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6 hours ago
Putting a scoop of protein powder in your smoothie is a no-brainer. "Your body needs a carb, like fruit, to transport protein quickly to your muscles and absorb it efficiently for recovery and growth following exercise," says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, author of The Doctor's Detox Diet. If you're looking to switch things up, there are plenty of other tasty ways to sneak the powders into your diet. More
15 hours ago
Battle ropes do more than just make waves. "They'll work your entire body, especially your core, shoulders and arms, while sending your calorie burn through the roof," says Adam Friedman, a trainer at the Gold's Gym Fitness Institute. Here, he shows you the ropes like you haven't seen them before: six moves that will blow your usual machine routine away. Ready, sweat, go! More
1 day ago
You don't go to the gym wanting to waste your time or throw out your back. But if you're cranking out these ab exercises, that could be exactly what you're risking. Here, three ab exercises to stop—stat. More
1 day ago
Ready to upgrade your avocado game beyond just guac and salads? Turns out, the superfood is super versatile. Read on for recipes you'll love. More

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1 day ago
This is about as uncomplicated as it gets: These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab—fast. "Use the body you have to create the body you want," says trainer Adam Rosante, a fitness ambassador for C9 by Champion and the author of The 30-Second Body. "You can do anything for 30 seconds"—the magic number to hit for every set here—"so put the pedal to the floor for top-notch results." Aim for three rounds of the first four exercises—with 30-second breathers between circuits—then repeat with the next four moves. You're done. You just whipped your cardio and toning at once. More
2 days ago
Overwhelmed by all the potions and lotions for your complexion? We asked Renée Rouleau, a celebrity aesthetician and a FITNESS advisory board member, to create a cheat sheet for how to layer them every morning. When in doubt, use her rule of thumb: Apply products in order from thinnest to thickest. More
2 days ago
Next time you have a pint of Chunky Monkey on your mind, whip up a smoothie bowl instead. Smoothie bowls are fast becoming a fave snack (or meal), as a healthy alternative to ice cream or frozen yogurt, says McKel Hill, a dietitian, nutritionist, and creator of Nutrition Stripped. Like good old-fashioned ice cream, smoothie bowls are cold, creamy, and thick enough to scoop with a spoon—with the added bonus of nutrient-rich fruits and veggies. Fire up the blender and give these game-changing recipes a go. More
2 days ago
The key to injury-free running could rest in your stretching routine. By increasing the elasticity of your muscles, you'll decrease the likelihood of pulling or straining them, says Wendy Winn, PT, OCS, of New York Custom Physical Therapy in New York City. Here, Winn shares 10 of her favorite injury-reducing stretches for runners. Perform this series of pre-run stretches (numbers 1–7), holding each briefly but deeply. Follow up with post-run stretches (numbers 8–10) to restore muscles that have contracted during the run, she says. More
5 days ago
You've got running, yoga, and spinning down to a science, but finding the perfect shoulder-scultping routine can feel a little more daunting. Solution: Focus on these shoulder exercises that have been proven to show serious results, then start counting the days until tank-top season. More
5 days ago
You've heard retinol is great at fighting wrinkles, but did you know it could also prevent acne and shrink pores? We asked Joshua Zeichner, MD, dermatologist and director of cosmetic research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, to tell us everything we need to know about the power player ingredient. More
5 days ago
Running longer and farther may not be as necessary as you think. Here's the ideal running distance, according to the latest research. More
6 days ago
Dessert: It's something we're always jonesing for, but almost always feel guilty about. Not anymore. Thanks to these easy dessert recipes that forgo sugar in favor of natural sweeteners, you can indulge without the typical sugar crash. More
6 days ago
Why suffer through drinking only greens when you can grab a spoon and enjoy a real liquid meal? We sip the trend. More
1 week ago
Convinced you're not built for running? Or that you'll never be flexible enough to master that yoga pose? Those thoughts stop NOW. A new study explains why. More