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The Curing Kansa Wand: What it Is and How it Works

Massages and facial exercises have gained traction as a viable way to improve skin and slow the aging process. Facial muscles, similar to muscles in the rest of the body, can be toned to improve skin and overall health. The Kansa wand, a small domed tool used to massage the face, has popped up in salons and homes across the globe. So what is it and how can it benefit you? What is the Kansa Wand? The domed tool is made of Kansa, a sacred bronze recognized in India as a healing metal. The smooth … [Read More...]

10 Hairstyles for Warmer Temps That Work for Your 30s, 40s, and Up

When the temperature rises, it’s tempting to throw your hair into a cheerleader ponytail or think about chopping it all off. Don’t sweat it: We’ve rounded up a bunch of easy hairstyles that keep your hair off your face and neck, and still keep you looking chic and pulled together. Voluminous Ponytail For a style that’s dinner- and heat-approved, tie your hair up between the nape of the neck and the tip of your ear. By sectioning the hair into two elastics, you’ll achieve more volume than tying … [Read More...]

Breathing Techniques That’ll Help You Get a Handle on Anxiety in Minutes

You have a built-in stress reliever, always free and always available: your breath. Fortunately most of the time you don’t need to think about breathing. With no conscious effort, your body keeps the oxygen, carbon dioxide, and pH levels of your blood in balance by varying your breathing rate. However, you have the power to consciously control your breath when you want to, and learning to do so can be an incredible tool for health and wellbeing. For thousands of years, people have learned to … [Read More...]

How to Tackle Hormonal Mood Swings

The word hormone comes from the Greek hormo, meaning to move forward. That’s appropriate because these powerful chemicals keep every part of the body working properly. Estrogen and progesterone, the primary female hormones, are essential for reproduction, growth, metabolism, and immune function. However, their constant fluctuation may also wreak havoc on the way many women feel. In an analysis of 41 published studies of women’s daily moods, more than half found a link between bad moods and … [Read More...]

When to Prioritize Resistance and Aerobic Training to Fit Your Goals

Similar to the old “chicken or egg first” adage, deciding whether cardio or strength training comes first can be a real puzzle. And like any other fitness question, the answer is likely, “It depends.” If you’re crunched for time and need to get in a quick workout, you can prioritize your mode of exercise based on your goals. Once your goals are in place, shifting activities and doling out time to each is easier. Read on to learn more about strength and cardio timing to help decide what’s … [Read More...]