A 10-Minute Workout You Can Do During Lunch

A 10-Minute Workout You Can Do During Lunch

Working out during your lunch break always sounds like a great idea. That is until you realize there isn't enough time to shower and get ready all over again—dry shampoo can only work so many miracles.The lunchtime solution is a quick routine that works your entire body in 10 minutes. That should leave you with plenty of time to rinse off, but there aren't any high-intensity, sweat-inducing cardio moves included in workout, developed for SELF by Jessica Bolbach, owner of NYC fitness studio KORE, [Read more...]

Indulge in Fall Comfort Foods Without Packing On Pounds: Here's How

Indulge in Fall Comfort Foods Without Packing On Pounds: Here's How

So you're on a diet or working toward a weight-loss goal just as we're heading into the holiday season and arguably the best food-flavor season: Fall. No pumpkin pie? No mashed potatoes? How will anyone survive? Don't freak out, because you can absolutely partake in the food festivities of the season. Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN, corporate dietitian at Medifast, gave us some tips on how to totally indulge and enjoy delicious Fall foods and flavors without wrecking our weight-loss progress. Take [Read more...]

How To Do A Curtsy Lunge

How To Do A Curtsy Lunge

These days, curtsying isn't really a thing in everyday life—but it should be at the gym. Curtsy lunges, that is. While classic lunges are still great, this ~fancy~ variation works muscles of your lower body that the regular kind doesn’t target as effectively."With this lunge variation, you're not just targeting your gluteus maximus [which is the largest and outermost glute muscle] like a standard lunge does. The curtsy lunge also activates your stabilizer muscles, inner and outer thighs, and hip [Read more...]

These Are the Healthiest Breads You Can Buy

These Are the Healthiest Breads You Can Buy

There's no need to banish bread from your diet, as long as you stick with our dietitian-approved slices and bread-buying guidelines. When buying bread, look well beyond the "7-grain," "sprouted," or "multi-grain" claims. Many loaves sound healthy but are not much more than enriched white flour. You need to read the labels! Look for breads that are made of whole grains and provide: No more than 110 calories per serving At least 2 grams fiber No more than 4 grams (1 tsp.) sugar 3 or more grams of [Read more...]

A 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout That'll Sculpt Your Abs And Arms

A 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout That'll Sculpt Your Abs And Arms

Developed by Las Vegas-based trainer Alyssa West, an instructor at TruFusion, this nine-move workout hits many of the different muscles in your core and arms (get ready to work your obliques, lower abs, shoulders, biceps, and triceps). "Working the [muscles of your] arms and the abs helps you maintain balance, good posture, and an overall strong physique," says West. "And bodyweight exercises can challenge more of the body than a supported weight workout might. For example, a push-up will [Read more...]

This 10 Minute Strength Workout Will Power Up Your Week

This 10 Minute Strength Workout Will Power Up Your Week

Hitting a workout wall? This 10 minute strength workout routine from Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute trainer Adam Friedman will help you get back on the right track with your fitness goals and give you a boost of energy to help you crush everything else you've got going on."This 10-minute circuit is a full-body workout that incorporates both strength and cardio conditioning, and is great when you're short on time," says Friedman. If you're pressed for time, it's tough to dedicate precious minutes [Read more...]

Just How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

Just How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

There are many benefits to drinking coffee every day — from disease-fighting antioxidants to improved memory and longevity — but when it comes to your caffeine habit, there really can be too much of a good thing. Just how much caffeine is too much? For the average person, up to 300 mg of coffee a day, or two to four cups of the average brewed coffee, is a moderate amount that isn't harmful. But once you hit more than four cups, you may experience less-than-desirable side effects. [Read more...]

5 Fitness Apps For Morning Workouts

5 Fitness Apps For Morning Workouts

Full disclosure: I love waking up early—but my intentions don’t always align with my circadian rhythm. Recently I’ve made a deliberate effort to wake up earlier so that I can train in the morning and basically crush the day before starting work. It took a few weeks before the days felt less miserable and my coffee intake normalized, but these are the fitness apps that have helped me own my morning workouts.Rock Clock is the app that I use when I know waking up is going to be a struggle.Via Rock [Read more...]

A Morning Yoga Workout For Your Abs

A Morning Yoga Workout For Your Abs

A morning workout is a great way to set a healthy tone for your day. But waking up and HIIT-ing hard with an intense training session isn’t always what the body wants or needs. Sometimes you just want to do some stretching and feel good first thing in the morning. That’s why we asked Y7, a popular yoga studio in NYC and LA known for their hip hop yoga classes, for an effective, but gentle, yoga workout.Give your body some time to wake up by doing a low-intensity routine, explains Sarah Levey, Y7 [Read more...]

When Healthy Eating Becomes an Eating Disorder

When Healthy Eating Becomes an Eating Disorder

Most people have never heard the term "orthorexia." After all, blogger Jordan Younger hadn't heard of the disorder that would change her life just one year ago, when she was a dedicated vegan running plant-based blog The Blonde Vegan. A year later, we spoke with Younger on how orthorexia has not only become a huge part of her life — but also a huge part of her brand identity. What is orthorexia, exactly? Defined by Dr. Karin Kratina as "an 'unhealthy obsession' with otherwise healthy [Read more...]

Apple Announces New Apple Watch Models, Including The Apple Watch Nike+ For Runners

Apple Announces New Apple Watch Models, Including The Apple Watch Nike+ For Runners

Courtesy of Apple, Graphic by Dana DavenportApple has made changes to the Apple Watch that will make you really excited if you love working out. Or, even if you don't but are working toward a fitness-related goal. The new Apple Watch Series 2 will include a built-in GPS to help track your pace, distance, and route more accurately without your phone, a brighter display (perfect for those low-light workouts), water-resistance up to 50 meters, and the ability to log and track open water and pool [Read more...]

3 Foam Rolling Exercises For Tight Hips

3 Foam Rolling Exercises For Tight Hips

The truth is that you’re probably not doing enough foam rolling exercises. And if you have tight hips, this simple piece of fitness equipment might just become your new best friend. “The roller is an amazing tool to help smooth out and hydrate your fascia or connective tissue,” explains Lauren Roxburgh, a top Los Angeles-based body alignment expert and BE Aligned founder. This helps increase flexibility, decrease stiffness, improve alignment, and improve circulation, she adds. “It’s the perfect [Read more...]

How to Make a Smoothie For Weight Loss

How to Make a Smoothie For Weight Loss

You've heard smoothies are great for weight loss, so you throw random healthy ingredients in your blender and hope for the best. You could end up with three terrible outcomes in this situation: a disgusting smoothie that tastes way too healthy to stomach, a smoothie that doesn't keep you full so you end up devouring office donuts, or worse, a calorie bomb that makes you gain weight. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sheila Gim If you want the first meal of the day to help you drop pounds, [Read more...]

Julianne Hough's Workout Routine

Julianne Hough's Workout Routine

BG011 / Bauer-Griffin / Getty ImagesTake one look at Julianne Hough's ridiculously defined abs, and you know she's on that workout grind. While her training routine is intense, she sticks with it for more than just the body benefits. "My whole thing is, I’m not doing it necessarily to make my body look good—I’m doing it because I love it and it's fun," Hough tells SELF. "I feel way better when I’m working out. Once I’ve taken care of myself I can be happy and joyful and do things at my top [Read more...]