Fitness

Sex is a fantastic stress reliever, considering orgasms cause the body to produce feel-good hormones like endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin. The best positions, naturally, are the ones that maximize your pleasure and allow you to have as many orgasms as possible. If you’re looking to bring your stress level down and your pleasure level up,
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Would clinical nutritionist Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNC, recommend the keto diet? “Absolutely,” he told POPSUGAR. But there is a catch. You can’t do it forever. A brief refresher, if you don’t already know: the keto diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet in which you switch your body’s primary energy source from carbohydrates
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If your waist is the first place pounds tend to creep up on, those are probably the pounds that are the hardest to lose. If you’ve been blessed with an apple-shaped body and you’re looking to slim your middle a bit, here’s what you need to do to lose your belly fat. Be Kind to
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Society tells us that we should only be comfortable wearing a swimsuit if we have the “perfect body.” As Summer approaches, we hear about how we should be working on our beach bodies and slimming down. Well, I’m over it. Last Summer I decided I was done wearing suits that covered 90 percent of my
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How you space out meals during the course of the day might not make a big difference in the calorie department, but it has huge implications on your workout performance. Not only can ineffectively fueling your body hinder your performance, but also, eating too much before exercise can interfere with your goals. When it comes
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There are a lot of good reasons to try the Whole30 Diet; it’s made up of fresh, whole foods, and free of things like sugar, junk food, and alcohol. It’s a great plan for anyone looking to clean up their diet, but given the strict guidelines, meal prep is a must, especially when it comes
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Sushi is delicious, but sometimes it doesn’t fit into your macros or healthy eating plan, due to all the white rice. Luckily, you can enjoy this tasty takeout option and save a couple hundred calories with one easy swap. Rachel Paul, PhD, RD (@collegenutritionist on Instagram), shows how to hack your sushi to cut back
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Although not all of us experience mind-blowing orgasms, sex is generally considered to be a pleasurable activity for both parties. It may surprise you that approximately 75 percent of women report experiencing pain during intercourse at some point in their lives. Like everything else, the pain level ranges from mild to severe and, for some
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Being cognizant of our mental health is imperative for all individuals. It’s vital that all members of one’s family receive the care and support they need so that the family unit is as strong as it can be. Different therapies can benefit a family and its mental health, and it can start in childhood. The
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Eighty to 90 percent of women have cellulite — it’s totally normal! It happens when fat cells push up against our skin and the fibrous tissue that connects our skin to our muscle pulls down, resulting in a naturally bumpy appearance. Some women are more prone to cellulite, thanks to genetics (even if they’re healthy!),
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I started taking birth control pills when I was a teenager and for the next decade of my life. I never questioned my choice for preventing pregnancy. Like most women my age, popping birth control pills became part of my daily routine, kind of like brushing my teeth. It wasn’t until I got married and
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It’s safe to say at this point that pretty much every dessert recipe under the sun has been made into a smoothie. You can make a Banana Bread Smoothie, a Chocolate Banana Cashew Smoothie, or even a better-for-you Strawberry Milkshake. While there’s nothing wrong with dessert, if you often experience symptoms of digestive distress (like
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Even though most experts agree that you can’t spot-reduce fat, it’s not unusual to want to target certain parts of the body during a workout. If you’re looking to shape up your arms, shed fat, and get stronger, we’ve picked out the most effective full-body exercises for you. Because it’s true — you can’t reduce
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When self-care comes to mind, many of us may associate the practice with baths, naps, and yoga. And while those are definitely a few ways to address your needs, self-care encompasses far more than that. In fact, according to the self-care wheel created by trauma prevention expert Olga Phoenix, self-care includes six parts that are
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You’ve probably heard of, or seen an Orangetheory fitness studio. The interval-based workout franchise, which is the brainchild of physiologist Ellen Latham, is exploding and now boasts over 700 locations nationwide, from New York to Alaska. While the name Orangetheory is cool in and of itself, there’s actually quite a bit behind it. Read on
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If you’ve ever tried to make changes to your diet, you know how much more difficult it is when your partner isn’t on board. To find out how dating affects dieting and vice versa, Elliptical Reviews surveyed 1,000 people about which diets led to the most relationship strain and how many followed in their SO’s
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With one more run completed, it’s time for a snack. Gina heads to Native Co., a women-owned smoothie and healthy snack cafe. “I love the Three Fruit smoothie at Native Co.,” says Gina, “and there’s also an avocado toast that I love to get post-run — because my body screams for carbs. I like to
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