What Are Electrolytes and Why Do We Need Them?

What Are Electrolytes and Why Do We Need Them?

You know you’re supposed to replenish your electrolytes after a killer sweat session, with sips like coconut water and sports drinks. But what are electrolytes, exactly? And why do our bodies need them? This new video from the American Chemical Society breaks down the science behind the crucial salts (yep, they’re salts). In a nutshell: Once electrolytes (think calcium, potassium, magnesium, […]

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7 Simple Things That’ll Make You a Better Runner

7 Simple Things That'll Make You a Better Runner

Running more can help you be a better runner—but you can only ramp up so much, or so quickly, without increasing your odds of getting hurt. Overuse injuries like shin splints and runner’s knee crop up with, well, overuse. And any runner knows that these aches and pains can seriously mess with your running bliss. […]

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4 Things to Know Before Increasing the Weight You Lift

4 Things to Know Before Increasing the Weight You Lift

Remember when women used to lift those tiny pink dumbbells out of fear of “bulking up”? Groan. Thankfully, times have changed (mostly). These days, more and more women are discovering the sheer joy of heavy weight lifting—and getting stronger in the process. Increasing the amount of weight you lift is one of the simplest ways […]

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5 Reasons Your Abs Aren’t Showing Yet

5 Reasons Your Abs Aren’t Showing Yet

Tired of one-size-fits-all flat belly tips? You’re in luck. Whether you’re dealing with baby weight, bloating, or abs that just won’t show definition, find advice here. Your flat ab challenges, solved We tend to obsess about our belly pooch, cutting foods and adding moves to try to flatten things out. Guess what: That focus may not […]

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The Best Butt Exercises for Tight Hips

The Best Butt Exercises for Tight Hips

Pretty much every woman has tight hips, thanks in large part to all the time we spend sitting. You might feel this tightness when you lunge or even when you stand up after sitting for a long time. Or you might notice that you can’t do a full squat (that is, you can’t squat until […]

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The Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing

The Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing

These are the best ab exercises you’re not doing After a sculpted stomach, but having trouble making progress? Too often, we work our core in one direction (think: crunches, sit-ups, leg raises). But the ab moves below challenge the muscles in new ways, says Ashley Borden, a celebrity fitness trainer who has worked with Reese Witherspoon, […]

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5 Moves That Will Sculpt Your Booty

There’s just something so satisfying about butt exercises. If you’re doing them right, you’ll be reminded of your hard work with every step you take a day or two later. Plus, there seem to be endless ways to challenge this major muscle group and feel the burn—whether your goal is to sculpt the shape of […]

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How to Be More Flexible

How to Be More Flexible

These simple moves will help you breathe deep, stand tall, loosen up and be flexible overall. You haven’t felt this good since you were doing cartwheels in the backyard. Ever notice how at least one person dashes out of your fitness class before the cooldown session at the end? (Please don’t tell us you’re that […]

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Muscle Soreness

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Muscle Soreness

Here are 5 scientifically proven ways to reduce muscle soreness. “This is going to hurt tomorrow.” We’ve all said it after a particularly grueling workout or return to the gym after an extended break. Delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly referred to as DOMS, describes the muscular pain and stiffness that occurs following a heavy workload. […]

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