Happy Easter! Just because it's a holiday doesn't mean health has to go out the window. We've got some tips and ideas for a greatist-style Easter basket, as well as tons of clean recipes and workout resources. This week, learn about tabata training, how to do the perfect push-up, and some awesome apps to help get you in gear this Spring. We also chatted with some big wigs in the health and fitness space including CrossFit coach Rudy Nielsen, former Ironman Brendan Brazier, and point guard Goran Dragic. Find out how they train and what makes them fitness inspirations.
19 Ideas for A Healthier Easter Basket
This Easter, fill your family's baskets with some healthier options. Don't worry, we didn't forgo the chocolate!
Why Tabata Training Could Become the New Normal
Originally developed for elite speed skaters, Dr. Izumi Tabata's intense interval program has found a near cult following among fitness aficionados. But could Tabata make exercise more accessible than ever?
The 64 Best Health and Fitness Apps of 2013
Mobile apps are revolutionizing the way we run faster, get stronger, and eat better. From the silly (zombies!) to the scientific (genetics!) here are the best 64 health and fitness mobile apps of 2013. (And best yet... most of them are free, shhh.)
It’s likely you’ve dropped down and given someone 20 (or at least hit the mat for that grade school push-up test). But are you doing them correctly? Find out if you’ve got the proper push.
13 Awesome Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
7 Bodyweight Exercises We're Doing This Week
Need to ramp up that workout routine? We asked our ambassadors what their favorite bodyweight exercise is to fire up any typical day at the gym.
How Ironman Brendan Brazier Fuels With Plants
Find out how former professional triathlete Brendan Brazier fuels his runs, bikes, and swims with a plant-based diet. And try out one of his go-to smoothies!
In the Gym with Rudy Nielsen, Elite CrossFit Coach
For some, exercising is about more than just looking good. We caught up with Rudy Nielsen, one of the world's most successful CrossFit coaches, to talk about training to become the fittest in the world.
Know Before You Go: Bikram Yoga
Feeling chilly? Head to a Bikram yoga class, where participants cycle through 26 poses in a 105-degree room. Read on to get the down-low on the hottest workout around.
In the Gym With the Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic
Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic caught up with Greatist to talk training, nutrition, and what it takes to stay at the top of his game. Read on for an exclusive interview with the Slovenia-born star.
Nike Is "Remaking" Fitness Technology but Does Fitness Need the Help?
Major companies like Nike, Under Armour, Reebok, and even EA Sports are trying to revamp the way we see fitness. Is the influx of a good omen or needless noise? Make your voice heard this week's poll.
March Madness is reaching fever pitch as the NCAA basketball tournament approaches its finale. We look to Bobby Knight, a controversial but legendary coach on how to win.
Healthier Lemon Artichoke Dip
This healthy dip couldn't get any easier. Combine in a blender or food processor, whiz it up, and get snacking!
The History of Frozen Food [Infographic]
March is National Frozen Foods Month, but they haven't always been so prominent in our diets. To celebrate, we highlighted some of the most important moments in frozen food, from the man who made them possible to the most popular meals of today.
Can Your Breath Predict Weight Gain?
A new study suggests we might be able to predict weight gain based on what we exhale.
Eating a High-Protein Breakfast Helps with Weight Regulation
When choosing between eggs and cereal in the morning, go with the scramble to lose weight. A new study sheds further insight on how eating protein in the morning can help keep us full all day long.
#WTFis a Neti Pot?
Looking for a way to de-congest the natural way? Beat that end-of-winter cold with a neti pot. Read on to learn all about this old-school cold remedy.
DIY Health: Challenge Yourself This April with Social Workout
Greatist is teaming up with Social Workout to bring you a month-long challenge of healthy cooking and bodyweight exercises. Read on to learn more about how to sign up and join the fun!
38 Healthy Foods On a Stick
The following list is about to show you that there are no limitations to the skewer. Move aside chicken and veggie kebabs, we're stacking pancakes, salad, and sandwiches on a stick!
Evernote Food App Uses Your Memory to Make Healthy Choices
Evernote — the wildly popular bookmarking app — is trying to get all of us to eat healthy. From saving and annotating recipes to tracking the meals we eat out, is Evernote Food the best tracker yet?
Twice-Baked Broccoli-and-Kale-Stuffed Potatoes
This hearty but healthy side dish is perfect for a rainy day.
Americans Search for Health Info Online, but Don't Share on Social Media
New research suggests American adults use the Internet to look up health information but don’t discuss their health issues on social media. Posting comments and questions about our health online could be empowering for patients and doctors.
#imagreatist Healthy Eats from Around the Web
Greatists around the globe inspire us every day to make healthier choices. Read on to see what healthy meals they chose this week!
Spring has sprung! Get ready for warmer weather with these recipes that feature delicate early spring greens like ramps, pea shoots, and dandelion greens.
Super Picky Eater? It Could Be Genetic
New research suggests “food neophobia,” or the fear of trying new foods, is largely related to genetic factors. The kids (and adults) who suffer from this condition may be at risk for nutritional deficiencies and health issues such as obesity.
Does A High IQ Guarantee Success? Maybe Not
An IQ test is not something a person can study for; either we’ve got a high IQ or we don’t. Which begs the question: What exactly is this IQ factor, and what role (if any) does it play in achievement? Can we really work our way to the top, or is a high IQ a prerequisite for success?
5 Things That'll Make You Happy From Around the Web
Ready to feel a little happier? From a reunion with a lost dog, to a decrease in world poverty, to an inspiring video montage, we've rounded up five links from around the web certain to boost your happiness quotient.
#NotBuyingIt: New App Plans to Stop Sexist Advertising in Its Tracks
A new app plans to tackle not-so-politically correct advertisements and start a conversation around sexist media. The goal: To get the companies to take notice and ultimately make some changes.