lifting weights for more than a month and feel like you aren’t seeing results, don’t fret. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight, and
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Belly fat seems to be a common trouble for people looking to lose weight. And it’s not just for aesthetics; visceral fat, or the belly fat stored in your abdominal cavity, is the most dangerous. It’s been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic conditions. But while
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If shedding belly fat is one of your weight-loss goals, it definitely takes a multipronged approach: eating at a calorie deficit, exercising, avoiding these sugary beverages, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. But what you eat can also play a role, especially if you’re smart about the foods you’re stocking up on. We spoke to
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I’ve never been superlean, and when I gain weight, it goes straight to my belly and it seems that it’s the last place I lose it. I’m in my 40s and my belly fat has been around since high school, and now that my youngest is old enough that I can no longer refer to
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I don’t count the pounds I’ve lost on my weight-loss journey. I focus on what matters — I count the moments. I could get stuck in an endless cycle of stepping on the scale and putting my worth into a number, but I refuse. I put away my bathroom scale and no longer welcome its
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Most people train their abs for vanity (hello six-pack!), but having a strong core is essential to doing every day activities, even walking. A strong core (with or without a six-pack) is the secret to having great posture, running faster, and preventing injuries like lower-back pain. Improve your core strength (and get sexy, toned abs
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The ESPY Awards on July 18 brought out so many members of Team USA, it felt like a sweet throwback to the Olympic Games themselves. Athletes like Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, and Chloe Kim showed off their gold-medal-worthy style on the red carpet, stunning us with each of their looks. Rippon, who made our jaws
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Think back to the last time you sent out a handwritten thank-you card. In the technologically advanced world we currently live in, this is not a common occurrence. But studies show that the simplest of cards actually have a much more powerful impact on people than we might think. Amit Kumar at the University of
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Lobster may be known as the quintessential menu item for extravagant evenings, but many don’t realize there are also plenty of ways to make the shellfish work for a weeknight dinner or Summer cookout. But, beware, though it’s an excellent source of protein, lobster’s nutritional value can be masked by the mayonnaise it’s often prepared
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Everywhere we go, people are talking about the keto diet. If you’re a fan, we have good news for you. Short for the ketogenic diet, this low-carb diet focuses on high-fat and moderate-protein foods, which ultimately help burn fat. There are a number of keto-friendly snacks available on Amazon, making it easier than ever to
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