Fitness

The Tabata protocol is one of our favorite ways to work intervals into our workouts. This high-intensity training is fun, blasts calories, and moves so quickly that it’s hard to get bored. For Tabata, you perform an exercise at maximal intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. You repeat this on-off pattern
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Before UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi moonwalked into our collective hearts with a Michael Jackson-inspired floor routine — and stunned again on Jan. 12, earning a perfect 10 during her team’s season opener against Cal — she was an Olympic hopeful, competing with the likes of Simone Biles, whom she defeated at the 2013 American Cup.
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I can’t count the number of times I’ve taken a drink from my water bottle and casually thought, “I should really wash that soon.” The number of times I’ve actually washed it? A lot fewer. Let’s add that to my list of New Year’s resolutions. A 2018 study from Brazil suggests that water bottles, especially
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This time of year, we’re flooded with gimmicks and so-called “revolutionary” ways on how to finally lose weight and keep it off for good: cleanses, detoxes, bootcamp classes, weird spa treatments, food delivery services, and every fitness app ever promise to help you shed those unwanted pounds and finally get in the best shape of
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One of the most common questions surrounding metabolism is how you can boost it. But before we share how you can increase your metabolism, you’ve got to first understand what it is and how it works. A complex process, your metabolism relates to your body’s ability to produce energy from fat, sugar, and protein and
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We’ve partnered with StarKist to help you stay committed to your health goals, even when life threatens to get in the way. It’s one thing to make it to the gym on a normal day — it’s another when you’re feeling overtaxed and anxious about everything on your plate. The stress of a looming deadline
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My skinny twig of a dad played rugby. When I was young, my family’s social life revolved around the matches. For me it was all about pretending to watch the games, playing with other kids in the corn fields next to the rugby pitch, post-game chili feasts, and all the general revelry that accompanies rugby.
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If you’ve ever tried to count calories for weight loss, then you’ve probably felt confused by the numbers. The FDA recommends adults eat 2,000 calories a day, but many diets drop that number way down to 1,300 or 1,500 a day for women. As helpful as the FDA is trying to be, there’s no easy
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I have been in the fitness game long enough to know that if I am feeling really resistant to working out I just need to start moving, and keep it up for five to 10 minutes. Often these mini workouts evolve into something longer and more vigorous than my original intention. That is where these
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If losing weight seems hard, that’s because it is: it requires consistent effort, a lifestyle change, and literal sweat (and sometimes blood and tears) to reach your goals. But if you thought losing the weight in the first place was the hard part, you were mistaken. The real work is in keeping the weight off
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While doing some HIIT workouts or strength training are proven to help you lean out, walking can absolutely help you drop pounds. What’s great about walking is it’s easy on the joints so it’s something most people can do, it’s free, and you don’t have to get all sweaty doing it. Walking not only burns
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I never thought I’d live to be 26 years old. You may be wondering why someone who seems perfectly healthy would have such a dark thought, and you would not be alone. But I’m proud to say that turning 26 has been one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. If you checked my Instagram
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Say goodbye to regular ol’ wraps, because a new trend is sweeping the fitness space. Low-carb alternatives like wraps made entirely of cheese are becoming more popular, and Walmart’s egg white wraps are officially in the mix. Made by Crepini, the Egg White Thins can replace tortillas and sandwich wraps for lunch roll-ups, breakfast tacos,
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Whether you realized it or not, what you eat on a daily basis not only affects how you feel (groggy versus energized), but it also impacts important bodily processes, like your metabolism. We like to make things easy to digest, but your metabolism is an extremely complex process that relates to your body’s ability to
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Andy Murray is putting away his racket. In an emotional press conference ahead of the 2019 Australian Open, the 31-year-old British tennis player announced that his hip “is not great” and he plans on retiring after Wimbledon this year. Despite being in serious pain, Andy will play in the Australian Open this week, although he
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I’ll never forget the first time I walked into a yoga studio. It was Summer 2015, and I had only been practicing for a couple months in the privacy of my apartment. My experience was limited, to say the least, mainly consisting of a few 20-minute beginner workout videos I discovered through a quick YouTube
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This one’s for you, keto-lovers! Costco now offers another low-carb snacking option, for when your lunchtime wrap demands more than just the typical tortillas or lettuce. Introducing Cheese Folios, a gluten- and lactose-free cheese wrap in three flavors: Parmesan, cheddar, and Jarlsberg. Simply grab a slice of Folios and fill it straightaway with your favorite
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Since first trying CBD oil for anxiety, I’ve dived into the world of using this anti-inflammatory supersupplement in a myriad of ways. And when doctors told me it was safe to take before a workout, I decided that was my next trial: how would CBD affect different workouts? Put simply, it really doesn’t. I know
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Drifting off to sleep can be super hard some nights, but what if we told you that getting a bite to eat could help you fall asleep faster? It’s true, as long as you choose an evening snack that’s rich in melatonin. “Melatonin is the chemical that makes us sleepy at night. Light — either
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Strength training is an essential component to your workout regiment, especially if your goal is to lose body fat and build muscle. Not all exercises are created equal, which is why experts recommend doing multijoint movements called compound exercises to help you build muscle and burn more calories and fat. You’ll also need to make
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Nope, this isn’t clickbait, just in case you were wondering. We know there are a lot of myths about boosting your metabolism: eating spicy foods and drinking water first thing in the morning are a few. It is possible to speed up your metabolism naturally, and it’s actually rather easy to do. According to experts,
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As a fitness editor, I often write about diets like the low-carb, high-fat keto diet and body-type eating to educate people on the various ways they can reach their health goals. I don’t follow a specific diet, but I recently decided to try the Clean Program, a 21-day detox created by Dr. Alejandro Junger, after
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