Staying committed to your wellness resolution goals can be a struggle. However, keeping yourself at the gym doesn't have to unbearably painful — especially if you listen to the experts. And these pros suggest that packing the right essentials in your gym bag is key to keeping you focused and on track all winter long.
We're not knocking unisex gyms — so many great ones are out there — but sometimes, a lady just wants to sweat it out with her fellow ladies. Female-only workout spaces breed a certain level of comfort and inspiration that others don't. For starters, you don't have to worry about being hit on or watched and you can go hard without a care in the world. Also, such spaces tend to cater more to feminine needs (i.e. bathrooms are stocked with feminine hygiene products, girly deodorants, hair ties, etc). Best of all, though? You're surrounded by like-minded women who encourage, inspire, and commend you — and that's motivating AF.
First, we were all about almond milk. Then we were co-co-crazy for coconut milk. Now, the contest for the best plant-based milk seems to be dominated by a darkhorse contender — oat milk. The non-dairy drink has already been named a top trend for 2019.
We're not going to diss roses and we definitely wouldn't be opposed to a ring (hint, hint)... but the thing that often brings us the most joy on Valentine's Day is chocolate. Chocolate in all forms: A heart-shaped box is a classic treat, of course, though we also find ourselves gravitating towards mouthwatering chocolate desserts. Rich, gooey chocolate is the sweet stuff dreams are made of... and it's even better when it has some nutritious attributes.
Scrolling through Instagram wellness accounts can be a great motivator to yank oneself out of the winter body slump — until you make your way to the kitchen, that is. Even seemingly simple recipes don't usually come out Instagram perfect... which is why we called in the experts and asked them to share with us what they consider to be their easiest, fastest and most nutrient-dense snack recipes. Some are fancy and some couldn't be simpler, but they're all quick to put together — and many of them can even be prepared in big batches so as to be enjoyed throughout the week/month. Keep on reading for some seriously delicious healthy snack recipes.