Go Barefoot At The Gym To Get More Out Of These Exercises

Running isn’t the only exercise you can do barefoot. Try these other exercises sans shoes for better balance and stronger feet.


Run Smarter, Not Faster: How To Find Your 'Gears' For Better Workouts

Runners like to focus on getting faster, but especially if you’re new to running, you might be missing a key part of your training: learning to run slower, too. You need several “gears” in slow, medium, and fast speeds to get the most out of different types of workouts (and perform better in races).


Clear Your Mind Before Bed By Promising To Return To Your Thoughts Later

It’s hard to fall asleep when your mind is going full speed, but you can clear your head of ideas and worries by cutting a deal with yourself.


Reframe Cheat Days As Treat Meals 

Everybody loves the idea of a cheat day — what fun would a diet be if you don’t have the chance to put yourself at risk of cardiac arrest every Saturday (quadruple bypass burger anyone?) While they may help you stick to your diet during the week, they also may be ruining your progress. The solution? Change how you think of them.


How To Support Someone When They Decide To Quit Smoking

Earlier this year, my fiance decided to quit his heavy smoking. Of course, I wanted to help, but as someone who’s never had a true addiction, I had no idea how to make it easier on him. After months of living with someone who finally kicked the habit, here’s what I’ve learned.


So You've Reached Your Fitness Goals: Now What?

We often talk about how to get to your fitness goals, but that’s only half the battle. Once you reach the endpoint, you still need to maintain it, or you’re going to end up right where you started.


How To Avoid Being 'Catfished' While Online Dating

Online dating can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a playground for identity thieves, hackers and other nasty people. Here are the tell-tale signs of a catfish — or someone online who’s pretending to be someone they are not — and how best to approach the people you meet online that seem a little fishy.


Avoid An Ugly Fight By Arguing The Other Person's Side

It’s natural to argue in relationships, but many times, a fight can easily be prevented with a little empathy. Next time your partner does something that bothers you, try arguing from their point of view before bringing your argument to the table.


How To Become More Comfortable At The Gym When You're Starting Out

When you’re just starting out, the gym is an intimidating place. Not only can you be self-conscious about whether or not you’re “doing things right”, it often seems like a set of eyes are constantly watching you. Here’s how to feel more at home when you’re working out.


This Graphic Shows The Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According To NASA

Houseplants are awesome indoor air cleaners, but some of them are more effective than others at filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in the air. This infographic highlights the best air-filtering plants, according to a NASA study.