Health and Wellness

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Things to Know About Working Out On Your Period

Your period and all that comes along with it is enough to make you want to ditch the gym and stay in bed with a hot compress and a bag of salt-and-vinegar chips. But that bag of chips isn’t doing that belly bloat any favors—while a good sweat sesh can. Here’s what you need to […]

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Holistic PMS Treatments to Help You Get a Handle On Your Hormones

From acupuncture, CBD, and herbal elixirs to basic nutrition and exercise, these holistic PMS treatments will help you manage the source and symptoms of that monthly rollercoaster. Cramps, bloating, mood swings… it’s nearing that time of the month. We’ve nearly all been there: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) reportedly affects 90 percent of women during the luteal

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What Ob-Gyns Wish Women Knew About Their Fertility

Fertility 101 When it comes to fertility, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. There are also a lot of questions: Am I too stressed to have a baby? Do ovulation predictor kits work? How old is too old to conceive (looking to you, Janet Jackson). To clear the air, we touched base with top

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Your Brain On: Your Menstrual Cycle

Guys have it easy. Their bodies are pretty much perpetually locked and loaded when it comes to their reproductive capabilities. Women, on the other hand, have to endure a monthly ebb and flow of hormones in order to make conception possible. Apart from preparing your body for pregnancy, those hormonal fluctuations have some serious repercussions

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Should You Eat Based On Your Menstrual Cycle?

Over the past several years, there’s been a sharp rise in interest in nonconventional methods of dealing with health issues. More people are turning to acupuncture for back pain, and there’s an upswing in the popularity of functional medicine. Another trend gaining major traction? Biohacking-using nutrition to take control of human biology. This includes the

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5 Reasons Your Food Could Be Messing with Your Hormones

Find out why even your healthy meals may be wreaking havoc on your body—and what you can do about it. As with all things in wellness, balance is key-in your diet, exercise plan, and even your hormones. Hormones control everything from your fertility to your metabolism, mood, appetite, and even heart rate. Our healthy (and

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How Your Hormones Affect Your Metabolism

The connection between your hormones and metabolism influences everything from calorie burn to muscle building and even mood. Here’s your maintenance plan. Your hormones and your metabolism are deeply intertwined. “Metabolism isn’t just about how quickly you burn calories—it encompasses all the ways your body stores and uses energy from food,” says Rocio Salas-Whalen, M.D.,

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Why You’re Gaining Weight While Working Out and Eating Well

And why that’s totally normal. Here’s what you need to know about that number on the scale post-sweat sesh. You’ve been exercising on the reg and continually eating clean (you go, Glen Coco), only to step on the scale and find out that you’ve gained a few pounds. Your immediate thoughts: “why am I gaining

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Why Sleep Is the No. 1 Most Important Thing for a Better Body

Even with the very best diet and fitness routine, if sleep is off, you’re wrecked. Here’s why. Imagine two women you know: One is your model of fitness success (who clearly knows how to slim down correctly and has the body to show for it), and the other is what you fear. This friend has

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