If you’re looking to burn calories, lose body fat, and gain muscle, this 45-minute workout designed by fitness instructor John Kersbergen is all you need to maximize your gym time and effectively lose weight in the shortest amount of time. It combines cardio with strength-training moves, so aside from decreasing body fat, it also tones
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Cauliflower has disguised itself in a bunch of our favorite comfort foods: pizza crust, gnocchi, mashed potatoes, and even stuffing. But just when we thought people couldn’t get any more creative with the fibrous veggie, Birds Eye came out with a genius twist: Cauliflower and Ranch Fries. The “fries” are made with cauliflower and sweet
Gifting pajamas and socks may seem like a safe bet, but this year, you can go above and beyond by treating your keto-loving friend to a few low-carb inspired presents they’ll actually use. Whether you choose a delicious chocolate snack, a bacon-inspired cook book, or a funny mug, we found a handful of options that
Leggings and gym memberships aren’t the only kinds of gifts you can give to women who love to work out. We’ve rounded up some of the best ideas you can give this holiday season. Whether she’s a runner, a weight lifter, a yogi, or an occasional cyclist, she could use — and thoroughly enjoy —
The basics of losing weight make sense: eat healthy, exercise, get enough sleep, drink a lot of water, and manage your stress. But when it boils down to the logistics, many people get confused. What does “eating healthy” actually look like? After all, there’s no one-size-fits-all diet. Online health coach Sarah Duff (@sarahdufflifestyleandfitness on Instagram)
I never expected to become the kind of person who meditates. Now, I meditate for 10 or 15 minutes, almost every day. I know I’m not alone; meditation has exploded in popularity in the United States in recent years, and there’s a pile of evidence that suggests it has a real impact on stress and
The Tabata protocol is one of our favorite ways to work intervals into our workouts. This high-intensity training is fun, blasts calories, and moves so quickly that it’s hard to get bored. For Tabata, you perform an exercise at maximal intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. You repeat this on-off pattern
Intermittent fasting, a pattern of eating where you consume your meals within a certain time frame (an eight-hour window, for example) has helped people lose weight and shed fat. Intermittent fasting is supposed to help suppress junk food cravings, boost human growth hormone, and regulate insulin levels. But not everyone can stay on track with
I’m sorry, but I ate these all. Every last one. So I had to make a whole new batch (poor me!) just so I could snap a few pics. And I’ll eat this entire batch too, because let me just tell you — these are unbelievably good. I mean can’t-stop-eating-these good. You might need to
Contrary to what you may have heard, there’s more to Olive Garden than never ending pasta bowls and bottomless baskets of breadsticks. (Not that we’re complaining.) That’s good news for those on the keto diet — because if you’re one of them, you already know that breadsticks aren’t on the menu when you’re trying to
Priorities start to shift in colder weather, and we’re right there with you! While we’re working on our fitness all Summer long, we tend to focus on family gatherings, big meals, and cozy parties when temperatures drop. But how do you keep your health in check when all you can think about is mashed potatoes?
You’ve probably heard that “sweating out a cold” will relieve your unpleasant symptoms and help you feel better. Or maybe you are so excited for your group fitness class, you can’t possibly cancel, even if you’re not feeling well. If you’re considering showing up to a workout class while sniffling, sneezing, and fighting off a
If you have a friend who pretty much lives in activewear, treat them to cute new pieces for their workout-inspired wardrobe. To save you time, we searched and curated a list of the cutest and most functional pieces out right now. From cool sneakers to cute gym bags, you might even end up wanting a
Core strength isn’t rocket science. No need to overthink this. Below are six exercises. You’ve seen them before. You’ve done them before. You’ve wished they worked before. The difference? You’ll be doing them in a sequence that is most conducive to targeting your core muscles. The added bonus? You’ll only be doing one set of
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Oct. 17 that they were investigating an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken products. So far, 92 people were reported to be infected from 29 states. The report revealed that the effected people reported eating different types and brands of chicken products that were
Clear some space in your freezers, folks, because there’s a new healthy ice cream brand in town, and you’re going to want every single flavor. World, meet Culture Republick. It’s the first-ever light ice cream that’s jam-packed with live probiotic cultures, aka the good-for-your-gut stuff that help regulate your digestive system. POPSUGAR got the inside
If you don’t have an F45 Training studio near you yet, you likely will soon. While the brand was founded in Australia, new locations are popping up all over the US (seriously, just look at this map), thanks to the studio’s unique mix of high-intensity intervals, circuit training, and functional training. It promises to be
Having a cold is the actual worst. The only thing you can do is try to alleviate the symptoms and ride it out. One way to do that is by using essential oils. There are a wide variety that can come in handy when you have a cold because of their antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Bob Harper knows a thing or two about health. As a trainer and then host of The Biggest Loser, he’s helped dozens of people transform their bodies and their lives. And after suffering a heart attack last year, the fitness expert has worked on overhauling his own lifestyle, losing 40 pounds in the process. So
“Anxiety” is a word thrown around perhaps a little too cavalierly these days, but it’s a mental health condition that impacts 40 million adults just in the US. Although it manifests itself differently in each person, the biggest symptoms of anxiety include excessive worrying, accelerated heart rate, and an inability to concentrate. I was diagnosed
Don’t think outside the box for the holidays this year — think about the actual box! Monthly subscription boxes like the POPSUGAR Must Have Box are a great gift idea. Not only do they take minimal time end effort on your part, but also your friend or family member has a gift to look forward
Ah, cold and flu season. Just when you thought your immune system was safe and your sinuses and respiratory tract were in the clear, your good pal Susan in accounting showed up to the water cooler dripping in influenza — just in time to sabotage your “I’ve never even taken a sick day” track record.
You know the drill: a new product lands on shelves and claims that it’ll change your life, but the price tag is so astronomical that there’s no way it’ll fit into your budget. Such is the case with weighted blankets, which are thought to greatly ease anxiety and help you sleep. Because these blankets are
I’ve had a cell phone since I was 11. I know — let that sink in for a second. Post 9/11, my parents wanted to make sure my brother and I had a way to get in touch with them in case of emergencies, so for the past decade and a half, I’ve had a
Whether you track your steps with a wearable device or through your phone, knowing how much you’ve walked in a day can be an extremely useful tool for weight loss. Many of our jobs entail sitting for a majority of the day, which can be bad for your body and your brain. However, simply walking
Before throwing out your jack-o’-lantern’s guts, use the pumpkin seeds to make a healthy snack. High in plant sterols and phytochemicals, pumpkin seeds aid in lowering cholesterol and also promote good prostate health. On top of that, they’re also a good source of protein and fiber, making them a great snack if you’re trying to
There’s a reason full-body strength training moves are so popular: they fire up all your muscles, get you breathing heavy, and save you time. This move called the single-arm overhead squat looks basic, but it is intense! You’ll definitely feel sore tomorrow. Single Arm Overhead Squat Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-distance apart.
I’m a germophobe, and I have no problem admitting that. I’ve been toting around hand sanitizer since middle school, and on public transportation, forget about it. The downside is that hand sanitizer usually dries out my skin, and I hate the potent smell. Recently, though, I found a hand sanitizer that smells like coconut and
You’re doing everything to lose weight: loading up on healthy foods, making smarter choices while dining out, and exercising. But if you’re still not seeing progress, you could be getting in your own way and not even realize it. Even when people make a conscious decision to lose weight, they could be misunderstanding what it