I’ll admit it: I’m a bit kale-obsessed. Whether it’s massaged, steamed, sautéed, or blended, I’m into that tasty green and all the healthy benefits it brings to the table. Yes, there’s no denying that kale is a nutritional powerhouse, but no heart should belong to just one green – there are plenty of other leafy options out there that deserve a try. Look for these delicious and nutritious vegetables that next time you’re at the farmers market. There’s no guesswork necessary when it comes to preparation; I’ve included a few of our favorite recipes starring each green.
While you were getting a workout in this week, all kinds of A-listers were exercising too. Lucy Hale rocked a baseball cap leaving the gym while Jennifer Lopez showed off some killer wedge sneakers after her fitness regimen. Check out what all the stars did to break a sweat this week – maybe it will give you a little weekend workout inspiration!
Whether you’re in love (or in hate) with the classic burpee, you can’t argue that it’s a great warmup move to target every muscle while getting the blood pumping. Here’s a playful variation to try that targets the core big time – it’s so fun your abs won’t even realize they’re getting majorly ripped. And because it’s still a burpee, your legs and butt will get an equally good workout.
- Begin standing with the arms extended overhead.
- Bend the knees and, in a controlled motion, lower your tush all the way to the floor.
- Roll onto your back, drawing your knees toward your face.
- Use momentum to kick forward, landing on the feet.
- Rise to stand, and do an explosive jump straight up, getting as much height as you can. Remember to keep your elbows bent and palms off the floor while you rise so you’re using your core muscles and not your hands to help you get up.
Start off rolling through 10 in a row, or if you’re ready to step it up, try this challenge: see how many reverse burpees you can do safely and effectively in one minute.
There was a lot going on at the MTV VMAs this year. We’re taking a look at everything, starting with the craziest and most beautiful looks on the red carpet and later Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction. Don’t forget the best moments from the show, too, from Miley Cyrus‘s surprisingly heartwarming acceptance speech to Taylor Swift‘s astounding ability to “Shake It Off,” and finally, Beyoncé’s performance and Blue Ivy’s adorable dance moves. Did you miss the show? Keep scrolling for everything that happened, from start to finish.