Why ‘crunches are crap,’ according to a chiropractor

January 29, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC If asked to give an example ab exercise, the majority of people would undoubtedly say “crunches.” Crunches, and their sister move sit-ups, are an OG core move that the fitness world has been doing for ages. But, according to a chiropractor, these happen to be the worst things … Continue reading Why ‘crunches are crap,’ according to a chiropractor

How to get instant skin-care results, while protecting skin in the long run

January 17, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC In an era where we can order everything from a luxury SUV to $17 avocado toast with the tap of a button, it’s no wonder millennials have garnered a reputation as the “instant gratification” generation. We want what we want when we want it, and have come to … Continue reading How to get instant skin-care results, while protecting skin in the long run

Championship runner Mary Cain’s training trick is just 3 steps—and is totally worth stealing for yourself

January 16, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC Training motivation ebbs and flows over the course of days, weeks, months, and years. That’s why runner and junior world champion Mary Cain (one of Well+Good’s 2020 Changemakers) entered the new year with a fresh method of self-motivation—one completely worth adopting for your own fitness outlook. “My new … Continue reading Championship runner Mary Cain’s training trick is just 3 steps—and is totally worth stealing for yourself

Running the NYC marathon was the strongest I felt in 2019—but it wasn’t easy

January 02, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC On November 2, I woke up at 4 a.m., laced my sneakers, and prepared to run the TCS New York City Marathon. If you’ve never been in NYC on marathon day, I have to take a moment to explain how special it is. New Yorkers have a reputation … Continue reading Running the NYC marathon was the strongest I felt in 2019—but it wasn’t easy

Drunk Elephant raised our expectations of what clean skin care can do and we’re never going back

December 23, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Tiffany Masterson has always been an entrepreneur. As a Houston stay-at-home mom, she had a knack for the side hustle: She was a representative for the direct sales cosmetics company Arbonne, developed a healthy pantry renovation company called Holy Pantries, and sold an independent company’s bar soap that, … Continue reading Drunk Elephant raised our expectations of what clean skin care can do and we’re never going back

Have flat feet? Pros say you might want to try a pair of stability running shoes

December 21, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Attention, runners: It’s time to take a look at the sneakers you’ve been wearing to log your miles these last few months. Are they worn in at the top inner edge? Congratulations, you’re a over-pronator. And it’s time to trade them in for a pair of stability running … Continue reading Have flat feet? Pros say you might want to try a pair of stability running shoes

Rent the Runway’s Closet Concierge aims to make packing for vacation a thing of the past

December 05, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I’m a big fan of the innovative packing tips evangelized by women who somehow effortlessly stock their suitcases for multi-city tours. However, I will never possess such impeccably orchestrated packing skills. Typically, I end up carting around everything in my closet just in case—or alternatively, having to buy … Continue reading Rent the Runway’s Closet Concierge aims to make packing for vacation a thing of the past

Reebok is launching a plant-based running shoe, and I can’t wait

December 03, 2019 at 05:34PM by CWC Words I did not expect to type today: plant-based running shoe. And yet, Reebok just announced the arrival of their Forever Floatride GLOW, which you guessed it, comes from plant-based matter. Sure, when you tell your mom that you want “plant-based running shoes,” she might tease you about … Continue reading Reebok is launching a plant-based running shoe, and I can’t wait

You’ll want to run for miles in sustainable style with New Balance’s limited edition shoes

November 18, 2019 at 06:33PM by CWC Imagine a running sneaker splashed with bold one-of-a-kind colors, built on comfortable yet supportive sole made from recycled materials. New Balance accomplishes all of this with its new sustainable shoes so you can log mile after mile without worrying about your carbon footprint. Introducing the Test Run Project … Continue reading You’ll want to run for miles in sustainable style with New Balance’s limited edition shoes

The cosmic case for kick-starting a fitness routine this week, while energy runs high

November 17, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC Rich cosmic energy brews this week as Venus, the planet of love and beauty, makes her way to meet Jupiter, the planet of good luck and growth. While this conjunction doesn’t perfect until Sunday, November 24, you’ll feel the high-vibe mojo building between now and then. So, get … Continue reading The cosmic case for kick-starting a fitness routine this week, while energy runs high

Nike’s newest shoe isn’t for runners—it’s for anybody who’s on their feet all day

November 15, 2019 at 05:34PM by CWC Nike’s latest release isn’t meant for the athletic field. But the new line of sneakers for standing all day is the perfect choice to help tackle the challenges of your workplace. The Air Zoom Pulse is a shoe for “everyday heroes,” particularly nurses, doctors, and home health providers … Continue reading Nike’s newest shoe isn’t for runners—it’s for anybody who’s on their feet all day

Brunch is served in just 20 minutes with these delicious ‘sheet pan pancakes’

November 09, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC I’ve never met a pancake I didn’t like. If I could skip the whole process of waiting for them to cook flipping them with a spatula, however, I would in a heartbeat. That’s where sheet pan pancakes come in. All an at-home chef has to do is spread … Continue reading Brunch is served in just 20 minutes with these delicious ‘sheet pan pancakes’

People from all around the country told us why they run, and we’ve never been more inspired

October 25, 2019 at 06:42PM by CWC Back when I was in middle school, my very first attempt at exercise was a run around the block. It was all of a sudden that I got the itch to move more than my daily steps—and running was the only form of exercise I had immediate access … Continue reading People from all around the country told us why they run, and we’ve never been more inspired

6 interval running workouts to help you break through physical and mental barriers

October 23, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Whether you adore running or despise it, discovering interval training for the first time can feel straight-up serendipitous. After all, the number one complaint about pounding pavement is usually that it’s “so boring.” But that just isn’t the case with interval running, which keeps your body guessing mile … Continue reading 6 interval running workouts to help you break through physical and mental barriers

These Native American runners are transforming their mental health, one mile at a time

October 23, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC The first time Sarah Agaton Howes laced up her sneakers and decided to go for a jog, she was admittedly self-conscious. Running wasn’t something she saw anyone doing on the reservation where she lived in northern Minnesota—or any reservation that she knew of, really. But she wanted her life … Continue reading These Native American runners are transforming their mental health, one mile at a time

What to look for (and run away from) when shopping for face oils

October 22, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Unlike many of my peers, my skin didn’t react well after test-driving a facial oil. Actually, it flipped out (think persistent itching, peeling, red pumps, the whole gamut). It was hardly the first time my complexion didn’t jibe with oil. Whether it was a simple coconut oil or … Continue reading What to look for (and run away from) when shopping for face oils

“It’s not my race, it’s her race:” What it’s like to guide a visually impaired runner for the New York City Marathon

October 17, 2019 at 08:21PM by CWC Imagine spending the better part of the calendar year training for a marathon. Early mornings, or possibly late nights, logging double-digit miles, feeling so depleted from long runs and speed workouts that all you want to do is nap and eat. Perhaps you battle adverse weather conditions, dodge … Continue reading “It’s not my race, it’s her race:” What it’s like to guide a visually impaired runner for the New York City Marathon

11 hip stretches for runners that melt away tightness—and help you move like the wind

October 13, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC The common refrain in any runner’s life is this: “My hips are SOOOO tight!” Unlike ultra-bendy yogis, pavement-pounders have ongoing issues with stiff muscles from head-to-toe. And the area just below the elastic of your leggings, your hip flexors, may be one of the creakiest spots in your … Continue reading 11 hip stretches for runners that melt away tightness—and help you move like the wind

I’m a cardiologist—this is why I’m running my third marathon in November

October 10, 2019 at 06:49PM by CWC Here’s a startling fact that I’m confronted with every day: Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in this country, and up to 80 percent of it is preventable. The amount of exercise we get as a society is really low—a fact that … Continue reading I’m a cardiologist—this is why I’m running my third marathon in November

I’m an 80-year-old runner and I’ve broken 17 World Records—this is how I train

October 04, 2019 at 04:26PM by CWC Even though I live in a small town, La Canada, near Pasadena in southern California, in the foothills of the mountains, I haven’t hiked since I was a Girl Scout. I would much rather run. Growing up in Brooklyn, we played in the streets: hide and seek, tag, … Continue reading I’m an 80-year-old runner and I’ve broken 17 World Records—this is how I train