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Is Rose Hip Oil Just Another Anti-Aging Fad?

There’s a new ingredient popping up on many anti-aging product labels: rose hip oil. But this oil, extracted from the seeds of rose bushes, is nothing new: Rose hips have been cultivated for thousands of years to heal and improve skin, and for a number of other health applications. More recent research and testimonials suggest the oil provides several other potential skin benefits. Read on to discover if you should be adding rose hip oil to your medicine cabinet. What Exactly are Rose … [Read More...]

Win The New Apple Watch Series 2!

This promotion has now concluded. Please remember, you are eligible for great giveaways and exclusive promotions when you subscribe to Health Perch. We wanted to say THANK YOU for subscribing to the Health Perch Newsletter so we have automatically entered you in our giveaway to win one of two of Apple's newly released Series 2 watches! If you are a current subscriber to Health Perch, you are automatically entered into the draw. All new subscribers to the Health Perch Newsletter from … [Read More...]

Healthy Chia Seed Desserts with Five Ingredients or Less

If you’re not already on the chia seed bandwagon, it’s time to try these tiny but mighty seeds. You may know them as the seeds that sprout on those cute terracotta Ch-ch-ch-chia Pets, but they’re actually an ancient grain that’s been a staple food crop in Central and South America for thousands of years. More recently, they were dubbed superfoods because they’re rich in fiber, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. Plus, they contain large amounts … [Read More...]

Sit or Stand: Which Is Better in the Weight Room?

Open any popular fitness magazine and you’ll see tons of seated exercises for the back, biceps, and shoulders. But do seated resistance training exercises reign supreme? Or is it better to stand during weight training session? Here we break down the risks and rewards of both seated and standing exercises, which exercises are best suited for each position, and how to lift safely—whether you stand or sit. The Posture Analysis  Sitting allows us to feel more stable: Our center of gravity is … [Read More...]

Magic Wand: Curling Wand Tips for Perfect Hair Every Time

Curling irons have been around since the invention of electricity. But in the last few decades, the hair curling industry has expanded to include a slew of different options such as wands. If you’re not sure how to use a wand to achieve the curl you want, read on for buying and styling tips. Curling Irons vs. Curling Wands Classic curling irons include a clamp to create polished ringlets (a la Shirley Temple). The ends of hair sections are clamped and curled first with the barrel facing up, … [Read More...]