If you've given up red meat for Lent and are tired of your normal seafood options, it's time to spice it up. These 10 grilled seafood recipes from around the world are anything but boring! If it's too cold to bust out the barbecue where you are, use a grill pan to make these 10 tasty dishes.
Looking to tone and lift your bum? Trainer Andrea Orbeck created this sculpting series to keep her supermodel clients' backsides in tip-top shape. Don't worry if you don't have an exercise band to wrap around your thighs; these exercises will work your butt even without added resistance. Press play and get ready to sculpt like a supermodel!
2011 may have been the year of barefoot running, but 2013 is already chalking up to be the year of the sole. Last month, Mizuno released its new Wave EVO collection, which includes options like the Evo Cursoris ($120), a lightweight yet stabilizing shoe that offers more cushioning to encourage a midfoot strike. And today, Adidas unveiled the new Energy Boost ($150; available for preorder), which incorporates its new bouncy foam technology into the midsole in order to provide more cushioning without weighing feet down. Stability shoes like the Brooks Pure Project Cadence 2 ($120) also offer similar lightweight support.
What do you think of this slight shift away from shoes like Vibram Five Fingers, which encourage you to run naturally, to minimalist yet supportive shoes that aim to help modify your running style? Do you love the new less-minimal models, or are you a fan of barefoot styles?
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
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After yesterday's gluttonous Mardi Gras celebrations, Lent, the Catholic season of penance, starts today. Many Catholics give up a vice during this 40-day period, and even if you don't do it for religious reasons, you may find that giving something up for Lent is a good way to start a healthy habit or lose weight.
To see just how effective avoiding an unhealthy food for 40 days can be, we've rounded up 10 popular foods that many people choose to give up for Lent, along with the total calories you'll save if you avoid them. Read on for the 10 foods and the calorie counts, based on typical eating habits.
We are pumped to share one of our favorite stories from Self here on POPSUGAR Fitness!
She's got powerhouse pipes, killer style and a Grammy nomination to boot. But what I really envy about Pink is her serious six-pack. (I mean, who isn't excited to see her show her tummy off in another hot gown like this one?!) Lucky for us, the singer's flat abs are far more attainable than her musical talent or pricey designer duds.
"I started working with Pink in 2006 to get conditioned for a very grueling tour which would require deeper core strength than she was used to," says celebrity trainer Juliet Kaska. "Killer abs are definitely her signature body part!"
Her go-to move? Weighted ball abdominal crunches. "She needed to hang from silks while belting out her songs and it was moves like this that got her in shape," says Kaska. Now you can get the same effect in your own living room--minus the acrobatics!
- "Don't bail": If you tend to victimize yourself or make excuses as to why you should quit early, then this mantra is for you. Know that if you stay with it until the end, you'll feel empowered when you step off the treadmill.
- "Inhale, exhale": Something as simple as focusing on your breath instead of the chatter in your mind can keep you running steadily.
- "You're a runner": Reminding yourself what you're capable of achieving is half the battle. Feeling connected to your run (and knowing that you can handle everything that's coming up) will continue to keep you moving.
- "Just one foot in front of the other": Breaking down the motion and staying present with each and every step will help you stay focused on the task at hand.
Keep reading for more running mantras.
If you're craving a dairy-free treat after your Valentine's Day dinner, then whip up this easy vegan ice cream recipe. Frozen bananas give whipped coconut cream a tasty, soft-serve-like consistency, and the combination of the mild coconut flavor with dark chocolate and bananas is hard to resist. If you're more in the mood for bananas and peanut butter, then try this vegan banana ice cream variation using creamy peanut butter instead!
Whether you're dating or in a relationship, all that eating out and hours of cuddling on the couch can put a damper on a healthy lifestyle. This Valentine's Day, instead of choosing dates that revolve around calorie-laden foods, too many cocktails, and lots of chocolate, get some exercise with your partner. Here are some of our favorite fit and healthy date ideas.