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

The essential summer running kit list

<b>Sunwise Photochromic sunglasses</b><p>Protect your eyes from the elements with Sunwise Photocromic sunglasses. Thanks to chromafusion lenses that adjust to …

Clothing

Fix Those Hips: Progressive Posture Alignment, Part 2

<b>Welcome to week two of my four-week program for better posture and alignment.</b> This week we are going to focus on hip alignment. But we are not …

Yoga

Build muscle with the pushup challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

Workouts

Here is everything you should eat after exercise, according to a top nutritionist

There is a lot of conflicting nutrition, health and fitness advice around.<p>Whilst some people swear by cutting out carbs and smashing cardio, others …

The Easy Workout Moves You Can Do Even If You're Bad At The Gym

Working out is hard, especially if you don't know what you're doing. Regardless of all the fitness apps and videos you watch, sometimes being in the …

Workouts

Sculpt Tight, Sexy Abs with This 15-Minute Crop Top Workout

<i>Equipment sponsored by Rebel Elite Fitness</i><p><b>Hitting your muscles from all angles is the abs-olute best way to sculpt a tight, sexy midsection.</b><p>This …

Workouts

This Mini-Workout Will Blast Your Abs, Shoulders, and Arms All At Once

Add this pushup and row finisher to your next workout<p>Andy Speer, the creator of The Anarchy Abs Workout for <i>Men's Health</i>, knows a little something about how to build a rock-hard midsection. That's why this pushup and row finisher is going to scorch your abs and shoulders.<p>Each move in this workout is …

13 Things You Need in Your Home Gym or Workout Bag, According to Professional Trainers

Making it to the gym is hard enough (your bed is just so <i>cozy</i>)—don’t make getting out the door even harder by scrambling for your gym clothes and …

A 15-Minute Cardio Jump Rope Workout You Can Do Anywhere

When you're traveling, it can be really difficult to fit in workouts. You never know what you're going to get at a hotel gym, or what the running …

4 Simple Exercises to Get Your Glutes Fired Up

<b>Your glutes are an incredibly important muscle group for many reasons</b>, including preventing injury, improving performance, and helping you fit nicely …

5 Next-Level Exercises to Break Your Boring Fitness Routine

The key is learning new workout vocabulary.<p><i>Squat. Pushup. Lunge. Plank.</i> You know what these are. But if these are <i>all</i> you know, it's time to add new workout vocabulary to your repertoire. New words mean new moves, new tools, and most importantly, new results. If you're stuck in a plateau or itching …

Workouts

This Challenging Exercise Will Take Your Abs to the Next Level

Have you ever gone to the gym and just marveled at some of the things you see other people doing? There's the girl who can squat twice her bodyweight, which is amazing! There's the older lady who looks fitter than women half her age. There's even the young teen who does so many steps on the stair …

Today's Workout 48: The upper-body circuit to raise the bar

It doesn't matter what level you're at with your fitness routine—it's always time to raise the bar.<p>Start by elevating your upper-body workout with …

Workouts

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

When it comes to exercise, people have a tendency to take an all-or-nothing approach. Fitness has become associated with panting, standing doubled …

Get Insanely Ripped Abs With This 10-Minute CrossFit Workout

Abs are mostly made in the kitchen, but you can help speed the process along by doing high-intensity workouts that burn calories and build muscle. …

The Speedy Workout That Changes Your Brain

You probably don’t need to read another article extolling the virtues of regular exercise. If you, like the vast majority of people in the U.S., …

A Cardio Core Workout Way Better Than the Treadmill + Sit-Ups

Cardio is good. Cardio that incorporates core strength at the same time is better. This workout lets you check off both without stepping foot on a treadmill or attempting a few lazy sit-ups on the mat.<p>The 25-minute routine features nontraditional core and cardio exercises to prevent boredom. You'll …

5 Moves That Will Sculpt Your Booty

There's just something so satisfying about butt exercises. If you're doing them right, you'll be reminded of your hard work with every step you take …

Workouts

This Easy Yoga Routine Burns More Calories Than a 20-Minute Jog

While yoga isn't exactly thought of as a high-intensity workout (unless you're dabbling in Bikram or power yoga), you'd be surprised how many poses …

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research that inspired it) prove you can get in a great workout with very little time and equipment.<p>But one issue with relying on body weight as resistance is …

8 hacks to stop feeling so sore after a workout

Hitting the gym? Then you've probably experienced DOMS - that's Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, aka the hellish aching and pains you get after a tough …

Mobility: It's All In the Hips - Or Is It?

<b>Flexibility is one of the foundational aspects of fitness and performance.</b> It belongs in the upper echelon of fitness variables along with strength, …

3 stretches to alleviate knee pain

According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, nearly 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. And according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many U.S. adults report pain in multiple parts of the body — and nearly 20 percent struggle with knee pain.<p>One …

The 20-Minute Low Impact, High Intensity Workout For Everyone

Torchin' calories, takin' names.<p>Personal trainers Justin Norris and Taylor Gainor have co-opted the word “lit” once again. And this time, the definition is far healthier.<p>Low impact training, also known as the LIT Method, is a boutique fitness program founded by Norris and Gainor in Los Angeles. And …

Exercise

20 Ways to Do a Plank

Shore up your core<p>The plank is one of the best exercises you can do for your core because it builds isometric strength to help sculpt your waistline …

Should You Be Doing Race Pace Long Runs? - Women's Running

A Fan Question from OCRunner via twitter: <i>Some say long runs should be done slower than race pace, while others say race pace. Which is it?</i><p>Marathon …

5 Stretches You're Probably Doing Wrong

Whether it was Jane Fonda or the grade school gym teacher who taught us to sit and reach, from a young age we’ve been conditioned to associate …

6 GIFs For A Crunch-Free Core Workout - Women's Running

Are you tired of doing hundreds of crunches? Do they hurt your back? Are they just boring and you’re sick of them? Do they even work?<p>You could do …

The best back exercises to do at home without weights

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick exercises aimed at working your back and strengthening the surrounding muscles.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

Exercise