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Alyssa Sparacino

Alyssa Sparacino is the deputy digital editor for Shape.com and an ACE certified personal trainer. She's been a digital health and wellness editor for more than a decade as well as a writer covering everything from travel and food to pregnancy and pets. Based in Hoboken, NJ with her husband and dog daughter, when she not at her laptop, you can usually find her hiking, biking, or lifting.
Think beyond the refrigerator and use your trusty icebox to make meal prepping even easier.
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Whether you're looking for thrilling ATV adventures in the backwoods or sipping Mai Tais by the pool, there's a trip for you.
Whether big box gyms and boutique studios just aren't for you or you're looking to supplement your IRL sessions with easy-to-stream options, these are the best home workout app picks that allow you to take your fitness just about anywhere.
Wash off the funk of 2020 and feel energized to take on the new year with the 21 Jump Start fitness program curated with the help of the trainers at obé Fitness.
Consider them an investment in yourself. These leggings are going to actually make you want to work out.
It livens up my shower and makes hair removal feel less like a chore. Oh, and no more razor burn!
Hiking, and biking, and camping, oh my! Endless adventures await at more than 50 U.S. National Parks—make sure you're prepared with the right adventure clothing, gear, and more.
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If you haven't been able to find your groove with at-home workouts, this should help.
Sick of boring ol' grilled chicken breast? These 17 gluten-free chicken recipes will please everyone at the table—whether or not they have dietary restrictions.
"Fitness has always defined me. Now I'm just like, 'You know what? I'm just doing the best I can and that's good enough.'"
Though this rich form of dairy can sometimes be high in fat and calories, the healthiest cheese can also be loaded with key nutrients. So choose wisely, and the good will outweigh the bad.
These keto Thanksgiving recipes will ensure that you have a full plate of low-carb, high-fat foods and a full belly to go with it.
These buttery soft leggings are as comfortable after multiple washes as they were when I first put them on.
These gooey, melty, healthy grilled cheese sandwiches need no introduction, so we'll just say, make 'em. All of them. They're good for you!
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Doing this intense circuit on the reg can—yep!—result in better shut-eye.
Whether you took a few months off after a race or injury, or just dread your current workout routine, here's help for digging yourself out of a fitness funk.
Plus, what's in her go-to, post-game smoothie.
Your mind is a big factor in how long you last and how strong you feel. Here's how to train it.
The activewear giant is dipping its toe into the quickly expanding self-care and beauty markets.
For headache and migraine sufferers, having a consistent exercise routine could be a game-changer.
Rest and recharge faster with these self-care tips perfect for people who really understand pain.
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Headaches and migraines have a lot of similarities, but migraines have some very distinctive symptoms.
Whether you're a runner or just tend to speed-walk through your commute, tight calves are commonplace for anyone who's active. Here's how to find relief when a foam roller just doesn't cut it.