Fitness

You’ve heard of “gymtimidation,” but we suspect people suffer from another common ailment that saps some joy out of their fitness routines: gymposter syndrome, our term for the sneaking suspicion many of us have that everyone else is working out more than us. It’s to be expected. You can only swipe past so many gym
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Whether you’re a fan of spreading peanut butter over toast ahead of your morning workout, adding it to your favorite overnight oats recipe, or throwing a tablespoon of the go-to nut butter in smoothies alongside berries and greens, there are various reasons to keep doing what you’ve been doing. There’s even a case for making
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If you’ve ever been midway through a run and experienced that urgent, need-a-bathroom-right-now feeling in the pit of your stomach, you’re not alone. Over 800 people a month search the question, “why does running make you poop?” looking for answers. So we talked to Linda Nguyen, MD, a gastroenterologist at Stanford Health Care, to find
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Muscle soreness is about as comfortable as running into your ex in the weight room (meaning, not at all). And even worse is delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which can be even more brutal. Though they’re not exactly the same thing (more on that later), muscle soreness and DOMS are often used interchangeably, and both
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As we witness women’s sports breaking records left and right, money has consistently been at the center of the conversation. People want to know what pay equity really looks like. But in addition to debates about revenue shares and sponsorship dollars, there’s another factor that must be considered: financial literacy. After all, it’s hard to
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If you spend time on social media, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered the term pelvic-floor therapy, or pelvic-floor physical therapy. This specialized form of physical therapy has been growing in popularity over the years, especially in online parenting circles and on social platforms like TikTok and Instagram, with parents discussing their personal experiences with
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As far as workouts go, planks are your bread and butter. Dependable and simple, this staple core exercise is accessible for beginners, challenging for advanced exercisers, and customizable in countless ways. It’s easy to be seduced by showy moves that use novel equipment or complex movement patterns, but you shouldn’t sleep on planks no matter
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