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Former "Biggest Loser" Contestant Slams the "Dangerous" Show

Season three's Kai Hibbard says the reality series is a "fat-shaming disaster."<p>A former <i>Biggest Loser</i> contestant has heavily criticized the reality series, calling it a dangerous and "fat-shaming disaster." Kai Hibbard, a finalist on the show's third season back in 2006, told the <i>New York Post</i> that …

Fitness

What It's Like to Be a Female Body Builder

And a high school earth science teacher.<p>Gina Policastro, 28, is a Queens, New York-born earth science teacher who works at a high school in Manhattan. She's also an eight-time National Physique Committee competitor who's placed 12th in three different national competitions, and is currently …

Fitness

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They sweat while you sleep — and don't hate their lives.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work …

Fitness

How to Get the Benefits of a Cleanse Without Actually Doing One

The word "detox" makes us think restriction, hunger, and mood swings. We asked health experts how to skip all that and get straight to the good stuff.<p><b>1. Start your mornings with a glass of room-temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock your …

Wellness

Why We Cry in Spin Class

The gym is the new catharsis.<p>It's 7 a.m. and I'm wearing glowstick bracelets. My feet are clipped into pedals and I'm surrounded on all sides by other groggy people not particularly looking forward to turning the knob another click to the right—but knowing they'll feel good about it when they do. …

Mental Health