Fitness Trackers: Are They Really Worth The Money?

Fitness trackers have become insanely popular but how accurate are these fitness quantifiers and more importantly, are they actually helping us lead healthier lives? Depending on the model, your fitness tracker logs everything from the basics like calories burned and steps taken to  how long you sit without getting up, your sleep patterns, and even your heart rate. […]

The Most Scenic Triathlons of 2016

These scenic triathlons are as easy on the eyes as they are hard on your body. If you’re going to commit yourself to the hours of sweating, planning, and traveling that a triathlon entails, you need to make sure that the backdrop is ideal. Our favorite scenic triathlons around the country are comprised of inspiring […]

7 Ways To Beat Sugar Cravings

The average American eats 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day. Ready to wean yourself off the white stuff? Reduce your sugar cravings with these small changes. Most of our current sugar cravings have their roots in our childhood. “Sugar stimulates serotonin the ‘feel good’ hormone that our body makes,” explains nutritionist Michal Hertz. “It sees […]

5 Science-Backed Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

Americans are working out more than ever, yet obesity rates are on the rise. Clearly the relationship between exercise, diet, and weight loss is a complex one. To help demystify the interconnection and shed light on ways that have been proven to be effective for long-term results we turned to Alex Fell, co-founder of Warrior […]

Body Envy: 4 Ways To Tame The Green-Eyed Monster

Body envy can wreak havoc on motivation and self esteem but a few small shifts can get you back in the game. We’ve all felt it: that sense of disappointment with our bodies when we see perfect ones at the gym, in the pages of a magazine, a commercial or a photo on social media. […]

The Scoop On Intermittent Fasting

Touted as the latest waist-cinching miracle, Intermittent Fasting has a devoted following of dieters, bodybuilders and even doctors, but is it really the answer to our weight loss prayers? Unlike regular diets, Intermittent Fasting (IF) doesn’t restrict what you eat, but rather when you eat, with fasting periods lasting between 16 and 24 hours. If […]

Dr. Greger Schools Us On The Power Of A Plant-Based Diet

We talked to Dr. Greger about performance-boosting greens, the unexpected value of pizza and staying alive on a plant-based diet, without giving up living. Dr. Michael Greger is a physician and New York Times bestselling author whose website NutritionFacts.org is a treasure trove of the latest nutrition research. He is a tireless advocate for a whole foods, plant-based […]

Did You Know Stress Can Cause Weight Gain?

Overeating is all too easy when you’re anxious but there are other ways that stress can cause weight gain, even if you can resist a candy bar fix. Here are some important things to know about your body’s response to stress: Stress Hormones We all have a built-in stress response. It’s a complicated set of physiological reactions that help […]

10 Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget

You shouldn’t have to choose between your savings and eating healthy and with a little bit of planning, you don’t need to. We may say that eating healthy is a priority, but most of us don’t invest in nutrition. One reason for this is the prevailing notion that healthy equals expensive.  It’s true that fresh produce can be pricier […]

Plus-Sized Athletes: Your Favorite New Role Models.

Why plus-sized athletes have it better than you. Sumo wrestlers. Linebackers. Olympic power lifters. Men can be large in stature but still considered athletes. But can you think of a sport where a woman is large and legitimized as an athlete? An athlete, says society, should look a certain way. And if you look (heaven […]