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A Heart-Pumping Playlist to Help You Rock Your Cardio Routine

Listen up to make your next 45-minute workout fly by.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Brooklyn Crew in Brooklyn, New York, shares one of its recent playlists.</i><p>Is it just us, or is rowing suddenly everywhere? It …

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10 Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies

Power up and slim down with these simple smoothie mix-ins

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient.<p>Vegetables aren't typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Emily Gilbert, R.D., for the best plant-based ways to get this essential …

6 Salad Ingredients That Help You Drop Pounds Faster

Boost flavor and slim down at the same time with these surprising salad add-ins.<p>Ever wonder why loading up on salad doesn't always help you slim down? Despite their rep as a diet standby, salads aren't synonymous with weight loss. In fact, many of the usual add-ins don't actually offer much in the …

The Fat-Burning Cardio Exercise You're Not Doing

See ya, treadmill, it's been real.<p>If you're like most people, you have a pretty consistent cardio routine at the gym. You go straight to your favorite treadmill/elliptical/bike/stair climber, push the same buttons, and crank it out. The trouble with this (aside from when someone else is using <i>your</i> …

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

How to Help Him Last Longer in Bed

Hint: It’s a little trick he can steal from your playbook.<p>We've been told time and again that Kegel exercises—the squeezing and releasing of our pelvic muscles—can make sex feel better. And actually, that's true for both women <i>and</i> men. Pelvic floor exercises can help treat premature ejaculation, …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

5 Workouts to Get You Ready for Mini-Skirt and Short-Shorts Season

If the stars at Coachella are any indication, these pieces will be your warm-weather wardrobe staples.<p>Is it just us, or does the biggest fashion trend at hippie music festival Coachella this year seem to be about showing off plenty of toned, sexy leg? Based on this photo evidence, it seems pretty …

Exercise

The 4-Move Dynamix Ball Workout

Slam, toss, and catch your way to a more toned body<p>Though you may be after a hard body, going soft can offer some surprising benefits.<p>A Dynamax ball is easier and safer to grip, toss, and catch than its cousin, the medicine ball—but don't equate its softness with wimpiness. Unlike a rubber medicine …

7 Smoothie Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

Cut them out to make your smoothie habit healthier.<p><i>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>After dusting off the ol' blender a few months ago, you've been proudly making smoothies instead of downing enormous bowls of cereal or bagels for breakfast. You expected the pounds to just fall off, but they're …