We've all been told to stand up straight or to buy the right ergonomic office chair, but just how important is maintaining good posture throughout the day? With expert guidance, we're uncovering some of the clear — and sometimes subtle — signs that your posture isn't ideal, as well as how ongoing poor posture can wreak havoc on our bodies in the short and long term. And of course, we're offering some simple and effective ways you can remedy the issue starting today.
While gyms are opening in some cities, going to indoor ones is still considered a "dangerous activity" in many states. Given the current situation and the fact that there are a flood of Instagram Live and online streaming options, many people are now opting to sweat at home (a trend that's great for wallet health, too!).
You already know that sunscreen is a summer (and well, really year-round) must. But what you might not be aware of is there are actually two types of sun protection: chemical and mineral (also known as physical). Mineral sunscreen, which uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin from the sun, tends to be a great option for people with sensitive skin.
When she's not outfitting stars like Jessica Alba and Kylie Jenner or working on special projects like the recently launched H&M x P.E. Nation collection, P.E. Nation designer and stylist Pip Edwards is hard at work creating some of the most fashionable performance activewear. She also happens to wholly embody the holistically healthy lifestyle her brand promotes.
If you're looking for healthy inspo, look no further than fitness guru Mari Llewellyn, founder of Bloom Nutrition and Mari Fitness. Perhaps best known for having dropped multiple dress sizes through diet and exercise, she's the force behind a massively popular Instagram page.
Finding the motivation to get a solid workout on is tricky enough. Add the variable of a global pandemic to the mix — and an inability to sweat it out at your favorite gym — and it makes perfect sense that your desire to get physical might dwindle. Fret not. Sometimes all it takes is a quick, five-minute burst of activity to re-ignite the proverbial fire. We asked eight fitness gurus to share their own five-minute exercise regimens, so choose one (or maybe a few) to do between commercial breaks, when you wake up, or even consider a challenging a friend on FaceTime or Insta!
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil was, without a doubt, the biggest skin care ingredient of 2019. And luckily for us all, the calming ingredient still reigns supreme in trendy beauty ingredients with many exciting new CBD launches.
It would be an understatement to say that being diagnosed with celiac disease earlier this year completely upended my life. I quickly had to cut gluten — and therefore some of my favorite foods — out of my life for good.
Although being quarantined inside our homes can make us feel pretty powerless, it's heartening to know that so many companies — including some of your favorite beauty brands — are really stepping up and lending a hand to those that need it. And that, in a smaller way, you can support those efforts by, well, shopping.
If there's just one skin care product you apply every single day, it ought to be sunscreen. The lotion-y stuff — recommended by every single dermatologist you'll ever meet — protects your delicate skin from the sun's powerful UVA and UVB rays. That translates into fewer painful sunburns and slows down the aging clock... but more importantly it protects you from developing skin cancer, which currently affects one in every five Americans. With expert insight, we're breaking down the sunscreen basics, so you can shield yourself!
Our daily routines are full of practices that keep us healthy, happy, and fit. What many people don't realize is that applying sunscreen — much like brushing your teeth, or drinking your morning coffee — is an important everyday habit, too.
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.