If you're in tune with what's up in the wellness world, you've no doubt noticed that CBD has taken the beauty world-and many a beauty editor's self-care shelf-by storm. Formerly dismissed as snake oil or stoner fodder, in recent years, clinical studies have shown that THC's non-psychoactive cousin can alleviate anxiety, soothe inflammation and pain, and manage insomnia.
Exhale Spa Objectively, I'm a fantastic candidate for Craniosacral Therapy (CST)-a light-touch bodywork treatment that works to reduce "restrictions" in the body that can contribute to the buildup of tension and chronic pain. Or if we want to get really technical, "palpate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium and sacrum"-aka your head, pelvis, and spine.
Lookbook Cookbook We've reached the point where ourВ Pavlovian response to the words "red wine," "chocolate" and "research" is a deep eye roll. Sleep and coffee, too.В What's the verdict this week? В we wonder when a new study pops up on our Facebook feeds. Is seven hours of shut-eye considered ideal, or is it seven hours and seven minutes?
There's this misinterpretation of workout culture-that it's a "fitspo"-only club meant to alienate and trigger anyone who doesn't align with traditional beauty standards. Though those impressions directly stem from the damaging and oppressive discourse surrounding women's bodies which, as a collective culture, we're only now beginning to speak out against.
Fact: Weekends are way too short. Just as soon as they start, they're on their way out. So can someone kindly point me in the direction of the national suggestion box so I can slip in a note about moving toward three-day weekends? They're proven to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions (less commuting and machinery output) and drastically improve our mental health and well-being.
Earlier this summer, as I sat on my cushion at the Mndfl meditation studio in Brooklyn, one thing became abundantly clear: I needed to interview Nico Tortorella. I was at a reading of the Younger star's poetry book, All of It Is You , and watched in awe as they fielded questions from the audience, treating the book like a tarot deck.
Shutterstock You've already decided you want to go on birth control (hooray for making grown-up life choices!). But now leaves the question: What kind of birth control should you choose? There are so many factors to consider: Do you want to use a barrier method (like a condom) or something longer-acting (like an IUD)?
I've known Jessica Skye for years, and she is one of the coolest people I know. She is a yoga teacher by day and a DJ by night, so she is adept at mixing those two very different worlds. And let's face it-people are multifaceted. Just because you love yoga doesn't mean you're vegan, or, because you're big on partying, you don't love to work out.
Pierre Suu/Getty I recently found myself at a crossroads: I had been feeling really good in body for a while-until I wasn't. I had toned up byВ making really small, easy-to-follow changes to my diet and exercise routines. But after a while, I stopped eating the healthy foods that made me feel good in favor of those that made me feel even better, but only for a moment.
ThitareeSarmkasat /В Getty Images If weight loss is on your radar then chances are that you're keen to discover the diets that are trending. The old and the new are in, with souping and anti-inflammatory foods making healthy eating easy, while more drastic food plans (the ketogenic diet, for one) are garnering buzz for their fat-fighting benefits.
Spending time at the beach is a true luxury-one that feels joyful, relaxing, and fun every time. That's why summer is such a beloved season. It allows for us to leave our worries on the sand and bathe ourselves in bliss. The thing is, that feeling isn't just in our heads. There's actual science behind the fact spending time by the beach is good for both your mental and physical health.
Bryan Rodney Carr for Mate Implementing a few small changes can go a long way toward helping your body do its daily job: detoxing. The truth of the matter is, we are constantly detoxing, so to say you're вЂњcleansingвЂќ is always true. The goal should be to support your body's natural processes with few additional tactics.
If you're anything like us, you hear the word detox and run for the hills. While we're all about healthy eating, a diet consisting of just juice is not in our vocabulary. But what if we told you that detoxing didn't mean giving up food? To figure out how to detox, we reached out to a variety of experts for effective (and easy) summer detox tips that don't require fasting.
Once considered a vice that was probably terrible for us, coffee is now thought to be-blessedly-a bit of a superfood. According to research, as long as you steer clear of the sugary lattes and mochas (sugar pretty much always cancels out any health benefits), regular coffee consumption is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer.
If one thing has become clear over the past 50 years or so, it's that inhaling smoke-whether purposefully or through a secondhand source-is bad for our lungs and overall health. Smoking (particularly cigarettes) has been linked to everything from asthma and gum disease to lung cancer. Unfortunately, smoking has been a tough habit to kick for many Americans (you can thank the addictive nature of nicotine for that), so when e-cigarettes first hit the market, they seemed like the answer to every smoker's prayers: Finally, a way to smoke that wouldn't totally derail our health!
These days, it seems like we've found a way to streamline just about everything (exhibit A: the art of Postmating a salad on your way home so it arrives the same time as you do). Thus, it was only a matter of time before workouts became more efficient too. Studios like Lagree Fitness in Los Angeles offer classes that are as short as 25 minutes, offering a total body workout in that time or hyper-focused workouts to tone your arms or butt.
Imaxtree.com It's probably safe to assume that most of us have never connected our baby blues (or greens or browns) with an increased risk of skin cancer or a heightened athletic ability. But believe it or not, there's actually substantial research that correlates eye color with a variety of health traits-and, in some cases, potential risks.
If you've turned to coconut oil as your cooking oil of choice at some point in the past week, you're definitely not alone. Used for centuries in various parts of Asia, this fragrant and flavorful oil has surged in popularity in the United States in recent years, and much of the reason people are so drawn to it is because they believe it's healthier than other oils.
We've all made our fair share of New Year's resolutions in the past. These well-intentioned promises to our future selves often start off well but tend to peter out come mid-February (when we realise can't commit to being a vegan, yoga-addict that runs five miles a day). But we still really like the idea of setting our intentions for the New Year and urging our brains into a new mindset that will see us through 2020 feeling a little more balanced.
Is there anything more blissful than the perfect nap? You know what we're talking about: It happens at the exact right time of day, is just long enough but not too long, and leaves you feeling energized, focused and ready to take on the remainder of the day. It makes sense that a high-quality nap can turn your day around.
It's common to turn to a drink or two to loosen up and relax when out with friends, networking, or after a rough day at work. But despite feeling relaxed in the moment, did you know that for some people, drinking alcohol can actually lead to anxiety-or shall we call it "hangxiety"-the next day?В вЂњPeople feel anxious after drinking because alcohol directly affects the brain's neurotransmitters in causing one to initially experience calmness and euphoria ,вЂќ says Mark Jaffe, a psychiatrist at The Beach House Treatment Center.