Natural Ways to Detox the Body

Smoking, drinking alcohol in excess and following a diet loaded with processed foods, refined sugars and saturated fats are all bad habits that are linked to unhealthy outcomes in life. When you follow such habits, you put your body at risk for multiple chronic conditions and diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, COPD, heart disease and even certain cancers. But just because you’ve followed an unhealthy lifestyle for most of your life, doesn’t mean it’s too late to start over – there’s always time to give your…

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Stop Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

It’s possible that you may have hit a roadblock on your weight loss journey in the form of self sabotage. We can sometimes be our own worst enemies when it comes to reaching our goals. Many times we let fear and old habits stand in the way of success. Self-sabotage has so much to do with our mental processes and perceptions. It’s imperative that we identify these thought patterns and work to correct them so we can stop self-sabotage. Health takes constant work but we should always be striving for…

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What To Do If You’re Missing Someone, Per An Expert Psychologist

Given the amount of songs that’ve been written about missing someone, you already know it’s not a novel experience — just a ridiculously common (and super sucky) one. “Missing someone can include anything from remembering a memory shared with that person to a deep yearning for someone who is no longer in your life,” says Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons, counselling psychologist, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, and director at the Center for Healing Racial Trauma. The feeling can even manifest itself physically and “elicit the somatic experiences of warmth…

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Here’s How Risky Normal Activities Are, According To Doctors

How risky is it to visit a hair salon? Sit at a restaurant? Go to a movie theatre? As more and more business sectors open shop, South Africans are asking themselves these questions every day. Now, there’s a new chart that might offer some answers. The Texas Medical Association’s coronavirus task force recently released a chart that lists common activities and shows what level of risk each one has attached to it. Each activity is measured with a 1 – 9 scale that measures the risk (where 1 indicates the…

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8 Clever Ways to Use Aloe Vera for Better Skin and More

You likely know aloe vera for one of two things: a) being a popular houseplant amongst millennials or b) the gooey substance that gives you relief from sunburns. And while the spiky succulent is both of these things, its uses are slightly more widespread. So much so that over 2000 years ago, the plant was referred to as “the universal panacea” by Greek scientists and “the plant of immortality” by Egyptians. Though we wouldn’t exactly recommend it to solely ward off death, it still does a lot of good. When it comes to beauty…

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6 Ways to Sideline Your Smartphone During a Workout

Do you have nomophobia? Most people do, and this very real fear of not having your smartphone immediately next to you at all times can be a real issue, especially as it relates to your workout.  It might seem like a no-brainer that when you talk or text on your smartphone, your workout suffers, yet researchers still wanted to know just how much phone use could impact a workout. So they put individuals through one of two 20-minute treadmill workouts: One group served as the control and had smartphone access,…

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5 HIIT And Bodyweight Moves You Need For Mobility

Adding bodyweight exercises to your HIIT sessions allows you to perform strength-training moves without needing any dumbbells, barbells, or gym machines. By combining these killer moves into one routine, you will burn calories and fire up your muscles. Personal Fitness Trainer Phia-Lee Rabie shows us how… Do each of the five exercises for 40 seconds on and 20 seconds rest. Repeat for four or five rounds. Move 1 Start in a down dog position and from there move to plank pulling the right knee to chest (A). Allow the right…

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7 Martial Arts Moves for Self-Defense

Fitness is said to be “functional” when it transcends the gym and extends to real-life situations, and it doesn’t get any more functional than martial arts. This kind of workout improves your strength, mobility and cardiovascular prowess while giving you the skills and the confidence to defend yourself. But you don’t have to join a dojo and earn your black belt to be able to fight off an attacker. Incorporating some basic martial arts moves into your workouts will enhance your self-defense capabilities while amping your fitness level. Thanks for…

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7-Day Superhero Workout Program | How to Build a Superhero Physique

When playing Natasha Romanoff — aka Black Widow in the blockbuster Marvel Avengers series — Oscar-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson kicks ass with style, expertly dispensing with bad guys while strutting her superhero physique in a leather hide-nothing catsuit. The mastermind responsible for Johansson’s super bod is James “Duffy” Gaver, former Navy SEAL turned celebrity trainer. Gaver has created a workout similar to Johansson’s exclusively for Oxygen readers that can help everyday superheroes increase explosiveness, strength, endurance, power, coordination, speed and agility. He also offers up a fun self-test to determine…

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Don’t Lose Hope in Your Battle With Migraine

Share on: By Sharol Klise Like many people with migraine, I have lived a long time hoping to find relief. My struggle with migraine began in my early teens and got worse during my college years. When the attacks came, they crippled me with excruciating headaches and severe nausea. Navigating college life was extremely challenging. I was unable to live in the dorms, participate in group activities beyond classes or even drive sometimes. My migraine disease robbed me of the college experience I had hoped for growing up. Little did…

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