With the community surrounding fitness these days, the thought of athletes drinking alcohol post-workout isn't all that surprising—obstacle course races reward finishers with a cold one, wine yoga is officially a thing, and boutique studios and CrossFit boxes alike are well-acquainted with the sound of corks popping for special events and in-studio happy hours. But do exercise and booze actually go together like rum and coke? Not to be a total buzzkill, but it turns out, not so much.
No more ingrowns, better body confidence, and other full-bush health benefits.
For years, the trendiest pubic hair style was a trimmed or bald bush. But we've noticed a recent uptick in the number of women who've tossed out their razors and waxing kits in favor of letting things go au natural down below. Anecdotally speaking, lady lawns seem to be coming back into style—and it might be because more women are discovering the surprising health benefits.
“From a health standpoint, removing pubic...
CBD—short for cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant—is popping up everywhere lately, from the beauty aisle, local coffee shop, and even your nightstand drawer (wink). And now, thanks to CBD-infused protein powders, muscle rubs, and better-than-Epsom-salt soaks, it’s making its way into the sports supplement stack and post-recovery routine of yogis, CrossFitters, and runners alike.
“You know what they say…” I can hear the wink in her voice through the phone and above the city sounds around me (sirens, pigeons, couples falling in and out of lust). “You can’t really get over one person until you get under another.”
If you’re interested in natural health solutions (or follow anyone on Instagram who is), you’ve probably heard of adaptogens. These supplements are generating a ton of buzz, but with so many options out there, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement.
Inside this just-push-through-it mindset, I find myself hoping that the pain will bring me closer to myself. I use it as a litmus test for physical strength—Am I strong enough to get through this?—and a metaphor for emotional agility—If I can handle this pain, I can certainly master the pain of heartbreak. In other words, when professional athletes enter the pain cave, they show spectators how bad they want it; when we enter into the pain cave, we show ourselves our own ability to endure.
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Writing as much as I do for health and wellness publications while living in fitness-forward, health-motivated New York City, I sometimes find myself overwhelmed by all of the things I should be doing to optimize my wellness and reduce my stress… which sometimes leads to me doing, welp, none of them.
In the kitchen, we’ve long used ginger—in anything from ginger molasses cookies and ginger tea to Indian- and Asian-inspired dishes—as a flavor-agent. But in addition to being one of the most delicious and distinctive spices on the planet, ginger root has long been touted as a panacea for an array of health concerns. Today, the health benefits of ginger are becoming more recognized by both Western medicine practitioners and the wellness-minded among us with anecdotal evidence.
Guzzle cold brew or sip matcha. Sleep in or sweat before dawn. Stay full bush or go bare down there. Every day you make a bunch of choices, but one action should be a given: eating what you want and feeling great about it. Or at least, that’s the premise behind #foodfreedom, the movement that’s taking over Instagram with more than 173,000 posts and giving diet culture the left swipe.
Inflammation. It’s one of those wellness buzzwords—like “adrenal fatigue,” “retrograde,” and “metabolism“—that’s both scary and ambiguous enough to warrant the Jaws theme song.
Maybe you’ve heard, as some experts believe, that inflammation is the root of most illness. Indeed, it’s a phenomenon that’s been linked to a laundry list of issues, from cardiovascular disease and cancer to acne, digestive distress, depression, and autoimmune disorders like arthritis.
Lifting weights comes with some seriously rad benefits: a turbocharged metabolism, improved bone health, and a slashed risk of a number of diseases. Despite all this, many women dodge the dumbbells and bypass the barbell.
Can a woman really be single and happy? It's ridiculous that we're even asking this question. (And we're asking it rhetorically; the answer is a resounding yes.) Because even in 2018, there's a tendency for people to assume that if you’re female and without a steady partner, you must be unhappy, weird, or halfway to being a future cat lady, particularly if you’ve already passed the big 3-0.
From pills to peptides, collagen is the supplement right now. Not only do people credit the protein with reducing the signs of aging and improving gut health, but fitness fanatics are now using it to boost muscle recovery and support their joints.