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Fatigue or a dip in your energy levels can stem from a myriad of factors, the most crucial among them being an electrolyte imbalance. This imbalance is caused by a lack or loss of body fluids, triggered commonly by excessive sweating, health conditions like diarrhoea and a diet low in...
 "8 glasses of water per day" advice, but what about when part of that day is spent exercising … in the heat … under the blazing summer sun? Well, first of all, it's worth realizing that the common hydration recommendation of 8 glasses of water per day (8 ounces each) – totaling...
Chelsea-based pilates instructor Ilaria Cavagna founded the High Heel Rescue workout to help her private clients — including “Get Out” star Allison Williams — fight the consequences of wearing stilettos for long periods of time, which she says can include bunions, lower-back pain and even neck pain. Now, she’s teaching a new “Feetness”...
Devoted yogis will tell you that yoga is not only the path to enlightenment but also happiness. Numerous studies support this claim, pointing to yoga as a general practice for quelling stress, easing anxiety and elevating mood. Although there's no scientific analysis of whether particular yoga poses make us happy,...
Everyone experiences intermittent stress in life. Professional and personal demands, illnesses and trauma can wreak havoc on your mental health. Sometimes that stress can trigger your body to react in ways that can be frustrating and embarrassing. These include issues like brittle nails, acne breakouts and hair loss. What gives? The type of hair...
Yes, dark chocolate has compounds that offer health benefits and can be enjoyed without guilt, even on a daily basis. But the portion size matters, since too many bites can contribute extra fat, sugar and calories and negate its health benefits. Dark chocolate is rich in cocoa solids, which contain...
Exercise is key to most weight loss plans because it helps you burn more calories, and more calories burned equals more pounds lost. But what if you hate exercise? Is it required to lose weight? It certainly helps you stay healthier (by revving your heart rate and building your...
If you’re on a perpetual journey to healthy, glowing skin, skip the trip to Sephora, head to the seafood counter and get yourself some fresh salmon. Salmon is jam-packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been said to prevent certain cancers and even alleviate menstrual pain. If those health benefits aren’t enough to...
Caffeine lovers rejoice! By now, you've probably seen a lot of studies about coffee — so many that it can be hard to know what's true about the caffeinated beverage and your health. But a new study published in JAMA is certainly worth paying attention to, given its sheer sample size. Researchers pulled data on...
Learning to play a musical instrument is up there with learning French: sure, it’d be nice, but it generally stays on your “should do” list under a pile of life admin and missed gym sessions. But much like what barre classes did for the repressed ballerinas among us, drop-in music...

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