You know the importance of weight training, cardio workouts, and stretching, but how often do you think about improving your agility? Agility is the ability to move quickly on your feet, and incorporating this kind of training into your workout routine can help improve your speed, strengthen your lower body, and reduce your risk of injury.
Confession: The first time I did the Whole30, I didn't last a whole 30 . I thought I'd pass with flying colors by doing the lazy-person's version: eating scrambled eggs and avocado for every breakfast, salad with chicken and veggies for lunch, and a protein with two vegetable sides at dinner. I felt good but I was bored, my taste buds were snoozing, and my husband was wondering when we were ever going to eat something flavorful again.
It's that time of year again-when every kid wolfs down a years' worth of sugar in one night while parents are left to deal with achy bellies and sugar crashes soon after. As a dietitian, I'm all for a night (scratch that, many nights) of indulgence, but Halloween goodies can actually be both fun and nourishing, and we're not just talking about apples.
So you're ready to start the Whole30. You've read the beginner's guide, tossed the chips and chocolate in the trash, and are committed to cutting out all processed foods for the next 30 days. You go! If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, we're here to tell ya that it's actually way more straightforward than you think.
If you're looking to improve your health but can't fathom the restrictions of the Whole30 diet, here are some similar alternative diets that may work better for you. Paleo Like Whole30, the Paleo diet cuts out any grains, dairy, refined sugar, legumes, processed foods, and refined oils, and focuses instead on high-quality meats, eggs, nuts, and healthy oils.
Last year, I started dating my boyfriend Anthony, one of those very fit, health-conscious types who's always trying new health crazes. Because of our shared living situation and limited budget, my body has become a testing ground for his experimental cooking creations. Some of them are awesome, like the time Anthony decided we'd follow the raw food diet, and suddenly my cooking responsibilities dropped by 100 percent (and there were fewer dishes to wash too!
The reasons people hate running are understandable. It's hard. There's physical discomfort. There's sweat, and there's definitely stinkiness. There's the fear of being judged for having wonky form or not being “fast enough.” And did I mention it's hard? A lot of people ask me why (or more accurately, Whyyyyyyy?
It's suffered from a not-so-great reputation as “'80s-era diet food” long enough. Cottage cheese really shouldn't be overlooked as a fantastic source of calcium and protein; not to mention, its mild flavor makes it work in everything from pancakes to pastas to popsicles (yes, really!). We're bringing this weirdly textured but wonderfully nutritious stuff back into everyone's good graces with these 27 breakfast-to-dessert recipes.
Let's be real: You can tell us how many calories are in a “typical Thanksgiving day dinner” a million times, but that's not going to prevent us from getting seconds of mom's stuffing. It's just not. Thanksgiving should be a time for gratitude, family, and of course, food-but not deprivation. So we're not even going to try to convince you otherwise.
Whether it's the house of someone you've just started dating or a new friend, pooping away from home can be all kinds of anxiety-inducing. You might like I Mailed This Company My Poop to Analyze My Health. Here's What I Learned In fact, using a different toilet can be so traumatic, some people flat out refuse to do it.
Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your endurance with HIIT and cardio exercises! The phrase “upper-body workout” can sounds a bit intimidating. You probably picture impossible pull-ups and overhead presses designed to pack on the muscle mass.
It's that time again. The season of sharing and giving…colds, that is. Yes, just when you thought it was safe at work, Jill from accounting decides she's not wasting one of her precious sick days and proceeds to sneeze on your croissant. Inconsiderate? Just a bit. And while everyone and their grandmother swears by some combination of foods (apparently that only someone's mother can make), we've dug through the research to determine what actually works to help get over a cold fast.
Avoiding holiday weight gain may sound as feasible as Santa fitting down billions of chimneys on Christmas Eve, but we promise there are logical strategies to stay on track. Many of us experience weight gain during the festive winter months, but packing on a few pounds in December is far from inevitable.
Cover your mouth, disinfect your hands, and hide your children! The flu season has begun. While the ubiquitous (and perhaps dreaded) flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick, no one is completely immune. So it's important for everyone to be well-informed and ready to fight off the plague. The Need-to-Know Share on Pinterest The sickness we all know by one term-“the flu”- can actually be caused by a number of different virus strains, each with their own specific traits.
“I exercised this morning, so I've earned this pizza.” “I'm stressed out after a rough day, and chocolate helps me relax.” “I can treat myself. It's the weekend, and I ate healthy all week.” Sound familiar? In the 10 years I've been coaching people on how to lose weight, I've heard countless clients say, “I'd be able to lose weight if only I were able to stop self-sabotaging.
The beauty of the elliptical is that you can find one in almost any gym-even that dodgy hotel one with bad lighting. The less appealing part? There's nothing to do but slog through your allotted time on it, dutifully moving your legs forward and backward while watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey .
It's the end of the day (finally!), and you're ready to pack up your bag and head for home. Then, out of nowhere, your stomach starts grumbling. Within seconds, you're outta your chair and flying toward the toilet instead of the car/subway/train…What could it be? Your mind begins racing to the last thing you ate: Was it the salad bar around the corner?
As many times as we hear “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” it can still be tough to take the advice to heart when alarm clocks and rush hour traffic get involved. That's why we'll try out pretty much anything to make the a.m. easier, including these breakfast bakes. Good news-they're so much better than a power bar, and prep time is seriously minimal.
Like most millennials, I have chronic wanderlust. I start feverishly planning my next trip on every plane ride home. But I'm also a health-conscious dietitian hoping to get off the plane rocking the same size pants that I was wearing when I walked on it. So thanks to how much time I spend in airports, both for business and pleasure, I've learned which foods are the best to grab before a long flight.
The holidays bring a mixed bag of emotions. Some people love the excuse to gather together and give gifts, while others find the forced happiness of the season to be grating and stressful. A lot of folks find themselves somewhere in the middle. But when you've lost a loved one-especially recently-the holidays can feel impossible.
The Atkins diet hit the scene in 2003. Britney Spears was busy bearing her infamous abs, and everyone, namely me, wanted to know how to get them. I tore through pages of magazines claiming to know her secret, and the general gist was always: Eat steak and crunch your abs like there's no tomorrow. I didn't know what low-carb meant at the time, but I quickly fell in love with the idea of it.