fitness

I Worked Out Like Meghan Markle & It Was Way More Chill Than I Expected

The royal wedding is just a few months away, and all eyes are on what Meghan Markle is doing to chill out and destress while planning the most-anticipated nuptials of the year. Earlier in January, E! News reported that Markle’s fitness routine incorp…
By Melanie Mignucci

7 Exercises That Can Help You Manage Your Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain isn't easy. Tasks that may have once been effortless can become a trigger for pain. Those living with chronic pain can seek relief through medication, surgery, cognitive behavior therapy, or acupuncture, among other potential…
By Katie Mitchell

5 Reasons You Should Do A Workout Class Instead Of Sweating Solo, According To Science

Exercise has countless physical benefits. People who exercise regularly can reduce their risk for heart disease naturally. Exercise is known to boost energy levels, and help folks get better sleep. But exercising alone can be intimidating. In additio…
By Katie Mitchell

This Exercise Trend Challenges You To Laugh Your Stress Away

While many people hoped this year would be better than the last, 2017 has proved to be one big dumpster fire. Let's face it, we could all use a relaxing yoga class and some laughter. And now, there's a class that brings the two together. Laughter yog…
By Brandi Neal

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Tell People With Depression To Just Exercise

It's been said time and again that exercise can help alleviate symptoms of depression. According to a new study, even one hour of exercise a week can help prevent future depressive episodes. The research, published in The American Journal of Psychiat…
By Ayana Lage

11 Genius Tricks To Improve Your Running Stamina

Whether you've been running years or you're just getting started jogging every morning, most people are always looking for ways to run farther and feel better. Even if you're not a serious runner, there are a number of genius tricks you can use to im…
By Carina Wolff

Your Period Affects Your Workout In This Really Weird Way

Most of us know that too much exercise can affect our menstrual cycle; over-exercising can, in some cases, lead to amenorrhea, or the absence of a period, and is generally something to be avoided. But did you know that the relationship also goes the …
By JR Thorpe

11 Exercises That You Can Feel Working Right Away

Working out has a myriad of benefits, and some of these are more apparent in the short-term, while others show up later in the longterm. If you're having a day where you're feeling lethargic, bloated, and moody, you might be looking for some exercise…
By Carina Wolff

There Are More Advantages To Only Working Out On The Weekend Than You Think

It's a question those of us with busy schedules have all probably asked ourselves at least once: Does the “weekend warrior” lifestyle work? That is, if you only work out on the weekends, is it actually going to do anything for your health? Happily, t…
By Lucia Peters

Christmas Is A 'Big Brother' Superstar

As someone who can barely lift a single weight, the title "Fitness Superstar" is a rather intimidating one to me. But that's just what Christmas Abbot is when she's not a contestant on Big Brother season 19. She is multi talented, competitive, and re…
By Hannah Shapiro

RBG's Personal Trainer Wrote A Book About Her Fitness Routine

Celebrity workouts are all the rage, but this one is definitely deserving of the majority opinion. You can work out like Ruth Bader Ginsburg with this new book from the Notorious R.B.G.'s own personal trainer Bryant Johnson. The RBG Workout: How She …
By Kristian Wilson

9 Yoga Mats That Can Prevent Knee Pain

When I was eight, I attempted a back-flip on a trampoline, butchered it, and messed up my knee. I blame my hatred of jogging on that (even though I hated it beforehand), so yoga became my go-to for fitness and stress-relief. Thank goodness for the be…
By Maria Cassano

Behind Memorial Day's "Murph Challenge"

If you're into fitness, and you're looking for a meaningful way to honor soldiers who sacrificed their lives this Memorial Day, check out the Murph Challenge. Just what is the Murph Challenge? This unique Memorial Day tradition is an ultra-intense wo…
By Brandi Neal

A New Theory Of Why Exercise Makes You Happy

You've probably heard of "runner's high," that momentary euphoria caused by a rush of endorphins following aerobic activity — but now there's yet another reason to get moving. If you've ever wondered exactly why exercise makes you happy more generall…
By Lily Feinn

This Teen Boxer Is Now Allowed To Wear A Hijab

Anti-Muslim sentiment was one of the defining issues of the 2016 election, and now that the government is ruled by a heavily conservative majority, good news on that front can be hard to find. Enter Amaiya Zafar, the Muslim teen boxer who was recentl…
By Claire Warner

7 Micro Workouts That Are Super Effective

On days when you're really busy, it's easy to give up on working out if you don't have a good chunk of time to dedicate to exercise. However, a quick workout can still make a difference, and there are a number of micro workouts that are very effectiv…
By Carina Wolff

Goat Yoga Is a Thing, And Everyone Loves It

"Get your goat" has just taken on a whole new meaning. Instead of being slang for letting someone upset you, you can now get your goat and bring it to your yoga mat — literally: Goat Yoga is a thing now. Perhaps predictably, everyone loves it; even b…
By Brandi Neal

7 Simple Ways To Stay Healthy When You Sit A Lot

Each one of us is forever on a journey to be healthier and happier, but it can be hard to do so when you're stuck behind a desk eight or more hours a day. There are all sorts of ways to stay healthy when you sit a lot; however, as many of us have exp…
By Megan Grant

Apps To Help You Stay Active When It's Cold Out

How do you make that burst of energy you felt at the start of the new year last all winter? This previously troublesome riddle has become much more attainable in recent years with a little help from technology. Those who wish to maintain momentum are…
By Lily Feinn

The Strange History Of Yoga In The West

February 22, in case it wasn't mentioned while you did downward dog today, is World Yoga Day, which means it's time for a trip into the more bizarre moments by which the practice entered the Western consciousness. Whether you got your first taste of …
By JR Thorpe