It’s almost that time again ladies … Time to shed off your bulky winter outerwear and to instead strut your stuff in an itsy bitsy, tiny weeny, non-polka dot bikini. OP has a new line coming out that will definitely put the sizzle in your sunshine. Read more
Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, according to a study from Duke Medicine. The study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, showed greater connectivity among certain brain regions in people who successfully quit smoking compared to those who tried and failed. Read more
Do you have dark circles under your eyes that even scare you when you look in the mirror early in the morning? These dark annoyances could be coming from your lack of sleep, or you rubbing your eyes to harshly, but what if that’s not the cause? Read more
Every article or book you read about exercise tells you about the countless benefits exercise has on your body. It’s almost cliche at this point. One thing you might not know however, is that lifting weights or going for a run can also help prevent and undo skin damage that causes aging. Yep – you read that right. Read more
Happy National Pilates Month. No really. This little gem of a workout is great for those of us who either don’t like to go to the gym or don’t have “time”. You can easily do these “classes” or exercises from the comfort of your own home. One great site that gives you a lot of options every month is Pilatesology. Read more
Do you start feeling like you are somewhere between awake and the land of nod some time in the afternoon after you’ve passed the lunch hour, but a few hours before your work or school day is over? You are not alone.
Larry Stevens eats a piece of high-cacao content chocolate every afternoon, which is in part because he has developed a taste for the unsweetened dark chocolate. It’s also because research shows that it lowers blood pressure and his new study reveals that it improves attention, which is especially important when hitting that midday slump. Read more
There’s nothing that leaves a lasting impression the way a powerful scent does. You’ll remember a person’s scent before you remember the face. Everyone wants to be remembered for all the right reasons and a captivating fragrance can do just that. Men and women equally appreciate the value of smelling irresistible. Each individual has their favorite notes they prefer whether it’s a musky or sweet scent that draws them. As much as we may have our favorites, it’s a great idea to switch up your fragrances at the start of a new season. Read more
Most people think working out and eating healthy are two different things. But they aren’t. You need one to support the other. Studies show that exercising can help diminish cravings for unhealthy foods and stop binge eating. This leads to faster weight loss, better fitness results, and an overall healthy life. Learn how to use this to your advantage with our tips in this article.
Munch on these creamy dark chocolate bark bits from Dietitian Debbie Dishes. It’s easy to make and yummy in your tummy! Feel free to substitute your preferred dried fruits or nuts if you don’t fancy the ones featured in this recipe. These treats are handy to have around, especially when you need a little pick me up and you are on-the-go.
Gold is in this spring and OPI knows it. They created a rich gold nail look for Clover Canyon’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 runway show. Lead nail artist Miss Pop transformed nails and toes using OPI with a Nice Finn-ish, a coppery gold hue that gave the look of jewelry against the collection’s bold prints and bright colors. Read more
The season has finally shifted to a warmer embrace. What better time to cleanse and rejuvenate your body with lighter foods, juices and smoothies?
What’s considered healthy and unhealthy seems to change on a regular basis, which is why it’s helpful to recognize further studies that confirm previous findings. Most recently, a study by Georgia State University microbiologist Benoit Chassaing has further confirmed the destructive properties of an inflammatory diet. Read more
Wraps are convenient and reduce the mess and the stress of eating a complete meal in the palm of your hand — especially if you are on the go. Some of us are looking for healthy options that reduce our calorie intake to maintain a fit lifestyle. No worries. You can have a satisfying meal in your hand for under 450 calories with the wrap ideas in this article.
It isn’t easy to cut back or stop using salt completely, but a lot of people are starting to do it. This is very common advice given by doctors for the 30% of Americans and the 40% of the global community suffering from high blood pressure. Even though it’s a common diagnosis, high blood pressure is a huge risk factor for heart issues down the line.
Are you guilty of the day-to-day clamp and pull to get your hair’s locks straight and shiny? Straight hair doesn’t have to hang lifeless from your head don’t you know. You can give it a little life with a slight, natural lift from the roots. This gives it more body and it doesn’t look like you stuck your head in a t-shirt printer. Read more