Fitness

American swimmer Katie Ledecky became a household name at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she clocked astonishing times in the pool and ultimately became the most decorated female athlete at the Games. But just how many Olympic medals does she count among her collection? To date, Katie has won an impressive six Olympic medals, five
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Fact: people who lose weight slowly and consistently are more likely to keep it off, and that’s exactly what you’ll do with this three-month workout plan, developed by NASM-certified trainers Jess Cifelli, a master instructor at CycleBar in Wyckoff, NJ, and Gretchen Raddatz, a master coach at Row House in New York City. While shedding
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Everyone is talking about self-care these days, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. We as a culture are finally realizing that practicing meditation or booking a spa appointment isn’t indulgent or even selfish but an important way to take care of yourself. As a mom, this is an especially valuable message to receive, since
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I’ve dubbed 4 p.m. the workplace witching hour — symptoms include feeling frozen in time, lack of motivation, fatigue, body aches, hanger, and foggy brain. Not today, though; I’m finally waving my coffee-stained white flag. Fed up with my semi-saving grace that is the K-cup, I’ve called in two professionals to resuscitate us all from
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Whether you’re just getting into fitness or you’re a self-proclaimed fitness fanatic, one of the best pieces of advice we have to offer is to invest in training shoes that are comfortable, functional, and, of course, cute. HIIT is one of the most popular workouts right now — probably because it’s quick, intense, and works
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When you’re trying to burn fat, there’s one form of exercise you’ll start hearing a lot about: high-intensity cardio workouts. We often call these workouts HIIT, aka high-intensity interval training, because it’s a kind of exercise should be done all-out, as hard as you can go, at 80 to 95 percent of your maximum heart
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For two-time World Cup and Olympic champion Carli Lloyd, the seasons aren’t the only thing that will be changing come Summer. For her and the rest of the women on the US soccer team, their coach Vlatko Andonovski has the difficult task of trimming them down to 18 players — including two goalkeepers — prior
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In the plant-based world, many people choose to eat a high-carb, low-fat vegan diet, which means avoiding oil. They cook without oil, forgo oil-based salad dressings, and definitely skip processed vegan butters made with oil. I had to ask an expert: is oil healthy or should I give up oil, too? What Are the Health
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Naomi Osaka is taking her topspin to television! On Feb. 12, it was announced that a documentary series about the 22-year-old Grand Slam champion will soon be coming to Netflix. According to a press release, the documentary “gives audiences a deep window into the life of a global tennis star” with “unprecedented access” to her
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Most birth control pills contain two hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which work in combination to stop ovulation and prevent pregnancy. Usually when someone is on “the pill,” that’s what they’re taking — but some people opt for a progestin-only pill, also known as the minipill. There are many reasons a doctor might recommend a progestin-only
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No matter how well things are going, every single person encounters stressors and stressful situations, ranging from mild annoyances to the types of anxieties that keep you up at night. Another universal truth: some coping mechanisms are decidedly healthier than others (like going for a run instead of immediately opening a bottle of wine). Whether
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