Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin

Eat Your Way To Beautiful Skin

When it comes to skincare, we tend to rely on products that we apply to our skin to improve its health and appearance. Some of us even have products that we swear by. But truth is, beautiful skin has a lot more to do with what we put into our bodies. Beauty starts from within! 

In the same way that cardiovascular exercise will only be so effective if it’s followed by a pizza binge, skin care products will be hampered in their effectiveness if you don’t supplement them by eating the right foods. Nutrition can enhance and maybe even replace some of your expensive products. It’s simply a case of eating and drinking the right things to help the right cells in your body. Read on to see what you should consume for beautiful skin!

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What To Do If You Feel Sore And Tight After A Workout

Soreness and tightness after workout

You don’t always need to feel tight and sore after a workout to know you’ve had a good session. When you’re consistently working out, it’s actually pretty rare for you to feel super sore and tight after. That being said, it can happen. For fitness newbies, it can happen a lot more frequently too. In fact, chances are, you’ll feel so sore that you can barely move your arms or legs sometimes — I’ve definitely felt BROKEN after a workout before… anyone else? 

Serious soreness after a work out, the kind where you can’t bend or straighten a body part properly, is called ‘DOMS’. This stands for ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’. Keep reading for tips to help you to loosen up and stop feeling so tight, as well as hopefully prevent DOMS for the future. 

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5 Tips For Outdoor Summer Running + AfterShokz Headphones Review

Outdoor Running

Ever since I ran my first 5k, I’ve been keeping up with running consistently. Who knew I could fall in love with an activity that I used to hate with a passion? Nowadays I try to get in at least 5 miles each week in between lifting and yoga.

I prefer running outdoors but I know a lot of people shy away from that in the summer (the heat is no joke and certainly feels like our bodies are working extra hard). Trust me, I’m one of those people who sweat profusely and turn beet red in the face when I run, so I know a thing or two about what that’s like. I’m going to share with you some tips that has helped me overcome my hesitation for outdoor summer running and tell you about AfterShokz, a wireless headphone that is now part of my must-have running gear. It’s perfect for people like me who enjoy blasting music during runs (hey, music is my motivation!). So continue reading and give these tips a try before you retreat to the treadmill!

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5 Foods That Ruin Your Metabolism & What To Eat Instead

Foods that ruin metabolism

Hi fitsters! I’m so sorry I’ve been gone for a little while. As always, work has been hectic and I recently moved to a new home which took up a lot of my time. I’ve been hitting the gym less frequently because of the crazy schedule which means it’s even more crucial that I’m watching what I eat to make sure my metabolism is functioning at its highest potential.

Many of us try to keep up with consistent exercise and eating “healthy-ish” but still feel like we’re not seeing the results we’re hoping for. I mean, we’re doing everything we’re suppose to do right?! Well, certain foods that might seem healthy are actually full of bad ingredients that slows down your metabolism while others that sound bad are actually not so bad (please stop thinking eating fat will make you fat). Read on to find out which foods you should avoid and alternatives to consume instead! 

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Why Healthy Living Makes You Happier

Why Healthy Living Makes You Happier

There are lots of distractions in life to make it difficult to know what we want, but many of us can agree happiness is a top priority. Growing up in modern society has taught us to think material things and money equate to success and happiness, but this is not the case. Obtaining happiness is a much more complicated process, and living healthy is a key part of making it a reality.

In today’s post, I want to talk about why taking care of yourself can make you a happier person. This makes sense, but many of us still struggle to incorporate healthy living as a key part of our search for happiness.

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How to Power Through the Afternoon Slump

Office Desk Afternoon Slump

Remember when you were a kid and you used to hate the mandatory nap times imposed upon you by your parents or kindergarten teacher? Well, I do, and it’s funny to think about how now as an adult, on just about any day of the week, an afternoon nap would be a true God sent if I could ever fit one in. It seems that every day around 3:00 p.m., almost like clockwork, my mind starts to wander, my ability to focus wanes, and all I can think about is how nice a strong cup of coffee or quick power nap would be.

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How To Avoid Injuries On Your Fitness Journey

How To Avoid Injuries On Your Fitness Journey

It’s called a “fitness journey” for a reason. Fitness is something you do for the long term, it’s part of your lifestyle. With that being said, it’s hard not to pick up an injury or two along the way. However, you can try to minimize the risk of hurting yourself by keeping a few things in mind. Read on for my tips!

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Two-Ingredient Fudge Popsicles To Die For [RECIPE]

Easy Fudge PopsiclesWho else loves to eat ice cream during the Winter?! I know I can’t be the only one. There’s been an influx of ice cream shops popping up all over NYC, from Thai ice cream rolls, to soft serve with cool flavors like ube and black sesame, you can probably try a new one every weekend. Being an ice cream addict can get expensive though, so why not make your own once in a while?

Try making these simple fudge popsicles for your next gathering. you’ll save on money, time, and calories! And if you love chocolate, you’re going to LOVE these!

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Make 2017 Your Happiest, Healthiest Year Yet

2017 healthy and happy

Are you glad that we’re finally putting 2016 behind us? I don’t know about you but it’s been a tough year for me, even though there were tons of great moments too, I’m ready to rock and roll in the new year. If stress has got the better of you in 2016, it’s time to say so long, and start afresh. Here are some ways you can combat stress and make 2017 your healthiest, happiest year yet.

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Why Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions Should Include Plenty Of Yoga

Wheel Pose at Turks and Caicos

I’m not big on making new year’s resolutions because I prefer to make short-term and long-term goals throughout the year, but I know many of you do enjoy having a list of things to start fresh. So if you’re planning for 2017, you should include practicing yoga to your list! If you’re already a yogi but only practice a few times a month like me, your resolution could be to increase how often you do it to better reap the health benefits. 

Not sure that yoga is right for you? Keep an open mind and don’t believe in the myths you hear. This versatile exercise is perfect for pretty much everyone, and will do wonders for your physical and mental health. Still not particularly convinced? Keep reading for some great reasons on why you should pick up yoga in 2017.

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