You don't have to leave your house to get in shape!Eff the gym. You have your laptop.
By Dara Adeeyo
1. Crunch Live
Crunch Gym's official online counterpart. The site offers many of their most popular classes, like Yoga Body Sculpt, Barre Assets, Fat Burning Pilates, and Gospel House Aerobics (UM, need to try that ASAP!). $10/month, crunchlive.com
2. Physique 57
You - a regular person - can workout like a star in the privacy of your own room with these loved by celebs muscle sculpting exercises. Rent a video or buy a monthly subscription. $5-$7/rent or $57/month, www.physique57.com
3. Daily Burn
Work up a serious sweat with one of the many sessions Daily Burn offers. Classes are led by pro-athletes like snowboarder Cody Storey and in-line skater Eitan Kramer. Free 30-day trial, $10/month subscription, dailyburn.com
Get your Om on with your favorite Yogi like Rodney Yee and Shiva Rea. $10/month, gaiamtv.com
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5. Lionsgate BeFit
Sculpt your body with this 90-day free workout system
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 9:27 PM PHT
You don't have to leave your house to get in shape!Eff the gym. You have your laptop.Read More »from 10 Best Online Exercise Classes that Will Save You Money
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 27, 2013 1:48 AM PHT
Sometimes it takes a village to get through a decade. By Anna BreslawRead More »from The 20 Women Every Twentysomething Needs in Her Life
1. The college friend who has seen you puke in your purse.
Now that you've got it together (sort of), it's good to keep those friends from the days when you were were wobbling on platform heels at Senor Frog's.
2. The childhood best friend you kind of lost touch with, but are still close to.
Some very old friendships don't require those constant catch-ups, which is a refreshing change from the current friends you are in constant text communication with ("just washed my hair!" "so weirdddd I just bought some KALE!").
3. The cool older woman.
Perhaps it is the youngish aunt who first bought you beer, or your awesomely wise former professor who currently has your dream career and once slept with Keith Richards. Someone who treats you to nice dinners, shares their wisdom, and would totally drive you to get an abortion if you asked them.
4. The co-worker/ally.
Someone to Gchat with when your boss is being insane is essential. Without her, you will develop a rage-tumor
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 10:47 PM PHT
A new study says that booze won't get you down. You might physically feel like complete crap the day after downing six too many mojitos, but drinking won't get you down mentally, according to new research out of Australia.Read More »from Booze Doesn't Give You a Case of the Sads After All
By Natasha Burton
Looking at over 3,000 old dudes, and focusing on how certain genetic mutations might play a role in how people metabolize alcohol, clinical neuroscientists from The University of Western Australia debunked the long-held myth that alcohol causes depression.
"Because of the observational nature of the association between alcohol and depression, and the risk of confounding and bias that comes with observational studies, it is difficult to be entirely certain that the relationship is causal," lead researcher Professor Osvaldo Almeida said. "For example, people who drink too much may also smoke, have poor diets and other diseases that could explain the excess number of people with depression among heavy drinkers."
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But while booze may not give you a permanent sad face,
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Aug 23, 2013 5:37 AM PHT
Snooki credits her weight loss to her lifestyle change.If you've been cutting carbs, sugar, or actual food this summer to keep that bikini bod looking svelte, well, stop. Not only because depriving yourself of yummy delights like bread is sad face central, but because diets alone don't actually do much, new research shows.Read More »from New Study: The Best Way to Lose Weight is to Change Your Lifestyle
By Natasha Burton
Here's the skinny: Researchers Sherry Pagoto of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Bradley Appelhans of the Rush University Medical Center have pulled together a number of studies showing that various types of diets only produce moderate success rates when people simply change how they eat.
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"The amount of resources that have gone into studying 'what' to eat is incredible, and years of research indicate that it doesn't really matter, as long as overall calories are reduced," Appelhans explained to LiveScience.
What will help with weight loss? Three lifestyle changes must take place in order for those pounds to come off:
1. Dietary counseling,
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Aug 23, 2013 5:30 AM PHT
Elle MacPherson is the number one celebrity bikini body women desire.While we as a gender are trained to wake up every morning in a cold sweat because we are one day closer to the inevitable droopy, saggy, leathery, non-sexual phase of our lives, twenty-something women who splash out on too many anti-aging creams and serums can chill out.Read More »from Women Are Happiest with Their Butt-Naked Selves at Age 34
By Anna Breslaw
According to the Telegraph via Jezebel, who reported on a study from a UK skin care and body firm, the average age of women's peak satisfaction with their bodies is 34.
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That's somewhat older than I thought it would be, but it makes sense - you're old enough to give two shits about how you look naked, but young enough that you're not hitting the dreaded mid-life physical changes yet.
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Researchers also attributed this to women in their 30s knowing what diet and exercise works best for their systems, as well as possessing the image self-confidence that comes with being in a stable, loving
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 2:01 AM PHT
Read More »from Study Says Drinking Hot Cocoa May Prevent Dementia
A new study suggests that drinking hot cocoa may prevent dementia.Oh, no! Terrible news! Medical nightmare! Stop your entire life! A new study published by the American Academy of Neurology (via The Washington Times) suggests that drinking hot cocoa may improve memory in patients with impaired blood flow to the brain, which could stave off dementia.
By Sam Lansky
(In related news, a new study published by me right here suggests that drinking hot cocoa may improve deliciousness in everyone, especially near the holidays, when you're wearing a cable knit sweater by a crackling fire with your boyfriend while the snow falls delicately outside, or whatever.)
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In the study, 60 people who had never been diagnosed with dementia drank two cups of hot cocoa each day for a month while taking memory and thinking tests; researchers monitored blood flow to their brains. Out of those 60 subjects, 18 had impaired neurological blood flow when the study began; blood flow improved by 8.3% by the end of the study, while their memory
Read More »from When's Wine O'Clock? 7 P.M. Says Survey
When is the best time to drink a glass of wine? When's the best time to wine down? Just around 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights, according to a new survey.
By Natasha Burton
After polling people about their vino-drinking habits, bottling company Cobevco found that 6:53 p.m. on Wednesday evenings is the ideal time for popping a bottle. This makes perfect sense to us. Mid-way through the week, you're slowly coming undone, but Friday is nigh, so what better reason to take a little wine to the face? Around 75 percent said they prefer to indulge in a glass (or three) at home, and this is a tad disturbing: 37 percent sip away with no accompanying meal. Haven't you guys ever heard of mac and cheese?
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As far as wine type is concerned, red and white wine each got nearly 40 percent of the vote, while only one in five kick back with a glass of rosé, my personal wine type of choice. (Because it's pink, duh.)
So, celebrate getting over the weekly slump tonight with a big ol' glass of your fave vintage-hey,
Do big breakfasts actually help you loose weight? While we've heard it all over here, from green-juice-as-breakfast to carbo-load breakfast to fruit cup breakfast, the jury's still out whether a big breakfast actually helps or hurts your weight loss journey.Read More »from Do Big Breakfasts Really Help You Lose Weight?
By Anna Breslaw
(I admit, I am partial to my personal delusion that if I keep eating my go-to greasy breakfast sandwiches made of bagel, bacon, eggs, ketchup, salt, unicorn horn powder and the dreams of children, I will magically Animorph into Adriana Lima. Shhh, don't kill my buzz)
ABC News reports that a new study in this week's Journal of Obesity examined the question and came up - huzzah! - in favor of breakfast. Tel Aviv-based researchers split their test group of 1,600 middle-aged overweight women in half, asking one side to consume most of their daily calories at breakfast and the other side at dinner.
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The heavy breakfast eaters lost an average of 20 pounds over the course of three months while the lighter breakfast eaters
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 8, 2013 2:41 AM PHT
University of Iowa fans party at a Hawkeye football tailgate. It's official: The Hawkeyes party hardest. This week, the latest Princeton Review rankings named the University of Iowa the number-one party school in the country. And Twitter goes wild with a flood of #KeepItUpHawks #WeAreNumberOne #ProudAlumnae!Read More »from Behind-the-Party-Scene at the Wildest College in the USA
By Caitlin Scott
As a rising senior at UI, I can hardly say I'm surprised. The scene at Iowa is definitely cray. This is partly due to the fact that there isn't a whole lot to do on the entertainment spectrum in Iowa City besides hit up one of the many bars.
The revelry begins with Friday After Class-#FAC-which means going downtown (or DT, as the cool kids say). Iowa kids have their sh*t together and purposefully craft a schedule that features a class-free Friday, perfect for relaxing all day and partying hard all night.
At 7 p.m., underage students get their pre-game on (drink of choice: disgusting-but-hella-cheap Hawkeye Vodka), get a buzz going, and then flock to the bars downtown, where they party it up until 10 p.m., at
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 8, 2013 2:27 AM PHT
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis.Sen. Wendy Davis, she of the insta-famous 11-hour filibuster, has spent a busy summer hopping from Washington D.C. back to Texas in efforts to fundraise and work with the Democratic pro-choice political group (and our pal) Emily's List. Now, the new feminist icon is considering a gubernatorial run.Read More »from Governor Wendy Davis? Texas Senator's Hinting at Gubernatorial Run
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"I can say with absolute certainty that I will run for one of two offices: either my State Senate seat or the governor," Davis says. Her final decision is expected to come in a few weeks, according to The New York Times.
A former House speaker confirms that she's added something new and exciting to left-wing Texas politics: "I think there's great enthusiasm, and she's probably created more enthusiasm than any Democrat in Texas has created in decades as far as interest from around the country."
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