Lately, I haven’t been able to work out as much as I’d like, but I haven’t given up on getting quality workouts in. On the days that I don’t have time to hit the gym, or just want something that challenges me from the jump, I do a quick ab workout. I mix the workouts
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
On the NYC-based Freeform comedy The Bold Type, Katie Stevens plays Jane Sloan, a strong-willed 20-something who’s navigating her life as a writer for Scarlet Magazine. Whether she’s putting on her investigative reporter hat for a tough article, freezing her eggs after finding out she has the BRCA gene, or falling in love in the
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
Known for its wide range of food options (you are even allowed to drink red wine while on it!) and amazing health benefits, the Mediterranean diet has definitely become a fan favorite. If you haven’t yet given this healthy lifestyle a go and are interested in trying it out, look no further. POPSUGAR spoke to
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.
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
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
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
It’s no secret that diet plays a much bigger role than exercise when it comes to weight loss, including shedding dreaded belly fat. It isn’t a quick fix, though — and that’s a good thing. “Simple diet swaps and exercise can take you a long way,” Rebekah Blakely, a registered dietitian nutritionist for The Vitamin
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
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
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
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
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.