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Here’s What Your Nails Are Telling You About Your Health

Having strong and healthy fingernails is more important than a good looking manicure. In fact, what your nails look and feel like has more health significance than you may realize. Nails can actually tell you a lot about what’s going in your body, including if you have any deficiencies, thyroid issues, or more severe illnesses […]

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An Approachable Guide to the 16:8 Method

With all the different diet techniques available, it’s sometimes difficult to know what actually works. You may hear “low carb” or “Whole30” on the daily, but those diets restrict certain types of foods—and nobody likes to say no to foods they enjoy. Enter intermittent fasting (IF). This protocol, which is less of a diet and […]

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How Yoga Can Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

Maybe you want to lose a little weight. Namaste to that. While many professional trainers point people to specific diets or intense workouts, they may pass by yoga. That’s too bad: The practice that can play in integral role in shedding unwanted pounds. Even the routine that ends with everyone’s favorite relaxation pose, savasana, can […]

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The Science-Backed Reasons Red Wine Makes us Superhuman

We won’t go so far to suggest knocking back beer and nachos is a great health habit—but we can show you some science behind the health benefits of drinking wine—in moderation, of course. In 2014, Americans consumed 893 million gallons of wine; that’s about 2.8 gallons per person. (One bottle of wine is one-fifth of […]

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What to Do and Not to Do Before You Workout

Whether at the gym, on the pavement, or in the yoga studio, there are a few general rules that help ensure the best workout possible. Everyone has different pre-workout routines, but nutrition, sleep, stretching, mental attitude, and other factors all affect how you’ll feel during your sweat session. Here, we break down the best habits […]

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Smart or Sabotage?

The Deal with Cheat Days A quick peek at a health nut’s food journal may reveal pizza, ice cream, or mac ‘n’ cheese. These not-so-healthy items may come as a surprise, but “cheat” meals have become a hot topic in the health world, for both popularity and scrutiny. A cheat day is a designated time (a full […]

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Medicine Cabinet 101

How to Store Pharmaceuticals Cholesterol-lowering pills and allergy eye drops may reside on the bed stand. The medicine cabinet probably holds a cluster of medications (antacids, asthma inhalers, antibiotics) and a few stray ibuprofen may even float around the bottom of your handbag. More than one third of American adults regularly use over-the-counter medications and […]