This Woman Dropped 175 Lbs. and Gained Confidence Along the Way: ‘I’m a Completely Different Person’

[brightcove:5430343411001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. After being overweight for her entire life, Jessica Beniquez had some bad habits to break to lose 175 lbs. “I was a very picky eater. I didn’t stick a vegetable in my mouth. I ate fast food every day, and would pretty much only eat chicken nuggets, pasta […]

5 Band Exercises for Your Best Butt Ever

[brightcove:5211249484001 default] This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com. Resistance bands are a priceless tool to have in your toning arsenal. For starters, they’re inexpensive and easy to take on the road. Even better: “They’re joint-friendly and provide a more functional movement in comparison to free weights,” says Bec Donlan, a certified personal trainer in NYC who teaches […]

Brooks Just Released a Shoe to Help You Run Faster—and I’m Obsessed With It

[brightcove:5462852405001 default] Attention, runners! Brooks Running just dropped a completely new silhouette. Ideal for neutral pavement pounders, the Levitate ($150; brooksrunning.com or dickssportinggoods.com) is designed to be "responsive and springy to add extra lift to your stride," helping you run faster. And according to the folks over at Brooks, this shoe was built on seven years of research. […]

See Kate Upton Crush Her ‘Leg Day’ Workout While Watching Her Fiancé’s Baseball Game

[brightcove:4824954769001 default]   This article originally appeared on People.com. Kate Upton is a master multitasker. The model, 25, managed to fit in a “leg day” workout while still being a supportive wife-to-be to her fiancé, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, as he played the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Upton shared a video of her workout […]

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Get Your Morning Coffee

[brightcove:5431515720001 default] If a hot mug of joe or an icy cup of Starbucks is your preferred way to start the day, you've probably noticed that you feel, well, off when don't get your coffee fix. On those especially hectic mornings, you might even sort of hate the world. But that reaction isn't in your head, says Michael J. Kuhar, PhD, […]

It’s Not in Your Head: Feeling Hangry Is a Very Real Thing

[brightcove:5417727580001 default] Ever notice how when your tummy is rumbling, you're more likely to lash out at unsuspecting loved ones or even innocent bystanders? This sudden, irrational rage is often referred to as "hanger" (a combo of hunger and anger) and experts say it is a very real thing. "When we do not eat, blood sugar goes low," explains Deena Adimoolam, MD, an assistant […]

I Eat the Same Healthy Breakfast and Lunch Every Day—and Maybe You Should Too

[brightcove:4051857882001 default] I’ll never be someone who loves to cook. All of my cookware comes from Goodwill, and I find the prospect of creating meals in the kitchen more annoying than exciting. Because of this, I’ve attempted to simplify my meal-planning as much as possible. For a while, that meant a lot of packaged foods—like entire […]

The $5 Baby Product You’ll Want to Buy for Yourself

[brightcove:5114173161001 default] This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com. I recently heard some friends talking about a fancy new lavender lotion that promises to help lull you to sleep—for only $37. I smiled to myself and then went home and pulled out my secret stash of the best-smelling, sleepy-making beauty product in the world: Johnson’s Bedtime […]