Clever Ways To Add Exercise To Your Daily Routine Without Wasting Any Extra Time

No Gym WorkoutAccording to a recent Bloomberg article, millennials are spending thousands of dollars a year on exercise. Most boutique fitness classes will run upward of $30 per class, so if you’re going three times a week, that’s more than $4,000 annually.

If you’re anything like me, that’s a large percentage of your yearly income. And then, on top of the cost, you have to worry about fitting a class into your already packed schedule.

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Pistol Squats and Push-Ups: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stays Fighting Fit

push ups for beginnersThe supreme court justices personal trainer details her regimen in a new book: If you think she’s tough on the bench, you should see her at the gym

In the days after the 8 November election, distressed liberals offered to donate their vital organs, shipments of fresh produce anything that might keep the supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg healthy and out of retirement.

 

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How to Use Essential Oils to Maximize Your Workouts

essential oils for pre workoutI used to reach for a cup of coffee before every single workout to rev me up. But if you’re a slave to caffeine like I once was, then I’m sure you know all about the unsettling, jittery feelings that unfortunately come along with the immediate burst of energy. Plus, the dreadful energy crash that comes on post-cardio is just a fun time for anyone. So, naturally, I started looking into some alternatives, and soon discovered the benefits of using essential oils before working out.

Essential oils are basically just plants that have been concentrated into what’s called hydrophobic liquid and these oils are 50 to 70 times stronger than their original herb form. To get a better understanding of their strength, for example, a single drop of peppermint essential oil is equivalent to 28 actual of peppermint tea. Crazy, right?

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6 Treadmill Workouts that Aren’t Running

treadmill-exercise-routinesWhen you think of the treadmill (infamously known as the dreadmill), I’ll bet you automatically associate it with running.

I know running is good for you and all, but TBH, I often just find myself constantly checking the clock to see when my torture I mean jog will finally be over.

If you’re like me, the good news is there are plenty of ways to work out on a treadmill without having to do any running whatsoever.

Here are six creative treadmill workouts to spice up your cardio routine and guarantee you’ll never have to run again.

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5 Foolproof Gym Hairstyles

Gym HairstyleNothing is worse than being in the middle of a HIIT circuit and constantly getting a mouthful of your own long locks.

Last time I checked, hair was not a part of my macros.

There are plenty of excuses to skip a workout a marathon, impromptu margs with your girlfriends, free burrito day at Chipotle, or even your bed looking extra cozy and comfy.

But of all those possible excuses, your hair getting in your face certainly shouldn’t be one of them (yes, I probably should stop using these excuses in general, but that’s beside the point).

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How to Mix Up Your Workout Routine

changing-workout-routine-every-weekHow to mix up your work routine? When you find a workout you absolutely love, it can be hard to sign up for the same class every single day. But, as much as you low-key want to ask your favorite SoulCycle instructor to run away and elope with you, your body needs a little variety every now and then. So, to avoid an annoying fitness plateau, it’s important to know just how to mix up your workout routine.

So we reached out to personal trainer Greer Rothermel to get her professional opinion on changing things up in the weight room to keep your body guessing.

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10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Workout

workoutIf you’ve been working out for eight plus weeks and haven’t started to reap the benefits yet, there’s a good chance that you’re doing ways you’re sabotaging your workout and one or more of these silent setbacks has found its way into your fitness regimen.

By being aware of bad habits and the effect they have, you can work to eliminate them from your regimen and hopefully watch your progress start to soar again. Here are some of the most common culprits to look out for:

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This Workout App Makes Fitness Accessible for People with Cerebral Palsy

cerebral palsy stretching exerciseA new app is making fitness more accessible and inclusive and it’s all for a worthy cause.

The video-based app, called CPF Challenge, allows people with a diverse range of motor abilities to participate in specialized workouts. The app is part of a dedicated fundraiser challenge created by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, a nonprofit supporting people with cerebral palsy through research and innovation.

 The goal of the challenge is to “raise your pulse, raise awareness of cerebral palsy and raise dollars for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.”

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Chris Hemsworth: You Don’t Need Fame To Get Your Butt Into Thor-Like Shape

how to shape your buttChris Hemsworth often gets attention for his muscle-shredding workouts to play buff superhero Thor. But the 33-year-old Aussie actor takes a hammer to gripes that it’s easier for celebrities to get fit because they have more money. What do you think? True or false? That’s not true at all, Hemsworth told Men’s Health in a story posted Tuesday. No amount of money makes someone else do the work for you.

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