Do your summer workouts fall by the wayside when the temp heats up? It’s all too easy to skip your regular sweat sessions when warm weather fun with family and friends takes over your calendar. (Poolside happy hour, anyone?)
Cutting the junk from your diet is the first step to weight loss. But sometimes, the healthy foods you swap in are surprisingly high in fat and calories. That’s why serving size matters — even when it comes to fruits, nuts, yogurt, and salads.
Talk about baring it all.
Posing nude in the July/August 2014 issue of Shape magazine (on newsstands Wednesday), celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels, who recently turned 40, came clean emotionally about getting older. “I won’t lie. This birthday was hard. I thought, ‘Oh, my God, am I halfway through my life?’” said The Biggest Loser coach.
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WHAT IS IT: A molasses-like natural sweetener derived from an Andean root
WHO TRIED IT: Brooke Showell, PEOPLE.com contributor
WHY SHE DID IT: Because a spoonful (or three) of yacon a day keeps the pounds away, according to Dr. Oz
When it comes to fitness, we all talk a lot about cardio and strength training while ignoring a huge part of overall health—flexibility! Stretching will not only make you limber, it can alleviate back pain and improve your posture.