fitness

Science Says This Is The BEST Time To Eat Protein When You're Working Out

If you're exercising regularly, particularly if you happen to be using weights, you've likely heard a lot of talk about the importance of protein to help your muscles. But what does protein actually do for the body when you work out — and when…
By JR Thorpe

9 Easy Workouts You Should Try If You Spend All Day Sitting At Your Desk

After a long day of sitting at your desk, it can seem daunting to have to go to a workout class instead of finally making your way home. But staying active is important for your mind and body, especially if you're feeling stiff. There are a number…
By Carina Wolff

8 Fascinating Ways Your Workout Affects Your Hormones

When we think of exercising, we tend to think of the benefits for mood and energy, as well as our physical health. But exercise can have an even more subtle effect on our bodies. And I'm talking about on the chemical level: There are a number of…
By Carina Wolff

8 Ways Even A 20-Minute Walk Can Change Your Brain

Despite what some people think, you don't need a fancy gym membership to get the health benefits of working out. Walking is something you probably do on a daily basis without a second thought — whether while completing chores around the house or…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Here’s Exactly When You Should Eat Carbs For Energy When You’re Working Out

For a long time, carbohydrates, the macronutrients found in a lot of tasty, starchy foods, had a poor reputation in health circles, but the truth is, carbs aren't the devil; in fact, they're necessary for fuel and a happy body. Carbs give us energy,…
By JR Thorpe

This Is The Best Workout To Help You Sleep

Sleep can be a tricky thing. Like, I’ve never been able to figure out how to reconcile my love of staying up late with the fact that I simply cannot function the next day without adequate sleep. So daily obligations being what they are, it’s…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The Sneaky Way Listening To Music Or Watching TV *Actually* Affects Your Workout

Many of us look to distractions when we're pushing ourselves to get those reps in at the gym or take a jog around the park. Whether it's a hype-up playlist, Real Housewives, Rachel Maddow, or something marathonable on Netflix, it's popular to keep…
By JR Thorpe

7 Reasons Walking Can Be Even Better For You Than Running

Jogging is generally accepted as being super good for your health, and it's earned that reputation. But while some people swear by their daily run, it definitely isn't for everyone. And let's face it; if you don't actually like running, it's harder…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Free Apps To Help You Train For A 10K

Training for a road race is rewarding, and it's also hard AF. If one of your 2018 fitness goals is to run a race, there are some pretty boss free running apps to help you train for a 10K. Because, you need some support, and in this case, technology…
By Brandi Neal

7 Gross Things That Can Happen At The Gym — And What You Can Do To Avoid Them

If you're a gym newbie, you're probably psyched about hitting your new fitness center to try out all of the classes, machines, and free weights. Taking charge of your fitness goals can be empowering. However, because it's a communal space filled…
By Brandi Neal

This Workout Is Actually Proven To Help You Wake Up Faster In The Morning

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a lot of time for exercise before work. However, the best workout to help you wake up in the morning…
By Brandi Neal

5 Meditations To Do While You’re Running To Help You Doubly De-Stress

Starting a meditation practice for the first time can be challenging. Most people think of meditation as having to take place while you're seated, with your eyes closed, which has the potential to be really boring even if you're trying your…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

What Walking For Just 20 Minutes Can Do For Your Mood

Sometimes it's necessary to just get out into the world and take a walk — to calm down, de-stress, or simply enjoy the nice weather while we still have it. And experts note that just a 20 minute walk can have a genuine boost on your mood and energy,…
By JR Thorpe

5 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Make Yourself Want To Work Out In The Morning

Working out is pretty universally accepted as a good thing to do. And when it's a million degrees out by 8:30 a.m., it makes sense to switch your after-work run for an early (like, really early) morning cardio session. But that doesn't make it any…
By JR Thorpe

5 Surprising Ways Your Period Cycle Can Affect Your Workout

Working out is good for the body and for your mental health, but for people who get periods, their menstrual cycle can potentially throw a wrench into their cardio-yoga regimen. Hormonal fluctuations and their effects on the human body are still…
By JR Thorpe

I Started Swimming In The Sea Every Day & What I Learned Will Stay With Me Forever

Moving to the seaside is one of those things you dream about. When you're at work and your mind wanders off into a beautiful abyss of dogs and space and an easier life. Long strolls on the beach and heaps of swimming, getting back to nature, getting…
By Aoife Hanna

7 Unexpected Things That Will Happen When You Take Up Yoga

Yoga has been around for thousands of years but it's only in recent times that its true benefits have been uncovered. One of the only forms of exercise that places equal emphasis on the body and mind, just one session can leave you feeling relaxed…
By Lauren Sharkey

Chelsea FC Is Changing The Name Of Its Women's Team For The Best Reason

What's in a name? Well rather a lot, if you ask Chelsea FC. The football club has announced that it's changing the name of its women's team, dropping the word "ladies" and rearranging the order so that the sport comes before the gender. "Chelsea…
By Aimée Grant Cumberbatch

Des Linden Didn’t Just Win The Boston Marathon — She Reminded Me Of The REAL Reason I Run

About two weeks ago, I saw something on my Facebook newsfeed that stopped me mid-scroll: the weather report for the upcoming Monday showed a light monsoon with teeth-chattering temperatures. On any other Monday, this type of disheartening weather…
By Erin Kelly

Sitting Too Much Can Actually Change This Part Of Your Brain, A New Study Says

Most jobs today require sitting in front of the computer for eleventy-million hours, and a new study published in the Public Library of Science found that all of that sitting can change your brain — it actually shrinks the part of your brain…
By Brandi Neal