Don’t let holiday travel keep you from getting a good workout. We've created a fitness routine to keep the happy traveler toned; in just five easy moves you can work your arms, legs, and glutes. Perfect for a the cramped space of a hotel room, this workout is easy to fit in anywhere — and I mean that literally. With simple variations and props you can find in almost any hotel room or — a towel and phone book — you can customize your workout to target different muscles. You've got what it takes, wherever you go, to take care of yourself.
There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
The Black Friday scene will be similar across the nation: on any trip to the mall, you'll be among similarly fraught people trying to score a good deal and check off their lists before all the gifts need to be stacked under the tree.
But unlike the rest of of those shoppers, you don't have to make your holiday shopping trip hectic, stressful, and fast-food-filled. We asked a few celebrity trainers, nutritionists, and dietitians to tell us what they pack in their purses to ensure that they stay healthy, happy, and stress-free during this hectic shopping season. Read on for their advice and recommendations!
If you often find yourself crunched for time — but still wanting to do crunches — consider our top total-body, 10-minute workouts of 2012. In a snap, these eight workouts will help you break a sweat, fire up your metabolism, and burn some serious calories. Since these videos only take a few short minutes, they can also be combined for the ultimate total body tone. Press play and use these workouts as a guide to make every minute and every move fit within your busy schedule.
We are pumped to share one of our fave stories from Shape here on FitSugar. This week Shape turns to nutritional consultant Mike Roussell, PhD, for some help!
Q: My dietitian told me to cut back on carbs, but I'm confused about what counts as a grain and which vegetables are starches.
A: When restricting your carbs, start with the most carbohydrate-dense foods in your diet: foods with added sugar. Then work your way to reducing grains and pastas, then potatoes and corn, then the remaining starchy vegetables.
The exchange system from the American Diabetes Association groups different foods by similar nutritional characteristics. According to their list, the following are grains:
- Wheat and whole-wheat flour
- Brown rice
- Whole rye
- Whole-grain barley
- Wild rice
Find out which vegetables count as carbs after the break!
We are all curious how the Victoria's Secret models prep for the runway, and Adriana Lima is no exception. She gave birth to her second child just seven weeks before the taping of the soon-to-be aired fashion show. Learn why she loves boxing and how she indulges over the holidays in this video interview.