Category Wellness

Wellness

The All-Encompassing Power of Female Friendship

Stocksy To say my female friendships have been important is the understatement of the century. Those relationships, whether consciously or not, have changed the course of my life and mental well-being. From heavy topics like heartache and issues with family to everyday matters of confidence and support-the women in your life are paramount in helping maintain your happiness (and sanity).
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12 Low-Carb Dinner Switches to Help Cut Down on Calories

We love carbs as much as the next person, but if you've been loading up on pasta, grains, and bread a bit too much recently, it can leave you feeling sluggish, bloated, and generally a bit blah. But it's not all bad news. One of the easiest, quickest, and cheapest ways of feeling lighter and brighter is to make some simple dinner switches.
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A New Study Says These Are the Best Vegetables for Preventing Cancer

Megan Hodges/Unsplash “Eat your greens.” We've known this adage all too well, from the time we were rebellious vegetable-hating kids to our current state as more vegetable-tolerant adults (hopefully). We know that in general, veggies are rich in vitamins and nutrients that help our bodies run optimally, but we also know that some are better than others (corn being the worst due to its high sugar and starch content).
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This Is How to Find Out If You're Sleep Deprived

Sleep deprivation is a thing, people. But we probably don't need to tell you that. How many times in the day do you tell your colleagues/partners/parents/pet cat how tired you are? We bet it's more than you even realize. According to a report from Research firm Rand Europe, sleep deprivation costs the UK economy ВЈ40 billion ($50 billion) a year, which is proof alone that we're not getting enough shut-eye.
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Mercury in Retrograde Isn't the Only Phenomenon to Watch Out for This Year

Wildfox From moon rituals to crystal healing, we've undoubtedly gone a bit woo-woo when it comes to our health and well-being, and a massive part of that is understanding exactly how the planetary calendars are affecting our balance here on Earth. I mean, let's face it: "Damn you, mercury in retrograde" has fast become our go-to scapegoat when things take a turn for the worst.
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How to Get a Toned Physique Like a Ballet Dancer

Perhaps it's our unfulfilled childhood dreams of dancing Swan Lake in the New York City Ballet, or perhaps it's just the fact that every ballerina we can think of has an amazingly toned body, but we're pretty much obsessed with stealing fitness tips from dancers. For a lower body worthy of a leotard, we defer to the expert, Studio Allongé founder and former ballerina Alison Trumbull.
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The Bizarre New Wellness Therapy That Claims to Beat Stress

Free People Sound healing is one of those trends I predicted as being big wellness news for 2019 and really wanted to try, but, as with everything, life gets in the way-until you're made to slow down. I visited a retreat earlier this month and was pleasantly surprised when one of the afternoon meditation sessions was sound healing.
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10 Tips for Finding a Fitness Plan That's Actually Doable

It's no secret that come January 1, many Americans name weight loss as their number one New Year's resolution. And, as it goes, just one week into the new year, people begin falling like flies when it comes to sticking to diet and exercise. In fact, according to aВ 2018 study, researchers found that the rate at which people stick to weight loss goals drastically drops 25% at the one-week mark, 33% by February, and 50% by June.
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14 Beauty Ingredients to Avoid During Pregnancy

Stocksy We're entering a world where ruling out toxic ingredients in our beauty regimens is becoming more mainstream. The education is right at our fingertips, and the sheer scope of natural and organic products is bursting at the seams. Admittedly, though, I myself pay close attention to the labels on my skincare products, but when it comes to makeup, I'm much less discerning-it's hard to give up a foundation and mascara you've been using for years when no natural alternative seems to quite match up.
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This Is the Reason You Want to Sleep All Weekend

Free People Do you find that you function throughout the week, but come Saturday you could happily sleep all day? Asking yourself Why am I so tired? If you're caught in this perpetual cycle, it can be pretty depressing; you shouldn't be knackering yourself out at work so much that you can't make the most of your downtime.
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5 Home Remedies for Allergies That Actually Work

UrbanOutfitters.com I made it through 24 allergy seasons on the pollen-heavy East Coast without so much as a sniffle. Can you blame me for thinking IВ had officially dodged that genetic bullet? I watched year after year as my older brother sneezed and suffered, choking back Claritin to appease his symptoms,В sympathising with his apparent misery but nonetheless thankful that I could spend spring outdoors and breathe easy.
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Surprise! These Beauty Vitamins Are Seriously Overrated

Pepe Leon In this day and age,В we're fully aware of the fact that beauty startsВ on the inside, both literally and figuratively. Literally speaking, what we putВ inВ our bodies has just as much of an effect on our hair, skin, and nails as what we slatherВ onВ our bodies. Case in point: the current craze over beauty supplements.
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6 Morning Rituals to Adopt This Year

Courtesy of Geri Hirsch Geri Hirsch, founder of Because I'm Addicted , is a proud California girl-born and raised in Los Angeles. After finishing business school and feeling unfulfilled at her first serious job, she started blogging in 2005 as a creative outlet and has been doing it ever since. Nowadays, she loves sharing fashion inspiration, recipes, and lifestyle tips that feel good and are full of balance (think red wine with a side of dry brushing).
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5 Quick Resistance-Band Arm Workouts You Can Do at Home

To help you reach your health and fitness goals, we tapped Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up for their advice. Here, they'll let you in on all their wellness secrets, with a few tips and tricks along the way. Meet the Expert Karena and Katrina are professional trainers and the co-founders of Tone It Up.
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The 5 Best Apps to Guarantee a Good Night's Sleep

Kulthavach Kultanan / EyeEm / Getty Images Next time you find yourself tossing and turning on a Sunday night, struggling to get to sleep, know that you're not alone. In fact, Mintel reports that half of all Brits say they typically have trouble drifting off. But how do you actually go about achieving those elusive seven hours of undisturbed rest?
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