If your New Year’s Resolution—you know, the one where you vowed to finally, finally be more mindful of what you eat—went down the drain about a week ago (because pizza), here’s your chance to jump back on the wagon: Starting January 26th, the folks at Unite Fitness are leading a seven-day carb cleanse challenge.
For all the people out there who spend most of winter sitting in front of sun lamps and dreaming of days that don’t require two layers of gloves, we’ve got some good news: It won’t be freezing cold forever. You want proof, you say? Here you go: The dates for free outdoor yoga at Race Street Pier have been announced. Meaning, in just a few months, we’ll all be getting our Savasana on outside in the warmth of spring. Only a few more months, people.
The free classes, run, as always, by Malik Wilson of Dhyana yoga, will kick off on Saturday, April 11th. And this year, they’re giving us all even more chances to get our downward dog on for free. They’ve got a whopping 11 classes on the roster each week—up from six classes last year. How awesome is that?
As I type this, after sitting for nearly four consecutive hours in my desk chair, I’m thinking: I should really start hoarding discarded boxes I find lying around the office and build my own makeshift standing desk. Why? Because according to a new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, if you spend the majority of your day sitting, the chances that you’ll develop health problems, like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, skyrocket—even if you work out regularly.
If a serious sweat session followed by a killer brunch is your idea of an awesome date, listen up: Unite Fitness is hosting a Valentine’s Day singles event that doubles as a workout and match-making mix-and-mingle for fitness-focused singles.
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Wednesday is apparently National New England Clam Chowder Day, so naturally, the Oyster House is going all out. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the restaurant is hosting the inaugural Chowder Awareness Fun Run, a 5K(ish) group run through the city led by—wait for it—a gigantic lobster. (I guess the clam was not available?)
• ’Tis the season for pomegranates, people! If you’ve yet to purchase one (because how the heck do you get the seeds out of one of those?!), trust us: you are not alone. But this simple de-seeding trick, which takes all of 30 seconds, will put your pomegranate fears to rest. [Free People Blog]
Cauliflower is finally getting its moment in the sun, if you haven’t noticed. From pizza crusts to hummus to chocolate milkshakes (Really!), cauliflower is turning up everywhere lately.
I typically just roast it like broccoli—olive oil, salt and pepper in a high-heat oven—but when I came across a recipe for risotto that used chopped cauliflower instead of Arborio rice, I was intrigued.
You see, although “Arborio” sounds fancy, it’s really just a starchy, short-grain white rice. It’s fairly devoid of nutrients and high in empty calories—things, of course, that cauliflower is not (*cough 27 calories per cup cough*).
Tucking into a big, healthy bowl of warm and creamy comfort food on a cold weeknight? Yes, please, and in just about 30 minutes to boot. Roast up some chicken or fish, and dinner is served.
Last week, we tackled your upper body, so this week—surprise!—it’s all about your legs. Get ready to feel the burn.
You are going to complete three different rounds of exercises, finishing all the reps in one round fully before moving on to the next. That means, before you move on to Round 2, you’ll do 12 reps of each exercise in Round 1, then a sprint; then 10 reps of each in Round 1 and a sprint; and finally eight reps of each in Round 1, with a final sprint to finish out.
And just like last week, I’m throwing in some bonus ab work to keep your body guessing. (You’re welcome.) Here’s what your workout looks like.