Tonight, do a few bodyweight exercises while watching TV. Just because you're tuning in for your favorite show doesn't mean you have to be a couch potato. Turn a night of TV into an unexpected workout by busting out some bodyweight exercises during the commercial breaks. Do each heart-pumping move for the duration of one commercial to get entertainment with a side of defined muscles.
You might like See 100 Years of Wacky Fitness Trends in 3 Minutes Run. Lift. Stretch. Repeat. Your usual fitness routine can get a little, well, routine. Fortunately a new slew of game-changing gyms, studios, and workout experiences are cropping up across the country. From a company that takes yoga out of the studio and into the woods to a competitive cycling class that taps into your inner athlete to a street-inspired dance school, these exercise experiences are completely reinventing what it means to “go to the gym.
Share on Pinterest Today there's an app for just about anything, whether you're looking for a playlist with the best bumpin' beats for your run or the easiest way to not wake up feeling groggy every morning. The problem then becomes: How do you determine which apps are worth your time (and precious storage space on your phone)?
Healthy fresh produce blitzed into a tasty drink? It's no wonder you splurged on that juicer. Or maybe you saw a demo for a fancy Belgian waffle maker at the store and bought one because, really, who doesn't love Belgian waffles? But then you get your new purchase home and realize that the super cool cooking gadget you were sure you needed is really just a big, expensive dust-catcher.
Share on Pinterest It's time for some pillow talk. And no, we're not talking about bedtime conversations with your special someone. It's actual pillows we're interested in. When was the last time you replaced yours? If you can't remember, you're not alone; pillows are an afterthought for most of us. “I've been doing sleep medicine for 22 years, and no one has ever asked me a question about pillows before,” says Rafael Pelayo, M.
You might like We Tried Every Possible Way to Deseed a Pomegranate. Here's the Best Caramelized onions are in our Condiment Hall of Fame (right between Sriracha mayo and honey mustard). Why do we rank them so highly? Let us take you through the play-by-play: They transform burgers from generic to gourmet, omelets from standard to sa- weet, and toast from dull to delish.
The big causes of stress in life are easy to ID-major transitions, illnesses and injuries, money issues, a too-busy schedule-the list goes on and on (and on and…). But they're not the only things eating away at you. And, as a result, messing with your wellbeing. Even mild stressors have been shown to pose long-term impediments to our health, plus they lower tolerance for more severe stressors like painDifferential effects of mild chronic stress on cortisol and S-IgA responses to an acute stressor.
For many of us, caffeine is the not-so-secret weapon that makes us functional human beings before noon. It gives us the perfect energy kick to get us out the door and makes us somehow coherent at early morning meetings. But too much caffeine can lead to scary jitters and keep us counting sheep all night.
You might like 30 Sugar Substitutes for Any and Every Possible Situation sugarmuffinssoupcrackersbreakfast sandwiches But as more research reveals the not-so-sweet side effects of too much sugar-including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease-more of us are trying to cut back.
There's too much Internet-with wonders like this mesmerizing history of sushi -and too little time. That's why we curate a list of the best of the best (a.k.a. “the Greatist”) things we've come across on the Web this week. In other words, it's the stuff we'd email/gchat/tweet/text you immediately if we were besties.
You might like What the World's Top Health Experts Eat for Breakfast healthy perkssweetgreenInstagram Share on Pinterest 1. Stuffed Sweet Potato With Spinach, Hummus, and Sriracha Using this recipe as a launching pad, Tara Fuller assembles the ultimate sweet potato with plenty of healthy fixings-making it a well-rounded and filling meal.
In a diet without gluten, breakfast options become a little limited. And it's not that oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt with berries, and avocado toast on gluten-free bread are bad-it's that sometimes you stare so intently at your friend's stack of pancakes or scone at brunch that she starts to suggest meeting for “just coffee” instead.
Share on Pinterest If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. The formula for pasta seems oh-so-obvious. Water + pasta = dinner - right? But sometimes the supposedly simplest things prove to be the trickiest. It turns out the window for pasta perfection - not stuck together, and neither mushy nor hard in the center - is slim.
Running was a love affair that started from a healthy place. It was March of my senior year of college when I first laced up a pair of running shoes and hopped on the treadmill. This was for me alone, a way to regain control of my life. Days earlier a court-ordered breathalyzer was installed in my car after I'd been arrested for driving under the influence-drinking pinot noir had gone from a casual college habit to three glasses every night when my bartending shift ended.
Share on Pinterest Paging Dr. Google. When we're feeling under the weather, the first thing most of us do is Google our symptoms (one in every 20 Google searches is something health-related). But the people at Google know that those searches often return links to sites full of medical jargon-or worse, misinformation.
Dinner can sometimes seem like an impossible feat at the end of the day. It's easy enough to whip up some chicken and mashed potatoes, but a veggie side can make or break that meal. And while simple steamed broccoli is fine, it's also why the veggie is on many kids' (and adults') list of least-favorite foods.
Share on Pinterest Why do first dates seem to be an endless cycle of grabbing drinks or dinner at restaurants we've been to dozens of times before? Don't get us wrong - we enjoy (responsible) drinking just as much as college students. But there's something unappealing about doing the same song and dance with each new dating prospect.
Share on Pinterest Stayed Up All Night You might like Table for One: A Single Girl's Reflections on Valentine's Day candyStayed Up All Night Get ready for some serious '90s nostalgia, remixed for the Internet age. Start by selecting the style of tape you want to send and decorating it with doodles, stickers, and a special message.
You might like 21 Reasons the Treadmill Doesn't Have to Suck In my 20s, I was all about heading out to the clubs on Friday nights. But instead of strapping on stilettos, I was lacing up my cross-trainers and hitting another kind of club-the health club. That's right, I was one of those poor saps you see through the gym window, sweating through a workout while everyone else headed to a bar, the movies, or a restaurant.
Healthy eating isn't all about calorie counting. Nutritious foods are key, but sometimes it's nice to know you can grab a quick snack that doesn't deliver an entire meal's worth of calories. The next time hunger creeps up when it's least convenient (like 30 minutes before a dinner reservation), turn to this list for a small and satisfying bite that won't ruin a healthy day.
You might like What to Say When People Undermine Your Healthy Choices Hanging out with a friend can turn from super fun to super awkward in a second. Imagine this: You're standing in front of a mirror getting ready after barre class when she clutches the flesh of her midsection and begins lamenting its supposed hugeness.