I generally despise anything even vaguely wintery. I’m the type of person who keeps a space heater in my cubicle and hand warmers in my desk drawer. The first (and last) time I tried cryotherapy, I cried.
The past decade has seen a boom in the number of women seeking out stories so steamy, they would make even Christian Grey blush. It's impossible to talk about erotic books without talking about the role the Fifty Shades of Grey series had in normalizing page porn. The books, and then the movies, forced everyone to acknowledge that yes, women fantasize about sex.
Real talk: Nothing can really prepare you for life as a new mom. You can manifest calm by decorating the nursery in a soothing pastel palette, but once the baby arrives, things get chaotic, exhausting, and overwhelming fast.
If you have anxiety, you’re not even a little bit alone—in fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect over 40 million adults in the United States every year. But it can still feel wildly lonely. Which, incidentally, is one of the reasons wellness expert, long-time journalist, and founder of I Quit Sugar, Sarah Wilson wrote her most recent book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful.
We know to take our vitamin D in the winter and ramp up vitamin C when our immune system needs some love, and we never miss a day of our omega-3s. But there’s another nutrient many of us may need more of—and it’s finally making its way onto our radars, thanks to a little help from the attention of celebrities like Lo Bosworth, Chelsea Handler, and Rita Ora: vitamin B12.
If you’ve ever struggled with anxiety (or know someone who has), you’re all too familiar with how impactful and even debilitating the condition can be—whether it manifests itself as full-on panic attacks, stomachaches, or even memory loss.
Our fitness gear wish list is as long as Mat Fraser’s Fran time is short. Can you blame us? There’s no shortage of high-tech gear promising to help us move, sweat, and recover better. Some trends (like knee-length compression socks and waterproof earbuds, for example) come and then go a few years (or even months) later. Other’s stick around and get even not-so-serious lifters to invest. Two of these gear trends it seems literally everyone is wearing? Knee sleeves and knee wraps.
If you ask us why we love CrossFit, most of us will tell you it’s all about the community we have found, the confidence we have cultivated, and the personal growth we have experienced since joining a box. For those who have not tried it yet, the culture of CrossFit can seem a bit confusing. ...
Mudder Nation newbies, we're talking to you: Are you ready for Tough Mudder 5K? Are you ready for 3.1 miles and epic team-building obstacles like Pitfall and Kiss of Mud 2.0? The question isn’t if you’re tough enough—you are. You've just got to get on board—and that's where we come in, with a 4-week beginner couch to 5K training plan to help you prepare for those muddy miles.
You may always think of her as Lizzie McGuire (who BTW was totally the original bitmoji), or the voice behind the ridiculously choreograph-able hit “Come Clean,” but Hilary Duff has come a long way since her Disney days. For one, she’s morphed into a full-on body positivity spokeswoman after having her son Luca and she’s also ditched her cosmetics to catch empowering makeup-free moments on Instagram.
Chances are, your Instant Pot plays a starring role during meal prep in the colder months, used to make warming stews, perfectly moist chicken, and hearty rice dishes. But don’t stash it away just yet—it’s about to be the MVP of your summer cooking game, too.
For some people, there’s nothing better than a good cardio session, whether it’s a sunrise spin class, a lunchtime run, or a long walk after work. Others, though, prefer to spend their workout time with weights in-hand, avoiding cardio at all costs.
Sure, if you’re committed to living a healthy lifestyle, you probably don’t skip out on your workouts—but what about your post-workout refueling routine? After all, proper nutrition after training has a huge impact on the results you see—whether you’re training for a marathon or building a more muscular body.
In the age of desk jobs and screens everywhere, we don’t exactly spend our days running, jumping, and climbing around outside like our ancestors did. And try as we might to make up for all the time we spend sitting by hitting the gym or attending our favorite workout class, the movement we do squeeze into our day doesn’t always reflect how our ancestors moved, or challenge our bodies to their fullest potential.