Shape April 2021

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off the page

#SHAPESQUAD Tune in to Shape’s IGTV every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in April for free 20- to 45-minute workouts with the flyest fitness pros, including Holly Rilinger, a Nike Master Trainer and the creator of HIIT workout Lifted. “Learn how to switch from chaos to calm on the mat, then do it in your everyday life with ease,” she says. Follow #ShapeSquadWorkouts for more useful tips. GET SHAPE ON APPLE NEWS+ Your favorite monthly page-turner goes pocket size when you subscribe to the Apple News+ app. Sign up now to flip through each issue on your device. GO PLANT BASED New science shows a vegetarian diet may boost your metabolism and protect your heart. So we’ve created an easy, step-by-step plan for any carnivores who are looking to transition to vegetarian eats—no kitchen skills needed!—at…

1 min.
brain trust

BE WATERPROOF NEAL SCHULTZ, M.D. Dermatologist DENDY E. ENGELMAN, M.D. Dermatologist MONA GOHARA, M.D. Dermatologist ELIZABETH K. HALE, M.D. Dermatologist MICHELLE HENRY, M.D.Dermatologist MELISSA KANCHANAPOOMI LEVIN, M.D. Dermatologist ELLEN MARMUR, M.D. Dermatologist RON ROBINSON Cosmetic chemist GITA BASS Makeup artist PORSCHE COOPER Makeup artist NUNZIO SAVIANO Hairstylist BE STRONG + WELL JEN WIDERSTROM Consulting Shape fitness director, trainer, life coach ADAM ROSANTE Strength and nutrition coach NICOLE KEITH, PH.D. President of the American College of Sports Medicine CEDRIC X. BRYANT, PH.D. President of the American Council on Exercise JORDAN METZL, M.D. Sports medicine physician MICHELE OLSON, PH.D. Clinical professor of sport science SHAUN T Celebrity trainer ALEX SILVER-FAGAN Nike Master Trainer HARLEY PASTERNAK Celebrity trainer JAY WRIGHT Trainer, studio owner CARRIE PAGLIANO Clinical specialist in orthopedics CHRISTINE CARTER, PH.D. Sociologist ANATE AELION BRAUER, M.D. Reproductive endocrinologist MARK A. MOYAD, M.D. Complementary medicine expert PURVI PARIKH, M.D. Allergist and immunologist withthe Allergy & Asthma Network FRANK LIPMAN, M.D. Integrative…

2 min.
letter from elizabeth

I’ve Never Been so up Close and Personal With My Dining Room Floor. This, of course, is thanks to a year of workouts—some live on FaceTime with my trainer, others on YouTube and Zoom—done on a mat next to the counter that divides my kitchen and dining room. Between rounds of burpees, planks, and other moves that use the dumbbells stored in my closet, I’ve obsessed over paint touch-ups, dust and debris in various corners, and (my least favorite) finger smudges near door handles and light switches. (If I see this at your place, I will judge you. It bugs me that much.) I know I’m not alone in this new world of workouts. Many of us have created exercise zones at home—a testament to the mental, physical, and emotional power of…

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2021 shape sneaker awards

ACTION HEROES Our Shape Squad put 59 of the latest sneaker styles to the test to find you the best pair for every move you make. SPOT-ON STABILITY Asics Gel-Kayano Lite This lighter-weight version of the brand’s fan-​favorite stability shoe had us at go. With strategic overlays for support and a gender-​specific midsole construction that provides just-right resistance if feet start to roll inward, these runners gently nudge your foot strike into the neutral sweet spot and keep feet agile. “My feet felt supported and springy,” raved one tester who took them out for an eight-miler. ($160, SHOP IT! Click here to shop products on these pages. SUPPORT STAR Altra Provision 5 To runners seeking stability, the balanced cushion throughout the shoe (rather than a rise from forefoot to heel) was an OMG revelation. The style hugs arches…

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the new cleanical lifestyle

Thanks to the tireless innovation of cosmetic chemists and natural-ingredient formulators, beauty products can be effective, free of ingredients you worry about, and environmentally safe. Clean-plus-clinical face products have been gaining ground these past few years, but now you can turn to cleanical for every step of your regimen. Safe natural and synthetic ingredients are reaching more categories, revolutionizing the products we use on our hair and bodies and the fragrances we wear. And as testing and efficacy standards have grown more stringent, it’s easier to build a routine that delivers results. Here are some of the exciting new cleanical players in skin, hair, and fragrance. Skin Ingredient advancements are behind the upgraded class of clean, safe skin care. Brands and chemists are discovering new skin-improving properties of obscure botanicals and creating formulations…

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be your own skin expert

With more time spent at home, people are eager to take skin-care treatments into their own hands. Technology is rising to the challenge, providing formulas and devices that can potentially offer professional-level results, while skin-care experts are creating how-to videos and offering virtual appointments to guide you. But the key term here is guide. “People are attempting to perform more intensive treatments on themselves than they used to, which has led to calls from my patients who are embarrassed and even in pain from their attempts,” says Y. Claire Chang, M.D., a dermatologist in New York. “One used a heated curling iron to try to ‘burn away’ acne and was left with a large burn and then a dark mark. Another wielded a sewing needle to try to microneedle a face…