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Bethany Cianciolo

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Bethany Cianciolo

Bethany Cianciolo is the editorial assistant at FITNESS. Things she loves: the city, her Yorkie, classical music, weight-training, and peanut butter.

Stories by Bethany Cianciolo

Admit it: Oversleeping happens. But having a time-crunched, frazzled morning doesn't mean you should skimp out on breakfast. "It's so important to have a good source of protein in the morning—like... more
Blueberries: These antioxidant powerhouses are versatile, easy to eat, and taste delicious with just about anything. Want some proof? These 11 blueberry smoothie recipes use ingredients from greens... more
If you groan at the thought of packing salads for lunch—or whipping up one more boring weeknight dinner—it's time to rethink your mix. These 15 spinach salad recipes prove that healthy salads... more
Same grain, different day? Time to shake things up: Freekeh, an ancient grain, is loaded with protein and fiber—even more than rice and couscous—and has been shown to promote bowel health. Even... more
Ugh, bloating. It's a guaranteed way to make you feel sluggish at the gym—and it can give you second thoughts about slipping into your favorite pair of skinny jeans. And yes, what you eat has a lot... more
Bananas are one of the most versatile fruits you can find (and just one contains more than 400mg of heart-healthy potassium). So if your banana consumption usually involves throwing one in a blender... more
Sure, peanut butter may not be the lowest-calorie food in the world. But it has a ton of health benefits when consumed in moderation, thanks to the fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats in peanuts.... more
With winter finally out the door (can we get a high five?), we know you'll soon be headed to the pool to soak up the warmer weather and up your fitness game (check out these benefits of swimming).... more
Second-guessing your HIIT workouts? Not so fast. A new Finnish study found all that pounding and jumping is doing your body some serious good.
Looking to add a little grace and poise to your lower-body routine? Enter: Flik Swan, co-founder of Sleek Technique (a ballerina workout program that offers online interactive cardio, strength, and... more