Fitness & Exercise

By Flora Spink | Articles, videos and advice on how to enjoy exercise and get fit. Includes features on running, working out at the gym, yoga, skiing, cross-fit, hiking and more

18 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere to Stay Fit and Sane While Traveling

Don't let holiday travel keep you from working out. After all, exercise can help reduce stress, and as fun as the holidays are, they are also …

Exercise

The Only Move You Need to Tone Your Whole Body

• POPSUGAR<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Butt Exercises<p>How to Do Deadlifts<p>The Only Move You Need to Tone Your Whole Body<p>Shares<p>The name of the exercise may sound …

Fitness

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

Sit at a desk all day? Perform these seven movements three times a week and you'll be able to reduce — and even undo — the damage of sitting all …

Yoga

How to Do Lunges the Right Way, According to Personal Trainers

What you're doing wrong—and how to fix it.<p>As you go about your business in the weight room, have you ever glanced over at a personal trainer during one of their client sessions and idly asked yourself something like, <i>Dang, I wonder if they ever happen to notice what I'm doing over here</i>? Good news! …

Bodyweight Exercise

This Woman Lost 150 Pounds In A Year And A Half By Following These 6 Rules

And so the 25-year-old set out on a year-and-a-half journey that has led her to lose 130 pounds. Now, she's even studying to become a certified …

Weight Loss

A personal trainer explains why you should always do your weight training before your cardio at the gym

• <b>Some people begin their workout sessions with cardio to warm up their muscles.</b>• <b><br>27-year-old personal trainer Max Lowery told Business Insider people should be doing the opposite.</b>• <b><br>He said that weight lifting is the only real way to sculpt your physique.</b><p>The idea that cardio should be done at the …

Exercise

Harvard Scientists Find People Who Did This Specific Kind of Exercise Lived Much Longer

Researchers are now more sure than ever you need to be doing this.<p>What's the secret to living a long, healthy life? Scientists have been searching for definitive answers for decades.<p>Many of their findings circle back to the benefits of exercise. Researchers have uncovered evidence that certain …

Longevity

An Ultramarathoner Shares How You Can Get Better at Running

Although there's no quick fix for anything, there are some insider tricks that will help you achieve your fitness goals. If you want to get better at running, whether it's in the name of weight loss or cardiovascular conditioning, here's one tip passed along to POPSUGAR by Michael Olzinski, MSc, …

Fitness

The Go-To Workout Moves of Celebs Like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, and More

1 of 5<p>How to get fit like a star<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 5<p>Gwyneth Paltrow’s Plank with Kick and Knee Tuck<p>3 of 5<p>Lena Dunham’s Cross Lunge Tap to Kick …

Victoria Beckham

If You're Holding a Plank For More Than 30 Seconds, It's Too Long — Here's Why

• POPSUGAR<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Plank<p>How Long Should I Hold Plank?<p>If You're Holding a Plank For More Than 30 Seconds, It's Too Long — Here's …

World Records

Midlife muscle maintenance: the nutritional secret to building muscle in your 40s and beyond

We see it all the time. The busiest place in the gym is the mirror next to the weights – plenty of flexing, a few selfies and a protein shake thrown in for good measure.<p>Don’t worry, I'm not about to tell you that you need to go down that route – although you do need to start paying attention to …

Muscle

This Is the Best Exercise to Flatten Your Belly, According to Science

If belly pooch is your biggest enemy when it comes to weight loss, you’re certainly not alone. While it would be great to just wave a magic wand and …

Weight Loss

A 20-Minute HIIT Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Is anyone else having some serious whiplash with fall zipping by? We feel you. And with the holidays right around the corner, we're starting to feel …

HIIT

Blimey! How I accidentally got abs in my 40s

Yes, those are my abs. Yes, I’m 46 years old. No, I’m not sure they’re appropriate for my age – the flesh equivalent of band logos on T-shirts, or an entire head-to-toe outfit bought straight off the mannequin in H&M. But I tell you what: I’m not giving them up.<p>They happened by accident. I never …

Yoga

This 7-Minute Workout Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Research proves it.<p>Sure, you try to work out as often as you can, but sometimes it’s really tough to find the hour or so you need to get in a solid sweat session. But apparently your fitness doesn’t have to suffer if you’re short on time. According to new research, all you need is seven …

Women's Fitness

Can't Leave the House? Here Are 15 Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

There's no place like home for the holidays, but if you're stuck in a town that doesn't have your favorite gym or boutique fitness studio, you might be wondering how you're going to get your workouts in! Fear not: here are some bodyweight workouts for every mood — even if your in-laws don't have …

Workouts

Researchers Discover The Best Exercise To Get A Flat, Toned Stomach

The most effective exercise for a toned, flat stomach?<p>If your belly is your area of concern when it comes to weight loss, you're certainly not alone. …

Exercise

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, a study has found.<p>In the largest ever study of its kind, analysis involving more than 30,000 adults revealed those who do not exercise are almost twice as likely - 44 per cent - to suffer with depression, compared to those who were …

Depression

Finally, an Expert Tells Us Exactly How Often We Should Be Working Out

Working out is full of so many numbers, from reps to sets to seconds in between exercises. It's a lot to keep up with! It's like trying to color-coordinate your closet after a huge vacation – no easy task. To make the effort you put in worthwhile, it helps to know you're doing the right amount of …

Fitness

How to Strengthen Your Core with Bird Dog

Preventing back pain starts with a strong core. In this video, fitness expert Lauren Williams demonstrates how to do Bird Dog, a simple move done on …

Here’s Why Your Neck and Shoulders Sometimes Hurt After a Run

Running is a sport that uses your legs. That's pretty obvious. So when I was training for my last half-marathon and started noticing that my …

Yoga

10 Plyometric Leg Exercises You Need For More Power

Katie Dunlop<p>Time to Explode<p>You already know bodyweight leg exercises are legit. They work whether you're at the gym, in a park, or hanging out in …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

The best bodyweight exercises for your back

When it comes to a great back workout, you need to ensure you include exercises that attack all the muscles: namely the deltoids, traps, lats, and …

Don't Know What to Do at the Gym? Let These 2 Trainers Guide You Through a Workout

Have you ever walked into a gym and immediately had no idea what to do or where to start? Those machines and weights may look like a lot at first, but you just need someone to show you the ropes . . . then it gets fun. Masters of said fun are Carlos Davila and Troy Brooks, trainers at Fhitting Room …

Exercise

5 Myths About Exercise Debunked

Personal trainer Max Lowery wants you to know a few things about these common exercise myths.<p>Max Lowery, 27, recently told us why he would never touch a protein shake, even if you paid him.<p>Now, the stockbroker turned personal trainer and founder of the 2-Meal Day diet wants to iron out some more …

This 40-Minute Treadmill Workout Will Help You Run Faster and Go Longer

Push your endurance, raise your heart rate, and rev your metabolism with this interval treadmill run. Since it's a ladder run, with the speed intervals increasing in duration as the workout progresses, it will help fight belly fat, too. To keep your legs and lungs challenged, we've added some …

Triathlons

Can you really lose your belly fat with just 15 minutes of HIIT a day? Yes.

By<p>Belly fat is one of those things that tend to plague certain people their entire lives, like tax returns and awful relatives.<p>But what if I told you …

How to Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life, According to Science

Maybe your goal pace feels just out of reach. Or you're frustrated by a lack of progress at the gym. The answer may not involve exercising more, but …