Almost everyone can work out safely in cold weather. In fact, scientists have suggested no temperature is too low to exercise outdoors as long as you suit up to minimize cold-weather risks.American College of Sports Medicine position stand: prevention of cold injuries during exercise. Castellani JW, Young AJ, Ducharme MB.
“Look at that ass in yoga pants!” This brilliant remark is brought to me by one of the five young men who have chosen to harass me during my afternoon run. It is an ordinary run-four or five miles along the streets of my neighborhood. It is ordinary, too, that I am being harassed. You might like The Most Refreshing Video About Body Image We've Seen in a Long Time I run by the local college, where the men call out to me, yelling in vivid detail what they want to do to me, what they think of my body, what they want me to do to them.
Share on Pinterest “Sorry, but you're wrong. That isn't the right way to make crème brûlée.” A woman I know (let's call her Kelly) threw out this comment at a dinner I recently attended. She went on to explain the correct way to make the dessert to a bunch of people who all looked taken aback. Maybe she was right-she could have been Julia Child's protégé, for all anyone knew.
Share on Pinterest We get it: You don't always want to do crunches or planks or even use gym equipment to work your abs. Luckily, you don't have to. If you've never thought about working your core while standing, you should. It may even be more effective because your core muscles aren't just the ones you see in the mirror.
Share on Pinterest Matador Pocket Blanket As the temperature creeps high enough that we only need a light jacket outside, we finally emerge from hibernation ready to explore the great outdoors. We're game to be one with nature (meditating in the park, practicing yoga on the beach, or just reading a good book on the nearest patch of grass), so long as we don't have bugs crawling all over us, and we leave without sand or mud on our backside.
Google just released Goals, a nifty new part of its calendar app, and it's a procrastinator's worst nightmare. Say you want to have more “me time” or run every day. Put your goal into the app, and Goals will automatically schedule it for when you have free time on your calendar. If you decide you'd rather go to happy hour, you can always postpone.
Farm-to-table food is one of the hottest restaurant trends right now. We're sold stories of animals raised on picturesque farms that are just up the road (OK, more like an hour or two away if you live in a city or suburb), making us feel so much better about the food we're eating. And we're willing to shell out big time for it.
Nutrition labels can be confusing (we even put together a guide to make things easier). That's why health policy advocates in the U.K. suggest adding icons that show how long a person needs to run, walk, bike, or swim to burn off the calories. (A chocolate bar, for example, would take 22 minutes to run off and 42 minutes to walk off.
Over the years, the Paleolithic Diet (a.k.a. the Paleo Diet, Stone Age Diet, the Primal Blueprint, Caveman-aliases go on) has gotten a slightly inaccurate reputation for being uber restrictive, cutting every carb out there, and focusing on mountains of meat. But there's more to eating like a caveman than turning into a hardcore carnivore.
Share on Pinterest This listing (which has since been removed) for a pair of plus-size shorts from Wish has the Internet up in arms. As commenters have pointed out, the photo of a thin model wearing one leg of the shorts as a skirt is not only offensive, it's also not helpful to people who actually want to buy them.
If you've ever seen a Pilates reformer, then you know why they can be intimidating. With straps, springs, and lots of moving parts, those things look like medieval torture devices. And while the machines definitely benefit your Pilates practice by offering resistance and support, it's way easier (and just as effective) to do certain moves on a mat.
We're all friends here, so let's not be shy when it comes to one of the most basic of human functions: pooping. Go ahead, get your laughs out now. But trust us, when your bowels aren't behaving, it's reeaaally not funny. You might like The 5 Underwear Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask (But We're Not!
In our early 20s, many of us are introduced to the post-grad world, which is apparently full of possibilities. The sky's the limit! Anything we can put our mind to we can accomplish! Live your dreams! Or so we've been told. Bombarded by messages of endless opportunity, it's not insane to expect things to just sort of work out as they're supposed to-just like they did while you plodded through high school and (if you're lucky) college, from class to class and grade to grade.
Most of us spend our 20s figuring sh*t out: our careers, our relationships, ourselves. And we're going to make plenty of mistakes along the way. You might like Why You Won't Regret Taking a Big Risk (So Stop Waiting!) That's more than OK-no one's perfect. Plus, mistakes build character. As someone recently told me, “Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn.
Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It's your lucky day. While you may already know spot toning doesn't really work, you can turn to certain moves that target your inner and outer thighs for some extra TLC. You might like 6 Warm-Up Moves You Can Do Before Any Workout These creative moves, designed and modeled by DanceBody creator Katia Pryce, work your thighs in ways you didn't know were possible.
Imagine a coworker asks to borrow your toothbrush since she left hers at home. You'd be disgusted! So why are earbuds any different? Studies have found that people who frequently use earbuds have substantially more bacteria in their ears than those who rarely use them. That makes total sense when you think about all the germs earbuds pick up as they go from your pocket to your ear to your bag and back to your ear.
We all know someone who likes to keep things Danny Tanner-level clean or perfectly color-coded-maybe it's your own M.O. If so, you've probably acknowledged your quirks by saying “I'm so OCD.” Maybe you've even wondered if your habits do qualify as symptoms of an actual disorder. You might like OMG I Can't Even-How Much Anxiety Is Normal and How Can Millennials Cope?
We love finding new ways to work your core. The powerhouse muscle group provides stability and strength for everything from lifting heavier weights to dance cardio, so giving it some extra TLC is never a bad idea. Plus, who doesn't like working out on a big, bouncy ball? Not only is it's fun, it's good for your abs, too.
I hear the familiar hesitation in your voice when we speak. The sharp intake of breath and the disappointing sigh of an unposed question, like the hiss of an emptying balloon. With coaxing and reassuring, you come out with a familiar question. But what about your health? Am I not even supposed to care?
What's it like walking through a mall while experiencing sensory overload? The crinkle of a balloon or the tapping of a shoe is enough to set you off, as this video from The National Autistic Society in the U.K. shows. Sensory-related issues are central to autism, and while we can never fully understand what it's like to live every day with autism, this video is a great way to start learning, especially considering April is National Autism Awareness month.
With thick, wavy hair and glowing skin, Jill* looks even younger than her 25 years. But two pesky lines, furrowed deep into her forehead thanks to a brow-raising habit, had bothered her since college. “I eventually became obsessed with the concept of getting Botox to stop raising my eyebrows,” she recalls.