Tag: health

4 Low Calorie Drinks for Cinco de Mayo

4 Low Calorie Tequila Drinks---stay skinny this cinco de mayo!

Mexican cuisine is wrongfully typecast as cheesy, greasy and fatty. Margaritas are labeled as high-calorie and high-sugar drinks. So, when Cinco de Mayo rolls around, the holiday becomes an excuse to gobble deep fried taquitos, greasy quesadillas and sweet frozen drinks. However, Cinco de Mayo does not have to be a bloat causing, fattening food …

The Power of Skincare

While skincare/makeup may sometimes be associated with sexist or "man-pleasing" ideologies, it stands the test of time, evolving into profitable self care industry. In contrast to criticism from some feminists, today, the beauty industry empowers women-- in science, business, marketing etc. Powerful rulers in history, such as Cleopatra, found solace and respite in their skincare routines which included crushed rose petals, essential oils and honey.

“I’ve been inspired by so many people in my life but most of my drive comes from within, it’s just a burning desire to build mission driven, sustainable companies.” ~Karen Behnke While skincare/makeup may sometimes be associated with sexist or “man-pleasing” ideologies, it stands the test of time, evolving into profitable self care industry. In …

Melanoma: Another Reason For Me To Stop Drinking White Wine

new studies show an even more dangerous association with white wine which affects both women and men. Drinking white wine can increase the chances of getting the dangerous skin cancer, melanoma.

White wine is a thick slice of your favorite birthday cake waiting for you in the fridge, a chilled, sweet taste of stress relief. After a long day, sometimes a handful of dark chocolate M&Ms or a good workout doesn’t quite cut it for me. White wine is a very specific vice because other types …

6 Elite Skin Care Products You Can Find In Your Kitchen

Meandering around the skin care aisles of any store that sells beauty products, whether CVS or Nordstrom, one thing is certain: the best skin care products claim to be the most nourishing or the most natural. There are also the skin care companies that boast about the science and chemicals behind their products, but even these don't forget to highlight their natural ingredients. Inspecting eighty dollar jars of face cream, I notice phrases like "made with real aloe" or "rich with antioxidants like vitamin C."

Meandering around the skin care aisles of any store that sells beauty products, whether CVS or Nordstrom, one thing is certain: the best skin care products claim to be the most nourishing or the most natural. There are also the skin care companies that boast about the science and chemicals behind their products, but even …

Your Yoga Cheat Sheet

Yoga forces you to slow down and contemplate your own life. In times of worry or anxiety, twenty minutes of yoga will lower your stress levels, boost your immune system, improve your posture, empower your self-confidence and so much more

“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.” ― Amit Ray. Guru, Ray, paints a precise picture of yoga with his metaphor. Through this quote, one can begin to understand the difference between yoga and basic exercise. Both poetry and prose are forms of writing, just as yoga and aerobics are forms …

10 Signs You Live in a Zika Zone

Zika, like a strong stubborn vine, has wrapped itself around my life. I've had to modify daily routines. My running mileage has been replaced by indoor workout videos. Zika is a resident the neighborhood can't wait to get rid of.

Zika, like a strong stubborn vine, has wrapped itself around my life. I’ve had to modify daily routines. My running mileage has been replaced by indoor workout videos. Zika is a resident the neighborhood can’t wait to get rid of. You Know You Live in a Zika Zone When: 1. You don’t remember what wearing …

College Football Player Opens Up About His Eating Disorder

It's hard to imagine that a successful athlete with a bright future struggles with an eating disorder, depression and anxiety, but the pressure college athletes face is enormous. Also, because of his unique look and signature size, he deals with additional stressors. People look at his body; they talk about it. His body is on the radar.

When you think of an eating disorder, you might imagine a frail sickly teenage female struggling with anorexia or a woman secretly binging on donuts in her car on the way home. However, these are stereotypes that limit our understanding and encourage us to only notice the most obvious cases. A talented college football player …

8 Easy & Fun Weight Loss Hacks

Obsessing over weight loss can backfire, either physically, with the inevitable binge eating or mentally, by adding to stressful thinking. It shouldn't consume your mind. Perhaps it's time we modify our social views on fitness in order to appeal to more people (I mean, we're not all Olympic athletes that may benefit from extreme fitness thinking). Counter to common "fitspo" (aka fitness inspiration imagery) phrases, losing weight does not have to be painful in order to be effective.

Sweating, suffering, calculating, punishing are all anxiety ridden words we associate with the process of “losing weight.” Phrases like “the pain is worth the gain” or “you don’t get the a$$ you want by sitting on it” are intimidating and confusing, implying that exercise or weight loss is only for the toughest. This popular attitude …

Zika Virus: What it’s Like to Live in an Active Zika Zone

Zika is in my backyard. To pot a plant, go for a walk, do outdoor yoga or give the dog a bath, I have to wear my special "Zika outfit." Next to the front door rests a pair of loose elephant pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and a bottle of bug spray. I live in a Zika zone, and it feels apocalyptic.

Zika is in my backyard. To pot a plant, go for a walk, do outdoor yoga or give the dog a bath, I have to wear my special “Zika suit.” Next to the front door rests a pair of loose elephant pants, a long sleeve t-shirt and a bottle of bug spray. I live in …

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