Author: fromflabtofit

  • A One-Minute Exercise Session Is Good for the Heart

    A One-Minute Exercise Session Is Good for the Heart

    No time to work out? While dedicating your time to intentionally exercising has a plethora of benefits for your body, mind, and soul, opting to incorporate physical activity wherever and however you can—even for a one-minute exercise—offers longevity and health benefits all on its own. A robust research dataset, published in 2017, backs up the…

  • A Theragun Recovery Class Is More Relaxing Than a Massage

    A Theragun Recovery Class Is More Relaxing Than a Massage

    “You’re so tight and full of knots. You should get massages more regularly.” This is what I’ve heard from nearly every massage therapist I’ve been to. I’m someone whose body absorbs and holds onto all kinds of stress, tension, and pains. Like anyone else, I’d love a daily or even weekly massage. However, logistically and…

  • Why Eating Bananas and Longevity Are Connected| Well+Good

    Why Eating Bananas and Longevity Are Connected| Well+Good

    In the quest to forge healthy habits, we all too often start off with lofty goals just to lose steam relatively quickly. (Case in point: An estimated 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail across the board, with most people giving up by January 19.) Rather than going for the proverbial gold only to risk…

  • Try This Body Stress Release Using Tai Chi and Qigong

    Try This Body Stress Release Using Tai Chi and Qigong

    If you learn just one thing from Shirley Chock, let it be this: Stress is not “all in your head.” In fact, the certified corporate wellness specialist known as “The Stressbender” primarily helps her clients relieve stress by focusing on their physical tension. “When we talk about relieving stress, a lot of people focus on…

  • Here’s Why You Should Be Shopping B Corp Products

    Here’s Why You Should Be Shopping B Corp Products

    When you walk into a drugstore to restock medications, pain relief creams, or other everyday health and wellness essentials, most likely the social impact of the products on the shelves is not top of mind. That’s because unlike when you’re scrolling through Instagram ads that tout products made of sustainable materials or clothing brands that…

  • After Work Stretches for Your Tight Neck and Shoulders

    After Work Stretches for Your Tight Neck and Shoulders

    Sometimes at the end of a long, stressful day, your upper body might feel more like a claw than a human torso. Sitting for prolonged periods, especially in the crossed-legged pose, and looking at screens can have that effect of rounded tightness in the neck, back, and shoulders—which is why some after work stretches are…

  • Can Menopause Cause Dehydration? What To Know

    Can Menopause Cause Dehydration? What To Know

    Here’s a laundry list of symptoms: constipation, dry mouth, kidney and urinary problems, thirst, bad breath, joint pain, muscle cramps, compromised skin health, decreased immunity, mood and mind problems, sugar cravings, and asthma and allergy symptoms. While these may seem like a random assortment, they’re all signs of dehydration—some of which may be more surprising…

  • What It Is, and Who Could Benefit

    What It Is, and Who Could Benefit

    Few things make you feel older than groaning about your back hurting after a long day of picking up your toddler, hauling in the groceries, or even just sitting at your desk. And sure, maybe, you did sleep in the wrong position for the fourth day in a row, or perhaps, your persistent back and…

  • 5 Weightlifting Exercises for Beginners

    5 Weightlifting Exercises for Beginners

    If you’re new to strength training, the gym weight room can feel intimidating or even like a recipe for injury. When everyone else seems to know what they’re doing, whether it’s slinging thick metal plates onto a bar for squats or shimmying into a resistance band for floor exercises, let’s face it: A lot is…

  • The Lower-Body Benefits of Soaking Your Feet

    The Lower-Body Benefits of Soaking Your Feet

    As I slipped under the covers of the massage table, it was only fair to warn my masseuse, Lulu, about the challenge ahead. “I’m sorry,” I said sheepishly. “My calves and hamstrings are so, so tight.” Lulu got down to business and did serious work on my body. My feet, calves, and hamstrings took a…