The Most Effective Stretches to Prepare You for the Trail

Even what seems like the most benign hiking trail can result in a twisted ankle, pulled muscle, or worse if you don’t prepare properly. The most effective method of readying your body for the rigors of the trail is consistent...

How Mindful Movement Can Change The Way You Think About Exercise

Five years ago, I was deep into the kind of fitness that was about pushing myself to the limit every single day, for the sake of squatting more weight or running faster or just getting as sweaty and sore as...

12 Therapist-Backed Tips For Overcoming Exercise Anxiety

Does the thought of starting a fitness routine or hopping back into an abandoned one incite doom, stress or apprehension? Exercise anxiety is a very real thing. Raffi Bilek, a licensed therapist and director of the Baltimore Therapy Center, said...

What Is Toxic Positivity? Why It’s OK To Not Be OK Right Now.

“Everything will be fine.” “This too shall pass.” “Stay positive! It could be worse.” If you’ve ever gone through a difficult time (a breakup, a job loss), you’ve probably heard some of these phrases ad nauseam from friends and family....

4 Ways You Were Conditioned To Hate Fitness As A Kid

Experiences we have when we’re young are incredibly formative ― especially when it comes to something like exercise.Fitness isn’t just physical; it also has a major effect on the mind. If you have a positive outlook on it (or even...

How To Stop Using Exercise As Punishment For What You Eat

For many people, exercise and weight loss are seen as intrinsically linked. Between fitness industry messaging and the pervasive diet culture, it’s no surprise that we’ve developed a harmful connection between what we eat and how much we need to...

How Philly Chef Michael Schulson Lost 35 Pounds in Less Than 3 Months

When COVID-19 forced chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson to halt his always-on-the-move schedule, the 61-year-old had no choice but to find a change of pace. Here’s how he lost 35 pounds in two and a half months. When your entire career...

5 Intense Core Workouts to Sculpt a Summer 6-Pack

If your summer six-pack is still in winter hibernation, you’re certainly not alone. With a global pandemic forcing gyms to close and people to stay indoors, staying motivated to workout has been challenging to say the least. The good news?...

How To Tell If Your Relationship With Exercise Is Actually Toxic

When we talk about diet culture and oppressive, unattainable body standards, the conversation often centers around food. But really, diet culture reaches far beyond what we eat. Obsessing about achieving or maintaining a certain body type can also wreak havoc...

Introducing ‘Don’t Sweat It,’ A Guide On Improving Your Fitness Relationship

As I write this, my fiancé is currently out on a 3-mile run and I’m sitting here beating myself up for not working out with him.The thoughts that plague me include irrational stress over my health or fitness deteriorating; a...
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