Ever since Selena rocked a post-Beiber bob, I’ve been team breakup haircut as the cathartic but defining “thank u, next” move. But after my own recent breakup, I decided to go in a different direction: My dramatic hairstyle change happened below the belt. Yep, I’m talking about growing out my pubes (and on the internet, no less).
As September flipped into October and the leaves blossomed into hues of oranges, my best friend and I parted ways. No doors were slammed, no definitive fragments of finality were screamed over half-eat salads, no exaggerated hug signaled the end of our chapter as besties. But there was a moment of clarity that marked a permanent turning point, just the same.
Yoga farts. Cycling-class cries. Crotch sweat. Exercise-induced incontinence. The list of inevitable gym not-so-pleasantries is long and varied. While annoying or embarrassing, these woes aren't enough to keep you from getting your sweat on. (Totally worth it, even just for the mental health benefits of exercise.) But there's one more super-sexy potential side effect of going to the gym: fungal infections.
There's still a stigma surrounding women and femme-identified folks who don't shave, but 2018 has seen a movement toward body hair-pride that's gaining momentum.
Peppered between #fitspirational post-workout pics and smoothie bowls, hair-proud pictures with hashtags like #bodyhair, #bodyhairdontcare, and #womenwithbodyhair are likely popping up on your Instagram feed.
Gold-medal-worthy friends remember to ask about your big work presentation. They slide into your DMs and pick up the phone to chat with you and make plans for real face time (rather than mere FaceTime). Put simply, they gas you up. Then there are friends who are meh at best. According to one friendship expert, this disparity between real-deal BFFs and pals who skew more toxic comes down to emotional intelligence.
According to One Medical Provider, Natasha Bhuya MD, it’s hard to know what the research on men means for women, exactly. “For women in particular, libido is multifaceted: it’s physical, mental, and physiological.” So yeah, we can’t just assume blanket conclusions are the same between the sexes. In fact, for women, exercise might actually boost libido. One October 2018 study published in in the journal Sexual Medicine Review, for instance, found that exercise benefits the body in complex ways—physically, psychologically, mentally, and emotionally—that can then translate into a revved up libid
If someone asked you to point to your core—where would you point? Probably your belly where your abs are. But it turns out, core muscles actually run band to band (AKA from the tip-top of your ribs to the top of your hips) and all the way around all the way around. Yep, core got back.
Between the mistletoe, champagne, gift-giving, and traveling to family gatherings, the holiday season is ripe with incentives and opportunities to be unfaithful. And while there's no solid science proving that partners are more likely to cheat between Thanksgiving dinner and the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, the dating app Clover noted that they experienced a 300% increase in signups from people who were already in a relationship during the month of December. Hmm.
Crow pose (AKA bakasana) is a hard-to-nail arm balance that’s on many yogis’ bucket lists. Those who’ve mastered it swear that it’s all about perfecting your form, but for the rest of us, the pose often serves as a call to go splat right on the mat. However, with some simple tweaks, you don’t have to expect to face plant every time you try the pose.
The low-carb, high-fat keto diet is winning over health and fitness enthusiasts everywhere with its promises of weight loss, improved energy, and endless cheesy eggs and avocado mash. However, despite the constant stream of picture-perfect omelets and cut midsections on your Instagram feed, the lifestyle is not without its not-so-gram-worthy side effects.
Emotional abuse is a stealthy shape-shifter. At first, a new partner might make grand romantic gestures and say they want to be with you all the time. But underlying their behavior is an attempt to manipulate you. Maybe they slowly start criticizing your style, urge you not to hang with your friends, or try to make you doubt the way you feel. When you call them on it, they tell you you're wrong, or crazy...constantly keeping you second-guessing things.
No, you're not imagining it. With almost half-a-million posts on Instagram, #bootygoals is definitely a thing. If you're already familiar with the peachy pics taking over your social feeds, you're probably wondering (as we did!) how these stars shaped their glorious glutes.
As always when we have questions, we turned to the experts.
Acronyms abound; grunts, moans, and clangs echo off the walls; and a cloud of chalk greats you like a hype-AF welcoming committee. These (endearing) peculiarities make CrossFit feel like it operates in a world all its own. Which, let’s face it, can be intimidating even for slay-all-day-ers.
CrossFitters have embraced many fashion trends that the non-initiated may balk at, because fashion has to meet function during a WOD. First there were compression knee socks, then there were booty shorts covered in pastry prints, and now we’re living in a world where the Nexus, a high-tech arm sleeve, counts reps for you.
“Drop six sizes in 90 days!” “Lose 7 pounds in 7 days!” “How to lose weight in 3 days!”
Although we may be drawn to the allure of rapid weight loss advertising, health experts have traditionally recommended a slow-and-steady method.