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The Best Pre-Workout Products for Every Lifestyle and Routine

We’ve all been there: you pack your sneakers in your gym bag for a post-office workout, but as the day winds down, you’re already planning on skipping to stay home with a new Netflix series and your favorite snacks.  On those days when you just can’t muster the energy to really give that pilates class ...

Benefits of Caffeine-Free Pre-Workout Supplements

Sometimes it’s not just what you do in the gym, but what you do before and after a workout that makes all the difference. Many of us have our post-workout routine on lockdown (protein shakes, amino acids, B vitamins), but pre-workout supplements are a little trickier. That’s because many of them share a controversial ingredient: ...

4 Strength-Building Core Moves to Help Prevent Lower Back Pain

You put your back through a lot on a daily basis—whether it’s sitting at a desk for too long, using less-than-ideal form when lifting heavy objects, or failing to hold in your abs during workouts. Over time, these minor offenses can create imbalances that could result in injuries or persistent back aches and pains.

New to Yoga? Kick Off Your Practice With These 4 Poses for Beginners

You don’t need a fancy mat, special clothing, or an expensive gym membership to get into yoga. That’s the beauty of the discipline—you can practice it anywhere, anytime.

4 Moves to Tone Your Inner Thighs and Improve Your Balance

In case the dwindling daylight and holiday products popping up in stores everywhere haven’t been obvious enough, let us remind you … winter is coming. This year in particular is poised to be an icy, snowy mess, according to the trusty old Farmers’ Almanac, which means more than the temps will be falling.

4 Burpee Exercises for the Best Workout

What’s the best move to do to get your heart rate up for a quick cardio workout? —Matthew H. If you really want to break a sweat during your workout, look no further than good ol’ burpees. As a benchwarmer on my high school’s track team, I had to do 50 of the punishing-but-effective move ...

6 Healthy Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Wide-eyed freshmen come face-to-face with many new challenges as school gets underway, not least of which is that loaded meal card.

Awesome Abs: What’s The Cheapest, Most Effective Piece of Equipment For Ab Workouts

I’ve seen people use sliding disks under their feet at the gym—but I have no idea what they’re doing or why they’re helpful. Explain.—Grace H. Sliders, gliders, skimmers—whatever you call them, they’re deceptively innocent-looking. Usually round little pieces of plastic, you’ll see gym-goers integrating them into their bodyweight exercise routines by placing them under their ...

4 Plank-Based Ab Moves That Are Better Than Crunches

After working on my plank pose for awhile, I’m ready to step it up for summer. What exercises can I try that will really test my core strength? —Jenn L.

6 Ways to Ignite Your Metabolism Before 10 a.m.

We think about food around 16 times a day. And that’s according to self-reporting participants, from a study performed at Ohio State University—which, note the researchers involved, probably means that number is even higher.

Can I Get the Effects of a Push-Up Bra From a Workout?

My bra size fluctuates as I lose and gain weight—why is that? Is there anything I can do to change that? —Mari B.

What’s Better During Workouts—Water or a Sports Drink?

I’ve been drinking a flavored sports drink during my gym sessions, which I noticed is really high in sugar. It tastes great, but taking in the extra calories seems counterproductive to what I’m burning off in my workouts. So what’s better during a workout: water, a sports drink, or something like coconut water? —Michael G.

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