You’ve committed to working out regularly, eating right, and taking care of yourself, yet judging by the scale, you don’t seem to be making any progress. While you may want the satisfaction of watching the numbers on the scale trend downward, that may not be the best measurement of success. “Although it’s counterintuitive, you can
When you think of the word “shedding” related to your period, you might think of the uterus shedding its lining or why a menstruating person bleeds every month. But apparently tampons have the potential to shed, too. According to Amy Roskin, MD, a board-certified ob-gyn and The Pill Club‘s chief medical officer, “tampon shedding” is
We don’t yet know the Olympic roster for the US Women’s National Soccer Team, but if Alex Morgan‘s name is on it, it will be her third straight Olympic Games (and her first as a mom). From being the youngest player at the 2011 World Cup to, now, a seasoned veteran vying for her second
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics delayed a year because of COVID, the Games are set to start on July 23 (but will still be called Tokyo 2020). In order to keep athletes and everyone else safe and to prevent the Olympics from turning into a superspreader event, organizers have released a guide known as The
When the Religion of Sports production crew started filming the Facebook Watch docuseries Simone vs Herself, it was fall 2019, and Biles and Team USA took the stage at World Championships with gold in their eyes. Biles went on to become the most decorated gymnast in World Championship history, and Religion of Sports cofounder and
Passing On Your Passion for Fitness to Your Kids | Upgrade Your Dad Bod | Transform Your Bod from Dad to Rad | Cary Went from Dad Bod to Dat Bod If there’s one thing a guy doesn’t want to hear in the gym, it’s someone telling him he has the dreaded “dad bod.” It means you’re not in terrible shape,
Passing On Your Passion for Fitness to Your Kids | Upgrade Your Dad Bod Dads play many roles, and to their kids, they are ultimately a superhero of sorts. They are our example of what it means to be a leader, a man, a father, a husband, a friend. Every move a dad makes, a kid wants
Passing On Your Passion for Fitness to Your Kids | Upgrade Your Dad Bod When the term “dad bod” leapt into the popular lexicon a few years ago, few of us could have predicted that it—and the debate around it—would prove to be so long-lasting. Chalk it up to the dual nature of the dad bod.
I’m one of those people who struggles to spend money on athletic clothes. Even though I work out every day (sometimes more than once), there’s something about spending money on activewear that keeps me from updating my severely in-need-of-updating fitness wardrobe. A $100 dress that I’ll wear once, maybe twice? No problem, here’s my debit
As a native New Yorker, I can tell you that New Yorkers give everything we’re exposed to a bit of a side-eye before we trust it. That idea certainly applies to my relationship with aerial yoga. For me, someone who’s practiced other linages of yoga for over 10 years, I always saw aerial yoga as
What I love about jump-rope workouts is that they are not only a great way to stay in shape, but they are also incredibly convenient. All you need are your workout shoes and a jump rope. During the pandemic, when gyms and fitness studios were closed, I took up jumping rope as an easy way
Bodybuilding and fitness articles geared toward men often say you need to bulk up when you want to increase muscle tissue. But many women (and plenty of men) have no desire to get bulky while increasing lean mass. This approach works for both men and women who want to build muscle and reduce fat simultaneously, without ”bulking up.” Adding muscle while
You’ve been a fixture on the strongman scene for nearly 20 years, but your strength journey didn’t start there. What was your first experience with lifting? I started training weights in 1993 while working for Carnival Cruise Lines as a bartender. I lifted in a makeshift gym: a storage room at the front of the
For as long as I’ve been getting my period, I have almost exclusively used tampons to manage my flow, save for a panty liner on particularly light days. They have certainly served me well (I rarely deal with leaks!), but I’ve been interested in switching to, or at least trying, a menstrual disc for a
Olivia Smoliga walked out on deck at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, looked up at the crowd, and felt the nerves hit. It was strange — she’d swam in front of huge crowds before, including at the Rio 2016 Olympics, where she won a gold in the 4×100 medley relay. But for some reason, it
Tatyana McFadden pulls her hair back into a braid before her competitions — it’s called her “fast hair,” she said. The 32-year-old certainly is fast — and she has 17 medals across five different Paralympics to prove it. Most are in track and field, though she earned a silver in cross-country skiing at the 2014
Getting big is one thing. Getting lean is another. And the two simply don’t happen at the same time—or so the commenters would have you believe. I’ve worked with plenty of bodybuilders and strength athletes who needed to hold onto muscle—or even build it—while also burning fat. And I’ve seen them do it. But it
When it comes to burning body fat, diet and cardio are definitely important, but the way you weight train can also have a huge impact on the amount of body fat you drop. There are five main training variables you can manipulate to increase the amount of fat you burn when lifting weights. If you incorporate these variables properly,
Back in 1977, the inaugural World’s Strongest Man took place at Universal Studios in California. The contestants ran the gamut, from bodybuilders like Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu to powerlifters, martial artists, Olympic weightlifters, and even a single pro football player. Today, the sport is far more specialized, consisting only of the top super-heavyweight competitive
Periods are a natural, healthy part of our monthly cycles, yet we’re often made to feel ashamed and embarrassed of them, even as grown adults. That’s always disturbed Nadya Okamoto, who, since 2014, has fought to destigmatize periods and end period poverty through her nonprofit, Period, where she led young activists in increasing the accessibility
No matter how many products you see that claim to be a ”magic” weight-loss cure, losing weight the right way just isn’t that easy. But it doesn’t have to be the all-out miserable grind that many people make it out to be! And yes, it can be achieved faster than you might expect. So, here’s my definition of ”fast:” If you’re serious about losing weight, plan on
Want to lose weight? Burn more calories than you consume. Yeah, yeah—you’ve heard that part before. But beyond just nailing your diet, what can you do to stay lean while maintaining or adding muscle? You can increase the amount of work you do during your lifting workouts. No, this doesn’t mean turning everything into a
It usually happens when all the lights are off. Let me set the scene for you: I’m sprawled out on the couch or on my bed, covered in blankets, and finally relaxing at the end of a long day with my phone, TV, or modern romance novel to keep me company, when suddenly — boom!
Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced a moment of panic because you couldn’t locate your tampon string to pull it out. The nerves in that moment are definitely understandable but not exactly necessary. Even if you’re having a hard time locating your tampon (we’ll get into that further down!), it can never truly get
Image Source: Getty / gilaxia I’ve spent years feeling silently uncomfortable wearing a bikini. When I was a teenager, I felt self-conscious about the love handles I thought I had, despite the fact that I had no love handles and there would be nothing wrong with that if I did. My discomfort about having my
If you haven’t heard of them before, let us introduce you to probiotics, the bacteria we consume through supplements and fermented foods (like yogurt or kombucha) to keep our digestive system healthy. Among their many benefits, these bacteria can improve your immune system, digestion, and heart health, but can probiotics also help you lose weight?
Obé Fitness has teamed up with the new Cruella movie to bring a nonstop full-body workout in under 15 minutes. You’ll get your heart rate up with high-energy power jacks, find strength with moves like the single arm sprawl, and even get time to rock out to the Cruella soundtrack! Want to try some Obé
How to Lose Weight Fast | Nutrition to Lose Weight Fast | Hack Your Workouts for Fast Weight Loss | Cardio to Lose Weight Fast If you’re tired of struggling to lose weight and are impatient to see some results, we have good news: You have options. And here’s better news: We’re not talking about crash dieting or doing hours of cardio.