The keto diet has been a proven tool to help people lose weight and even fight off inflammation. But there’s another chronic condition that the keto diet can successfully treat: diabetes. Specifically, type 2 diabetes. We spoke to Steve Phinney, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Virta Health, who explained which patients can benefit the
To say that our generation is dependent on coffee is a bit of an understatement (guilty!). And places like Starbucks, who are always coming up with intriguing new ideas like cold brew whipped cream and cold foam that we obviously want to try, keep our coffee addictions strong. And don’t even get us started on
When one of my friends, who is a fellow trainer, told me he has been taking cold showers every day for two years, I thought he had completely lost his mind. But he told me that cold showers have helped him recover faster from workouts and have more energy in the mornings. I’m always up
We know that two of the best ways to lose weight naturally are having a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you’ve been researching other natural weight-loss methods, drinking green tea has more than likely appeared in your search. In order to find out whether drinking green tea for weight loss is just another myth,
If you’ve tuned in to Wimbledon to catch the action but are feeling a little confused by what’s happening on the court, don’t fret. Tennis scoring can seem complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll feel like a seasoned fan. Here’s a primer on scoring as the tournament heads toward
You’ve probably heard about the keto diet; it’s a popular way of eating that has helped people torch fat and lose weight. The diet, which is high-fat, moderate-protein, and super low-carb, is pretty restrictive — you’re only supposed to eat 50 grams or fewer of carbs a day — but it has exploded in popularity.
As marijuana use continues to become legalized around the country (and most recently, Canada), it’s no wonder a rising number of adults are open to learning more about it. Gone are the days when one used to just ask their dealer for “whatever you’ve got.” Modern cannabis has grown to encompass hundreds of unique strains
When it comes to being fit, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is all about that life. On top of having a state-of-the-art gym, called the “Iron Paradise,” inside his homes, he also travels with a “smaller” version that contains over 50,000 pounds of weights whenever he’s shooting a movie (which seems like always). Looking through his
Unless you’ve been living under a rock with Spongebob’s pal Patrick Star for the past few months, you’re likely aware that Trader Joe’s now sells cauliflower gnocchi. As soon as the budget-friendly grocery store began offering the nuggets of gluten-free goodness, they’ve flown out of the freezer sections faster than you can say “wait, this
At most independent coffee shops, you come for a cup of coffee and a bit of light conversation. But at Chicago coffee bar Sip of Hope, you can expect a lot more than that. The world’s first coffee shop that gives 100 percent of its proceeds to mental health education and proactive suicide prevention, Sip
Halle Berry continues to impress us each Friday with her “Fitness Friday” posts, showing off her killer moves and toned physique. This week, she slowed things down a bit with a “stillness” routine she did with her trainer Peter Lee Thomas. Each move was marked by holding the position for 30 seconds to a minute.
It’s no surprise why the keto diet has grown in popularity over the last few years; it’s helped people lose weight and fight inflammation, and it may even be good for those with diabetes. But with the diet’s focus on eating high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb meals, some people are concerned with how it will affect
If you ever find sex to be a painful experience, it could be a sign of an underlying health condition. Frustratingly, it’s often dismissed as a mental health issue rather than an actual physical problem. Whatever your pain is stemming from, one thing is for sure — it’s best not to ignore it. Donna Begg
Celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue is known for her chiseled abs, so we’re game to try any exercise she recommends for a stronger core. In her Fitness Friday video on Instagram, the woman behind Body By Simone shared “three exercises targeted to build core strength:” oblique V-crunches, Pilates scissors, and double-leg stretches. The great
I’ve always been a huge fan of smoothies as part of my regular routine each week, and since I work out of the house, it’s very easy for me to make them during the middle of the day. Oftentimes I teach a Pilates or toning class midmorning and will follow my workout with a healthy
If you’re looking to torch belly fat and lose some inches around your waist, it may seem like a near-impossible feat. The belly is an area where many people want to lose weight, but it’s a tough area to lose from; after all, you can’t spot-target fat loss with endless crunches or five-minute planks. The
One of my favorite fitness influencers and trainers, Stefanie Williams, just showed us what all of our workouts are missing: a resistance band. You may have limited the use of one for booty-enhancing moves and weight-free exercises, but here’s why you should begin adding a band to your weightlifting sessions, also. “Adding a band to
When it comes to cardio and strength training, it’s not really a matter of one vs. the other. In order to shed pounds and achieve your desired physique, you really need to do a combination of the two. Individually, they may be effective, but implementing both into your fitness routine will really help accelerate results.
With changing priorities, schedules, and goals, sometimes the things your life once revolved around come to an end. This was exactly the case when assistant native editor Carrie Carrollo made a cross-country move. Her Story: “While my peers got carpooled off to volleyball or track and field practice after school, I spent (what seemed like)
What a time to be alive! Lagunitas Brewing Company announced a new product that will excite both cannabis enthusiasts and sparkling water-lovers: an IPA-inspired sparkling water infused with THC. Available July 30, Hi-Fi Hops will first roll out to dispensaries throughout California for adults 21 and over to enjoy. The childproof can will come in
You may know the Tone It Up girls, Katrina and Karena, as some of the happiest women on Instagram. Their sunny personalities and love for all things fitness and wellness have inspired many women to turn their lives around and get their health on track. Tone It Up has a brand-new eight-week fitness and lifestyle
Show your abs some love and take our crunch challenge! Perfect for those new to strength training, the plan is short and sweet — it takes just a few minutes each day for the next two weeks. At the end, you’re sure to notice stronger, more defined abs. Instead of doing basic crunches, this challenge
So you’ve packed up your beach bag for the day: sunscreen, a good book, sunglasses, and maybe a bottle of Rosé. But there’s one thing you may have forgotten about that could make a huge difference in your feminine health and overall hygiene. After spending a day at the beach, lake, or in a pool,
Image Source: Mike Fitch If you’ve been in the workout scene for a while, it can sometimes feel like you’ve done it all by now. It seems like every group fitness class you do these days is some variation of cycling, strength training, or HIIT. While these are all great ways to get a sweat