Wednesday, 7 June 2017

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas for Food-Loving Dads Everywhere

5 Father's Day Gift Ideas for Food-Loving Dads Everywhere Blog Post

A good bottle of red wine, a perfectly cooked steak and a lot of laughter—this is my dad's request for Father's Day gift ideas. In addition, I've found a few other Father's Day gift ideas any food-loving dad would be happy to receive.

Sansaire Sous Vide Machine, $199

Sansaire Sous Vide Machine

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Bobbi Brown's Top 10 Superfoods for Beauty and the Fun Way She Eats Them

Bobbi Brown's Top 10 Superfoods for Beauty and the Fun Way She Eats Them Blog Post

Basic Beauty Bowl

Pictured: Basic Beauty Bowl

I have always believed that beauty starts from the inside out. Your health shows on your face, in your skin, in how you move your body and how your mind feels. When you feel good, you look good and are more confident in your own skin.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

These Coconut Fruit Bowls Are Trending on Pinterest and We're Obsessed

These Coconut Fruit Bowls Are Trending on Pinterest and We're Obsessed Blog Post

Move over, pineapple bowls, there's a new (healthy) stuffed shell taking over and we're just as obsessed as everyone else on social media. Coconut fruit bowls—aka halved coconuts filled with yummy smoothies, fruit or a combo of both—are sweeping Pinterest and why wouldn't they be?

Friday, 12 May 2017

4 Ideas for Using Herbs You Probably Haven't Thought Of

4 Ideas for Using Herbs You Probably Haven't Thought Of Blog Post

Here's how I know I'm in the right place: The sun yawns across my back as I reach for another bouquet of aromatic mint, basil, rosemary, lavender. I bury my face in their leaves and buds. Scent envelops me, a suggestion of the soup, pesto, juice, body scrub to come.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

4 Tips for Building the Perfect Mason Jar Salad

4 Tips for Building the Perfect Mason Jar Salad Blog Post

Mason Jar Salad

I'm always looking for healthy lunch ideas that I can make ahead and bring to work. I've gone through the sandwich phase, the soup phase and, of course, the not-so-healthy takeout phase. But lately, I've been on a new kick.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

We ❤ Vegetables—and We Want You To Love Them As Much As We Do!

We ❤ Vegetables—and We Want You To Love Them As Much As We Do! Blog Post

Grilled Summer Vegetables

My no-fuss answer to cooking up the haul from the farmers' market: Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill until crisp-tender. Drizzle with vinaigrette made with minced shallot and plenty of fresh herbs. Pile leftovers on crusty baguette with melted fontina or fresh mozzarella for lunch the next day.

Friday, 5 May 2017

A Food-Lover's Mother's Day Gift Guide

A Food-Lover's Mother's Day Gift Guide Blog Post

Figuring out what to give my mom for a Mother's Day gift used to be easy. When I lived close to her, I'd always cook up one of her favorites—black-and-white cookies, a roast chicken and risotto, homemade cheese crackers—then grab a card, arrange some flowers and call it a day. But ever since moving 800 miles from home, I find I need to do a little more planning. Since she loves to cook and eat as much as I do, here are a few of my favorite food-related gifts that I think any mom will enjoy.

6 Deadlift Variations Your Butt Will Thank You For

A classic deadlift is an amazing exercise, but these variations add another extra challenge. Here's how to do a deadlift six different ways.

13 Cute Gift Ideas For Fit Moms Who Love Fashion

If your mom loves fitness, athleisure, and fashion, she's sure to love these Mother's Day gift ideas.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

12 High-Waisted Leggings You’ll Want to Work Out and Live In

The high-waist legging trend is my absolute favorite, and will probably be yours, too. Here are some of my favorites to try.

To Get Strong, These Are the Only 8 Exercises You Need

Get strong as hell with these 8 foundational exercises from fitness experts: squats, rows, pull-ups, shoulder presses, bench presses, step-ups, and bridges.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

30 Surprisingly Cute Pairs of Socks and Underwear Perfect for Any Workout

It's all in the details. These are our picks for the best athletic socks and sweat-wicking underwear.

9 Super Easy Ways to Make $10

With SELFstarter, it's easy to earn cash back when you shop.

WTF Is Gluteal Amnesia and How to Know If You Have It

Gluteal amnesia, also known as "dead butt syndrome," is more common than you think. But with a few simple exercises, it's easy to reverse.

8 Plus-Size Athletes Breaking Down Stereotypes

These plus-size athletes prove that you can be fit at any size. Follow these powerhouse women for daily Insta inspiration.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Common Athletic Injuries in Women and How to Avoid Them

Some athletic injuries affect women disproportionately. Learn the most common sports injuries in women and steps to keep yourself healthy and injury-free.

Friday, 28 April 2017

The Only Recipe You Need to Make a Perfect Skinny Margarita

The Only Recipe You Need to Make a Perfect Skinny Margarita Blog Post

There's a lot to love about a classic margarita. Hey, it's classic for a reason, right? But juicy grapefruit, mango or blood orange margaritas sound pretty good too. This margarita formula allows you to mix up a pitcher with whatever fruit flavor you're in the mood for. We use just a touch of simple syrup and add fresh fruit juice for sweetness, flavor and color. Plus, these margaritas taste so good no one will miss the cloying sweetness of a restaurant-style or premade-mix margarita—which can have 10 to 15 teaspoons of added sugar.

How to Be a Better Runner

These 7 simple steps on how to be a better runner are low-tech but high reward—and none of them require logging extra miles.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

3 Mother's Day Breakfast-in-Bed Menus to Make Mom Feel Like a Queen

3 Mother's Day Breakfast-in-Bed Menus to Make Mom Feel Like a Queen Blog Post

I'm a working mother of two kids under 5. What do I want for Mother's Day? Breakfast in bed. I want to sleep in till 7 (gasp!). I want my hubby to bring me a cup of coffee and that stack of magazines I've been meaning to read for months years. And I want my family to make me breakfast while I sit lazily in the comfort of that lovely piece of furniture that doesn't see enough of me: bed.

This Muslim Teen No Longer Has to Choose Between Her Love of Boxing and Her Hijab

A new USA Boxing regulation offers athletes religious exemptions on clothing restrictions—allowing athletes to wear hijabs while competing.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

I Had a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist for a Month and It Changed Everything

With access to a personal trainer and nutritionist, plus a career coach, cooking expert, and unlimited fitness classes, what could this writer accomplish?

Ellie Goulding Doesn’t Shower After the Gym Because She ‘Never Smells’

In a recent interview, Ellie Goulding said she rarely has body odor, skips post-workout showers, and is afraid of "over-showering."

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

4 Things to Know Before Increasing the Weight You Lift

When weight lifting, when should you increase the amount of weight that you lift? Answer these three questions to find out.

Friday, 21 April 2017

5 Moves That Will Sculpt Your Booty

Peach emoji, IRL. These are the butt exercises trainer Jessica Bolbach of KORE New York suggests you should do to get a stronger, more sculpted butt.

The Salad Trend You Didn't Know You Needed

The Salad Trend You Didn't Know You Needed Blog Post

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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino Has More Sugar Than a Coke

Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino Has More Sugar Than a Coke Blog Post


(Photo: Starbucks)

The internet is buzzing, and Starbucks is behind it. The coffee chain has jumped on the unicorn trend and introduced a magical, flavor-changing, color-changing drink: the Unicorn Frappuccino.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The Best Butt Exercises for Tight Hips

With tight hips, it can be hard to do squats, lunges, and other butt exercises. Work your glutes—and help your hips feel better—with these butt exercises.

The 7 Best Stretches for Knee Pain

Knee pain is often caused by weakness or tightness in the muscles and tendons that connect to the knees. Do these stretches to relieve tightness and knee pain.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Watch Kathrine Switzer Cross the 2017 Boston Marathon Finish Line

Kathrine Switzer, 70, made history in 1967 when she became the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon as a registered entry.

Monday, 17 April 2017

A 15-Minute Dumbbell Arms Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Show your guns some love with this 15-minute dumbbell arm workout. It hits all the major arm muscles, and sneaks in some cardio work, too!

18 Best Workout & Fitness Apps To Stay Healthy in 2017

Download your way to success with these incredible best new workout apps to help you meet your goals (along with hard work, of course).

15 Hilarious Signs From the 2017 Boston Marathon

The 2017 Boston Marathon was full of witty signs. Here, we share our favorite hilarious and inspiring posters seen on the course.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Here’s Why This Fitness Model’s Picture of Her Cellulite Is Going Viral

Fitness model Nicole Mejia took to her Instagram with a seriously inspirational message about self-esteem and self-acceptance.

Friday, 14 April 2017

This Is The Reason Vanessa Hudgens Never Wears a Shirt at the Gym

In a new interview with Women's Health, Vanessa Hudgens shared the body-positive reason why she never wears a shirt when she's working out.

The Best Stretch to Get Rid of Bloating Fast

Feeling bloated? This simple yoga stretch sequence will help you get rid of bloating fast. Here's how to do it.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

8 Things You'll Only Understand If You're a Food-Allergy Mom

8 Things You'll Only Understand If You're a Food-Allergy Mom Blog Post

1. Your diaper bag is a bottomless pit.

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Just the essentials... wipes, hand sanitizer, EpiPens, Benadryl, cortisone, emergency action plan, inhaler, safe snacks, safe treats, water bottles, cell phone, charger, spare clothes. And diapers, don't forget those.

2. People Who "Pack Light" Are Not Our People

Monday, 10 April 2017

14 of the Best Butt Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym Membership

These butt exercises from top trainers will sculpt and strengthen your glutes.

This Transplant Recipient Survived Cancer and Heart Failure to Compete in Ironman Triathlons

Transplant recipient Derek Fitzgerald, 44, has competed in nine Ironman triathlons in the past six years. And he's done so with someone else's heart.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Iggy Azalea Says She Lost 15 Pounds in a Week From Twerking

Iggy Azalea claims she lost 15 pounds in one week from consistently twerking while filming her new music video. Here's why such rapid weight loss is dangerous.

A Foolproof Way to Grow Your Own Food (Even with a Black Thumb)

A Foolproof Way to Grow Your Own Food (Even with a Black Thumb) Blog Post


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Ever wanted to start your own garden but didn't know where to begin? Or maybe you've tried and ended up with seeds that never made it out of the ground. But don't let your black thumb get you down. We found a product to help you grow your own veggies—even if you're lacking all-star gardening skills and outdoor space.

Candace Cameron Bure’s 5 Secrets to Core Strength

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The Truth Behind Weight Lifting: To go heavy or go light?

There are benefits to weight lifting both heavy and light weights, it just depends on what you are looking to achieve in terms of strength and body goals.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Meet the 24-Year-Old Amputee Changing the Face of Yoga

Kelsey Koch just opened her own yoga studio, where she'll host a weekly workshop for people with amputations.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Sorry, but a Hot Bath Will Never Replace a Solid Workout

A new study seems to show that a hot bath is a worthy alternative to exercising—but that's not really the case.

Anna Victoria Explains Why the "Transformation Photo" Is So Problematic

Anna Victoria, a fitness blogger with a large Instagram following, shared her own transformation photo to remind us how they can be problematic.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The One Full-Body Stretch You Need to Take On the Day

To get your morning started on the right foot, it's important to do this one full body stretch in the morning to get your blood flowing.

11 Plank Exercises That Double as Cardio Moves

Get ready for a total-body challenge. These moving plank exercises will give you a bonus cardio workout, getting your heart rate high and increasing calorie burn.

Karlie Kloss Goes to New Heights in Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video

Watch Karlie Kloss in a behind the scenes video push herself to new limits, reach new heights, and race against a world class athlete.

7 Things Plus-Size Women Are Tired of Hearing at the Gym

Plus-size trainer Louise Green lists seven assumptions about plus-size women at the gym that are absolutely wrong.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Why This Gym Is Going News-Free on Their TVs

Blink Fitness launched "Tune Out While You Work Out" and is turning off all the news every Monday during April.

These Leggings Have a 500-Person Waitlist, and They're Back on Sale Now

Ultracor's star-print leggings sold out when they debuted, but they're are back on sale at Bandier—act fast if you want a pair.

Kate Hudson's Fabletics Extends Sizing up to 3X

Kate Hudson tells SELF why it was time to make changes to her activewear line, Fabletics, to include a wider range of sizes.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Pink Just Posted an Inspiring, Empowering Message About Health, BMI, and Body Image

Pink, who had her second baby in December, took to Instagram today to share a proud gym selfie—but not for the reason you might think.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

27 Mantra Tanks That Will Immediately Make You Feel More Motivated

Read on to check out our favorite mantra tanks that'll inspire you to crush your workout and keep your sweaty spirits high.

This 8-Year-Old Responded to Fat-Shaming by Stopping Mid-Run for a Snack

After enduring fat-shaming from her elementary school classmates, this 8-year-old went on a run—and then stopped for a delicious snack.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Watch Runners Carry a Struggling Half-Marathon Competitor to the Finish Line

Three half-marathon runners helped a fatigued competitor finish a race over the weekend. The trio carried the runner to the end—literally and figuratively.

Monday, 27 March 2017

9 Ways to Change Your Workouts to Finally See Results

Sometimes you just need to switch things up.

New Apple Watch Update Lets Siri Control Your Workout Apps

The newest Apple Watch update lets you keep your phone in your pocket and your sweaty fingers off the screen.

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider': Exclusive Pics, and How She's Training for the Role

Exclusive photos from the set of "Tomb Raider," and how Alicia Vikander trained with Magnus Lygdb├Ąck to get in the best shape of her life to play Lara Croft.

Friday, 24 March 2017

8 Ways to Get a Great Workout on the Elliptical Machine

These elliptical machine tips will help you switch up your gym routine, beat boredom, and see faster results.

This Mom Powerlifter Wants to Show Little Girls They Can Be Strong

Angela Tims is a powerlifter, a mother, and a total badass. And she leads by example to show other women they can do it all.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Carrie Underwood 2-Year-Old Son Keeps Her Motivated at the Gym

Carrie Underwood shared an Instagram video of herself working out with her 2-year-old son, Isaiah, who's a pro at keeping her motivated at the gym.

Proper Form During the Plank Exercise Is Key for a Challenging Workout

Time to set those abs on fire. Here, an expert explains a simple tweak to nail proper form during the plank exercise.

What I Wish I Had Known Before I Signed Up for My First Half-Marathon

Even after a half dozen of them, I'm still learning. Here's what you should know before tackling 13.1 miles.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

17 Shower Shoes You'll Actually Want to Wear

It's important to protect your feet when showering in locker rooms or at the gym and these 17 picks are all stylish enough to rock at the gym and even post-workout.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

16 Tips to Make Running Easier

We talked to professional runners and running coaches to learn some simple tricks to make running easier.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Vanessa Hudgens Admits She Vomited During a SoulCycle Class

Vanessa Hudgens tells talk show host James Corden about the time she ate too many truffles the night before a SoulCycle class.

A 2-Day Full-Body Strength Plan

Get a week's worth of strength training in a fraction of the time.

Exercise During Periods Can Help With Cramps and PMS, Experts Say

Here, expert-approved ways to exercise during periods if you want to relieve cramps, bloating, and other PMS symptoms.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

The One Exercise to Do If Lunges Cause Knee Pain

Here's exactly what to do if you have knee pain every time you do lunges. One tweak you can do now and two exercises you can do to prevent pain.

Do You Really Need to Spend $120 on Compression Clothing?

We found out if the pricey pants are worth the squeeze. Here's what you need to know about compression clothing.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

11 Spring Break Wellness Trips That Can Help You Hit the Refresh Butto

Spend your spring break this year at a wellness resort where you can take part in activities that make you feel refreshed and revived after vacation.

This Woman Broke Her Back and Healed Herself with Exercise

Beth Jordan would not take surgery as an answer. Here's how the personal trainer healed herself and found her passion at the same time.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Intense, Cutthroat World of Indoor Cycling Instructor Training

Everything you need to know before you try out to become an indoor cycling instructor, plus advice from instructors on what happens after the tryouts

How Fitness Helped Me Prepare for My Preventive Double Mastectomy

Paige More, 24, took control of her BRCA1 gene mutation. She got in the best shape of her life before having a preventive double mastectomy.

This Woman Broke Her Back and Healed Herself with Exercise

Beth Jordan would not take surgery as an answer. Here's how the personal trainer healed herself and found her passion at the same time.

Ashley Graham’s Tough Workout Will Make You Sweat Just Watching It

Get a glimpse into one of Ashley Graham's workouts, and see what it really takes for her to stay strong.

Runner Fought Off Attacker and Her Fitness Tracker Recorded The Whole Thing

A woman was attacked while she was running in Seattle's Golden Gardens Park, and she fought off the attacker using moves from self-defense class.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Meet Zehra Allibhai, the Hijabi Mom Poised to Become a Fitness Star

Meet Zehra Allibhai, mother of two and a certified personal trainer. As a Muslim woman, she chooses to wear a hijab—and as a rising Instagram fitness star, she’s challenging beliefs about what Muslim women can and cannot do when it comes to fitness.

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Sustainable Seafood Line

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Sustainable Seafood Line Blog Post

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