Fitness

The Health Benefits of Open-Water Swimming

Or, how I learned to love Lake Ontario.

5 Eco-Friendly Canadian Yoga Mats for a Healthier Practice

With more brands creating yoga mats made from natural materials, it’s easier than ever to have an environmentally sound (and...


4 Hip Flexor Stretches That Relieve Pain and Tightness

If you spend most of your day sitting, use these expert-recommended hip flexor stretches to alleviate low back pain and...


4 Chest Stretches to Help Improve Posture and Reverse Slouching

Slouching all day has probably made your chest muscles tight—use these daily chest stretches to help loosen things up.


5 Ways to Stretch Your Ankles so You Can Move Easier

Whether you're feeling tightness or pain in your legs, these ankle stretches should be a part of your daily routine—they'll...

The Benefits of Having an At-Home Pilates Machine

A Pilates reformer can take your practice to the next level—as long as you learn how to use it properly...


How to Do a Scorpion Stretch—and Why Your Hips and Back Will Love It

The scorpion stretch isn't nearly as scary as it sounds. In fact, it's a great way to increase the flexibility...


9 Benefits of Stretching That Will Convince You to Do It Daily

Why is stretching important? The benefits of stretching include everything from improved flexibility and strength to stress relief.


21 Tips From Top Fitness Trainers on How to Get in Shape

These fitness pros are aware of the potential pitfalls of your workout journey and have advice that'll keep you motivated...


5 Stretching Exercises for Seniors—or Anyone Who Feels Achy

Keep your body limber and supple at any age with these full-body stretches. Plus, learn the benefits of stretching as...


This Is Why You Need a Rebounder Trampoline at Home

Rebounders, aka mini trampolines, are an affordable and space-saving way to boost your cardio at home.


4 Signs You Have a Muscle Imbalance—and How to Fix It

If you're experiencing aches and pains from repetitive movements, you may have a muscle imbalance. Here are the signs and...


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9 Ballet Stretches to Do for 10 Minutes a Day to Improve Your Flexibility

Here's why simple ballet moves can make you more flexible and which ones can target tight muscles, improve your workout...

10 Signs You’re Out of Shape

With all this time spent at home in quarantine, it's easy to feel like you're out of shape—but how can...


8 Ways Pilates Benefits Your Body

Whether you're looking for a stronger core, better balance, or a calmer mind, Pilates can answer your needs.


6 Ways Pilates May Help You Lose Weight

Pilates includes low-impact exercises and small movements that focus on the core. Here's how the practice can help you slim...


50 Simple Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Get the benefits of a higher metabolism with the help of these little tricks that provide a big payoff.


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14 Benefits of Walking for Just 15 Minutes

Walking is great for weight loss, but the benefits go far beyond—from higher energy and better mood to stress relief,...


4 Calf Stretches Everyone Needs

If you're feeling tightness in your lower body or pain in your feet or knees, it may be time to...


4 Hamstring Exercises You Can Do at Home

You don't need a gym membership to work your hamstrings. You can easily do these hamstring exercises at home.


Can Apple Fitness+ Change Your At-Home Workout Game?

We tried Apple's newest service to break out of our at-home exercise rut. Here's what you need to know, and...

The Types of Stretching Fitness Experts Recommend—and One They Avoid

Stretching improves your mobility, flexibility, and range of motion. Learn the main types of stretching, plus how and when to...


15 Items That’ll Make Your Bike Ride So Much Better

Whether you're a casual cyclist commuting around your city, a mountain biker chasing an adrenaline high or an off-road cyclist...


The Benefits of Biking, For Your Body and Mind

More women than ever are cycling — it’s a way increase your cardio, improve your mental health, connect with nature,...


Expert Tips on How to Buy a Bike Helmet

Protect your most precious asset by following this advice.


It’s the Summer of Two Wheels! Here Are Some Post-Ride Rituals to Try Now

These expert tips are sure to help you recover after a long bike ride — and get you ready for...


5 Handy Biking Apps to Amp Up Your Ride

Ready to get going on a bike ride? These apps can help you find new routes and navigate well-worn ones.