Never stepped foot into a CrossFit box? You might be surprised by just how sparse they are compared to your typical training floor. Most boxes look like a Marie Kondo-ed version of your standard gym space. CrossFit is one of the most varied and high-intensity workouts around—but it doesn't actually require a ton of equipment.
If you can name any antioxidant off the top of your head, it’s probably vitamin C. A super-star in immune health and skin-care alike, it’s probably one of the most popular supplements out there. Here, find out when—and how—to take vitamin C to maximize its benefits.
In movie and TV sex, women are always getting it on while doing a deep back bend, rotating their hips in 360 degree circles, or lifting their legs high overhead. “These sex scenes in the media create this idea that sex is a performance and that women have to have incredible mobility in order to have incredible sex,” clinical sexologist Patti Britton, PhD, co-founder of SexCoachU.com, tells Health.
I’m not ashamed to admit that as a single person, my female friends keep me afloat. My friends flood my world with love and joy, with connection and that essential feeling of being seen, and with laughter. To date, I haven’t found a partner who is able to make me so undeniably seen, so deeply cared for, or so sought out for my advice, opinion, and mind. I invest my emotional energy into my pals, and (because I’m lucky), they invest theirs into me.
CrossFit is like period sex. And not because they both have some serious—though admittedly different—health benefits. Rather, people typically fall into an “I love it” or “I hate it” camp for each.
If you're anything like us, your IG feed has a high-volume of ~fitspirational~ belfies, smoothie bowls, and (recently) proud body hair pics. But there's another thing people love talking (nay, bragging) about on their social platforms: fasted cardio workouts.
Family myth has it that when I was born, I giggled as the doctor wrapped me in a cotton, pink polka-dot swaddle. More than 25 years later, I'm a grown-ass adult, but that now-tattered baby blanket is still part of my bedtime routine. To date, I have only *not* slept with my baby blanket (blankie, as I aptly named him) for five nights. Ever.
Butt plugs are like oysters. One person could try one and experience sheer ecstasy; another might find it a total displeasure. And just as oysters can be enjoyed by folks of any gender or sexuality, butt plugs are also open to anyone with a butt. “The butt is the ultimate equalizer,” says Alicia Sinclair, sex educator and CEO of online erotic boutique b-Vibe, which recently launched an #everybodyhasabutt campaign.
In addition to a long-lasting peach pump, squatting—and squatting heavy—comes with all sorts of health perks. So anytime a woman gets down with a barbell, we're (ahem) pumped.
So when Theragun—a $600 contraption that looks like the lovechild of the beloved Hitachi Wand and a powertool—showed up on my doorstep (courtesy of generous PR folk) I was obviously pumped to try it.
You already know that the order of certain things matters — cleanser before serum, socks before shoes, toaster before avocado mash. Well, when you're working out in the gym, order matters too.
I’ll ignore everything I know about tobacco and health to watch the object of my desire wrap their mouth around a cigarette à la a ’60s-era advertisement (or Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca).
You already know that the order of certain things matters—cleanser before serum, socks before shoes, toaster before avocado mash. Well, when you're working out in the gym, order matters too.
In the wake of my most recent breakup, I slogged through the typical motions (you know—tears, chocolate, more tears), but there was also a decidedly happy narrative flanking my sadness: My relationship with my dad, which was never bad, per se, but we’ve never actually been close. Until now. Our four-times-a-week phone calls had always consisted of a few minutes of small talk about how much better the weather is where he lives in Florida than it is in my New York.
For anyone who’s gone out for a drink and had a few too many, you probably know firsthand the not-so-happy side effects of alcohol.