Now that the election has come and past, we’ve got the dirty deets on which presidents were fit, healthy eaters and which packed on the lbs. Sneak peak — Washington had some seriously intimidating muscles, and the younger Bush ran a sub 4-hour marathon. And as the chillier months keep creepin’ on us, we rounded up five of our favorite roasted recipes to stay toasty and satisfied. Make sure to read our guest post that gives extra reason for ladies to lift weights, and why it’s so darn great.


How to Fix the Most Common Workout MistakesGUEST POST: Hoping to maximize time in the gym? It all starts with effective workouts that minimize inefficiency. Read on to learn how to avoid the most common workout mistakes — forever.

How to Stretch On-the-Go Taking time to stretch isn’t a luxury — it’s a necessity. But that doesn’t mean we’ve all got the time and space to do it. Try these quick and easy stretches that can be done anywhere, anytime.

Healthier Choices: Summer Sanders’ Daily Routine Olympic swimmer, television host, activist, and mom, Summer Sanders is constantly on the move, using healthier choices to pave the way. Read on to see what her winning routine looks like on any given day.

Tech Review: Testing the Gymboss Interval Training Timer Love interval training? We do, too. So we tested out the Gymboss Interval Timer to see if it held up on some of our favorite high-intensity workouts.

Red vs. Blue: Who Was the Fittest President [Infographic] Ever wonder which presidents deserved a gold medal for fitness and which could use some tips on living a healthier life? Here’s a breakdown of our commanders in chief through the years — and a look at how this year’s candidates stack up.

Girl Power: Why Lifting Heavier Can Be a Life Changer GUEST POST: While “fitspiration” can send the wrong message, there are six very real reasons for women to hit the weights. Fitness expert and trainer Dan Trink breaks down why going heavy might just change your life.

Why the Answer to Motivation Is YouGUEST POST: Michael Mantell of the American Council on Exercise explains what keeps us from sticking to a gym routine and gives four strategies for developing lasting commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

How to Pick Up a Girl at the Gym (and Then Drop Her) No, no. We don’t mean get a girl’s number at the gym. Watch this short clip of a jacked dude lifting a girl above his head. Don’t try this at home.

Sworkit: A Mobile App for Working Out Anywhere Want to spice up that strength routine? Sworkit is a simple circuit-training app that allows users to work out what they want for any amount of time, Greatist checks out if it’s worth yours.

Know Before You Go: Trail Running Ready to take a breath of fresh air and break up the running routine? Find out all you need to know before hitting the trail!

Poster: Things Have a Way of Working Out Sometimes we need to a workout to work out our problems. Get motivated with Greatist’s latest inspirational poster, and read on to find out how you could win a free copy!


Recipe: Quinoa with Broccoli-Avocado Pesto Looking for a comforting, warm dish that still passes the healthy meal test? Try this hearty warm vegetable and quinoa salad with roasted broccoli pesto.

Legalize It? Medical Marijuana Fully Explained Yesterday Massachusetts voted to legalize medical marijuana; Arkansas voted against it. We’re not talking just munchies and Pink Floyd — weed can be a legitimate treatment for medical ailments.

22 Cheap and Easy Ways to Eat Healthy It’s National Eating Healthy Day! So keep it healthier (and more affordable) using these tips to eat better with minimal effort.

55 Surprising Ways to Use Leftover Apples Apple fans, rejoice! No matter how many reds, greens, or golds are spilling out of your produce drawer, we’ve got 55 edible, drinkable, and non-food ways to use them all up before they go brown.

Recipe: Quinoa with Broccoli-Avocado Pesto Looking for a comforting, warm dish that still passes the healthy meal test? Try this hearty warm vegetable and quinoa salad with roasted broccoli pesto.

Healthier Choices From Around the Web #imagreatist The #imagreatist community started November off the healthier way: finding time to cook, get enough sleep, and start thinking with the glass half full.

#WTFis Movember? What do growing a moustache and curing cancer have in common? Read on to learn a whole new reason to love facial hair this month.

Dangerfood: Peanut ButterIt looks harmless enough— especially slapped on some bread with some grape jelly. But here’s why peanut butter has made the Greatist dangerfood list.

The Greatist Table: 5 Healthy Roasted Recipes from Around the Web If this chilly week is any indication, winter is on its way! Warm up with some oven-friendly roasted recipes.

Quote: Buddha on Finding Hope in the Midst of Strife Disasters have a way of clarifying the power of communities. These words from Buddha show that life, like a flood, can bring neighbors closer together even difficult times.

Hurricane Sandy: Trying to Stay Healthy and Happy Hurricane Sandy punched up New York pretty bad this week. Here are just a few of our stories. Come join the conversation with Greatist’s dedicated team of New Yorkers here.

How to Have a Healthier Commute Start the 9-to-5 on a healthier note with these tips for making any commute more relaxing and enjoyable.

31 Healthy and Creative Chicken Soup Recipes Brr, it’s getting cold outside! Since Monday, November 12 is National Chicken Soup Day, what better way to celebrate than prepare a big pot (or three) of, well, chicken soup! Here are 31 ways to spice up the classic chicken noodle.


22 Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump Trying and failing to keep those eyes open at 2pm? You’re not alone. Learn how to boost energy to avoid the midday slump.

34 Ways to Bust a Bad Mood in Ten Minutes or Less Feeling blue? We got you. Check out these easy ways to un-grouchify your fine self in 10 minutes or less.