Published October 11, 2018

The Sweat Scoop: September 2018









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1. lululemon launched ‘free’ vending machines.

Last month, lululemon launched free vending machines in New York City and Chicago. While you won’t be able to find your favorite pair of lulu leggings, the machines are stocked with workout essentials like hats, socks, hair ties, and more. All you have to do is take a picture with your merch and tag #thesweatlifeNYC in an Insta-post to get your goodies for free. Find one in  NYC at Roula Cycling now through November 8! (via wellandgood)

2. Are you wearing the right shoes for your workout?

News flash: You might be wearing the wrong shoes to your weightlifting sessions! Contrary to popular belief, running shoes are NOT one-sport-fits-all. Wearing the wrong footwear while weight training could prevent you from getting the support you need where you need it. Lucky for us, Women’s Health has rounded up eight of the best weightlifting shoes.

3. Resistant band fan? You’ll love this workout.

We love resistance bands for their versatility. You can get a great workout without the weight of carrying around bulky equipment. Fhitting Room trainer Melody sat down with Self to offer up a total body workout you can do with nothing more than your body and a band. You’ll want to bookmark this one for the next time you’re traveling and need to pack light.

4. This pumpkin spice latte recipe is everything you need this fall.

If you’re a caffeine addict like the rest of us, you’ve probably already heard ofmaybe even tried—Bulletproof, the coffee that promises more benefits than just a boost in energy. mindbodygreen is taking things to the next level with this Bulletproof pumpkin spice latte recipe from mindbodygreen that promises to keep you full till lunchtime.

5. There’s a new superhero in town, and its JLo’s arms.

In case you somehow missed it, JLo posted a photo to Instagram last month that is the epitome of #armgoals. Find out how she got there with this article from Men’s Health.

6. Work your butt, arms, core, and more.

If there’s one move that does it all, it’s the wall ball. This exercise works overtime to improve strength and tone your quads, shoulders, chest, core, glutes, hamstrings, and triceps. (Get all that?) Health breaks down all the benefits.

7. Short on time? That’s no excuse.

According to the New York Times, just 13 minutes of exercise can build strength if you give it your all. We already knew high-intensity training saves time, but new research shows that just about 13 minutes of all-out effort may be all you need to begin to build strength.

8. Netflix and Sweat.

A recent study showed that teens who worked out while watching their favorite show on Netflix actually got more out of their workout than those who worked out without any screen time, according to the Washington Post. Looks like now you have a good reason to binge watch the next season of your favorite show after all.

9. Your new fall reading list.

Refinery29 offered up 10 of the best new health and wellness books to help you go into the fall season feeling fresh and fit. Read on to learn more! (See what we did there?)

10. Freshen up your fall diet with these superfoods.

While you’re freshening up your fall routine, why not give your meal prep an upgrade? Today breaks down six nutrient-packed foods that will brighten up your plate and satisfy your cravings for all the #fall things.