If this is your first holiday season on the keto diet, you may be wondering which (if any) of the traditional Thanksgiving sides are low-carb. Take cranberry sauce, for example — a favorite of mine ever since I was a little girl. You love it for its sweet, tart taste and that rich, deep color,
Some people swear by the health benefits of intermittent fasting (IF). Not only does this way of eating help you lose weight, but it can also improve digestion, give you more energy, help you focus, and even slow brain aging. When your body goes through periods of fasting, it boosts the production of growth hormone,
We are in full swing, loving up Fall, but it’s getting chillier! Why not treat yourself to some of these products to keep you cozy and inspire your wellness goals as we head into the holiday season? From warm and wonderful sweatshirts, to stylish workout leggings, to comfy new kicks, we are all about these
It’s that time of year where we “fall back,” and gaining just one little hour seems amazing, but it can really throw a wrench in your routine. When we set our clocks an hour back on Nov. 4, here are four symptoms that can affect your body and mind and how to ease the transition.
If you’re a yogi or just someone who’s up on Instagram culture, you’ve probably heard of goat yoga (or “goga”). The idea got its start after Yoga Girl founder Rachel Brathen began posting videos of herself in various yoga poses with her baby goat, Penny. Before long, celebrities like Amy Smart and Kate Beckinsale were
Love cardio dance classes? This belly dancing routine is the perfect way to shake up your workout. Leilah Isaac will work your core in an all-new way and will definitely have you smiling throughout. Press play and get ready to shimmy and shake for 30 minutes of pure fun. If your fitness goals include a
With Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on your coworker’s desk and Snickers in a bowl at the bank, Halloween candy doesn’t need to be shunned! These fun-size bars are around 100 calories, and some offer protein, so . . . yeah . . . they’re good for you! Go ahead and grab one of these 11
Cannabidiol (or CBD), a nonpsychoactive derivative of marijuana or hemp, is thought to ease everything from anxiety to chronic pain, but if you’ve wondered if it could help treat your inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome, the answer is, well, perhaps. While the two conditions are very similar, there are distinct differences in what
Exercise and a healthy nutrition plan are two of the best ways to lose weight, especially when done together. Most experts agree that in order to lose weight, you should consume fewer calories than you expend with exercise and other physical activity. According to Pratik Patel, New York Giants director of performance nutrition and assistant
I always tell people just how easy it is to stick with WW (formerly Weight Watchers), because it’s not really a diet; it’s simply a lifestyle. I firmly believe this, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy 100 percent of the time. There are absolutely days when I come home from work and all I want
Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist, yogi, and founder of new lifestyle brand My Solluna, is known for smoothies that not only taste delicious, but are chalk full of benefits. Her Glowing Green Smoothie is one of my all-time favorites; I drink it for breakfast, and love starting my morning with ton of veggies in the form of
There’s nothing wrong with taking a break from working out. Sometimes it’s intentional and other times we find ourselves with no idea how we fell off the fitness train. Regardless of the reasoning, if you’re ready to get back into shape, I created a four-week program to help you do just that. The workouts start
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: stress causes belly fat. Or how about this one: stress makes you gain weight. It’s not just the stress eating that’s the culprit, either. In fact, there’s a chemical behind those mystery pounds in your midsection — and it’s yet another major reason to get to the
If you haven’t heard, weighted blankets are the newest and coziest way to fall asleep and stay asleep. The blankets are scientifically designed to ease anxiety by regulating levels of the stress hormone cortisol while releasing oxytocin and serotonin, which can make you feel happier and more relaxed. Once you try one, you can’t help
We’re not sure about you guys, but the second we see a video from the Hiplet Ballerinas founder Homer Bryant, we slam down on that play button. After the latest video, we hit play maybe 10 to 15 times. Over the weekend, the hip-hop ballet group that has continuously wowed us over the last few
Never run again — lift more instead! Can getting fit really be that simple? We asked Sarah Chadwell, NASM certified personal trainer and natural bodybuilder, just how you could skip running and still look like a gym goddess. She told POPSUGAR that there are more effective training practices to burn fat and build strength. “You
If you’re watching your weight or sugar intake, fun-size treats are great way to satisfy candy cravings without going overboard. That is . . . if you can stop at just one. If you’re not careful, you may end up eating the equivalent of two full-size bars in one sitting. While a little indulging is
Ashley Graham puts in work at the gym. Whether she’s lifting heavy at Dogpound or getting spotted by her sexy husband, the model is all the fitspo we need. She recently took ab day up a notch with a core exercise featuring her and celebrity trainer Dara Hart. Dara posted this video on her Instagram
Simone Biles is a champion, no question about it. The 21-year-old Olympic gymnast has conquered many incredible feats, and sometimes she’s so casual about it, we almost forget how unbelievable her accomplishments are. Well, Simone’s recent performance at the World Gymnastics Championships in Qatar, after a trip to the ER, was a reality check on
There’s a lot of misinformation out there, but dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, is here to shed light on seven nutritional myths that could mess with your weight-loss efforts and your health. The Internet is like the Wild West when it comes to nutrition information: anything goes. Websites are rife with
While we’re still trying to wrap our heads around the fact that 2018 is coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead and start planning those New Year’s resolutions. Most of us want to begin the year off with a fresh and healthy start, but oftentimes resolutions can be unrealistic or hard to maintain
At the beginning of 2018, Olivia and her husband began Beachbody’s 80 Day Obsession program. The program, created by Autumn Calabrese, promises a total-body transformation with an emphasis on glute and core training. Over the course of 80 days, Olivia lost a total of 15 pounds and developed a better relationship with food and fitness.
It was the day after an emotional This Is Us episode: Justin Hartley’s character had painfully descended into a Vicodin addiction and viewers feared the worst. He stole a prescription pad and wrote himself a fatal dose of fentanyl, the addictive and sometimes deadly opiate drug. As a fan of the show, I was heartbroken,
Anytime we see pink sneakers, we automatically perk up. I mean, getting yourself motivated to work out is tough enough, and we need all the help we can get. Enter these super fun Nike Roshe Run Print Sneakers ($85). Not only are they pink, they’re also metallic, giving them an almost rose gold hue. Can
When it comes to having anal sex, there are a few things you should know ahead of time to guarantee a pleasurable and safe experience. When done right, and when both people are super game, it can be awesome; yet, as with anything that’s new and sexual, it can also put your health at risk.
If you’ve seriously considered splurging on a weighted blanket but are plagued by questions about how to clean them, you’re not alone. After all, the blankets are heavy enough to change the body’s chemistry, shifting hormone levels to reduce anxiety and lull you to sleep. How can a standard washer withstand that kind of power?
There are two reasons bodyweight moves are great exercises: for one, they are super effective at strengthening your entire body, and you can get stronger by doing different variations of exercises or increasing the amount of reps. And two, because they require no equipment (except you and the floor), you can do them any time,
If you’re looking to burn calories, lose body fat, and gain muscle, this 45-minute workout designed by fitness instructor John Kersbergen is all you need to maximize your gym time and effectively lose weight in the shortest amount of time. It combines cardio with strength-training moves, so aside from decreasing body fat, it also tones
Some people believe it’s not necessarily what you eat but when you eat it that matters. Those who practice intermittent fasting (IF) rave about the weight-loss benefits, improved digestion and mood, and ability to crush sugar cravings. Intermittent fasting decreases insulin levels and increases human growth hormone, which optimizes your body’s ability to burn fat.
You don’t have to be a contestant on The Biggest Loser to lose weight. In fact, we have the next best thing: secrets from The Biggest Loser trainer turned host himself, Bob Harper. And Bob Harper doesn’t just spew this stuff; he actually practices what he preaches. After suffering a near-fatal heart attack last year,