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This girl can do… Don’t nobody tell me I can’t!

Use Mind Games to Conquer Cravings

3 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Finding that you're reaching for things to nosh on, not because you're actually hungry, but because you're bored? Whether it's something salty and crunchy or sweet and creamy, Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health recommends having three go-to distracters for whenever a craving strikes, so you can get your mind off food and on something else. Show More Summary

Torch Calories With This 40-Minute Full-Body Workout

3 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

You don't need to head to the gym to fit in a good workout. In fact, you don't even need weights! This 40-minute bodyweight workout requires no equipment, takes little space to do, and is chock-full of classic moves and fun variations of basic exercises. Press play, and get ready to warm up, strength train, and then cool down with some stretching. You're going to feel great!

Do You Skip Doctor's Appointments When You're Healthy?

4 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

For women in their 20s and 30s, going to the doctor for a routine checkup can seem like something that's safe to skip. Routine physicals, Pap smears, and dental tests are essential for helping you stay healthier in the long run - but...Show More Summary

January heat wave

7 hours agoHealth / Fitness : Jill Outside

It's been a productive week-plus, but more time than I care to admit was spent coughing up gunk that was still lodged in my lungs, and fretting about all the reasons why I maybe should just cancel the plane tickets to Unalakleet and not embark on a Bering Sea coast tour in March. Show More Summary

How to Lose Those Last 5 Pounds

14 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

In the beginning of a weight-loss journey, pounds melt away like ice cream on a hot Summer's day. But as you get closer to your goal, it's not unusual to hit a plateau. Here's how to keep those pounds dropping and keep the weight off...Show More Summary

These Post-Workout Mistakes Are the Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

15 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Feeling like you hit the gym pretty regularly but aren't seeing results? One of these post-workout habits may be sabotaging your weight-loss results. You reward yourself too much: The workout's done, the sweaty clothes are off, and you've been eyeing that piece of cake for a while. Show More Summary

18 Pantry Staples That Can Help You Lose Weight

16 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

What if the secret to shedding pounds was already in your kitchen? While fresh produce and lean protein are a huge part of a sustainable weight-loss diet, all of these healthy pantry staples can boost your metabolism and help your body burn more fat. Check out this list, and make sure to stock up the next time you're at the market. - Additional reporting by Leta Shy

Look What I FINALLY Did!

This FINALLY happened: That's right! I finally did my first trainer ride of the winter got my bike put on the trainer. Yeah, that's all. It's ready to go, but it hasn't "went" yet. Soon. I hope. I was finally prompted to get this ready because my workouts at the Y have been cut short all month. Show More Summary

Your 10-Step Guide to a Flat and Toned Tummy

19 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Are you battling with a pudgy pooch? If your belly is the one place where fat just won't disappear, while there's no magic one-step cure, here are some must dos that are proven to whittle your middle.

Are Egg Whites Healthier Than Egg Yolks?

20 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Chock-full of protein, eggs are a quick and easy way to get this essential nutrient anytime of the day. From omelets in the morning to quiche at night, you may be shying away from the yolks to save calories and cholesterol. The yolk may contain all the fat, but it also contains most of the vitamins and nutrients. Show More Summary

5K Runner: A Couch to 5K App That Actually Works

Don’t get me started talking about Couch to 5K apps. I will rage and spew hatred for all the crappy apps out there. It will be an hour-long rant about how the MOST important thing about a Couch to 5K app are the audio cues. So, if you want to learn to start running and [...]

2 Reasons to Make Smoothie Freezer Packs

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

You want a healthy breakfast, but you also want it to be fast and simple. Smoothies are a great option over a quick bowl of cereal, especially if you use frozen fruit and boxed or bagged prewashed spinach. But if you're into switching...Show More Summary

Eat When You're Bored? 4 Ways to Stop the Habit Now

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

It sounds simple in theory, but learning how to differentiate between boredom and hunger can be a struggle. If you ever find yourself standing at the fridge, wondering just how you ended up there - yet again! - these tips will help you build new habits and curb unnecessary weight gain. Become aware: Psychologist and proponent of mindful eating Dr. Show More Summary

Why You Should Consider Skipping Booze This Weekend

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

It's so easy to chat it up with friends while sipping on a fruity cocktail, and the next thing you know, you've sucked down 400 calories in under 10 minutes. Consuming too many liquid calories is one reason your pants feel a little snug, and alcohol is considered one of the worst diet wreckers. Show More Summary

Tone the Inner Thighs With These 5 Must-Do Moves

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Patterned leggings, micro miniskirts, and skinny jeans - no matter what you're wearing, toned inner thighs will help you rock your look. Watch this video to learn five simple moves to keep this often-overlooked area strong and trim. Plus, the only prop you need is a pillow. Press play to learn how you can work out your inner thighs without ever leaving your bed.

Friday Funny 863: A Perfect Watch (and funny links)

Like I do every few weeks, here are some of my recent favorite posts from my tumblr page: 7 Athletic-Related Funnies: • Doing planks. • A sports t-shirt for your non-sports-watching friend. • Running in a nutshell. • Training vs racing. •...Show More Summary

Friday Funny 862: Things You Can Say About Your Drink But Not Your Partner

Lots more funny stuff posted all week long at Steve in a Speedo

It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle: 7 Principles of Healthy Eating

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

7 easy-to-follow principles of a healthy lifestyle - Real Simple 12 yoga poses for beginners who aren't flexible - Health 50-plus common nutrition mistakes (and how to avoid them) - Cooking Light Photographic proof that soda messes with...Show More Summary

A Must-Read For Wine-Lovers Trying to Lose Weight

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Why worry about the calories in wine because heck, it's good for me, right? "Wine is good for me!" Yes, it's true that there are many health benefits associated with wine. Plus as far as happy hour goes, wine is one of the most waist-friendly drinks you can choose, unlike other happy hour bevvies, which can contain a ridiculous amount of calories. Show More Summary

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