Opti-Women is a multivitamin specifically for active women. Created by the sports-supplement brand Optimum Nutrition, this multi is meant to meet the unique needs of active women who want the best for their health and body. Opti-Women packs 40 active ingredients (that’s a lot!) including botanicals, antioxidants, minerals, and what they call “gender-specific herbs”. The product claims to offer “a comprehensive multivitamin for the active woman” in a single, convenient, and all-in-one pill.
Feeling like you're the only person who has to skip the office cupcakes and watch what you eat to maintain a healthy weight is...not great. But if that's you, you're not alone! Case-in-point: weight loss bloggers who get brutally honest about the challenges—and huge perks—that come with giving your lifestyle a healthy overhaul.
Who runs the world? You know. Ladies, we can’t put this lightly: this is the only half marathon that should matter this year. We’re not kidding — this all-women 13.1-mile race through Central Park, courtesy of SHAPE Magazine, is the girl-gang event you’ve been waiting for, and they’ve invited some amazing ladies to join you.
Women run the world.
There’s an explosion of wizardry, color, and happiness bringing life to Brooklyn’s hot beverage scene. You’ve already seen their unicorn drinks, healing elixirs, and merbabe lattes on your Instagram feed (even if you live nowhere near Brooklyn). Now, we’re here to reveal the magic that’s going on behind the doors of Williamsburg’s high-vibe space, The End.
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Whether you’re looking to run along the Hudson, through Central Park, or in some of the lesser-traveled boroughs, you can count on any one of NYC’s many run clubs to be with you every step of the way. And that is a great thing if you’re a pavement pounder who needs a little motivation.
If sub-30 temps have you confused whether or not to reach for your cold-pressed juice or hot chocolate, we feel you. Snuggling up with a shot of immunity-boost juice by the fireplace doesn’t quite have the same appeal as settling in with a cup of hot coffee, but that doesn’t mean you have to ditch your healthy drinks completely.
When it comes to warming-up before a workout, cutting corners just won't cut it, especially if improving performance and lifting heavier are part of your goal. So while it may be tempting to get right to it the second you walk out of the locker room, taking a few minutes for a dynamic warm-up can help improve your strength, muscular and cardiovascular endurance, speed, flexibility, and even aid in injury prevention, explains Christi Marraccini.
Move over branched chain amino acids, citrulline, and beta alanine, there’s a new pre-workout in town: butter coffee, at least according to advocates of the Bulletproof Coffee trend.
Mobility isn't exactly new, but it's finally getting the attention it deserves, thanks to online mobility programs (such as RomWod, Movement Vault, and MobilityWOD) and mobility classes at fitness boutiques like S10 in New York City. But what does mobility ~really~ mean, and is it the same thing as flexibility?
Few wellness tasks are as stupefying as shopping for a multivitamin. How do you know you’re not just peeing all your money away? Why do some of them upset our stomach (and which don’t)? And what’s the difference between multi’s for men and multi’s for women, anyway? Plus, with the different vitamin and mineral combos each of these multivitamin brands have, it can feel like you need an advanced degree in nutrition studies just to figure out which capsule to take with your morning OJ.
Some years the flu is like a boring Tinder date. It comes and goes without leaving much of a mark (beyond a few sniffles and calling in sick from work). But some years, the flu isn't just an annoyance—it's a full-blown epidemic.
In an ideal world, sex would be all mind-blowing orgasms, babies (when you want ‘em), and animal noises. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur each year in the U.S., with chlamydia being is the most common, affecting close to 3 million Americans annually.
For some people, there’s nothing better than a good cardio session, whether it’s a sunrise spin class, a lunchtime run, or a long walk after work. Others, though, prefer to spend their workout time with weights in-hand, avoiding cardio at all costs.
Starting a new exercise routine is never easy. Whether you want to lose the last five pounds or the first 25, you always need three key ingredients: motivation, effort, and a plan.
All three are important, but when you have a lofty weight loss goal—especially later in life—the plan is paramount. That’s true for a couple reasons: First, once you have a solid strategy in place, the other two factors are much easier to come by. And second, when you’re losing weight, it’s important to make sure you’re losing it primarily from fat, not muscle, says Josh Hillis, C.P.T.
Green juice and vegan protein smoothies don’t have to be the only way to stay cool as you stroll the sizzling New York sidewalks. But if you’re vegan, seeing cones stacked with off-limit, milk-based flavors is enough to make you want to really scream.