Carbs seem to be so controversial: some people swear by eating them to boost energy and help them lose weight, while others eschew them almost entirely to get their body into the fat-burning state of ketosis. So which one is best for weight loss? A study published in the journal BMJ assessed 164 overweight or
Outdoor Voices has been one of our favorite athleisure brands for a long time, so when we heard they were dropping at Nordstrom, we freaked out a little bit. Its signature textured compression fabric hugs you in and makes you look and feel amazing. These are the clothes you want to live in, whether you’re
We’ve all been there — the fridge is almost empty, the cupboard is gathering cobwebs, and that trip to the grocery store just keeps getting pushed back. In times like this, it’s easy to reach for that bowl of microwavable mac and cheese or order takeout, ultimately throwing any health-conscious decisions to the wind. But
You know the drill: a new product lands on shelves and claims that it’ll change your life, but the price tag is so astronomical that there’s no way it’ll fit into your budget. Such is the case with weighted blankets, which are thought to greatly ease anxiety and help you sleep. Because these blankets are
If you’re planning to tackle those get-fit goals in the New Year, you’ve probably already identified one glaring problem: the hours you spend at your desk each day. The more time you spend in front of your computer, the less time you have to squeeze in a workout — and resolutions are challenging enough without
The countdown to Christmas is on, and one of the most fun ways to celebrate and build excitement is with an Advent calendar. Gone are the days when little chocolate coins were the only surprises in store; these days, you can find boxed calendars filled with high-end makeup, bottles of wine, and even dog treats!
Glenrose Xaba grabbed our attention when she won the Soweto 10km in 35 minutes (!). We wanted to find out how she did it – and what insight she could share to help improve your running. Glenrose also won the coveted 2018 SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Grand Prix series this year, proving not only how
Talking to anyone, let alone your doctor, about your sex life can feel awkward, but if your libido seems nonexistent, that’s exactly the conversation you should be having. What you shouldn’t do? Chalk it up to your birth control. “The majority of women who take hormonal contraception have no libido issues, and for some women,
If 25-year-old Alex Baca were to give advice to anyone trying to lose it weight, she’d keep it super simple: “Track your food.” It was tracking everything she ate on an app called Lose It! that jump-started her weight loss and led her to shed 125 pounds since February 2017. Alex was fresh out of
Ice pack or toasty bath: which is the best for exercise pain? The right thermotherapy depends on your sitch. Check out our spectrum to bring on the ahhs… 1. Hot bath Soaking in comfortably steamy water after endurance exercise (say, a marathon) can help your exhausted muscles regain strength faster, per a new study. The
I was 30m from the finish line and I couldn’t walk… Here’s What Happened Last week I did my first-ever Wines2Whales – a multi-day mountain-bike race which I’d been looking forward to for months. On day one, around 36km (out of 69km), there is a portage, where you have to push and carry your bike
I remember exactly how driven I was to invest in myself heading into the New Year. It wasn’t that I was exceptionally lost, rather I simply hadn’t been focusing enough on the things that would improve my well-being from the inside out. I was working too much, eating in ways that didn’t fuel my body,
Halle Berry’s Instagram is hands down one of our favorite celebrity accounts to follow. Not only do we get a dose of all the fun stuff she’s doing, but we also get to see how she trains and eats, thanks to her #FitnessFriday series. A few weeks ago, Halle shared her go-to keto pasta recipe
Cardio workout are not created equal. Here, the two giants of cardio go head-to-head to see which makes for a better workout: two wheels or two feet… The cardio workout science Running: When done at the same level of perceived effort, you’ll shift slightly more belly fat pounding the pavement than you will in the
This 20-minute body-sculpting workout helps get Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio runway ready. Created by Alessandra’s trainer Heather Dorak, founder of Pilates Platinum, the workout is loaded with moves to work multiple body parts at once, making it efficient for toning your whole body and great for torching calories. Press play, and get ready to
It can be hard to know how to treat cold symptoms when medicines and natural remedies so often work better for some people than others, and conventional wisdom tells you to just ride it out. But if you didn’t think of this before, you can actually take aspirin to soothe a sore throat, along with
“Facing my fears has helped me to look at life with more conviction and write songs from my heart without fear of judgement.” – Juls, singer for SA electronic band, GoodLuck. We all know that exercise is good for you, but did you know that exercising in nature can reduce anxiety by twice as much as
Last week I kick-started a healthy Fall when Tone It Up hosted me at their retreat in Dana Point, CA; I followed up a nutrition class with one (maybe two) of these insanely delicious pumpkin pie bars. I saw them sitting on a table across the grass from me and made a B-line for pie.
There’s nothing more satisfying than finding that ahhh-inducing stretch when you have a tight and achy back—and nothing more maddening than not being able to hit that spot. Lower back pain is near-universal—in fact, according to a recent review, about 80 percent of people experience it at one point or another. “Where the spine meets the pelvis is kind
After hearing so much about Beachbody’s 80 Day Obsession and seeing the amazing transformations, I felt compelled to try the workouts. With my experience doing CrossFit three to four times a week for the past two years, I needed to see how these workouts compared. Would they be as intense and effective at building strength?