Fitness

Alysa Liu burst onto the US figure skating scene in 2019. Then 13, she became the youngest women’s national champion ever and, in a first for a female skater at nationals, nailed two triple axels in a single program. In 2020, the phenom returned with an even more intimidating skill in her arsenal: the high-powered
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Few things are better than seeing triple digits on your machine at the gym, indicating that you’ve burned some serious calories. But exercise machines and fitness trackers aren’t perfect and can even give numbers notably further from reality. Curious if climbing a flight of stairs or crushing a StairMaster workout burns as many calories as
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Renaissance Periodization — while it may sound like you’re taking an art history class, it’s actually not. The diet and training program is one that puts an emphasis on maintaining muscle while decreasing fat or building muscle if you’re too thin. However, the program brings in scientific methods to its diet, and training components ensure
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When I signed up for a week-long silent meditation retreat, I was looking forward to some peace and quiet, to deepening my meditation practice, and to having no choice but to unplug. When the first day actually arrived, I spent the six-hour train ride to the retreat center manically scrolling through Instagram-famous ferrets and art
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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is like wearing a helmet throughout life: it’s the first line of defense when protecting your brain. While there is “no silver bullet for promoting brain power,” setting good social, physical, and nutritional habits is the key to promoting cognitive wellness, says Dr. Jennie Valles, MD, a neurologist in Burke Rehabilitation
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This year, I’m being more mindful of my environmental footprint, which means I’m trying to buy fewer single-use plastics and make more conscious, sustainable clothing choices, among other things. When it comes to workout clothes, that can get a little tough; I still want my leggings to be stretchy, comfortable, and sweat-wicking, but without the
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There’s been an explosion of environmentally friendly, cost-effective solutions for menstrual bleeding in recent years, with period panties and menstrual cups carving out the largest share of the market — but the menstrual disc checks many of the same boxes, and it has an added benefit that none of the others can claim: it’s the
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The average yoga class runs about 60 minutes — but is that really enough time to fully reap the benefits of your practice? “In the not-too-distant past, yoga classes were commonly scheduled for 75 or 90 minutes,” Tom Johnson, a certified yoga teacher with Enjoy Community Wellness, told POPSUGAR. Due to the demanding schedules of
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I’ve been suffering from a mysterious illness that causes fatigue, dizziness, inflammation, and severe anxiety for several years. When I began taking a more holistic approach to treating my symptoms, I never thought acupuncture would be on my list of things to try. For one thing, I think my illness partially stems from my anxiety,
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Reaching your personal body goals arguably has just as much to do with which exercises you’re doing as it does what you’re wearing while you’re doing them. Think about it: if you’re uncomfortable in your sports bra, chances are you’re distracted, and as a result you’re not doing the moves right. This Koral x Banana
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You don’t need a calendar to know it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. Just swing by a gym the first week of January and you’ll know from the resolution-ready crowd getting their sweat on and taking up the treadmills that you’re not the only one who is determined to lose some weight and get stronger
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High-impact cardio — think running, HIIT, CrossFit, plyometric circuits — tends to get most of the attention when it comes to weight loss, but we’re here to tell you that low-impact cardio sessions have their place in your routine too. “Low-impact exercise is easier on the joints and you can do it more frequently, regardless
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Forget Dry January, it’s Veganuary. After the indulgence of the Christmas season (and naturally an excess of meat of cheese), a growing number of people are giving veganism a go for the first month of the year. In fact, according to official Veganuary figures, over 250,000 people in 193 countries have taken part since 2014.
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I’m not exactly new to dieting (though I don’t particularly like that term). What my boyfriend affectionately refers to as yo-yo dieting, I prefer to call “my nutrition hobby.” I love the science of nutrition and have tried many different eating styles over the years, from veganism to Atkins and everything in between. When the
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Self-care has come to mean all sorts of things, from spa days to retreats to clean eating, and that can leave many of us feeling like it’s beyond our reach. If we strip it back to basics, however, we can all make time for self-care with a few actionable and achievable goals to get us
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If you’re looking for a way to stay fit, but you’re short on time and space, high-intensity interval training may be just what you need to get started. HIIT combines intense bursts of exercise with rest periods, allowing you to work out for shorter bouts, while still burning a huge amount of calories. It’s touted
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If there’s one thing you can count on around this time of year, it’s incredible routines from the UCLA gymnastics team. Take Gracie Kramer’s floor choreography, for example. The 21-year-old student recently competed in a meet against Boise State, and her talents are enough to impress any bad guy. Commentators called Gracie’s routine “creepy,” but,
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When you have anxiety, well-meaning people say things all the time that aren’t helpful. “Just try to relax.” I am, trust me. “Don’t worry so much!” I wish I didn’t. It’s hard to explain to someone who doesn’t suffer from anxiety what it’s like. Put simply, you cannot just switch these feelings on and off
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Madelaine Petsch just shared her daily workout routine on YouTube, and it has us sweating for more reasons than one. During the 19-minute video, the Riverdale actress crushes a series of exercises with her (very easy on the eyes) trainer, Stephen Pasterino, who created the low-impact, high-intensity fitness method known as P.volve. The moves are
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