Women's Health

Fitness That Just Works

7:00 A.M. Quick runs before work help boost my energy.

In my eight-plus years as the fitness director at Women’s Health, I’ve had thousands of conversations about working out and eating well. They all go a li’l something like this: What do you think about this hot new diet? Is that buzzy boutique fitness class the next big thing? What secret set of rules do you follow? Everyone’s looking for that one answer— the holy grail, the game changer. But my answer is always the same. For true change, you have to shift your mindset.

Did I just catch eye rolls from you guys? I know, it sounds overly simplistic, but hear me out. In all these convos, what I’ve noticed is that our collective idea of being “fit and healthy” has become a caricature. Using me as an example, I get the sense I’m seen as some sort of Clark Kent turned Superman in the middle of the newsroom of the . And

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