‘Run commuting’ is exactly what it sounds like. Yes, some people make the conscious decision to run to work in place of taking the car, subway, or train. It’s not like a marathon a day, but it can be great practice if you, like me, have a marathon coming up.
Cross-country road trips and group hikes in the woods have replaced flat screen TVs and treadmills on gift lists. Now, food and beverage companies are catering toward this new demand for experiences by promising to make products more "tactile." That means that visually-enticing trends like unicorn lattes, charcoal lemonade and blue algae acai bowls are just the start on this voyage to food play.
Can you actually sweat out your fat? Sounds too good to be true. But that's exactly what the popular infrared saunas that are popping up all over the place are claiming.
In case you're late to the craze: Infrared sauna are heated to 120 to 140 degrees compared to the 200-degree heat of a traditional sauna.
In the age of endless push notifications and news updates, some days it feels like the only time we really slow down is when we take a bathroom break. This go-go-go lifestyle can be exhausting, so it’s no wonder 85 percent of Americans turn to caffeine to get them through the day—and many end up feeling even more strung out.
From work to hyper kids to newly-released shows on Netflix, there are a million reasons why many of us (one in three, to be exact) fail to get the Zzz’s we need. And in addition to our already-late bedtimes, many of our sleep cycles are also sabotaged by our late-night eats (like ice cream, cookies, and even wine) or four o’clock cappuccinos.
By now, most people have tried the de-stressing staples: deep breathing, massages, hot baths and hot yoga, just to name a few.
The thing is, most people are all still super stressed. And according to a 2017 study from the American Psychological Association, as a whole, Americans are becoming increasingly more stressed. Obviously, something has to change about our stress-fighting tactics, says New York City-based therapist Kathryn Smerling. You have to find what works for you, and know that it's OK if it's different than what works for someone else, she says.
Breakfast has never really been considered the most labor-intensive meal of the day: Plop some cereal in a bowl, douse it with milk, and voila! You’re ready to take on the morning.
But in reality, you’re lucky if you make it a full two hours before that sugar rush wears off and hunger sets in. The point: What you eat for your morning meal matters. But that doesn’t mean it has to be more complicated or time-consuming than a bowl of cereal.
If you experience knee pain, the mere sight of jumping jacks can cause your lower body to buckle. But there’s a reason so many workouts still include this classic elementary school exercise: Jumping jacks help strengthen and tone the entire lower body, build ankle and hip stability, and get your heart rate up, says Grayson Wickham, D.P.T., C.S.C.S., a physical therapist and founder of Movement Vault.
Raise your hand if you agree that down-there doctor appointments are the worst. Extended waiting room sojourns, rushed consultations, urine samples, vaginal swabs, cold stirrups, needles, and a “see you in a year” wave on the way out. During my most recent visit, I went in, peed in a cup, put on a stylish gown, got a giant metal contraction inserted up my hooha, updated her on bae, and then stuck out my veiny arm so she could take my blood and test me for sexually transmitted infections.
I'll try almost anything in the name of muscle recovery and trendy wellness treatments: I put collagen in my coffee for a month, committed to hip-hop yoga, and tried drinking tart cherry juice post-workout. So when I heard about cryotherapy—the cold treatment fitness-influencers, athletes, and trainers can't seem to get enough of—I was equal parts terrified and intrigued.
Raise your hand if, after strapping on an activity tracker, you’ve become a little obsessed with hitting your step goal …