Sheryl Buchholtz-Rosenfield is a board-certified registered nurse in geriatrics and has worked in the post-acute care industry for over 30 years. She even served as a first responder volunteer in triage for September 11th. In other words? She's pretty uniquely qualified to answer all of our COVID-19 questions.
If your health is one of your priorities at the moment, don't skip out on those multivitamins! Of course, it's important to have a balanced diet, regular exercise, and complete sleep to keep your mind and body healthy throughout the year — but multivitamins are a great way to, well, supplement all that hard work.
Heading into a nail salon can sometimes be a bit of a gamble. Not just in the sense that the technicians may or may not be able to deliver a high-quality manicure or pull off the design you're going for, but in terms of offering a hygienic setting. Let's face it: nail salons can be germ warzones. There are bare feet everywhere, tools that have the potential to draw blood (even if only by accident), and ample opportunity for double dipping (quite literally). To ensure you're in a clean and reputable nail salon, follow this advice.
The positive physiological effects of acupuncture aren't limited to (adult) humans. You might be surprised to read that the treatment can actually benefit your toddler and even your dog. In fact, many of the same things that might bring you turn to Chinese medicine to fix — stress, pain, fear — might be alleviated in your little loved ones as well. Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of acupuncture for pets and babies.
Whether you're new to the fitness game or you've been pumping iron for years now, chances are you could use a little workout inspo from time to time. Sure, you could hire a personal trainer, but who has the cash lying around for that? Truly, we'd rather spend that cash on new activewear (okay, or food, fine)... which is why we're turning to Instagram.
A fresh year often results in self-reflection and renewed inspiration to treat our body, spirit, and mind with utmost care. Whether your goal is it build endurance at the gym, thoughtfully re-organize and prioritize, or simply to treat yourself with more kindness, these wellness-focused finds will help you do exactly that.
We hate to break it to you, but your daily green juices and protein smoothies might not be cutting it. Neither are your few-and-far-between yoga classes and self-care nights. Because when it comes to health, consistency is key — and daily vitamins are the best way to make sure your body gets exactly what it needs, no excuses.
We've heard about the harmful effect blue light has on our eyes, as the American Academy of Ophthalmology has warned about its detrimental effects on ocular health, including cataracts, growths, and even cancer.
All fitness rules and diet restrictions tend to go out the window during holiday season. There just are so many potlucks to attend... plus, you're less likely to hit the gym because a) it's cold outside and b) you're traveling and visiting family and shopping for gifts and are generally all-around crazed.
No matter how hard you try, you can't avoid the fact the holidays are madness. You can, however, make sure that your body and mind are ready to take on whatever the "most wonderful time of the year" brings. Even with all the festive cheer, the holidays bring stress, chaos, and some potentially awkward family dinner conversations (you know it's true). Gear up for all that the season brings with these stress-relieving and mindfulness-inducing finds, ranging from bath time staples, to candles that'll give your home a zen feel.
Being sick is miserable. Seriously, cold and flu season is the worst: Fevers and chills, congestion, sore throats and coughs are never fun. But before you go running to the doctor for antibiotics, remember that the common cold is a virus... which means antibiotics won't work and you basically just have to wait it out. So, in addition to LOTS of rest and fluids, here are some home remedies you can use to relieve symptoms and feel better faster.
Working remotely has its pros and cons: Sure, you have more control over your schedule, you don't have to sit in rush hour traffic, and you get to enjoy the comforts of your home all day long... but on the flip side, you might find yourself more prone to procrastinating, and there might be more things lost in communication with your colleagues. Plus, not having a distinct separation between your home and workplace can also lead to burnout — which can in turn seriously affect your productivity and creativity.
Lizzo said it best: "I thought I needed to run and find somebody to love but all I needed was some coconut oil." This line comes from the aptly-named "Coconut Oil," which was on her debut solo EP. If Lizzo and her fabulous self spent time to title and write a song about this oil, then you know it's important. (Now, if you haven't heard this song, stop everything and listen because it is pure facts! The song is one of Lizzo's early classics and still rings true today.)
Whether you're stuck in a fitness rut (not the treadmill again!), are lacking motivation to get physical, or simply want to add a little pizzazz to your current exercise regimen, you're in luck. The fitness industry is absolutely ablaze, you guys — which means there's no shortage of fun new classes to try.
My parents — while lovely — weren't exactly savvy when it came to braces for me as a child. They insisted on letting me make my own choices, so when they asked me if I wanted to wear metal on my teeth for the next three years, my ten-year-old self declined. Fast forward to my 28th birthday and I decided it was finally time to straighten my teeth — especially since I'd spent the vast majority of my adulthood hiding my pearly-whites in pictures. I wanted to smile proudly... and I knew I needed help.
Gut talk might not be particularly sexy, but it's certainly on the tip of seemingly every wellness expert's tongue. And there are some very good reasons for this. We now know the gut to be our "second brain" — meaning, keeping it healthy is important for more than just digestion. In fact, it works to keep everything from immunity to inflammation to brain health in check. And major key to a healthy gut? Probiotics, aka gut-friendly bacteria.