Maggie Puniewska

How to Get a Killer Body With Push-Ups

By Maggie Puniewska

5 Tips for Staying Safe When Running at Night

Now that the days are shorter (read: total darkness at 6 p.m.), you might think your running regimen needs to hibernate until the spring. We're here to say, not so fast. Running post-dusk can obviously bring some safety concerns into play, but as…
By Maggie Puniewska

How to Make Running Up Hills Less Awful

Running is a super-effective way to get in your cardio and tone up all over, and it's one of the easiest workouts to get started in. Unfortunately, it has a tendency to be a bit monotonous, especially if you are hitting up the same treadmill or…
By Maggie Puniewska

5 Aromatherapy Scents For Every Need

There's a new way to heal in town, and all you'll need is your nose and some pretty scents. Aromatherapy — the practice of deeply inhaling essential oils to improve mood and well-being — has been around since the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, it's…
By Maggie Puniewska

How To Buy The Right Running Shoes

New York Fashion Week was bombed with fitness-inspired trends this year, and the sporty girl inside us rejoiced at the fact that runways were swapping stilettos and crop tops for sweatpants and gym shoes. It's completely encouraged to embrace the…
By Maggie Puniewska

5 Health Foods You're Screwing Up

In a desperate scramble to satisfy a late-night craving last weekend, my roommate and I polished off a tub of hummus. Feeling quite accomplished that we bypassed the go-to pizza delivery, our gratification quickly fizzled when we looked at the label…
By Maggie Puniewska

5 Unexpected Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is often sought out when one wants to get slim or toned, but working out has some pretty awesome side effects: It can beat stress, keep anxiety and depression at bay, cut the risk of about a jillion diseases, and improve sleep…
By Maggie Puniewska

7 Yoga Moves for Annoying Health Woes

Next to bubble baths, a hardcore spin class, and naps, we know that yoga is a top stress buster. But besides helping us power through life's annoyances, this ancient practice can also help curb other wellbeing woes like cramps, stomach issues, and…
By Maggie Puniewska

7 Ways to Become a Runner — Even If You Hate It

Running is like a Real Housewives reunion — you either absolutely love it, or it makes you cringe. But when we found out that just five minutes of running a day could add years to our lives, while also zapping chances of heart disease and stroke, we…
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These 7 Yoga Moves Will Fix Your Posture

Long days spent at the office are far from health-friendly. Not only is all that sitting killing us softly, clocking in so many hours on our behinds probably means we're bound to end up hunched over for most, if not all, of that time. Poor posture…
By Maggie Puniewska

10 Tips To Nail Your First Marathon

It used to be that marathons were reserved for running fanatics, thought to be a little crazy for voluntarily hitting the pavement for periods of up to five hours. But now the 26.2 mile race has moved from a niche workout to more of a bucket list…
By Maggie Puniewska

6 Sneaky Habits Keeping You Awake

In an ideal world, we'd all be clocking in eight hours of z's a night. We would cut down on afternoon naps and steer clear of caffeine to make falling and staying asleep a cinch. But even when we do stick to all the "right" sleeping strategies, it…
By Maggie Puniewska

5 Summer Health Warning Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

It's summer. Naturally, our top priorities during this fine season include dabbling in the art of alcoholic popsicle making and spending as much time as possible near a body of water. Any thoughts of winter and along with it, illness, have been…
By Maggie Puniewska

5 Bad Habits Messing With Your Core

Let's face it: Shaping up your core is hard. Like, very hard. You might be crunching away for hours with nothing to show for it. Turns out there's more to whittling your middle than just working out (though what you do during your sweat session is a…
By Maggie Puniewska

6 Ways to Get The Most of Your Sunscreen

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. To help avoid it, we've got a pretty solid foundation of sunscreen habits: when the sun is out, sunscreen is in; during the sun's peak hours we sprint (ok, more like stroll because it's too…
By Maggie Puniewska

6 Workout Moves To Sneak In At The Pool

We're all about taking the term "beach/pool bum" very literally—lying motionless on a towel, basking in the glory of summer (layered in SPF of course), a summer lemonade in hand. The thought of performing any kind of physical activity is far, far…
By Maggie Puniewska

5 Ways Leave the Gym Without Feeling Gross

We all love a good workout. Hitting the mat after a rough day or zipping through a boot camp class can beat stress, help us sleep better, and improve our sex lives (no complaints there!). But let's face it: as amazing as we feel post-workout, it…
By Maggie Puniewska

The 5 Rules of Summer Running

With the temperatures sliding into the 80s in some parts of the country, Mother Nature is finally treating us to the perfect weather for all kinds of outdoor workouts. But as we're out surfing and swimming, our running shoes may be making their way…
By Maggie Puniewska

The 5 Times It's OK to Ditch Your Workout

We've all put working out on the back burner. Possible, though not always justifiable excuses may have included impromptu happy hours, Netflix marathons, less than ideal weather conditions, or long commutes. And while it's important to power through…
By Maggie Puniewska

The Best Workout for Ruler-Shaped Figures

As part of our body-shape workout series, we're revealing the best fitness plans that will tone and slim your particular figure. Next up, rulers! Celebrity Doubles: Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow Features: Long and lean with a straight…
By Maggie Puniewska