The Amazons’ Training Montage is Some Positive, Sisterhood-Affirming Fitness Inspiration for the New Year
In this video, the Amazons from Wonder Woman talk about their four-month training process, through which they built muscle strength, confidence and camaraderie to prepare for their roles.Read More
Stop with the whining.
In Women I Want To Be Like When I Grow Up news, check out Constance Tillet, an amazing 77 year old woman out of New York City who is better at CrossFit than you. Video after the jump.Read More
First the radio star...now us?
Guys, I have some bad news. Are you ready? You might want to sit down, I'm not sure your ticker can handle the shock: according to a majorly depressing new study, our bodies are so profoundly impacted by TV-viewing that watching more than one hour a day is highly likely to have serious health consequences. Better hope there's no buffering in the afterlife.Read More
Run with me if you want to live.
I'm pretty unmotivated when it comes to exercise, but I would like to be ready for an alien invasion or the rise of the machines. That's why I love the Battlesuit Runner app. It simulates a sci-fi robot/alien attack story to gamify your workout. It's more fun to run when you think you're going to get torn apart by robots if you don't.Read More
Hopefully the zombies will slow down, too.
I was one of the first people to download Zombies, Run! when Six to Start first made it available on the iTunes store, but sadly I am so bad at running that I couldn't make it very far through the game without panicking and shutting it off. Luckily, the indie game developers have announced a new mobile fitness app called The Walk, for those of us who are more stamina-challenged.Read More
Cyberwarfare is important and taxing, but it's not the sort of thing you generally need to be in the best shape for.
Like most major players on the world stage, the United Kingdom is stepping up recruiting efforts to bring more skilled computer specialists into its ranks. To that end, the Ministry of Defence has seemingly bowed to reality and decided that military reservists who specialize in cyber warfare won't be required to live up to the same physical fitness requirements as other military personell.Read More
What does 200 calories of breakfast sandwich look like? Don't ask -- it's going to leave you disappointed and hungry.
With summer entering full swing, I doubt I'm alone in working to shed a couple of pounds before my first trip to the beach this year. If you're also aiming to drop some excess baggage from a winter and spring full of good meals and perhaps a little less physical activity than is advisable, chances are you, too, are taking time lately to count your calories. As always, the reliable hands at AsapSCIENCE are here to help -- this time with a convenient video reminder that all calories are not created equal, and that they can take you by surprise sometimes. OK, fine -- a lot of the time.Read More
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Oh, Amy. Your smile, your strangely exhilarating cackling laugh, your sunshine hair. We are mighty fond of you. We are especially fond of you when you post new episodes of yourself interviewing awesome young girls who are doing things they love and (according to the tagline of the program) "making the world more awesome by being themselves." The above video is part of Poehler's webseries Smart Girls at the Party, which is a "place for funny, thoughtful and deceivingly educational programming," and which features Poehler and her friends interviewing young women they admire. The newest episode showcases Precela, who is practicing her badassery through boxing. Oh, and there's also a dance party featuring the likes of Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Aubrey Plaza, and the creators of Broad City. We encourage you to go back through the archives and check out the other interviews they've done. Lots of awesome dance parties, and also lots of awesome young women. (via Smart Girls at the Party)Read More
We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty
and let it be known
A Lesson in Humility
While promoting her fitness initiative for kids, Let's Move, First Lady Michelle Obama mentioned that it was time to get kids off the couch and away from the TV. Jimmy Fallon, who is from the TV, took umbrage at this remark, packed his finest spandex, and made a little trip to the White House to challenge the First Lady to a round of physical activities. Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. Have you not seen Michelle Obama's arms? Did you really think you could beat her at push-ups? Either way, we are happy that this happened for entertainment purposes, so we'll let you watch Obama and Fallon settle this like professionals. (via Jezebel)Read More
The Human Machine
i'll just leave this here
Different people have different methods of staying healthy. We've kind of always wanted to know what Angela Lansbury's has been, since she's a pretty kick-ass lady who's still going strong well into her 80s. Now we know. Because this exists. And yes, it gets a bit...physical. Perfect if you just realized you've been sitting down all day. (via HelloGiggles)Read More
And That's Terrible
"I'm on 5000 calories a day… You’ve got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs… you’ve gotta keep your hunger levels going. I’m training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman." -- Henry Cavill, who is playing Superman in Zach Snyder's Man of Steel, on the fitness and diet involved in becoming the most famous comic book superhero of all time. I know this is what most male stars of comic book-inspired movies do, but it doesn't make it sound any less grueling. But then again, there's putting on the costume: "They just put it on, I turned around and look[ed] in the mirror and you can’t really play it cool –- you sort of guffaw and laugh. I thought ‘OK, holy hell, this is real, it’s not a joke anymore. This is it…you’re doing it, you’re right in the middle of it.’" Maybe it's worth it after all. Because, if we can say this without seeming drooly, it's fun to see superheroes come to life. Next smoothie is on us, Henry Cavill. (Superhero Hype)Read More
Don't Try This At Home
You might not be able to climb walls like Spidey, nor will you be able to develop a Spidey sense! Nor will you be able to shoot webs from your wrists! ... But you can do Spidey stance! That's about it. If you can pose for pictures, then you can do the Spidey workout. And remember, web slingers: drink lots of water and take breaks! (io9)Read More