This week, Greatist ate well. Or, we hope we fed you all well! We had three delicious recipes (chocolate, ice cream sandwiches, and a quinoa salad — yum!) and found the ten best healthier beers to wash them all down with. But it wasn’t all about eating — we also sampled some cool new personal training programs with Wello, learned how to find our one-rep max (without seriously injuring ourselves in the process), and then learned how to foam roll like a pro before and after all that exercise (and the competitive eating too, of course). And since today is Friday the 13th, we also dug a little deeper to find out why superstition might actually be good for you! (So don’t you dare feel bad for avoiding that ladder or not adopting that adorable black cat in the pet store window.) — Kate Morin

Photo by Jordan Shakeshaft

How Do I Find My One-Rep Max?

Ready to test your own strength? Here’s how to find that one-rep max — without landing in the ER.

How to Foam Roll Like a Pro

Want to improve flexibility, performance, and reduce injuries? Get to know the foam roller! This infographic covers all the essential moves to rock (n’ roll) that next workout.

Six-Pack Abs in Six Weeks #Absperiment: 26 Early Conclusions

Our founder goes on a six-pack abs in six weeks challenge and shares his journey… so you don’t have to. Follow along on his recap of Week Four.

In the Gym with Joe DeFranco

Training guru Joe DeFranco has spent years training elite athletes using cutting-edge techniques. We sat down with him to talk attitude, focus, and the myth of the “soft” soccer player.

Love, Drugs, and the Transformational Power of Exercise

GUEST POST: Trainer Jonathan Angelilli takes us through his personal struggles growing up around drugs and temptation, and how exercise helped him forge a new body and outlook on life.

Wello Turns Any Computer Into a Personal Trainer

Wello is trying to put a full gym — complete with personal trainers, fitness profiles, and metrics — into every computer with it’s video-based workout platform. We go hands-on to put it through its paces.

Quote: Jimmy Connors Spills His Guts at Wimbledon

Wimbledon just ended and two-time champion Jimmy Connors was never shy to spill his guts at the sometimes overly-formal tennis tournament.

Federer and Nadal in Wimbledon’s Greatist Tiebreak Ever

Wimbledon is tennis’ greatest championship. While festivities have died down around the 2012 games, we highlight one of the best matches in tennis history between Federer and Nadal.


Recipe: Blueberry, Kale, and Quinoa Salad

This cold quinoa salad explodes with flavor thanks to blueberries, feta, and crunchy almonds.

Recipe: A Healthier Ice Cream Sandwich

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with this healthier take on an ice cream sandwich! (Psst, it’s dairy-free, too!)

Are Antiperspirants Bad for Me?

Applying deodorant every morning is as standard as eating breakfast. Some of us have been blocking sweat since our junior high health teachers first advised. But what’s the truth about antiperspirant, and can it be harmful in the long run?

Will Eating at Night Make Me Gain Weight?

Feasting before bed is considered a universal no-no for weight loss, but will those extra calories before bedtime actually lead to a larger midsection?

10 Healthier Beers (and How to Choose the Right One)

Imbibing in a few brews doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Find out which beers allow you to indulge while staying health-conscious.

The Best #imagreatist Tips for a Healthier Summer

We asked the Greatist community about the better choices they make every day. Here are some of our favorites for a healthier summer.

Can You Really Make a Healthy Prepackaged Pizza?

A Scottish company has created a pizza with some impressive nutritional claims: All natural, low sodium, packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A slice that’s suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? We see if it’s too good to be true.

Links We Love: Is Veganism a Luxury? (And More)

Ready for some weekend link-love? From a new feature on Facebook that’s good for our health to the most adorable panda video on the planet, we’ve found our favorite links from around the web.

Recipe: Chocolate Fruit Bark

Celebrate National Chocolate Day with this delicious and fruit-filled dark chocolate bark!


Why We’re Obsessed with Reality TV

The reality is, America is fixated on reality TV shows. So what’s the big deal? Find out why we’re obsessed and what it means about our personalities.

Why Superstition Might be Good for You

Superstitions may seem irrational and illogical, but most of us believe in them. More than just avoiding floor 13, superstitions can provide us with a sense of control, meaning, and confidence.

47 Ways to Boost Brainpower Now

Bust out the suspenders and the Star Trek DVDs — it’s National Embrace Your Geekness Day! To celebrate, here are 47 ways to boost your brainpower. Floss, go golfing, and play video games to be the coolest geek around in no time.

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