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Jennifer Lawrence Has The Best Perspective When It Comes To Taking Care Of Her Body

ByJordan Bissell
Jennifer Lawrence has done it again — and by "it," I mean she's once again been incredibly honest about the pressures of certain beauty standards in Hollywood, and how she never lets them dictate her own lifestyle. The accomplished actress and…

Experts Say Masturbation & Exercise Have Way More In Common Than You Might Think

ByGeorgina Berbari
Cardio sucks, but you know what doesn't? Masturbating. There's nothing like a mind-blowing orgasm that leaves you out of breath and full of pleasure (laced with the sweeping satisfaction that, yes, you did that all on your own). Honestly though,…

Even If You’re Not A Workout Person, Doing These 5 Things Every Day Counts As Exercise

ByJordan Bissell
I don't know if you can relate, but after a long day, I'd much rather keep my date with my Netflix account than my date with my workout routine. Something about the formality of sticking to a strict, intense gym routine can be really intimidating,…

Personal Trainers Say These 5 Workouts Will Make Running Easier, Even If You Hate It

ByGeorgina Berbari
There are only two kinds of people in this world: running enthusiasts, and those who firmly stand by the fact that running is the bane of their existence. Just because the latter group hates running, though, doesn't mean they never do it, because…

I Have Exercise Bulimia & Here's How I Navigated The Difficult Road To Recovery

ByGeorgina Berbari
I haven't always had a healthy relationship with exercise. While I can now say my workout routine provides me with a cathartic outlet to channel stress, anger, frustration, and really anything pent-up inside of me, there was a time when my workout…

A Celebrity Trainer Reveals The Benefits Of Exercise You Don't See & They're Everything

ByGeorgina Berbari
When you work out consistently for a while, noticing newfound strength, endurance, and even those baby muscle gains, it's such an awesome and satisfying feeling. All your hard work and dedication is paying off, and you can quite literally see the…

Your Workouts Will Feel Totally Different If You Start Practicing These 5 Breathing Methods

ByGeorgina Berbari
Have you ever been in the middle of a set of squats or a circuit of burpees and suddenly realized you've been holding your breath the entire time? You're not alone, fam: Sometimes, when things get difficult during a sweat sesh, an automatic response…

The Best Way To Beat Jet Lag Isn't To Sleep It Off, So Get Out Of Bed & Try This Instead

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Traveling is a life-changing experience, but by far the worst thing about it is dealing with jet lag. When all you want to do upon arriving at your destination is get to that incredible art museum, or enjoy a nice day of swimming, you feel all weak…

This Is How Long You Have To Exercise For A Boost In Your Memory & It's SO Doable

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Exercise is obviously good for your body, and you probably already know that it's great for your mental well-being and even your sleep schedule, too. To say the least, a regular workout routine is a total game-changer for feeling better on all…

Science Says Walking Your Dog Definitely Counts As Exercise & I'm No Longer #TeamCardiNo

ByJulia Guerra
If the mere thought of running sprints on a treadmill or pedaling to nowhere on a stationary bike makes you want to gag, then listen up #TeamCardiNo, because I have news for you: Let’s say you’re strolling through your neighborhood at least once a…

Personal Trainers Reveal The 7 Most Convenient Ways To Work Out When You're Traveling

ByGeorgina Berbari
Working out while traveling can be a difficult feat: Between finding the time for a workout, and realizing all you have to work with is a dingy hotel gym with all of one, ancient-looking treadmill, it's easy to give up on exercise altogether when…

A Personal Trainer Reveals The 5 Easiest Ways To Work Out More When You're Busy AF

ByGeorgina Berbari
Going to the gym for an hour each day sounds incredible in theory, but for some people, it's just plain unrealistic. If you're someone who's painfully busy at all times, it can honestly seem like the victory of the century just to have time to cook…

Here's How Much You Should Exercise If You Want To Feel Happier, According To Science

ByGeorgina Berbari
Whenever I'm in a bad mood, I know that rolling out my yoga mat and getting in a juicy flow will turn my frown upside down pretty much every single time. The combination of mental and physical strength that my practice allows me to tap into makes me…

You're Probably Ignoring This Muscle In Your Butt Workouts, But Here's Why You Shouldn't

ByGeorgina Berbari
Whether you hit the gym for leg day a couple times a week, or squeeze in a few butt exercises while you're working out at home, you're probably pretty confident that you're strengthening your glutes from all angles, right? Squatting, lunging, and…

These 6 Arm Workouts Can Be Done Right On Your Couch, Even When You Feel Lazy AF

ByGeorgina Berbari
You know those days when you come home from a long day at work, plop down on the couch, and immediately lose any and all motivation that you may have had to do a full workout? It happens to the best of us, but just because you've made the executive…

A Pill That Has The Same Effects As Exercise May Be A Thing Soon, But It's Not What You Think

ByCaroline Burke
If you could take a pill that does the exercising for you, would you do it? Well, that may be an option for some people in the world in the coming decades — but it's not exactly what you think. The exercise pill might be the next big health…

6 Things To Know About Gyrotonic Exercise, The Workout That'll Perfect Your Posture

ByGeorgina Berbari
If you're like the majority of Americans, and you also find yourself constantly hunched over a computer screen or craning your neck to read an Instagram caption, you've probably suffered from a whole lot of back pain and less than pristine posture.…

5 Hygge-Inspired Exercises That'll Actually Make You Look Forward To Working Out

ByGeorgina Berbari
When it comes to healthy living, it's easy to get wrapped up in the physicality of it all and assume that HIIT workouts, green juices, and superfoods are the recipe to a happy and fulfilling life. However, Danish culture has taught us a thing or two…

I Went To A SoulAnnex Class & It Was The Most Chill Workout I've Ever Had

ByGeorgina Berbari
I'm going to be totally honest with you: I don't like cycling. The idea of high-intensity cycling to the point where you're blinded with sweat, to the point where you basically need to go purchase a hearing aid after class because of the…

8 Little Changes To Make In Your Workout Routine That'll Help You Genuinely Enjoy It

ByGeorgina Berbari
Everyone has that one, fitness fanatic friend who legit springs out of bed first thing in the morning to hit up a cycling class, and actually enjoys it. TBH, I can barely resist slamming the snooze button to hop in the shower, let alone endure a…

These 5 Exercises Will Loosen Your Body Up A Little After Sitting Down All Damn Day

ByGeorgina Berbari
As much as it would suck to have to stand all day long at work or school, chairs are kind of the worst thing ever. Sitting all day makes your body feel stiff and tense AF, and honestly, by the time you get home, there are knots in places you didn't…

5 Exercise Gadgets For Your Desk, So You Can Work & Work Out

ByKelsey Down
I’ll be real with you, I get major desk envy when I see a co-worker decking out their workspace with cool mugs or plants. And I know I’m not the only one. But so many desk ornaments that add visual appeal to your space don’t serve any real purpose…

The 7 Exercises One Yoga Teacher Swears By To Heal Even Your Worst Back Pain

ByAnnakeara Stinson
I don't know about you, but especially when I'm sitting all day for work, my back really feels it. Hunching over a computer with my shoulders all tense and knotted up, my spine starts to resemble a turtle shell, and my lower back can, at its worst,…

5 Exercises That Help You Fall Asleep, Even When Stress Is Trying To Keep You Awake

ByGeorgina Berbari
Stress is literally the worst. Thing. Ever. And when it interferes with your sleep schedule? Oh, hell no — that is simply something I cannot, and will not, stand for. That's why knowing a few exercises that help you fall asleep for when anxiety is…

Science Says Working Out With Others Makes You Happier, So Sign Up For A Cycling Class ASAP

ByGeorgina Berbari
You know when you go to a kickass cycling class, and you literally feel a high coming over you by the time you leave? The energy in the room was indescribably amazing, and it left you wanting more and more of those feel-good endorphins. But at the…

5 DIY At-Home Gym Hacks To Replace Those Expensive Exercise Classes

ByCasey Balsham
Can we all agree that exercise classes have gotten a bit ridiculous? Riding bikes in the dark, pretending to be a ballerina, pretending to be a stripper…they even have people swinging from the ceiling on ropes! Calm down everyone. Just thinking…

5 Workouts That Totally Still Count As Cardio When All The Treadmills At The Gym Are Taken

ByGeorgina Berbari
You know the feeling: You've somehow convinced yourself to be super pumped (for once) about hopping on the treadmill and sweating it out. But when you get to the gym, the unspeakable happens: All the treadmills — and even the damn ellipticals — are…

3 Ways To Turn Your Sex Life Into An Excuse To Skip The Gym

ByKelsey Down
OK, so we already have plenty of reasons to like sex. Whether it’s releasing feel-good hormones or helping you cope with period cramps, there’s a reason we affectionately refer to intercourse as afternoon delight. But in case you still need a little…

5 Workouts From A Yoga Teacher That'll Undo The Damage Of Sitting Down All Day

ByAnnakeara Stinson
While I've had lots of of jobs that kept me on my feet all day, in recent years, most of my work is done in front of a computer, sitting down. Since lots of people spend their days like this, the question has arisen more than once: Is sitting down…

If Exercise Stresses You Out, Here Are 5 Things That May Be Making Your Workouts Harder

ByGeorgina Berbari
From runner's high, to sweat-infused euphoria, to all the amazing feel-good endorphins that exercising can bring, once you get bitten by the workout bug, it can do amazing things for the stress we all feel in our day-to-day lives. But what if you…

7 Exercises To Do Before Work That'll Melt Your Stress Away First Thing In The Morning

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Sometimes I think that if I followed all the suggestions I get for keeping my stress and anxiety at bay, I wouldn't be able to go to school or hold a job. But exercise is one such suggestion I really make an effort to fit into my days, because the…

5 Ways To Harness Your Stress & Let Your Frustrations Out In Your Next Workout

ByGeorgina Berbari
You know when you have a kickass workout planned that you're actually, dare you say, excited for? Like, for once, you can't wait to hit the gym and sweat it out. But then, a busy day at work keeps you past your usual clock-out time, your BFF tells…

5 Workouts That’ll Boost Your Creativity & Help You Think Outside The Box

ByGeorgina Berbari
You know the feeling: You're in the middle of a good sweat sesh, in the zone, playlist on point, and you honestly feel invincible. The feel-good endorphins you get from an amazing workout are unbeatable, and can make you feel incredible and inspired…

The Bar Is The New Gym: 7 Ways To Work Out While Going Out

ByEllen O' Dwyer
There’s nothing like a crazy night out with all your friends, am I right, ladies? And we all love a good workout session… OK, maybe not so much the latter if you’re in any way like me. Let’s face it, if given the choice between a night out with your…

5 Workouts To Do On Your Mental Health Day That'll Restore Your Mind And Body

ByGeorgina Berbari
You don't need me to tell you how important it is to take care of your body through regular workouts. However, with busy schedules and extensive to-do lists, it's easy to fall into the trap of prioritizing only your physical health and placing…

This Is How Much You Need To Exercise Each Week To Live Longer, According To Science

ByGeorgina Berbari
With busy work days and aggressively long to-do lists, sometimes it can be difficult to squeeze in a sweat sesh as often as you'd like to. It might feel like the couple of times you're hitting up SoulCycle each week just aren't cutting it, and maybe…

This Woman Learned The Consequences Of Using Fake Tan Before The Gym & Twitter Can Relate

ByGeorgina Berbari
TBH, after I apply self-tanner, I feel like I need to have one of those museum artwork labels that says "do not touch" plastered to my forehead. Like, it's hard enough to make sure you're getting every last crevice of your body covered in bronze…

6 Gentle Workouts That Are Perfect For Anyone Battling Chronic Pain

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects your bones and muscles. While it's actually very common, it's often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, partially because it's not clear what causes it, there's no cure as of now, and the symptoms…

7 Low-Key Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk Without Looking Like 'That Girl'

ByKelsey Down
With 61 percent of American office employees working in open or shared spaces now, gone are the days when you could shut your door and do desk dips in the privacy of your own office. So what's a girl looking to squeeze in a little workout during the…

Clever Ways To Add Exercise To Your Daily Routine Without Wasting Any Extra Time

ByLiz Hall
According to a recent Bloomberg article, millennials are spending thousands of dollars a year on exercise. Most boutique fitness classes will run upward of $30 per class, so if you're going three times a week, that's more than $4,000 annually. If…

Science Says Regular Exercise Can Make Your Dreams More Vivid, But There's A Catch

ByJulia Guerra
As a self-proclaimed athlete, I can vouch for the fact that there's no better sleeping experience than the snooze you'll take after a long, hard workout. It's a no-brainer that physical activity -- while it builds muscle, gets your heart rate up,…

5 Beginner Exercises You Can Do Now To Make Working Out In The Future A Lot Easier

BySummer Schmier
I used to watch girls in the gym who could lift massive weights or squat those huge barbells, and I would wonder: How did they get there? Were they ever as lazy as me? How long did it take for them to achieve such a warrior status? Close your eyes…

5 No-Sweat Exercises You Can Do Without Ever Taking Your Jeans Off

BySummer Schmier
Jeans are one of the only clothing items you can actually wear year-round, and if you're truly a denim lover, you never really want to take them off. It's borderline obsessive: Sometimes you even sleep in them; you just can't seem to part ways. It's…

7 Things You Probably Do Every Weekend That You Never Knew Counted As Exercise

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Sometimes it can be difficult to fit in a workout during the weekend, considering how much other stuff you want to do -- like go to that Halloween-themed double feature -- and how much you kind of have to do -- like your laundry and putting together…

5 Low-Key Exercises You Can Do On The Subway Without Looking Like A Weirdo

ByLiz Hall
The subway system in New York seems like it's about to collapse under its own weight. Every week, there's at least one major delay that has an impact on thousands of commuters, fouling up their day and preventing them from getting to where they need…

This Workout Requires No Equipment At All, Except For 4 Rolls Of Toilet Paper

ByGeorgina Berbari
Whether you're traveling, stuck in a tiny dorm room, or simply don't have access to a gym, no-equipment workouts are honestly bae. Being able to use your own body weight to get sculpted AF sans equipment has to be the most convenient thing in the…

5 Pilates-Inspired Yoga Moves To Try If You're Bored With Your Usual Routine

ByGeorgina Berbari
Going through the same workout routine week in and week out can get real boring, real fast. And since your body loves and craves variety when it comes to fitness, combining workout techniques that strengthen and lengthen your muscles will give your…

5 Tasty Ways To Work Out With Your Favorite Food So You'll Actually Enjoy Exercise

BySummer Schmier
To all my fellow lazy women: What sounds more magical than munching crisp, salty potato chips and getting great exercise at the same time? Literally nothing. That's why I've put together a series of unique (and safe) workouts tailored specifically…

6 Lazy-Girl Exercises You Can Do From Your Couch While Watching Netflix

ByCasey Balsham
Hi, I'm Casey, and I do not work out. And, frankly, I think people who “love” working out are lying anyway... at least that's what I tell myself as I order Seamless and add expensive clothing items to an online shopping cart I have no intention of…

5 Spooky Workouts That Will Definitely Get You In The Mood For Halloween

ByGeorgina Berbari
Raise your hand if you're pumped AF for Halloween. From costumes, to candy corn, to the return of your favorite creepy movies, Oct. 31 can't come fast enough, can it? TBH, the whole month of October is dedicated to Halloween in my eyes, but I can't…