While I was visiting my best friend in New York City, she treated me to her favorite barre class. I teach yoga, do CrossFit, and love working out and getting stronger. But I actually had never done barre in my life, so I slipped on the grippy socks and was excited to have at it!
Nordstrom is having a major Spring Sale this week, and its sneaker selection is almost too good to be true. From names like Nike to APL and Asics, these brands rarely have their most popular pairs on sale, but we found them. To save you time in hunting down your perfect pair, we curated a
We’re in the heart of the Masters right now, but unless you’re a major golf fan, you’re probably not paying much attention to the side players on the course: the caddies. You see caddies carrying golf bags and handing off clubs, but their job actually goes much further than that, measuring yardages from ball to
Cutting carbs is known to be one of the most effective strategies for weight loss, but getting started can feel overwhelming. Just how many carbs can you have on a low-carb diet? Which foods are off-limits? And how on earth are you going to find time to plan and prepare fresh, low-carb meals at home?
We typically think about workouts in terms of what they can do for our bodies. With Earth Day upon us, though, it might be time to switch that up. Exercising is good for you, sure — but what if it could help the planet, too? Allow us to introduce plogging. This Swedish-born trend is simple:
Listen, if Harley Pasternak tells me all I have to do to stay in shape is get in some steps, then I’m definitely going to try it. Actually, this celebrity trainer’s go-to weight-loss tip is truly just to go for a walk. And while he firmly believes you should aim for 10,000 steps a day,
Kombucha, the fermented probiotic tea, is one of the trendiest beverages around, so obviously one of your first questions might be: can I make it alcoholic? The answer is yes; in fact, it’s already slightly alcoholic on its own, with 0.5 ABV. That’s low enough that the drink is labeled nonalcoholic, so you won’t really
Even if you know someone who has lost weight while intermittent fasting, you might be skeptical. After all, you’ve always been told that the formula for weight loss is calories in, calories out — so how can a plan that doesn’t require counting calories, at least not in the traditional sense, actually work? The answer
I’m a worrier, but bedtime is when I used to worry the most. I’d lie awake and think about everything I had to do the next day. Once I fretted my way through that list, it was on to worrying about anything that could possibly go wrong during the nighttime hours. One of the kids
Buying new workout clothes makes us feel like we can take on anything our sweat session throws at us. We find ourselves constantly refreshing Nordstrom because they always have something that’s both adorable and functional in stock. From now until April 22, they’re having a massive sale that’s made us sit up and pay attention
Rowing is a full-body workout that burns a lot of calories while also strengthening your muscles. And while rowing workouts have been beloved by celebrities for a while, they’re becoming more and more popular with average fitness enthusiasts. You can work out on the machine at your gym or buy a rower for your home
Protein is an essential part of any diet, including the Mediterranean diet. While it’s primarily plant-based, you actually can (and should!) have meat on this healthy eating plan. To fully reap the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, however, you’ll need to be mindful of your choices. First, let’s talk about why protein deserves a spot
I have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember — I was that kid who was too afraid to go on the monkey bars and conveniently had to go to the bathroom as soon as it was my turn to ride a roller coaster. It wasn’t until I was officially diagnosed with
There’s something to be said for the adrenaline-inducing and confidence-building power of a good melody. Add some serious rhythm and pump-you-up lyrics, and you can bust through the toughest workout, sometimes without realizing how much time has passed. For those who are most motivated by a strong beat, we’ve rounded up 30 songs from rap
I started drinking coffee when I was 17 years old. Actually, it was a french vanilla cappuccino from a gas station vending machine, and it was my jam. Then came college, followed by my first magazine job (which consisted of really long days when we were approaching deadline), and my caffeine intake slowly transformed from
If you love wraps, quesadillas, and burritos, but you’re trying to eat low-carb, worry not. Low-carb wraps exist! These 12 options all have less than 10 grams of net carbs per serving, and they’re on Amazon. So, there’s that. There’s nothing not to love about these yummy options, so just keep reading to find your
When we look for workout clothes, we have a few nonnegotiable requirements. The pieces have to be functional, and they have to look good. Otherwise, what’s the point? Outdoor Voices has been one of our go-to brands since it was founded in 2012 — it makes clothes you want to live your life in, whether
When you need a quick post-workout snack, something with protein and carbs, look no further. Made with only three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, these protein balls couldn’t be easier to whip up. At 47 calories per ball, a three-piece serving is 141 calories and offers 8.1 grams of protein and 24
The ketogenic diet, aka keto, has brought super-low-carb diets back into the limelight, and if your goal is weight loss, you’re almost sure to see results (especially in the stubborn belly fat area). Just like any extreme diet, though, very low-carb eating plans come with their fair share of side effects. POPSUGAR talked to registered
Have you ever wondered how long it took to design your beloved running sneakers? As consumers, we tend to focus on the basics: colorways, purpose, and fit, but there’s a lot that goes into designing a sneaker for maximal performance. For Nike, the creation of the first Nike Free came to fruition in 2001 after
A frosty brew can be the perfect treat for your taste buds, especially on those warm-weather weekends. But you might want to consider more than the refreshing flavor when making your selection, especially if you’re being health-conscious. Beer can be surprisingly high in calories, and then there’s the issue of carbs, an important factor for
Muffet McGraw has coached the Notre Dame women’s basketball team for 32 seasons, been to nine Final Fours, and won the national championship twice, including last year. As this season comes to a close, she and her team are closing in on the title game once again. Safe to say she knows a thing or
Sometimes it takes more than one traditional diet to really keep your weight loss going. Just ask 26-year-old Texan Damilola Soyebo. In three years, she’s lost about 130 pounds by combining a low-carb diet with intermittent fasting. On top of that, she also exercises pretty regularly and documents her meal inspiration and progress on Instagram.
With so many birth control options available for women, finding the right fit for you can be overwhelming. Should I go with an IUD? The implant? What about the dozens of birth control pills on the market? One form of birth control that has been gaining interest is low-estrogen birth control pills. With a lower