Susan Wilkinson

298 Flips | 9 Magazines | 224 Likes | 5 Followers | @TheFitLook | My magazines are about fitness , healthy lifestyle, natural skincare, website building and social media marketing.  I post home workouts with printable resources  at thefitlook.co.uk

A 30-Minute Beginner Workout For Anyone Just Starting Their Fitness Journey

The gym can be an intimidating place, especially if you have no clue what you're doing. But we've all got to start somewhere, even if it's at the most basic level. Whether you're just beginning your fitness journey or you're seeking some extra guidance, we've got the perfect routine for you. Brian …

Workouts

Baking Soda and 4 Other Wonder Tonics That Fight Inflammation and Pain

Try one of these healthy sips packed with anti-inflammatory powerhouses like ginger, parsley, and turmeric… and feel your pain fade.<p>Designs by …

Multiple Sclerosis

How to Eat Clean for Less Than $10 a Day

It’s a myth that clean eating is prohibitively expensive and unrealistic. How do we know for sure? Because we planned a week’s worth of breakfasts, …

Healthy Eating

Try This 15-Minute Resistance Band Routine to Work Your Entire Body and Re-Energize Your Day

Katie Austin is back!<p>We love fitness influencer Katie Austin for her super-fun, high-energy workouts–and her special attention to toning the …

Workouts

Get Inspired by These Incredible Weight Loss Transformations

<b>Rebin Roy: Lost 126 Lbs.</b><p>Roy told PEOPLE she “could easily down a pitcher of margaritas and 20 buffalo wings at happy hour,” and smoked a …

17 Overnight Oat Recipes That'll Make Your Whole Day A Little Better

Pumpkin spice or PB&J?<p>All you need to do is soak rolled oats in (dairy or non-dairy) milk for a few hours in the fridge, and the oats will reach that perfect consistency. They allow you to quickly prep a week's worth of breakfasts at once, and you can customize the basic formula with different …

Breakfast

Starting Kettlebells at 60

Strength training only gets more important as you get older. For most people, starting a kettlebell routine at 60 will be more challenging than it …

Does foam rolling actually do any good?

Foam rolling was once for professional athletes only. These days it’s hard to walk into a gym without tripping over somebody rolling around on a …

If Your Hamstrings Are Crazy Tight, Open Them With These 18 Stretches

Tight hamstrings go hand-in-hand with running, biking, or sitting at a desk all day. Aside from not being able to jump into a full split on a whim (you know you want to!), tight hamstrings can cause hip, lower back, and knee pain. If you stretch your hamstrings regularly, they will open up! Add …

Yoga

These Are the Chemicals That Should Not Be in Your Hair Products

Is 'sulfate-free' a good thing? What's up with parabens? What are the ingredients we should be avoiding completely?<p>Perusing the shampoo aisle at Target, you might notice that every other hair product is labeled “free” of some supposedly harmful ingredient—“paraben-free,” “silicone-free,” …

Don't Want to Go to the Gym? Try This Equipment-Free At-Home Workout Instead

Too tired to go to the gym? Think you don't have enough space at home to get a workout in? Wrong! Say goodbye to the excuses with this full-body workout that only takes 20 minutes to complete. Do it in your bedroom, your living room — anywhere you please.<p><b>Directions:</b> Begin with a warmup to prevent …

Workouts

How to start weight training as a beginner — and why you should

On a fundamental level, getting stronger can transform your life.<p>Exercise in general is the closest thing to a miracle drug that exists. Most of us are familiar with various forms of cardio exercise, like going for a run, and the benefits that can be gained from those efforts. But other forms of …

Exercise

This Strength-Training Workout Will Shape Up Your Back, Biceps, and Butt

With Summer approaching rapidly, we can't help wanting to look good in our jean shorts and tank tops. The first step is knowing that you already <i>do</i> look good, no matter what Summer gear you choose to wear! But to give you an extra boost of confidence, we've got a comprehensive strength-training …

Workouts

5 kettlebell moves for a seriously strong core

You <i>might</i> be sick of trainers telling you how important core strength is…but they can’t stop because it really is incredibly crucial, says Kettlebell …

Over 30 Exercises That Work Your Booty Better Than Squats

Getting a bigger, tighter booty is going to take more work than just doing standard barbell squats. You're going to need to make sure you're eating right, working all the muscles in your butt, and constantly changing the amount of sets and reps to avoid hitting a plateau. Commit to a stronger, …

Diabetes Study: Spice More Effective Treatment Than Drug

A recent study published by <i>Biochemistry and Biophysical Research Communications</i> found that curcumin, a component of the popular East Asian spice …

If you’re serious about losing fat, 50% of your daily nutrients need to come from carbs

When you’re trying to lose body fat, cutting out whole food groups can be tempting.<p>It’s out with the carbs and fat, in with the lean protein and …

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

The 5 Best Blood Sugar–Balancing Breakfasts To Avoid Hanger All Day Long

Early into my first hospital job, I used to wait to eat breakfast until after morning rounds. Um, yeah, that was a bad idea. Even when I tried to …

An 18-Minute At-Home Workout to Target Your Worst Trouble Zones

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You have every intention of squeezing in more exercise — especially with the summer months upon us — but you never …

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Workouts

Chest Exercises for a Sample Workout

Why is it important to exercise your chest muscles and what chest exercises are best? Let's take a look at the different types of chest exercises, …

Workouts

5+ Benefits of Squatting and How to Prepare

When you squat, with your heels firmly on the ground and your back nice and straight, you will feel your hamstrings, quads, achilles tendons, lower …

Try This 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Help Increase Your Hip Flexibility

The hips are a large joint in your body and support a great range of motion. Because of the amount of time most of us spend sitting in chairs, it’s …

The No Crunch Abs and Back Workout

For strong abs, you don't need to do crunches anymore. These intense, dynamic exercises will challenge your abs and back in a whole new way, giving a …

Workouts

15 Easy Meals You Can Whip Up With A Can Of Black Beans

It's one of the most versatile grocery store items.

How to build a better smoothie, according to a nutritionist

Smoothies seem super healthy — and they can be — if you do it right.<p>If you’re turning to smoothies as part of your strategy to lose weight or take your healthy eating up a notch, your menu may need a little attention. Done right, smoothies can make nutritious sense, packing satisfying ingredients …

Nutrition

Strength-training exercises can help fight depression

Combating depression takes heavy lifting.<p>Strength-training exercises like bench pressing, deadlifts and pull-ups can alleviate symptoms of …

Recipe: Tofu Tikka Masala — Recipes from The Kitchn

I want to tell you so much about this tofu tikka masala, but let me start with the sauce. It's layered with a mess of warm spices plus the smoky …