Buh-bye brow gel: Brow pinching is the fastest route to lifted arches

December 30, 2019 at 11:01PM by CWC When it comes to eyebrows, there used to just be waxing, tweezing, and filling in the patchy spots with a pencil, but as we approach 2020, there are now brow treatments aplenty. You can swipe on a gel for quick volume, get a microblading treatment for a fuller … Continue reading Buh-bye brow gel: Brow pinching is the fastest route to lifted arches

7 anti-chafing shorts that make me feel like I’m running, lifting, and HIITing in pajamas

August 19, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I snagged my first-ever pair of running shorts off the clearance rack at Marshall’s. They were splattered in highlighter-colored cheetah spots (so. cute.), and after a three mile road test, they dyed the tops of my thighs so pink that the lower half of me looked more Double … Continue reading 7 anti-chafing shorts that make me feel like I’m running, lifting, and HIITing in pajamas

“Heavy carries” are the surefire way to get stronger without lifting weights

August 16, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC You’ll be hard-pressed to see me schlepping around with less than two bags at any given time. (Gym bag, purse, laptop bag… the list of bags really goes on and on.) But I tend to view this as an annoyance—I’ve grown to hate carrying things. Sometimes I’ll knock … Continue reading “Heavy carries” are the surefire way to get stronger without lifting weights

Why Vitamin B12 is essential for lifting your mood and energy

June 04, 2019 at 10:59AM by CWC The vitamin B12 craze has been around for years, which is no easy feat in the wellness world where there’s a hot new supplement launch every single week. (Borage oil, anyone?) But the B-vitamin has successfully held its ground as an elite-status ingredient thanks to its many researched-backed … Continue reading Why Vitamin B12 is essential for lifting your mood and energy

How to lift light and still get stronger, according to fitness pros

February 26, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC No matter what workout or fitness class I’m into at the moment, when it comes time for strength training, I tend to reach for light weights rather than heavy ones. Despite the fact that a single Pure Barre sesh can leave my arms on fire after roughly 10 … Continue reading How to lift light and still get stronger, according to fitness pros

Two words to blow your workout wide open: HIIT weightlifting

February 22, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC As a person who gets quite bored in workouts, I’ve definitely hopped on the HIIT train over the past year. At the gym, you can catch me either doing a HIIT running workout, or alternating (swiftly!) between bursts of burpees and strength training and cardio movements for the … Continue reading Two words to blow your workout wide open: HIIT weightlifting

Cardio weightlifting can save you *major* time in the gym—and who doesn’t want that?

November 30, 2018 at 03:00AM Pretty much all my life, my workouts have stayed relatively the same: run for about three miles, then throw in some impromptu strength training at the end. Of course, I’ve been to countless boutique fitness classes over the years (from cycling to HIIT to Pilates to yoga), but the real … Continue reading Cardio weightlifting can save you *major* time in the gym—and who doesn’t want that?

One side effect of weightlifting I didn’t expect? Tiny holes in my teeth

November 16, 2018 at 03:02AM I have resting gym face (RGF, if you will). Whether I’m pushing my limits in a spin class, going for a deadlift PR, or trying to nail a yoga pose where balance is a prerequisite (read: all yoga poses), I tense my jaw, chomp down on my canines, and grind … Continue reading One side effect of weightlifting I didn’t expect? Tiny holes in my teeth

The world isn’t 2D, and your workout shouldn’t be either

January 21, 2020 at 10:58PM by CWC Before I learned about the benefits of multiplanar training, my workouts looked a little something like this: squat, front lunge, run, repeat. It’s no surprise that I’ve been in and out of the physiotherapist’s office for years, and that I’m my massage therapist’s best customer. According to Juniper … Continue reading The world isn’t 2D, and your workout shouldn’t be either

I’ve tried it all, and this is the only tool that releases my neck and jaw tension

January 21, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC For someone who lives by the beach in Southern California—AKA one of the chillest places on the planet—I am surprisingly tense. I grind my teeth when I sleep and often find myself with a clenched jaw while I’m working at my computer, trying to meet a tight deadline. … Continue reading I’ve tried it all, and this is the only tool that releases my neck and jaw tension

I’m a movement specialist, and this is the best stretch based on your height

January 20, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC First things first: Everyone—and I do mean, everyone—needs to stretch. No matter how active you are, how flexible you feel, or how stiff your joints seem, consistently and effectively stretching your body is necessary for a long, healthy, and active life. Without doing so, you can experience aches, … Continue reading I’m a movement specialist, and this is the best stretch based on your height

A butt-sculpting resistance band workout that also lights up your core? Yes, please

January 20, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Leg day—as much as it can burn—is very important to your overall strength. Your legs carry you throughout your entire life and provide key support in your mobility. While there are countless different lower body exercises you can choose from to give this muscle group love, one of … Continue reading A butt-sculpting resistance band workout that also lights up your core? Yes, please

Does Exercise Really Build Strong Bones? Yes, But Not The Way You Think

January 19, 2020 at 11:08AM “If you run a young pig on a treadmill, the bones get bigger,” says Mark Hamrick, Ph.D., a muscle and bone researcher from Georgia. “But not an old pig.” And what’s true for pigs, alas, is true for humans as well. On the bright side, even though exercise can’t build … Continue reading Does Exercise Really Build Strong Bones? Yes, But Not The Way You Think

I’m an Olympic gymnast, and these are the 3 exercises for core strength I do on repeat

January 17, 2020 at 06:30PM by CWC Who doesn’t love watching gymnasts flip, swing, and leap their way through the Olympics? They make it look easy, but it requires some serious power to achieve such awe-inspiring feats. Whether they perform on the bars, on the floor, or on the beam, Olympic gymnasts know that doing … Continue reading I’m an Olympic gymnast, and these are the 3 exercises for core strength I do on repeat

The 12 most unforgivable gym etiquette offenses during the busiest month of the year

January 16, 2020 at 06:42PM by CWC Growing up, my family never missed church on Sunday. Never. As such devout practitioners (aka helpless charges of a devout mother), we liked to complain about the twice-a-year church-goers, the ones who made it unbearably crowded at Easter and Christmas and who never knew what the hell (sorry, … Continue reading The 12 most unforgivable gym etiquette offenses during the busiest month of the year

This 12-minute butt-sculpting yoga flow will put squats and lunges to shame

January 16, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC People tend to forget that yoga is actually a sneaky butt-sculpting workout. Flowing into various poses helps to mobilize and strengthen your entire body, plus it’s benefitting your mind through mindful breathing, but so many of the moves require a huge amount of glute strength. In our newest episode … Continue reading This 12-minute butt-sculpting yoga flow will put squats and lunges to shame

This healthy chili recipe is delicious, loaded with fiber, *and* gut-friendly

January 16, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Chili is easy to make, loaded with healthy ingredients, and the very definition of a comfort food. There’s really only one downside: a hefty bowl of greasy ground beef, topped with cheese, and sour cream can leave you feeling bloated, gassy, and lethargic. That’s exactly why one gut … Continue reading This healthy chili recipe is delicious, loaded with fiber, *and* gut-friendly

Williamsburg is basically ‘Wellnessburg,’ and we have the healthy travel guide to prove it

January 15, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Ready to plan your wellness-rich Williamsburg itinerary? Watch the video for inspo. There isn’t much Well+Good video producer and host Ella Dove hasn’t tried in the name of wellness (horseback yoga, anyone?) So naturally, we tend to trust her opinions on what’s worth trying and what’s plain weird—no … Continue reading Williamsburg is basically ‘Wellnessburg,’ and we have the healthy travel guide to prove it

Burn Fat & Keep It Off For Good With These Nike Master Trainer’s Tips

January 15, 2020 at 05:35PM What is it about a new calendar year that makes us all want to kick it into high gear? We’re all about focusing on the multiple pillars of health here at mbg, and that includes mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental health. But we get it—sometimes you want advice on … Continue reading Burn Fat & Keep It Off For Good With These Nike Master Trainer’s Tips

How I navigate New Year’s resolution season as an eating disorder survivor

January 15, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC Editor’s note: This piece might be triggering for people with a history of disordered eating. I was 10 years old when I made myself throw up for the first time. I have grappled with disordered eating for as long as I can remember. I was bulimic through my … Continue reading How I navigate New Year’s resolution season as an eating disorder survivor

5 Ways To Start Bouncing Back If You’re Burned Out

January 15, 2020 at 08:00AM Does this sound like you? Each day, you move from task to task like a robot. You’re numb. You’re disconnected. Your hair is getting thinner, your waist is getting thicker, you’re losing energy, and you’re just not yourself anymore. It’s almost like somebody else is running your body. If you’re … Continue reading 5 Ways To Start Bouncing Back If You’re Burned Out