fitness

11 Playlists To Run To If You’re Bored Of All Your Workout Music

Tired of listening to the same old songs when hitting the gym? Have you been jamming to the one playlist you made years ago on repeat? If you feel like you’re in a rut when it comes to your exercise music, it may be time to find new running…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Here's What Experts Say About Whether You Should Work Out When You’re Sick

Getting sick is a bummer on all fronts. Being all sneezy and achy while feeling under the weather is no one’s idea of fun. And for those who like to stay active, the interruption to your fitness routine can be especially annoying. But can you work…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Sooo Your Brain Doesn’t Want You To Work Out, A New, Small Study Says

The reason why hitting the couch and marathoning Netflix is so dang compelling might actually be wired into the brain. As it turns out, a new study says that humans might have some very natural tendencies towards, well, laziness. Or, as I like to…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Meghan Markle’s Meditation Routine Is Seriously Chill (And You Can Do It, Too)

Meditation is a simple yet powerful mental training tool, and it’s accessible to anyone who's open to its stress-relieving and mind-centering abilities. No matter what your personal preferences may be, there’s a meditation technique for pretty much…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Lululemon Is Literally Giving Away Free Running Gear In These Cities

Runners, are you paying attention? If you're training for a race in New York City or Chicago, you can get free running gear courtesy of Lululemon's Run Stop Shops, Well + Good reports. In fact, you don't even need to be training for a race — you…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Scientists Say This 10 Minute Activity Will Improve Your Memory

What's a slightly superfluous activity you frequently spend 10 minutes on: repeatedly checking your emails? Scrolling through the newly added section of Netflix? Taking the 9000th photo of your cat sleeping? Well, it turns out that replacing those…
By Emily Dixon

8 Hacks To Exercise Early If You Go To Work At 9

Research has shown that people who work out in the morning are more likely to make exercise a habit. Let's face it: You're tired at the end of the day, and it's easy to choose Alias Grace over a sweat sesh. If you want to change your ways, and…
By Brandi Neal

9 Mistakes You Make At The Gym That Can Affect Your Health Long-Term

If you're getting yourself to the gym, you're already doing great things for your health. But you don't want to sabotage that progress by doing anything that could hurt you. Unfortunately, there are a number of mistakes that you can make at the gym…
By Carina Wolff

Get the Best Workout Ever With These 11 Affordable Fitness Finds from Walmart.com

Getting a killer workout doesn't have to cut out a fraction of your weekly spending budget, because let's face it—there are plenty of more exciting things to spend that hard-earned salary on (hello: shoes, fancy coffees, beauty products, amazing…
By Kate Marin

10 Vegan Snacks To Keep In Your Gym Bag

If you follow a vegan diet, then you know that the range of available snacking options has never been better. And for busy, plant-based eaters on the go, you can never have too many vegan snacks that you can throw in your gym bag to fuel up after…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

6 Expert-Approved Ways To Work Out While You’re Recovering From An Injury

If you’re recovering from an injury, you’ll probably need a period of downtime and rest in order to heal up — which, for anyone who's used to regular workouts, can be kind of frustrating. It’s never a good idea to push an injured area too hard, but…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

The Number Of Calories You're “Burning” In A Workout Literally Doesn't Matter, Experts Say

Calorie counts are everywhere, from the menus at your favorite lunch spot to your fitness tracker. However, these counters don't make a fundamental point about calories clear; measuring the calories you're "burning" when you work out really doesn't…
By JR Thorpe

Hey, Exercise Instructors — Quit Telling Me To Smile

This year, Bustle is celebrating Rule Breakers — the women and non-binary individuals among us who dare to be themselves no matter what. In the lead-up to Bustle's Rule Breakers 2018 event happening Sept. 22, we are featuring stories from an array…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

This Is The Best Workout If You’re Not Trying To Mess Up Your Hair

The dilemma: You want to get in a good workout, but the threat of head sweating and hot-mess hair keeps you from hitting the gym. Sound familiar? This is me all day. If you're looking for a workout that won't mess up your hair, but still challenges…
By Brandi Neal

This Workout Can Help You Deal With The Sunday Scaries

So it's Sunday and you're spending the entire day dreading Monday. The Sunday scaries are real, but there is a way to make them less overwhelming. Exercise. What's more, the best workout for the Sunday scaries can also help reduce stress during the…
By Brandi Neal

15 Dog Breeds You'll Love If You Enjoy Being Active

If you're looking for a pup partner in crime for your active lifestyle, certain breeds are more enthusiastic than others about embarking on epic hikes and long beach runs. While some breeds prefer to couch and snack, the best dog breeds for active…
By Brandi Neal

Here’s How Good 10,000 Steps A Day *Actually* Is For Your Health

Counting your steps has become a popular pastime among many people who are hoping to lead more active lives, but who don't always have the time to alway hit the gym or squeeze an hour-long exercise class into their schedule. Some folks make a game…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Science Says Your Adult Soccer League Could Help You Live Longer

If you’re usually ridin’ solo when you exercise, you might want to consider bringing a friend to your next sweat sesh. A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that the social interaction you get from working out with a partner or…
By Mika Doyle

Foam Rolling Is Actually Good For You — If You’re Breathing Into It Right

Lots of people are stoked about foam rolling these days. Foam rolling devotees report benefits like more flexibility, increased range of motion, better blood circulation, injury prevention, and improved muscle recovery. Foam rolling works by…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

10 Ways To Workout If You're Not A "Gym Person"

I like a good sweat as much as the next person, but the gym is not my jam. I'm the kind of person gyms love — I sign up, and then I never set foot in the place again. Same? If you're wondering how to work out if you're not a gym person, there are a…
By Brandi Neal