fitness

A New Study Just Debunked This Common Myth About Exercise & Sleep

You've probably heard the popular belief that working out close to bedtime can mess with your sleep/wake cycle, since it gives you a boost of energy right as you're trying to catch some Z's. However, research is showing that this common thinking is…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Your Fitness Instructor Telling You To Smile Actually Messes With Your Workout, Science Says

Have you ever been in an exercise class where the instructor just will. not. stop talking about "summer bodies," and it throws off your game for the rest of the day? As it turns out, a new study from Northwestern University found that exercise…
By Brandi Neal

You’re Going To See These 7 Wellness Trends Everywhere In 2019 (Hint: Sleep Is A Big One)

As anyone with a pulse will likely affirm, 2018 was a long, long year with zero shortage of things to discuss, from politics to pop culture. With the year winding down, all of the “best of” lists and yearly recaps are trickling out — your annual…
By Sanam Yar

We Founded Our Yoga Studio Because Of Comments Like Gwyneth Paltrow’s — Here’s Why

Earlier this week, a quote from actor and goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow made the rounds on social media. In an interview with WSJ Magazine, Paltrow shared an anecdote in which an attendant at a yoga studio asked her if she had ever taken yoga before.…
By Shauny Lamba & Corinne Wainer, SHAKTIBARRE Co-Founders

The Most Popular Workout Of 2018 Is Extremely Badass

With 2018 being the year of wellness, pretty broadly speaking, it's no surprise every other person in your friend group finally took control of their sleep regimen, got into ~adaptogens~, or actually (for real) started a workout routine. And new…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

8 Hacks To Make Your Yoga Routine Actually Stick

Getting a yoga or meditation routine going is not as easy as Instagram can make it seem. Many of us say we want to incorporate yoga or meditation into our daily routines, but putting that into practice and maintaining it for the long haul isn't…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

The One Super Simple Hack To Get Yourself To Work Out More

While there might be eleventy billion reasons to skip your workout on a given day — like when it’s two degrees outside and the last thing you want to do is trek to the gym — it’s pretty clear that exercise is important to staying healthy. Despite…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

"Runner's Boob" Is A Real & Painful Thing, So Here's How To Tell If You've Got It

Most boob owners will be closely familiar with the twinge: the ache that occurs when you run up the stairs, or jump off a kerb, or even launch yourself out of bed a bit too vigorously, and your chest plummets like an anchor on a very short chain.…
By Emily Dixon

The One Post-Workout Stretching Mistake That’s Super Easy To Make

Getting a good stretch going before and after your workouts is important for avoiding injury and improving flexibility. But it can be easy to overdo it and exceed your physical limits, especially if you have a tendency to push yourself while you're…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Here’s How Much You *Should* Be Working Out, According To The Government’s New Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, your sporadic reminder that, yes, it’s probably a good idea to exercise. The report is like a government guide…
By Sanam Yar

How to Make Your Workout Body Positive (Even When Your Gym Isn't)

I'm usually a outdoor jogger, but when the temperature dips, I head to my local gym for a few months of indoor running. The adjustment from wide open spaces to a room full of treadmills and TVs set to Big Bang Theory is always a shock to my system…
By Gabrielle Moss

13 Women & Non-Binary Folks Reveal Their Favorite Song To Listen To While They're Running

What’s the first thing you do when you step outside for a run? If you’re like the majority of people — 64 percent of runners, according to the 2017 National Runner Survey conducted by Running USA — you pop in your earphones and put something on to…
By Emma McGowan

Science Says This Kind Of Workout Can Help With Chronic Pain, Mental Health & Your Sleep

For years, celebrities, and probably at least one person in your friend group, have been touting the health benefits of pilates. It’s a popular workout that’s challenging, while simultaneously feeling more approachable than other exercise routines…
By Sanam Yar

How These 4 Workouts Completely Changed How I Felt About Exercise

The thought of exercising has always made me anxious. I can still remember how humiliating it was to run a mile in my high school's gym class. My classmates, who had run laps around me with ease, watched from the sidelines while my cheeks flushed…
By Kristin Magaldi

9 Things To Focus On When You're Exercising That Have Nothing To Do With Calories

I’m not into fitness culture — but I am into fitness. By “fitness culture” I mean the websites and products and YouTube personalities who are solely focused on changing people’s bodies through weight loss and calorie-counting. It’s a new generation…
By Emma McGowan

7 Hacks For Having Your Period At The Gym

When you're in the middle of working out, the last thing you may want is to have a period leak. But you also don't want to keep from working out just because it's that time of the month. Thankfully, there are a number of hacks for exercising during…
By Carina Wolff

6 Things Your Sweat Can Tell You About Your Health

Sweat can indicate a lot of things: you've just run a marathon, you're overheated in a sauna, you're nervous at a job interview. But if you're not sweating bullets, you probably aren't paying *tons* of attention to your normal, everyday sweat. What…
By JR Thorpe

7 Easy Yoga Stretches That Are Great For Your Health

When it comes to healthy habits, there are plenty of people who swear by yoga. But even if you're not a yogi yourself, you can still reap the benefits of the practice by engaging in some yoga stretches that can improve your overall health. If the…
By Carina Wolff

Do This Workout If You Want To Stay Energized Throughout The Day

If you're looking to ditch that afternoon latte, but you're worried about how you're going to keep upright at your desk without an extra bump of caffeine, the answer is actually pretty simple — exercise. The best workout to keep you energized…
By Brandi Neal

The Two Best Times Of Year To Sign Up For A Gym Membership

Making the investment in a gym membership is a great step to take in order to further your health goals. After all, there’s nothing like putting some money down to solidify that commitment, right? With the holidays fast approaching, you might be…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo