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A Complete Guide To Jumping Rope: How To, Benefits & Tips For Beginners
If the last time you picked up a jump rope was on the playground, you're missing out on the serious full-body benefits of jump roping in your adult years. The sport requires very little space, you can do it just about anywhere (think home, outdoors, or in the gym), and you only need two minutes to get started. Here's exactly how to get started.
How Orangetheory Fitness Helped Propel Me Out of a Workout Slump
The metrics-focused, community-based studio gave me the motivation and confidence I was missing after a year's worth of lonely living room workouts.
As the social media director for Shape, I truly eat, sleep, and breathe fitness. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I was that girl hitting NYC's best boutique fitness studios 24/7 — for work and for fun. I was friends with all my trainers, regularly swapped happy hour for boxing classes, and lived in my leggings (well, that part is still true).
The Multi-tasking Benefits of Seaweed for Brighter, Bouncier Skin
If you want a true “beach glow,” there may be no better place to look than the ocean itself. Seaweed, the overarching name for all different species of marine algae, is having a major moment in the skincare world.
The 8 Best Guided Journals and Self-Care Planners for Daily Inspiration
Looking for the best guided journals to get started on your journaling journey? We scoured the internet and found everything from self-care planners and daily journals to self-help journals and creative journals.
6 Strategies to Balance Your Cortisol Levels for Sounder Sleep
If you’re one of the 70 million Americans that struggle with sleep issues, your hormones may be the last thing on your mind, but they should be. The connection between the hormone cortisol and sleep proves that it could be a powerful player in helping you get better zZzs.
The Results Are In: HUM’s Fan Club Is Clinically-Proven to Decrease Menopause Symptoms in 90% of Users
We put Fan Club, HUM’s first supplement for the management of menopause symptoms, to the test during a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Spoiler alert: The results are really strong.
I Tried Scraping My Tongue for Two Weeks And My Breath Has Never Been Fresher
Tongue scraping uses a tool to gently remove bacteria from your tongue for improved oral health. Find out what a dentist and dental hygienist had to say about the benefits of tongue scraping.
How HUM Is Preventing Plastic from Entering Our Oceans, One Bottle At A Time
When you open up your yogurt cup, unload a Sephora haul, or grab a water bottle on your way to a workout, chances are, you don’t think much about where the plastic packaging came from. In fact, you probably also don’t think much about the afterlife of your trash and recycling either.
I Tried A Scientist-Created Skin Microbiome Test And It Completely Changed My Skincare Routine
A healthy skin microbiome can help you achieve glowing, soft, and balanced skin. Skin Pharmacology expert Dr. Elsa Jungman explains how to achieve a balanced skin microbiome and how a skin microbiome test can help you build a custom microbiome-friendly skincare routine.
What Is Sea Moss? We Investigated TikTok’s Latest Wellness Craze
No less than seven people have mentioned sea moss or sea moss gel to me in the past couple of weeks, so I knew I had to look into it. The kicker? Each person said they heard it was good for different health concerns. This always gives me pause, but the ingredient is clearly having a moment: The #seamoss hashtag clocks in over 272 million views on TikTok.
We asked both a dermatologist and registered dietitian to share what the science says about sea moss.
Are Your Blood Sugar Levels the Key to Better Health? I Tracked Mine to Find Out
Are your blood sugar levels the key to better health? I used a continuous glucose monitor for a week to find out what my favorite meals were doing to my body.
We’ve Reached Peak Pilates—But is it Worth the Hype?
The sudden interest has been spurred on by influencers and instructors like Bailey Brown, Lottie Murphy, and Nicole McPherson—and the desire to take care of ourselves without being so hard on ourselves. “I think everyone is just wanting to be gentler on our bodies after all we’ve been through,” says Jenn Seracuse, a Pilates instructor and fitness pro who teaches classes through her online platform.
The Difference Between Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, and Weightlifting
What's the best type of weight training for you? Find out the differences between bodybuilding vs. powerlifting vs. weightlifting and the benefits of each.
One of the incredible things about resistance training is just how many styles exist. There are literally hundreds of ways just to pick up a weight. You've likely heard about the different styles of strength training, but what are the major differences between bodybuilding vs. powerlifting vs. weightlifting and how do you know what's right...
Women Are Leading The Burnout Epidemic
You’re feeling wiped out, apathetic, anxious, restless, antisocial, and unable to complete small tasks or like things that used to feel easy take more time than ever. Walking zombie, anyone?
If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Two-thirds of workers experience burnout, found a recent Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full time employees. In one study , those with high burnout, as measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory , reported more job strain, less social support at work, and higher lev...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Menopause (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Between 2014-2025, 1.1 billion women will have gone through menopause. To put that into perspective, the U.S. currently has around 169 million females. Suffice it to say (postmenopausal) women run the world. Yet, 60 percent of women say the physical and mental effects of declining hormone levels aren’t discussed enough, leaving them feeling unprepared for menopause.
That’s why it’s no surprise nearly 90 percent of women go to their doctor for advice on coping with menopause-related symptoms. ...