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  • Your Guide to Plant-Based Proteins for a Sensitive Stomach

    Your Guide to Plant-Based Proteins for a Sensitive Stomach

    Navigating healthy eating can be a real challenge if you consider yourself a member of the “sensitive stomach” club. Every dining experience, party, and catered event can be riddled with anxiety about whether the food served (or even the coffee offered) will cause a flare of pain or other unpleasant symptoms. But these struggles can…

  • 5 Ways Yoga Changed My Outlook on Life

    5 Ways Yoga Changed My Outlook on Life

    Let me start out by saying this: I am not a yogi. I mean, I guess in a very literal sense, I practice yoga therefore I am a yogi. But I am not a yogi in one of the stereotypical ways, meaning I’m not a) someone with a kind of mystical presence that smells like…

  • Can Stress Cause Constipation? Understanding the Link

    Can Stress Cause Constipation? Understanding the Link

    We’ve all felt it before—feeling so stressed that your stomach does a few turns, or even causes you to run to the bathroom. Sometimes, it may feel like it stops you up altogether. But can stress actually cause constipation? It’s not in your head: Stress is a well-known cause of constipation, which is defined as…

  • The 7 Best Single-Leg Exercises

    The 7 Best Single-Leg Exercises

    The fastest way to improve your lower-body strength and balance is by adding single-leg exercises into your routine. If  you’ve been solely relying on double-leg exercises, such as traditional squats or calf raises, you may be favoring your dominant side without realizing it. Incorporating single-leg exercises can help you identify and address any muscle imbalances.…

  • Intuitive Movement: Why You Have to Make Yourself Move

    Intuitive Movement: Why You Have to Make Yourself Move

    My typical day goes like this: I wake up and read, do some freelance writing, then homeschool my children. You would think that I would be itching to exercise after a full day of sitting—and the theory of intuitive movement tells us that your body will tell you what it needs. But, nope! Sometimes, it’s…

  • How To Run a Mile Without Stopping

    How To Run a Mile Without Stopping

    There was a time when Jessie Zapotechne, a coach with Adidas Runners in New York City and founder of Girls Run NYC, was overwhelmed by the prospect of running a single mile. To date, Zapotechne has nearly 50 marathons and ultramarathons under her belt. But as a teenager in gym class, facing four laps around…

  • What It’s Like To Run a Race at Disney

    What It’s Like To Run a Race at Disney

    From age 12 to 30, I ran competitively—at my peak, I was running 65 miles per week and training to break three hours in the marathon. I only knew one running speed: fast. And suddenly, I had to stop running altogether. I was attacked and suffered severe injuries that made it impossible to run. My whole…

  • How Menopause Changes Your Pelvic Floor, According to Experts

    How Menopause Changes Your Pelvic Floor, According to Experts

    Your pelvic floor doesn’t get enough praise. After all, it’s helped you through a lot so far. It stabilizes your spine, regulates your bowels, enriches your sex life, and has possibly even supported a pregnancy or two. You may think that once you enter menopause, the pelvic floor issues you once dealt with are behind…

  • The 5 Best Exercises to Help You Be Able to Deadlift

    The 5 Best Exercises to Help You Be Able to Deadlift

    There’s a reason the deadlift is considered the “king of all exercises.” “A deadlift is one of the most functional exercises you can perform at the gym and is extremely efficient in using a large number of muscle groups,” says Lauren Loberg, PT, DPT, sports physical therapist at TRIA Physical Therapy in Bloomington, Minnesota. However,…

  • Best Nike Walking Shoes: 10 Pairs for 2024

    Best Nike Walking Shoes: 10 Pairs for 2024

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