I feel like I say this every winter, but really. This winter will not quit. via GIPHY From the polar vortex to blizzards to ice, I’m freezing my everything off. via GIPHY In case you’re feeling like me, read on for some fun ways to be cozy inside and out — along with a few ways to just pretend winter isn’t happening at all. via GIPHY How to Be Cozy Outside Every winter, I think I’m going to go outside and play in the snow, and that I’ll still walk the dog in the cold … and then the polar…

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This post is sponsored by BewellConnect. For our sponsored post policy, click here. When living a life full of adventure and activity is truly your jam, it makes a healthy lifestyle so much easier. After all, if sitting is the new sugar (which, of course, is the new smoking), then those of us who crave movement and seek out new ways to challenge our bodies are really ahead of the game. But lots of movement — especially the type that so many of us love because it really pushes our limits and helps us become stronger, both physically and mentally — often leads…

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There’s just a little more than a week left of the year, which has us feeling all the feels and doing all of the reflecting. Because it has been A YEAR. We celebrated 10 years, we redesigned our site and logo, we launched new online courses, and we’ve had the privilege of being in your inboxes and in your social media feeds for another trip around the sun. We’ve also had the chance to be a Brooks Running blog ambassador again — and, man, we’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: Brooks not only creates high-quality and incredible…

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I always feel better when I start my day with a good serving of protein. I remain satisfied for a longer period of time, my energy levels are higher … it’s just a really simple way to show myself a little love before the demands of my day take over. Except, well. It’s not like most of my typical breakfasts are exactly complicated, but even a basic smoothie requires a few ingredients, plus the cleaning of the blender, so although I can whip one up in very little time, it’s still a far cry from grab-and-go. And sometimes, I really just…

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Everyone loves a good upgrade, right? via GIPHY But, hey, upgrades aren’t just for airplanes or rental cars or hotels. They can also be for your fit life. via GIPHY And we’ve got five fun upgrades that we recently tried and think are pretty rad. via GIPHY Upgrade Your Sports Bra There tend to be two types of people when it comes to sports bras: those who like inserts and those who don’t. I tend to be of the first camp — I like the nipple coverage, I like the fullness, and did I mention I like the nipple coverage?…

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If the cooler temps have your little runner heart going like this: via GIPHY But the fact that it’s getting dark so dang early has you more like this: via GIPHY Well, we’ve got some gear — and tips! — from Brooks Running that you’re gonna dig so hard. Because running when it’s dark out means you’ve gotta take a few extra safety precautions, and you can take steps toward a safer run before you even set foot outside by wearing bright, reflective clothing, shoes, and accessories. (As always with Brooks, we want to remind you that we’re proud ambassadors…

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Remember — pre-kids — when bathtime used to be like more like this? via GIPHY And, now, well, they’re a little more like this: via GIPHY Or this: via GIPHY Us, too. So, to make them a little more like this: via GIPHY We give you these tips on how to make bathtime a little more fun for everyone. 1. Read books together. Everyone loves a reading a good book — and kids are no different. There are a number of water-friendly books on the market for different age ranges, but lately we’ve really enjoyed Bath Time! by Sandra Boynton…

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One of my favorite lame jokes is: Why did the mushroom get invited to every party? Because he’s a fungi! via GIPHY I know, I know. It’s terrible and awesome at the same time, right? But, it’s also a really great way to introduce today’s subject: MUSHROOMS. Because mushrooms are having a moment in the healthy food world. And here are a few ways we’re getting in on this trend. Drinking Our Mushrooms, Hot Coffee: Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Mix.  This stuff tastes like our regular coffee (and actually includes 50 mg of caffeine from Arabica coffee in it), but it’s…

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You wanna hear a secret that I wish someone had told me 10 years ago? Being comfortable working out in a sports bra (without a shirt on) is less about abs than it is about attitude. via GIPHY This is something I’ve been learning over the course of the summer — as I ditch the shirt when I start shvitzing in yoga class, or when I step outside to run and realize I’m sweating before I’ve even warmed up — and the idea is backed up by this great NY Times opinion piece about what it’s like to be a “Bra…

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These days we’ve got trackers that monitor, well, just about everything: steps, workouts, heart rate, sleep, your dog’s activity … (We are truly living in the future.) via GIPHY And now we can add another thing to that trackable list (and it’s pretty darn cool): mindfulness. Yep, by monitoring breathing patterns that indicate periods of tension, relaxation and mental focus, the Spire Stone ($129.95) claims to reduce stress and anxiety while increasing mindfulness as you go through your everyday life. Does it work though? We tried it for a month and here are our thoughts! via GIPHY Spire Review: Pros The…

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