Besides the fact that you’d literally die without it, there are many, MANY imperative reasons to drink water frequently, every single day. It starts out pretty mild — you might feel thirsty and have a dry mouth. But the long-term effects of not drinking enough water not only have an effect on your weight (in
Whether you woke up with a tight lower back, your desk job has you aching, or you overdid it at the gym, here is a relaxing yoga sequence designed specifically to stretch your lower back. Since tight hips, hamstrings, and shoulders can often trigger discomfort and pain, this sequence will also lengthen those tension spots.
I was excited as I walked into my Ob-Gyn’s office to get my IUD implanted. Yes, excited! Not nervous, not neutral — EXCITED. As a self-proclaimed feminist, I felt like I was doing the coolest, most modern thing ever. It was 2015, and the media had been positively buzzing for months about how IUDs and
If you’re trying to make healthy choices, improve your lifestyle, or start out on a weight-loss journey, these healthy hacks are sure to prevent you from falling off the wagon. From simple food swaps and substitutes to easy and achievable ways you can cut calories, you’ll benefit from having these tips in your healthy living
You may not think of frozen foods as being health stars, but they can be — as long as you choose the right ones. In fact, packing your freezer with fruits, veggies, grains, and lean proteins can make good-for-you meals come together in a breeze. No more dialing for takeout (that takes too long, anyway).
For as liberating and exciting as modern travel may be, it definitely takes a toll on your body. Going the distance brings jet lag, new foods, unusual environments, and sometimes stress. Regardless of whether you’re staying close to home or getting off the grid, maintaining your well-being should always be at the top of the
Nowadays, there are so many different diet trends popping up that it can be hard to keep track of what’s good and bad. And you’ll likely find mixed reviews; while some experts tout the benefits, others shine a spotlight on what’s bad. Still, humans are curious by nature — it makes sense that you’ll want
In the fitness world, not even mermaids should skip leg day! That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the cutest Disney-inspired workout gear, from muscle tanks to breathable leggings, that’ll inspire you to get pumped . . . princess-style. If you’re a hardcore Disney fanatic, you won’t be able to scroll through this list of
As a college student, finding new and creative ways to stay healthy on a budget was a challenge I dived into, determined to succeed. Eating healthy and staying fit is a lifestyle, so regardless of my situation, I always want to try my best to make it work. I know just how it feels to
The common misconception that vegetarians don’t get enough vital nutrients from their plant-based diets couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only can you get enough protein to build muscle like an absolute boss while on a plant-based diet, but you can also get enough fat to put your body in a state of ketosis.
When it comes to burning body fat, a lot of women have the same target area: the belly. Much to the chagrin of many of us, belly fat is notoriously stubborn, and it’s important to note that you can’t spot reduce fat. In other words, simply being diligent about crunches isn’t going to help you
When trying to lose weight, many people will turn to high-protein diets. Protein is good for you, right? It helps you feel fuller longer so you’re less likely to overeat. It slows down the absorption of sugar, curbing those late-night junk-food cravings, plus it promotes muscle growth. But recent studies have shown that there is
With Summer approaching rapidly, we can’t help wanting to look good in our jean shorts and tank tops. The first step is knowing that you already do look good, no matter what Summer gear you choose to wear! But to give you an extra boost of confidence, we’ve got a comprehensive strength-training workout to shape
You’re so frustrated! You’re hitting the gym regularly, you’re eating right, and still you’re not losing weight! Personal trainer Marcus Rice says, “There are a million ways to go astray when trying to lose unwanted weight and get more toned and sculpted. I’ve listed just 9 of them right here. Which ones do you think
Becca Kufrin is going where no gym-goer has gone before. During this week’s episode of The Bachelorette, the 28-year-old publicist watched her remaining contestants engage in an epic game of trampoline dodgeball during a group date. While the gorgeous group of men were dressed in neon as if they were going to a rave, Becca
Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day; for many of us, it’s our favorite. When you’ve got time to whip up a breakfast recipe, you know you want it to be something that not only tastes great but is healthy, too. We’ve got you covered in both departments. If you’re one
While strength training with dumbbells or a barbell has its time and place, sometimes you just need a good ol’ fashioned bodyweight workout when you’re short on time and low on space. Francheska Martinez, certified trainer based at Onnit Academy in Austin, TX, has the perfect lower-body workout for you to tone up your thighs,
Turmeric has received a lot of love in recent years, and for good reason. The golden yellow spice has a long list of benefits, from aiding the body in bloating, fighting sickness, and helping with mood and memory loss, to even being the secret to a beaming white smile. If you’re looking to work more
If you’re a natural when it comes to HIIT training, all the power to you — it’s a great workout that gets your heart rate up and your muscles stronger. Still, no matter how much you love doing box jumps and burpees, you need to give your muscles and joints some downtime to rest and
Whether you want to sleep better, relieve chronic anxiety, or reduce pain and inflammation, CBD is a natural wonder. And if you’re not already as obsessed as we are with this plant-based supplement, we guarantee you will be soon. Try any of these marvelous products — from edible goodies to topical self-care treats to basic
As much as I like to tell diets to go f*ck themselves, I can also admit that a detox would probably do me good. The thought of ridding my body of the bad stuff and feeling noticeably healthier sounds amazing, but I’ve struggled to find a plan that didn’t intimidate me. I refuse to cut
If you’ve never used a wall to do yoga, this is a perfect calming, beginner-friendly sequence. Do this 11-pose sequence to help you wake up in the morning, to wind down in the evening, after an intense workout (these are great stretches for your hips, lower back, and hamstrings), or if you’re new to yoga
Some of us (myself included) just can’t seem to keep up with our hydration goals. One thing that can make drinking water less boring is a bottle that’s both stylish and helpful. Ahead are a variety of options, from smart bottles to time-marked, that will give you that extra push toward a healthier lifestyle.