Weight Loss

The older I get, the more sit-ups I do, and the more I just can’t kick my own belly fat. I’m constantly asking myself: Is it my slowed-down metabolism? The greasy pizza I like to practically inhale? Or just plain old genetics? I can’t tell what is causing that stubborn fat around my belly that
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Losing weight isn’t easy, so there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing your hard work go to waste. If your diet hasn’t been paying off, Dr. Carolyn Mein at YourTango explains how your brain could be causing your body to fight back. This is why your diets seem to always fail. Weight loss can make you
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When we’re not menstruating, we have vaginal discharge — when do our vaginas ever get a break? Even though “discharge” is a trigger word for many (sorry, not sorry), it’s a completely natural and normal occurrence for women. In fact, it’s a way your vagina is able to self-cleanse and keep itself lubricated, according to
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When I was overweight and unhealthy, there were a lot of things I wanted to change. First and foremost, I wanted to have more energy and feel more like myself so I could go about my life like I used to. But I also wanted to fit into my clothes again, as well as reduce
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Whether alone or with a partner, sexual activity is good for the mind, body, and soul. According to Dr. Laurie Mintz, LELO sexpert and author of Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters — and How to Get It, the benefits of regular sex range from emotional connection to physical health. “When sexually active with a
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I can’t tell you how long I’d been searching for training sneakers that were equal parts comfortable, stylish, and affordable. Every contender I came across was lacking in at least one area — until I found the Nike Flex TR8 Women’s Training Shoe. Designed for high-intensity, cardio-heavy workouts both inside and outside the gym, these
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I’ve been in the fitness world for a long, long time. I started doing yoga regularly when I was 18 years old and have been teaching for almost six years. On top of that, I’ve been a trainer in various settings and have taught movement and wellness at retreats around the world. My back looked
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Movement requires energy, and energy burns calories. Technically speaking it’s not that simple, but if your main objective is to burn calories during exercise, movement is key. Walking, running, dancing, and weightlifting are all ways in which your body burn calories. The activity you choose is up to you, but if you’re looking to maximize
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I’ve always been a superactive person. I regularly teach exercise classes, and when I don’t participate in the class, I make a point to keep moving the entire hour I teach or hop on the elliptical or a treadmill most evenings for two to three miles. When I was given a Fitbit as a present
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Diet trends come and go, but the age-old question still stands: how do you lose belly fat — and fast? Well, hate to break it to you, but there isn’t a quick, safe solution to tightening up stubborn areas. However, it is possible to begin seeing small changes in your waist in as little as
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When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you’ll get “bulky” or look “manly”. According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, strength, and an enhanced sense of well
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Do you ever just think: “Wow, Trader Joe’s gets me”? Same — especially with the grocery store’s newest Almond Butter Coconut Low-Fat Greek Yogurt. And it’s only 99 cents? I mean . . . this screams keto (and life) essential. Instagram account traderjoesanonymous recently spotted this awesome product in Costa Mesa, CA. One user commented
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Allison Murphy always had a hard time gaining weight and maintaining it, regardless of what she ate. “As I got older, I began to despise how long and lanky I was,” Allison told POPSUGAR. She realized that working out (something she already loved to do) would give her body more of a shape by adding
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Halle Berry is always switching up her training techniques to stay in shape, and teaching us new tricks along the way through her “Fitness Friday” series on Instagram. She’s been focusing on martial arts to prepare for her upcoming role in John Wick: Chapter 3, but this week, she brought the heat with an intense
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Flexibility is important to prevent injuries during your workouts, but it can also help you maximize your bedroom game. Being more limber lets you graduate from missionary and woman on top, allowing you to explore what other positions the Kama Sutra has to offer. Want to put your flexibility to the test? Try these seven
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P.Volve, the low-impact workout class created by trainer Stephen Pasterino (or “P” as his clients call him) that helped train the Victoria Secret’s Angels for the 2017 fashion show, aims to get you a strong core and long, lean body through low-impact movements. “Smaller movements open up motion in your hips to firm the butt
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I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a kid. I remember driving in the car when it was raining and being terrified our windshield wipers would stop working and we would get in a crash. I never learned how to do a cartwheel because I was convinced I would fall and break my neck. As
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Whether you work out every single day or hit the gym every blue moon, you’re probably familiar with the popular ab exercise crunches. If you had to take a guess, how many crunches do you think you’ve done in your lifetime? Hundreds? Thousands? You more than likely did them in your high school gym class,
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Whether you’re lifting weights, doing HIIT workouts, or another style of training, you’re going to need to be consistent with your program and eating clean in order to lose weight. If you’ve been lifting weights for more than a month and feel like you aren’t seeing results, don’t fret. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight, and
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Welcome to the high-protein ice cream game, Target. The superstore’s brand Archer Farms recently released its own line of healthy ice creams, in flavors that are already making our mouths water: Mini Donut, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Mint Cookies & Cream, Caramel Maple Bourbon Pecan, and Cookie Dough. These healthy alternatives to traditional ice cream flavors
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If you’ve handwashed and dish-washed your water bottles and still can’t rid their stale orders, I’m about to change your life right now. I struggled with the same problem and even considered tossing my favorite bottles at one point. No sponge was able to fit past the opening, preventing a deep clean my bottles so
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When you think of pole dancing, sexy, scantily clad women probably come to mind first. But what should replace that image is athletes. The fact that they look insanely hot while performing those impressive tricks is only just a bonus. I recently took a beginner pole class at San Francisco’s VRV3 Studios, and my arms
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When President Trump took office nearly two years ago, many women made a mad dash to their doctors’ offices to get intrauterine devices, or IUDs, for fear that their birth control’s affordability was about to end. I had actually already had my Paragard copper IUD for a year at that point and was happy to
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