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.
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You know it's Thanksgiving when your gut is bloated, the top button of your pants is undone, and a terrible heartburn sends you to bed. Overeating might be causing some of these digestive pains, but there are several other measures you can take to avoid a post-Thanksgiving belly as well as help your body break down the fatty meal.
- Before the Thanksgiving dinner: Wait to eat until you are sitting down. It may be tempting to pick at the buffet of offerings in the kitchen before you take your place at the table, but it's harder to control portions if you're standing up and snagging bites here and there. By waiting, you actually prime your body for digestion. The smells and sights of the delicious buffet trigger the production of extra saliva and digestive acids to help break down food. If you don't give your body enough time to produce these natural digestive aids, you will feel some discomfort and bloating later, as your body works harder to break down the food.
No need to hit the gym solo this holiday season! Prevent cabin fever and invite your friends, family, and house guests to break a sweat and partake in some fitness fun. Get going, burn calories, and justify that pie with a walk, hike, or trip to the trampoline park. We assure you the ice between your new in-laws will be broken and your house guests (wanted or unwanted) will have a good time. Not only will a little group exercise help you stay on track with your fitness goals . . . it also beats another game of cards.
It's holiday season and as we prepare for Thanksgiving with our loved ones, this POPSUGAR Must Have box reflects everything that is on our minds. Burgundy is the color of the season in a festive bracelet that will go with all our party outfits, and with gift-giving already in full force, nothing beats a handwritten thank-you note. Of course, to go along with old favorites, we'll be trying out some new recipes this Turkey Day, and these handcrafted spice mixes will be a delightful addition to your kitchen arsenal. There are lots more goodies to brighten up your November. Enjoy!
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- All the recipes you need for a very vegan Thanksgiving — Happy. Healthy. Life.
- Before you feast, fire up your metabolism — HellaWella
- Are those meatless turkeys good for you? — HuffPost Healthy Living
- Tryptophan truth: does turkey make you sleepy? — Greatist
- With grapefruit and bitters, the Roman Holiday cocktail is a light digestif — Health
- More than just asana; practice gratitude in your yoga practice — Yoga Journal
We are pumped to share one of our favorite stories from Self here on FitSugar!
Whether you're a newbie runner who has just strapped on her brand-new sneaks or a seasoned, PR-ing pro, there's always room to get a little bit faster, right? We nabbed an exclusive performance-boosting routine designed specifically to improve flexibility, strength and speed.
"Most people think that stretching is boring, but stretching regularly increases flexibility and range of motion, allowing for a stronger stride," says Jen Smith, group fitness director at Equinox Fitness Club in Marina del Rey, California, who created the below routine. "It also improves circulation greatly to keep muscles warm and speeds recovery after injury."
Find a table or ledge that is as high as the full length of your leg. Stand facing the ledge arm's distance away, feet shoulder-width apart, hands on the ledge or table at shoulder height. Take a few steps back and bend at the waist until your spine is parallel with the floor. Be sure to stretch your hips away from the wall, lifting your lower belly in and back. Lengthen your lower back but be sure to keep the pelvis stable. Stretch the crown of your head forward holding this position for 10 breaths. If you feel after 10 breaths, you can lower your hands halfway down, carefully lower then stay there for 10 more breaths. For a deeper stretch, bring your hands all the way down to the ground or wrap your arms around your leg and press your palms into your calves for a full forward fold.
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Loaded with bread, butter, and meat, Thanksgiving dinner can be tough for anyone who follows a strict vegan or gluten-free diet. While diet substitutions can often seem less satisfying than the traditional, hearty side dishes — this is no longer the case. Loaded with seasonal ingredients like sweet potatoes, cranberries, and butternut squash, there isn't much that you'll be giving up this holiday season besides the calories. Cook up one of these easy recipes this Thanksgiving for a side dish that will leave even meat lovers satisfied.
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If you're worried about devouring a huge Thanksgiving meal and what that will mean to your waistline, have no fear. You can have your cake — I mean pie — and eat it too, you just have to get moving afterward. Check out the calorie amounts for your favorite Thanksgiving foods and find out some ways you can work off those tasty calories.
|6 oz. mulled wine||156||Swimming laps doing the crawl stroke for 16 minutes will burn 158 calories*|
|4 oz. white turkey meat||153||22 minutes of a friendly game of touch football burns 158 calories|
|4 oz. dark turkey meat||183||Sneak away for a 20-minute run and burn 189 calories|
|One cup mashed potatoes||237||Burn 243 calories by walking briskly for one hour|
|1/4 cup gravy||105||26 minutes of heavy cleaning burns 105 calories.|
I'm just getting started so keep reading to see other ways to burn off those Thanksgiving calories.