Fitness

One of my goals in life is achieving peak period comfort. I don’t mean avoiding cramps or PMS, which I’ve accepted as an inevitable part of my life. I just want to be as comfortable as possible while keeping all that fluid under control. I got my period at age 12 and began using tampons
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On the first episode of Shrill, the new Hulu show starring and cowritten by SNL’s Aidy Bryant and author Lindy West (who wrote the memoir on which the series is based), Aidy’s character Annie discovers she’s pregnant despite taking the morning-after pill soon after unprotected sex. Puzzled, she asks a pharmacist why the emergency contraception
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Feeling overwhelmed by the mere idea of meal prep? Sit tight, sister. We’ve got you! Washing, chopping, tossing, baking, blending, portioning, and freezing are all enough work on their own, so use our trusty grocery store guide and shopping checklist to make your trip to the supermarket a breeze. We’ll guide you through produce, protein,
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Katelyn Ohashi is at it again! The 21-year-old UCLA gymnast continues to impress fans with her unbelievable skills and “perfect ten” moves, and now she’s ready to show off a new routine. Katelyn plans to show off her updated floor exercises at the PAC-12 Championships on March 23, and she’ll be using a soundtrack of
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As soon as people find out that I’m a trainer, they decide it’s time to play 21 questions. I get asked a variety of things, like what I eat, how I train, what I think about trendy diets, how to get stronger arms, and the list goes on. Another question I get asked a lot
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Let’s get the weirdness out of the way. Yes, I know drinking beet juice with the goal of running faster sounds really odd — especially when I think about it from the athlete/trainer perspective. One would typically consider following a strength-training program or a running program and more than likely incorporating speed work into a
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Are you tracking enough of your fitness metrics yet? No? Great! Here’s another one: VO2 max. It’s a measurement that’s traditionally been used by elite athletes, especially runners and cyclists, but with the rise of fitness trackers that can measure, it seems, anything and everything, you might be wondering if this is another number you
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Since you don’t see them when you glance in the mirror, it’s easy to forget about the back of your arms. But you need to work your triceps to tone that area. Running from your shoulder to your elbow, the main job of this muscle is to straighten your elbow, which is a really common
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When some people work out with their significant other, they try to look cute and carefree, but those people aren’t Dwyane Wade or Gabrielle Union. In a new set of ads for Gatorade Zero, the beloved basketball couple get competitive and incredibly sweaty during an intense workout. They run on a steep incline on the
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Think you can’t get in a hard full-body workout in 10 minutes? This workout will prove you wrong! Designed by Jade Jenny, head CrossFit coach and owner of Champlain Valley CrossFit, this workout involves cardio plus strength training, so it’ll burn fat and build muscle. This quick workout is meant to be fast-paced, and CrossFit
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When I started intermittent fasting, it was during a period when I didn’t feel I had much control over anything. I was a year out of college and still working at my “for now” job: something I wasn’t passionate about but that was related enough that I took it “for now” while I looked for
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Though I started my fitness journey with a fairly balanced combination of yoga and running, once I caught the “bug,” so to speak, I was fully addicted to the thrill and endorphins of cardio. It started with SoulCycle — my first love — and spiraled (or spun, more accurately) into Barry’s Bootcamp, more distance running,
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Whether you’ve been lifting weights for years or you’re just getting started, you’re probably wondering when you should increase the amount of weight you’re lifting. A great indicator that you should select heavier weights is if you never feel fatigued after completing multiple sets of a particular exercise. For instance, if you know you can
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Sometimes it takes more than one traditional diet to really keep your weight loss going. Just ask 26-year-old Texan Damilola Soyebo. In three years, she’s lost about 130 pounds by combining a low-carb diet with intermittent fasting. On top of that, she also exercises pretty regularly and documents her meal inspiration and progress on Instagram.
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If you’re trying to eat healthy but save money, a good rule of thumb has been to splurge only on organic produce that notoriously contains large amounts of pesticides. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) makes this easier by releasing a list every year called the “Dirty Dozen,” which names the 12 pieces of produce that
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I’ve been using a white noise machine to fall asleep for five years now, ever since my freshman year of college. At first, I’ll admit, I thought it was a little over-the-top. I fell asleep pretty easily — not always immediately, but fast enough — and thought throwing a weird, hissing machine into the mix
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The struggles of having big boobs and working out have been well-documented, and we’re not here to rehash them for you. (Although we will just leave this roundup of best sports bras for big busts riiiight here.) Swimming is a great workout for anyone — easy on the joints, full-body, and cardio all in one
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Perhaps the worst part about having anxiety is you never know when it will hit. My day could be going along just fine, and out of nowhere I get that dreaded, all-encompassing feeling: my mind races with intrusive thoughts, my heart beats faster, my stomach churns, and I’m constantly worried about simultaneously nothing and everything.
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We know that we should at least try to stay properly hydrated every day, but sometimes we are just too busy juggling a hectic work schedule, running errands, or catching up with friends and family to keep track of whether we drank the right amount of H2O. Thankfully, we’re now officially in the future, and
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What you eat and exercise are two important factors when it comes to weight loss. While they aren’t the only things that will affect how you lose weight — your brain, sleep, stress, and hormones are other variables — making changes in these two areas is a good place to start. An Expert Says to
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