You might like The 21 Most Incredible Themed Races Let's be honest for a minute: Running kind of sucks sometimes. Sure, it's great for your heart, helps you stay in shape, and can give you enough endorphins to complete a marathon. But it also makes our muscles burn, hurts our lungs, and drains energy like woah .
You might like The Truth About Carbs (and Why You Should Be Eating Them) For many, whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. Consuming at least three servings of whole grains per day (one serving is one-half cup of cooked grains like oatmeal or rice, or one slice of bread) can reduce the risk of some chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and certain cancers.
Share on Pinterest We're definitely guilty of sitting (and slouching) too much at work, but when we learned that standing desks may not be worth the hype, we weren't about to drop hundreds of dollars to try one. That's why we love the Oristand, a cardboard standing desk that's super easy to set up, and best of all, only $25!
Share on Pinterest Whether you're just starting out with strength training or the weight room is your second home, MuscleWiki can be a super-helpful tool. Pick a muscle from the interactive body map, and the website will show you to a list of moves (GIFs included!). We're big fans of these easy-to-follow strength-training exercises and the site's interactive calorie, nutrient, and max rep calculators.
Fact: We can't help but check out Snapchat every few hours these days. Whether it's a celebrity or close friend, it's the best way to stay up to date on what's really going on in someone's life. The 13 accounts below won't just serve as a digital distraction, though. They'll also help motivate you to work out and remind you that we're all here navigating hectic lives and just trying to do what's good for us- most of the time.
There's a lot to love about a good old lunch wrap: They're easy to make, super portable, and bursting with flavor in every bite. Check out some stellar wrap recipes below, which cater to nearly every palate. Vegetarian 1. Roasted Chickpea Gyro Share on Pinterest Chickpeas and tzatziki are the stars of this wrap.
Share on Pinterest In case you haven't heard on Instagram or Twitter, Amy Schumer called the editors of Glamour “not cool” this morning for including her name in a list of “Women Who Inspire Us” on the cover of the magazine's special issue, Chic at Any Size. The other women mentioned in the list were Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and Ashley Graham, all of whom are considered “plus-size” in our culture.
Anyone who hits the weight room regularly will inevitably face the question: Should you add more weight and do less repetitions or use a lighter weight and do more reps? The debate has raged on for as long as people have argued over cake versus pie (the answer is pie, obviously), but it's not quite that simple.
Who doesn't love a cool, tasty beverage that's not loaded with added sugars? These infused water recipes all add something to the mix. Keep it chill with cucumber, mint, and lime or add chia seeds for energy and jalapeños for kick. (Looking for even more flavored water recipes? Check these out.) 1. Basil Water Share on Pinterest Make either watermelon or strawberry basil water with the two flavored water recipes on this blog.
It's been a banner year for body positivity, so we weren't the least bit surprised when Aerie, American Eagle's lingerie brand, announced #AerieMAN, a campaign with ordinary guys (OK, one has a six-pack, but real men can have abs too!) modeling underwear. The unretouched photos have the tagline “the real you is sexy” emblazoned on them.
Ever since I was 6 years old, I've known that I wanted to be a writer, a teacher, and a farmer. So far I've achieved two of these goals: I currently make my living as a writer, and for years I've worked on and off as a teacher of environmental education, writing, and digital literacy. But even though I've maintained a personal garden for the past several years, I've long felt that I wasn't living up to my 6-year-old self's expectations when it came to farming.
Share on Pinterest By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid school lunches and had a weekend job at a local bakery. I was not surrounded by much ambition or inspiration. But I knew the life I was given was special.
News flash: You don't need an extra-long gym session to get a great workout. In fact, quick bodyweight routines can be super effective at boosting your metabolism for the rest of the day. So for those days you want to lift or use kettlebells, you can get the job done with just a few key moves. You might like How to Create Your Own Full-Body Workout Plan We tapped G.
This core workout may be short on time, but it's high on intensity.Fitness instructor John Godfrey strategically builds in some rest time so you can push through to the end, but trust us, you'll feel the burn once it's over. After a quick warm-up, you'll do a combination of moves such as planks, crunches, and twists that target your abs from every angle.
No matter your political beliefs, we can all agree that some topics should be off limits. Which is why Hillary Clinton had the best response to a reporter who asked if she knew how many calories were in the sundae she was eating: “Oh, come on!” she said, before joining a chorus of boos.
We know we shouldn't believe everything we read. The problem is most of the deceptive or outright false information shared online doesn't scream BS in the way an email from a Nigerian prince does. To help people become more discerning, David Dunning, a psychology professor at Cornell University, put together three things you can do: Ask yourself, “Do I totally agree?
PETA is no stranger to absurd ads (including borderline pornographic ones) that use questionably accurate scientific evidence to promote veganism. Its newest one is no different: It claims women who eat chicken while pregnant give birth to sons with smaller penises because of chemicals called phthalates, which have been found in small quantities in chicken.
Health officials predict the Zika virus will spread to the U.S. this summer, and the map below shows the states most at risk for an outbreak. (Red indicates high risk, orange moderate risk, and yellow low risk.) Share on Pinterest If you spend any time watching CNN, this news is enough to make you invest in a hazmat suit.
Turn on the TV at any point and you'll be bombarded with pharmaceutical commercials. There's the pill for acid reflux, the one for insomnia, the one for restless leg syndrome-the list is endless. It's totally comforting to know there's a tested solution for your particular medical condition. But as this exposé by The Huffington Post points out, studies have found more than half the claims made by drug ads are misleading and 10 percent are blatantly false.
To quote the always-applicable lyrics of R.E.M., “Don't let yourself go, 'cause everybody cries. Everybody hurrrrrrts sometimes.” OK, so everyone cries, but frequency can vary dramatically by age, culture, and sex. For example, the amount babies cry peaks at 6 weeks, drops off dramatically around age 2, and continues to decrease as they get older.
If you're sticking to healthy weeknight meals, hitting up the elliptical machine regularly, and yet, you're just not seeing the results you thought you would-there could be something critical missing. And that something is strength training. You might like 6 Kettlebell Moves for a Total-Body Workout Strength training isn't just for gym rats and Schwarzenegger-wannabes.