It can be hard to know where to begin when you’ve decided you want to shed some weight. To put it simply, you probably already know you should eat what you know to be healthy foods, which is totally true, but there are many other things to consider when preparing yourself for a diet that
At-home workouts are super convenient — but if you’re a beginner, and you need a more step-by-step approach, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you prefer dance workouts, yoga, or boxing, these videos will help you master the basics, much like you would if you had one-on-one instruction. And you’ll do it all without
Simone Biles is the Wonder Woman of gymnastics. She’s broken so many records that naming them would take up too much of your time, so here’s a few: she holds the record for most World Championship medals received by an American gymnast (20) and, as part of Rio’s “Final Five,” became the first US woman
If you didn’t know by now, Jennifer Lopez is the definition of standout strong — here’s a core workout from her trainer for proof. She and husband-to-be Alex Rodriguez were treated to a recent gym session courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys, and the 49-year-old singer reposted footage from ARod’s Instagram, who thanked Cowboys owner Jerry
Colleen Doherty, MD, is a board-certified internist and medical writer and editor in Chicago, IL. Colleen also has multiple sclerosis. She understands well the difficulty of balancing the demands and unpredictability of a chronic illness with a career and family. I was a 23-year-old medical student, excited for my future as a doctor, when I
If you suffer from a bad back, you know just how frustrating it can be to do everyday tasks, including workouts and especially ab exercises. That’s because your core and your back are closely linked. In fact, your back muscles — including the lats in your upper back and the erector spinae, which run along
Having a strong core is essential if you do CrossFit because it makes you feel like you can lift more, run faster, and jump higher. Although we rarely do straight-up ab exercises since most CrossFit workouts are full body, when we do work our abs, these are the core-strengthening moves our coach has us do.
When I’m trying to lose weight, I cut down on sugar and carbohydrates and amp up my protein intake, because that’s what my body responds to. Unfortunately for me, I love pasta. I could eat it pretty much every day, and it’s one of my favorite go-to dinners. Pasta and weight loss don’t typically go
I’ve never been the kind of person who can pull an all nighter, then power through the day with just a cup of coffee and a good pair of sunglasses. If I don’t sleep, I don’t function — it’s as simple as that. In some ways, I find waking up in the middle of the
Don’t sleep on Halle Berry’s Instagram, especially her “Fitness Friday” series. Every Friday, Halle and her trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, share health and wellness tips, like what they eat in a day and quick ab workouts, and they even answer questions from her followers! For her most recent “Fitness Friday” post, Halle shared her go-to
The hardest part of losing weight for me was retooling my snacks. Previously, when the midafternoon hunger pangs hit, all bets were off; I would typically hit the vending machine or wander to the convenience store looking for a sweet treat or savory snack to give me that much-needed pick-me-up. But lately, instead of reaching
After plenty of trial and error, I’ve discovered that I look and feel my best when I eat a low-carb diet. But, I love bread, cookies, and pasta, so having to deprive myself of those items makes me less than thrilled. I’ve worked hard to find low-carb foods I actually enjoy, and I’m so excited
They’re cheesy. They’re salty. And now, they’re gluten-free! Red Lobster just released a gluten-free version of its irresistible Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix, so you can devour an entire platter of the buttery bites from the comfort of your own home without feeling judged by your fellow restaurant-goers — all while avoiding gluten. Whether you have
We love celeb trainer Jeanette Jenkins’s quick, effective Instagram workout routines, and her latest is no exception: a total-body burner that uses only a park bench as equipment. You can do this workout on a sturdy outdoor bench, like Jeanette shows, or as a quick circuit in the gym using an exercise bench. Either way,
Here’s the thing about stock photos: nine times out of 10, they’re ridiculous. And we realize that it’s difficult to look cute while working up a sweat, but when it comes to stock photos depicting exercise, “ridiculous” is taken to a whole new level. From models grinning from ear to ear while lifting dumbbells to
Commuting back and forth to the gym all the time and blowing tons of money on an expensive memberships is starting to get me down. I recently switched to working out at home by investing in useful workout products and it totally changed the way I exercise. If you’re looking to do the same, then
In-room fitness amenities are making it easier than ever to keep up your workout routine while staying in a hotel — you technically don’t even need to put on your shoes! Responding to the needs of the modern traveler, many hotel brands are placing a heavier emphasis on health and wellness — from filling their
There are two types of people in this world: those who could eat the same thing every day for lunch and never get tired of it, and those who need something new all the time. If you’re the latter and are in need of new recipes to mix up your lunch, we’ve got you covered.
The importance of getting vaccinated has been a hot topic of conversation in recent years, largely due to widely circulated misinformation that has caused parents to opt out of vaccinating their children, putting entire communities at risk. But something that hasn’t received nearly as much attention is the fact that, in some cases, it’s equally
When we’re eating healthy, we feel better, but sometimes knowing exactly what constitutes a healthy meal can be confusing. Some people say to go low-carb, others say plant-based, the list goes on and on. One of the most highly debated topics is the concept of fat. Is fat good for you? Should you be eating
We’re one year out from the Olympics, and Dalilah Muhammad looks like she’s ready to add another gold medal to her collection. While most of us were busy dealing with a case of the Sunday scaries, brunching, or meal-prepping on Sunday, Dalilah was busy running her best race ever and breaking a world record at
I was about 6 years old when I first found comfort in snacks. I was 7 when I learned that my friends in the kitchen cabinet never seemed to solve my problems. If anything, they made them worse. By the time I turned 13, I knew I had to look for answers elsewhere. Because I
If you want to build muscle, you need to strength train — but swimming is one form of cardio that can help inch you closer to your goals. “Muscle is built by repetitive motions, using the same muscles over and over again,” Cindy Dallow, PhD, a sports dietitian and triathlon coach, told POPSUGAR. Plus, unlike
Kate Adams’s body has been through a lot. When she was 27, she suffered from two transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) — brief warning signs of a stroke — as well as a tear in one of her carotid arteries. It wasn’t until she was 36 and had just given birth to her fourth child that
If you love working out, it feels like you always need a new pair of sneakers. They’re not meant to last forever, and excessive use can change the way they feel and perform, which is totally normal. What it does mean, though, is that we have a lot of shopping to do. Right now, we’re
I don’t know about you, but I could eat ice cream all year round, regardless of weather. However, there’s something about having a cold treat in the Summer that just speaks to me. I eat a low-carb diet, though, so I have to watch my intakes if I want to look and feel my best.
World champion Australian triathlete Mirinda Carfrae, aka Rinny, is on pretty close terms with extreme bodily pain. She’s won the Ironman World Championships three times, (which, as a reminder, consists of a 2.4-mile swim, an 112-mile bike ride, and a full marathon). Just reading about this treadmill workout she does almost brought me to tears.
It happens every night like clockwork. I finish my evening skincare routine, turn down the lights, then spend a good chunk of time just clicking around on my phone. Sometimes it’s 30 minutes, and other times I get sucked into a time vortex, and the next thing I know, it’s 2 a.m. Or at least
When it comes to losing belly fat, I always tell people that the best workout to get rid of belly fat doesn’t really exist. I know this is slightly annoying, but hear me out. We’re all unique people with different bodies, which respond to various styles of training differently. There may not be one perfect
Making the decision to get fit is a massive first step, but it’s the next part — the figuring out exactly what to do to achieve your weight-loss goals — that can feel overwhelming. (After all, you probably didn’t learn how to build a workout program in PE.) “Creating a definitive exercise plan each week