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Motivation Is Overrated

The great part about New Year’s resolutions: You feel wonderful when you’re making them. The not-so-great part: Odds are you’ll fail before the end of the year.<p>According to 2017 data collected by the University of Scranton, only 9 percent of people stick to their resolutions for a full year. Most …

Motivation

The Biggest Fitness Trends of 2018

Each year, we see the rise of at least one new, seemingly-crazy health fad. 2007 brought the four-hour work week. In 2009, we learned that we should probably all be running barefoot, or at least invest in some spectacularly ugly shoes. In 2013, according to Google, we couldn’t stop searching for …

Trends

Is Endurance Training Killing Your Strength?

The moment that lingered in my mind after a recent triathlon-science conference came from a panel discussion with “gold-medal coaches,” including Iñaki Arenal, head of the Spanish high-performance team, and Malcolm Brown, coach of the Olympic-medal-winning Brownlee brothers. I asked the coaches to …

Muscle

5 Things You Need to Know About Protein

A nutritionist sets the record straight<p>Protein is an essential macronutrient for your body. It helps keep you fuller longer, and it also helps you build and maintain muscle. But there's a lot people get wrong about protein that can keep you from reaping its benefits. Here, Carolyn Brown, R.D., …

Nutrition

The most effective sports nutrition supplements for your best ever body

The sports nutrition game is a difficult one. There are a huge variety of sports nutrition products, protein powders and a whole host of supplements …

15 No-Fuss Breakfasts That'll Let You Focus on the Turkey

Tomorrow’s the day! And we know between preparing to cook the turkey and set the table and greet the guests, you’ll barely have time to think about breakfast. But if you have visiting family bunked up in spare bedrooms (or the couch), you’ll need something easy and affordable to fill their bellies …

26 Tips for Healthy Eating

In a world where health trends come and go overnight, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. That’s especially the case when it comes to what you should and shouldn’t be eating. While we do our best to cut through the noise, providing only science-backed and athlete-tested recommendations, we still end …

What to Eat After Every Kind of Workout

When it comes to getting the most out of your training, eating the right foods after a workout is almost as important as the activity itself. It keeps your body from fatigue and possible injury, facilitates muscle building, and helps with recovery by reducing muscular damage and priming you to go …

Love Overnight Oats? Give Overnight Oatmeal Pancakes a Whirl

I love pancakes. I really do. But whenever I eat them for breakfast, I find my stomach rumbling an hour or two later. And then I have to eat <i>more</i> pancakes. It's a vicious cycle and one that usually leaves me unsatisfied and on a sugar high.<p><b>Enter these oatmeal pancakes!</b> They combine the fill-you-up …

What's the Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes?

Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? Most grocery stores offer two similar-looking tubers — some labeled as yams, and some as …

19 Filling Breakfasts that Can Double As Dinner

It began with April Bloomfield’s English porridge. That genius, hearty, chewy bowl introduced me to salty-sweet harmony. Intrigued by the concept of savory oatmeal, I followed the recipe to a T, ultimately making <i>way</i> more breakfast servings than I anticipated. Determined to eat it all, I added …

Oatmeal Is Still the World's Best Performance Breakfast

In a world of green juice and chia seed pudding, this age-old dish is the original, and perhaps most powerful, superfood, especially for athletes competing at the highest levels.<p>“I’ve asked a lot of elite endurance athletes about their breakfast foods, particularly before races, and oatmeal comes …

Is Ikigai the New Hygge?

First there was <i>hygge</i> then <i>lagom</i>, and now there’s <i>ikigai</i>. The anglophone appetite for new lifestyles and concepts seems to know no bounds as we adopt yet another culture's word, and its corresponding meaning, into our hungry, hungry lexicon. But what exactly is behind the newest word we've been …

Ikigai

These Intricate Smoothie Bowl Designs Will Leave You Breathless

Paper? Passé. Lattes? Lame. I'm currently mesmerized by a canvas that's edible, healthy, and great for breakfast: a smoothie bowl. Meet Hazel Zakariya, the smoothie artist whose Instagram is a captivating collection of color, delicately brushed across a bevy of breakfast purees.<p>In her hometown of …

Smoothies

19 No-Bake Vegan Treats You Can Eat Raw

When I think of raw desserts, my mind immediately goes to all the spoonfuls of unbaked cookie dough and brownie batter I’ve ingested in my 25 years. I just love licking the spatula (and bowl), though I know every bite flirts with salmonella.<p>Turns out there are safer sweets I can enjoy raw. No-bake …

Vegan

The best coffee shop in all 50 states

Starbucks’ green mermaid may reside in all 50 states, but part of what makes this country so special is the distinctness of each state in the union. …

Coffee

Chocolate Granola That's Totally Breakfast Appropriate

<i>Granola gone chocolate! We partnered with Califia Farms to share Gena Hamshaw's new go-to when it comes to a not-too-sweet, not-too-savory breakfast.</i><p>For the most part, I’m a big fan of the idea of no-recipe recipes, those formulas so reliable that you can make them without consulting so much as a …

Breakfast

How and Where to Fika in Stockholm

The city is the capital of the coffee break.<p><i>Fika,</i> or the act of taking a break over coffee and a snack, is a Swedish tradition that, at its roots, encourages people to pause and reset. Contrary to grabbing a cup of joe to go, in Sweden, <i>fika</i> is a time where you're obliged to forget everything, at …

Coffee

No-Churn Yogurt Pops—Like Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast!

Let’s get one thing out of the way. This frozen yogurt is not the soft, swirled, birthday cake-flavored frozen yogurt that you mound with mochi, leaving a mochi trail on your walk to the register.<p><b>This is yogurt, frozen—unchurned, unfazed, ready to exceed all your expectations</b>.<p>A couple of summers …

Dessert

For Spunkier Ice Cream Sandwiches, Say “See Ya!” Cookies

<i>Ice cream sandwiches needn't be limited to cookies and vanilla, so we partnered with Wolf Gourmet to show you a few ways to play around with "bread" and ice cream options (including actual bread, with any flavor of ice cream you like).</i><p>One summer, my first in Brooklyn, I lived on what seemed to be a …

Dessert

Drinking Coffee Might Actually Make You Live Longer

Maybe we can have nice things.<p>Is it because coffee is so good that we assume it is going to kill us? It's not, at least according to two new studies published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i>. In fact, it might actually make us live longer.<p>The first study from the World Health Organization and the …

Annals of Internal Medicine

5 Ideas to Get You Out of Your Breakfast Rut

Feeling meh about your usual a.m. meal? We get it. Mornings can be crazy hectic, and it's a lot easier to hit repeat and grab that same-old cereal …

Eating

Today's Paleo Diet Looks Nothing Like What Cavemen Used to Eat

Followers of the paleo philosophy claim to draw their nutritional guidelines from Neanderthals. But stark differences in geography and agriculture, thousands of years of evolution, and a contemporary food industry stand in the way. Mounting evidence, including a recent study that analyzed dental …

8 Vegan Brunches That Prove the Meal Isn't All About Eggs

Brunch may be synonymous with eggs, bacon, and buttery hollandaise sauce, but sometimes it’s nice to enjoy a brunch<p>entrée that doesn’t make you want …

Vegan

The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing

On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had ticked away, and my boyfriend and I had groceries to buy, paperwork to file, a house to tidy, and something to do at Home Depot. As I …

Eta Aquarids

The Genius Granola Trick You Haven't Heard of Yet

In 2012, I made the claim that if you can stir, you can make granola. And while that is still true—and a number one selling point of homemade granola, in addition to taste, customizability, and economics—five years later, I’ve learned <i>you don’t even have to stir</i>.<p>Because, while most granola recipes …

Gluten

8 Simple Tips to Live Longer and Healthier

Over the past few years, there has been an ever-increasing obsession with biohacking and life extension: FDA-approved studies to see if metformin, a drug historically used to treat Type 2 diabetes, can slow aging. A supplement called Basis, which purports to extend life and is backed by multiple …

Behold: The Love Child of a Rice Krispie Treat and a Nestle Crunch Bar

"This is the best dessert you've made in months," my fiancé mumbles through a mouthful of chocolate. This is no small statement, considering that I bake at least four days a week, constantly make him test all manner of recipes from cakes to cookies. He rarely gives feedback, as he'll eat pretty …

Dessert

How to Build the Ultimate Trail Mix

Trail mix is perhaps the ideal outdoor snack. But the packaged stuff tends to be loaded with unhealthy added ingredients like sugar, salt, and oil.<p>To keep the fuel nutrient-dense, skip the stuff wrapped in plastic and make your own instead. It’s an easy way to avoid junk calories and unnecessary …

Eating