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In an uncertain world, there’s one thing you can count on: Your dog will always brighten your day. And in turn, you try to give your pup an epic life: You let him chase the occasional squirrel, bring him along on the trail, and even let him gnaw on the occasional leftover steak bone. So, if there was something you could do to relieve some of your pet’s health woes, you would, without a doubt, right? Of course, you would!
For a sport that literally only requires shoes, there are sooooooo many things you can buy for a person who loves to run. Runners need places to put their sh*t, things to time their pace, cute gear to let drivers know they exist on the road, plus new shoes, and cute socks, and cold weather accessories. The options are honestly endless.
So if you have a friend who chooses to do a 5k for funsies, browse through these kick-ass options at all price points that will have your running buddy (or buddy who likes to run) jogging for joy. Behold.
If you're getting bored with your usual HIIT or CrossFit routine, it's time to amp things up with AMRAP workouts. The acronym stands for as many reps (or rounds) as possible, and basically, AMRAPs are circuits repeated over and over again for a set amount of time.
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Kudos! If you recently started your fitness journey, that's something worth celebrating. "Making the decision to work out for the first time is usually a more challenging hurdle to clear than any of the forthcoming workouts themselves," says Katelyn DiGiorgio, VP of Training and Technique with Pure Barre.
CrossFit junkie? Group fitness frequenter? HIIT devotee? Have you conquered an AMRAP workout yet? You might be thinking thinking, "Not another fitness acronym!" But yep, here's another one for the Fitness Lover Lexicon. Trust us, this is one that'll become part of your gym vocabulary quickly.
Equipped with straps, springs, ropes and a leather sliding carriage, the Pilates reformer may look more suited for 50 Shades of Grey than a workout studio. But the apparatus is a staple in some Pilates classes, helping people move, groove and muscle-control their way to improved strength, flexibility, mobility and posture.
Everyone from over-stressed execs and sleep-deprived parents to professional athletes and health gurus swears by CBD these days. However, there’s still a lot of confusion out there about what CBD is, how it works, and how to give it a try for yourself. Here, cannabis experts and healthcare providers share their top tips for first-time users.
For the Pilates devotee with some cash to spare, having a reformer at home ensures you can crunch, curl and circle your way to a stronger core even if you can't make it to the studio. "It's definitely an investment," says New York-based Pilates expert Mimosa Gordon.
I care about the health and vitality of my muff as well as yours (you’re welcome), I asked Reeves and Heather Jeffcoat, a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in sexual dysfunction and incontinence, to explain WTH a hypertonic pelvic floor is and what Kegels may (or may not) solve.
If you’ve achieved a form of sexcellence that resulted in pool of lube, sweat, maybe squirt, and even more lube, you might think you need to immediately untangle yourself from your partner(s) afterward and have a little rub-a-dub in the tub.
But luckily, Dr. Felice Gersh, OB/GYN, says that doesn’t have to be the case! Don’t surrender your sheets to the laundry just yet.
There is no shortage of “latest and greatest” vaginal care products and procedures—vajacials, vaginal steaming, vaginal weight-training, etc—that promise to boost the health of your hoo-ha.
But the vagina is much lower-maintenance than most folks realize, and keeping it healthy doesn’t require any of these trends. In fact, most of them do more harm than good, according to Felice Gersh, MD, author of PCOS SOS: A Gynecologist’s Lifeline To Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones and Happiness. “In general, vulva-owners are giving their vaginas and vulvas way way too much attention in a way th
After getting it on, it’s understandable that you’d wanna revel in that post-O glow with your boo—hey, they don’t call it a sex flush for nothing. But while your doc. is Team Post-Coitus Cuddles #oxytocin, they say after getting down to busin-ass, you’ve got some business to attend to.
Here, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology Jennifer Conti, MD, MS, MSC and Felice Gersh, MD, author of PCOS SOS: A Gynecologist’s Lifeline To Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones and Happiness share their top post-sex tips for keeping your vagina in tip-top shape.