Fitness

You might be thinking, If I don’t need a prescription to buy it, it must be safe to casually take it. For the most part, taking ibuprofen to ease pain is totally harmless and effective. However, a drug’s a drug, and if you’re taking ibuprofen on the daily, you might start to notice some unfortunate
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I don’t really want to share half-naked selfies of myself with the world, but I feel compelled to. Because after years and years of working out four to six days a week, running and training for half-marathons, sweating it out in yoga classes, and eating healthy, I have finally caught a glimpse of the kind
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While we may have long ago learned that touching ourselves feels good while fantasizing or watching an erotic movie, the truth is that there are a lot of benefits of masturbation outside of purely physical pleasure. There are also many health benefits to masturbating. “Orgasms release feel good hormones like endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin, which
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If you are waking up after a solid eight-hour sleep feeling groggy and tired, you’re not alone. Firstly, what gives, body?! But secondly (and more importantly), there could be other things at play here that are making your mornings the worst. Master sleep coach Elina Winnel admits there are many different factors that contribute to
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Smoothies are an easy way to pack tons of vitamins and nutrients into your day, but if your concoction falls short on protein, you’ll likely be hungry soon after sipping. In order to make a smoothie that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours, protein is a must! Nutritionists Stephanie Clarke, RD, and
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A healthy eating journey relies a lot on preparation. Whether that means having smoothie packs ready to blend for breakfast or preportioning your snacks out for the week, meal prep doesn’t just save you time, it also circumvents the urges you can get to either skip a meal or grab something not so healthy. If
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The whole wheat vs. white flour discussion has been going on for a while, and the most health-conscious among us are now in the habit of avoiding white bread products like the plague. Epidemiologist Mark Pereira, PhD, confirms that whole-wheat flour has its benefits, explaining that “[whole wheat] is bulkier in the gut, more satiating,
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When it comes to taking care of your mental health and being happy, every little bit counts. If you’re looking for ways to get happy, eating the right foods should be on your self-care list, along with a relaxing long walk or a nice, long bubble bath. Sometimes improving your mood means a giant slice
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Celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue is known across the world for whipping people into shape and sharing effective workout moves for everyone to incorporate into their routines. She’s back again with a plank variation that will probably leave your abs sorer than ever when you wake up tomorrow. “This exercise is challenging, especially when
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The author partaking in one of her favorite Sunday afternoon activities, drinking at Mission Dolores Park. I f*cking love alcohol, but when I gave it up for a month, a lot of things changed. I guess you could call it a late New Year’s resolution, but really it was just a decision I made after
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Tabata interval workouts are all the rage these days, and for good reason. This high-intensity training is fun, blasts calories, and moves so quickly that it’s hard to get bored. For Tabata, you perform an exercise at maximal intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. You repeat this on-off pattern a total
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I’m famished! I’m starving! I’m going to pass out I’m so hungry! Ignoring hunger and getting to the point where you’re so ravenous you could eat the entire refrigerator is not good on many levels. Aside from the headaches, dizziness, and stomach pangs that go along with waiting too long to eat, it also makes
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When anxiety wraps its ugly fingers around my wrists and tries to pull me down with it, I’ve found ways to tug right back. Reading has helped me find a quiet space in my mind to escape the grasp of anxious thoughts, and no one was more shocked than I to discover that even cleaning
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If you feel too tired to have sex late at night, you might want to make some shifts in your schedule to make room. It turns out that having sex before heading off to bed can actually improve your circadian rhythms and make for a sounder sleep overall. Seems like those few extra minutes may
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Flu season is in full, miserable swing, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning that this year’s strain is especially dangerous. Due to the nature of this year’s strain, the flu shot is less effective than usual — but the vaccine is still beneficial because it can potentially make
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b Baby, it’s cold outside! So, if you’ve managed to resist the temptation of cozy blankets, sweats, and a steaming mug of hot chocolate in favor of sticking to your regular running routine, kudos to you. Not only are you well on your way to increasing strength, muscle tone, and cardiovascular health, but you’re proving
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Rebecca Grafton told POPSUGAR that after college, “My weight ballooned up higher than it had ever been before.” After graduating and living on her own, cooking all her own meals, and drinking more alcohol than she had before, Rebecca said, “It got to the point where my body was changing so much — my face
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The Paleo diet, also know as the caveman diet, takes its followers back to a simpler time — a time when humans only ate foods that the Earth gave to them naturally. So, while some may consider this just another modern-day dieting trend, this way of eating has actually been around longer than we have.
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If getting better at running is one of your goals but you’re still new to the game, incorporating more walk-run workouts into your routine will help you build up the endurance and strength needed to run a whole mile without stopping. Luckily, Michael Olzinski, Purplepatch endurance coach and Equinox run coach, has created an exclusive
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Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Rima Brindamour Do your friends consistently ask about your yoga-plus-a-healthy-eating-plan secret to weight-loss success, but since you’re so Zen now your only tangible answer is, “Trust the universe”? Since the only moment we have is now, take a pause (hint: that’s one way yoga helps with fat burning) to understand
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