The Right Way to Detox
Soaking in a hot tub has long been a reliable method of relaxation and rejuvenation—but have you ever tried a sound bath? Just like slipping into a warm, inviting bubble bath, entering a sound bath can be a comforting and healing escape.
It’s said that life is too short to skip dessert, but for many health-conscious eaters, that saying doesn’t always ring true. It may help, however, if the desserts you’re indulging in feel just a touch healthier. The popularity of today’s food lifestyles, from the Paleo diet to veganism, have yielded creative renditions of traditional treats and sweets. Even if you’re not looking to totally change what you eat, it’s worth sampling some of these baking trends.
What began as a pre-Olympics national fitness campaign in China has found its way across the globe, and now outdoor fitness gyms are popping up in parks and playgrounds around the U.S. Also known as fitness stations, zones or parks, these well-equipped spaces are designed to give adults a fresh-air option for play and exercise.
Back pain can ache, shoot or stab. It can feel sharp and focused, or dull and radiating. It can be acute or chronic, and it can limit your mobility to the point of daily discomfort. This all-too-common complaint, however, doesn’t have to limit your quality of life. Follow our tips for prevention and our home remedies to get you, well, back to feeling like yourself.
Once considered the practice of a chanting counterculture, meditation is now as routine as brushing teeth for many people. Regular practitioners meditate for simple relaxation or for more complicated reasons, such as managing chronic pain, mitigating insomnia and treating depression.
It’s an awfully trendy topic—the so-called “gut as the second brain” idea behind books like 50 Shades of Kale and The Happiness Diet. The idea is that the trillions of teeny good bacteria living in our gut can not only improve digestion, boost immunity, help us lose weight and detox our skin—but can also, as explored in studies from institutions like Johns Hopkins Medical School, affect mood, emotional health and even the way we think.
Raw food is probably a part of your everyday choices: fresh berries, crisp crudité or handfuls of nutty seeds. But could you do it all day long? A-list celebs from Madonna to Scarlett Johansson are rumored to have tried raw diets for health and wellness. In an increasingly health-conscious culture, this diet is becoming less of a fad and more of a lifestyle.
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