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9 Common Habits That Do a Number on Your Skin

If you’re experiencing skin problems, your first instinct may be to shop the skincare aisle for problem-solving products. But the cause of your skin woes may be simpler than you think. Before spending on new products, check the common habits below to see if any of them could be the culprit. Washing Too Much Cleansing day and night is a no-brainer when it comes to skin care, but too much washing can strip skin of its natural oils and leave it irritated. The American Academy of Dermatology … [Read More...]

10 Healthy Ways to Use Matcha

 Got matcha? If you’re into healthy beverages, you may have tried this Japanese delicacy. Matcha tea has been the focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 800 years, and lately it’s showing up everywhere, from Starbucks’ menus to the ice-cream aisle.Matcha is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make all green and black teas. To create matcha, farmers grow tea plants in special shaded conditions, pick the finest young buds, and … [Read More...]

Are Apple Cider Vinegar Shots Worth the Hype?

Apple cider vinegar may be best known as a condiment, but it also has a rich history as a health supplement. Hippocrates, known as the founder of medicine, prescribed a drink made of apple cider vinegar for coughs. Common lore says Greek and Roman armies and Japanese samurais may have taken it to stay healthy.If you hang out in modern health circles, you may wonder if apple cider vinegar has magical powers. A new apple cider vinegar trend has gone viral. It’s often touted as a cure-all that … [Read More...]

Is Fruit Your Friend or Foe?

When you picture a healthy diet, what do you see? Lots of salads, maybe some smoothies, a little steamed broccoli? It’s easy to guess what you’re not envisioning, though, and that’s sugar. Cookies, cakes, and ice cream are sweetly seductive, but what about naturally sweet eats? Sugar occurs naturally in many foods, including fruit. In fact, because fruit is naturally higher in sugar than, say, vegetables, some popular eating plans (such as Atkins, Paleo, and Keto) strictly limit fruit intake, at … [Read More...]

Why You Should Consider Adding Weight to Your Core Routine

Core strength is often neglected in the gym: It has a long-term association with snore-worthy moves such as crunches and sit ups. However, strengthening the core is vital for everyday movement, from carrying groceries to hitting a round of baseballs. The core is the center of the body, creating a chain along which all joints connect. Weakness in the core often relates to aches, pains, and dysfunctions from the neck all the way down to the toes (and everything in between).When it comes to … [Read More...]