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  • The Best Core Stability Exercises for Beginners

    The Best Core Stability Exercises for Beginners

    What are the first exercises you think about when you hear the words core training? Crunches and sit-ups probably come to mind. While you can certainly do those exercises to train your core, there’s much more to it than that. It’s important to explore all of the ways in which you can build your core,…

  • Do You Foam Roll Before or After a Workout? Experts Weigh In

    Do You Foam Roll Before or After a Workout? Experts Weigh In

    These days, “foam rolling” and “recovery” have practically become synonymous—even though you can use your foam roller for an actual workout, too. But what you may not know is that everyone’s favorite recovery tool has another important function aside from helping soothe sore muscles after a workout: It can be used before your workout to make your time…

  • How Fitness Microdosing Can Help You Stay Active

    How Fitness Microdosing Can Help You Stay Active

    Between everything we’re supposed to juggle daily—work, cleaning, self-care, the list goes on—sometimes trying to squeeze in a workout can seem impossible. But all the talk of microdosing in recent years got us thinking: Can the concept be applied to fitness, too? Traditionally, the term “microdosing” relates to taking small doses of psychedelics to help…

  • Can Dehydration Cause Chest Pain? Exploring the Connection

    Can Dehydration Cause Chest Pain? Exploring the Connection

    Our bodies are made up of 60 percent water (which helps us regulate our body temperature and carry oxygen and nutrients to our cells), so it stands to reason that when we don’t drink enough of it, we don’t feel great. Apart from thirst, a lack of H2O may cause lightheadedness, dry mouth, or even…

  • Akilah Cadet: Surviving White Supremacy in Health Care

    Akilah Cadet: Surviving White Supremacy in Health Care

    For Akilah Cadet, DHSc, MPH, everyday life requires resistance against a variety of oppressive structures and systems. She is a Black disabled woman, and is also the founder and CEO of Change Cadet, an organizational development consulting firm that supports underrepresented communities in the workplace. Cadet has openly and honestly shared her experience at the…

  • The 7 Best Gravel Bikes

    The 7 Best Gravel Bikes

    With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors put their years of know-how to work in order to pick products (from skin care to self care and beyond) they’re betting you’ll love. While our editors independently select these products, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Happy shopping! Explore the SHOP Gravel biking…

  • Skin Signs of Heart Disease: Causes and Treatment

    Skin Signs of Heart Disease: Causes and Treatment

    Our skin is great at telling us what it needs. When it’s red and peeling, it could mean you have a sunburn that needs soothing, or an allergic reaction to a skin-care product that needs tossing. When it’s dry and flaky, you may need to moisturize or calm a skin condition like eczema. When our skin…

  • The Benefits of Squats, According to Experts

    The Benefits of Squats, According to Experts

    It is easy to wax poetic about the benefits of the squat. In fact, if you ask most fitness professionals about their favorite exercises, most will have the squat at the top of their list. The basic squat is impressive on its own, but the fact you can make it easier, harder, or even to…

  • Swollen Eyelid: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Swollen Eyelid: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Picture this: You wake up, wipe the sleep from your eyes, and head to the bathroom. You flip on the light, look in the mirror, and one puffy eye stares back at you. A swollen eyelid—we’ve all been there. Most of the time, swollen eyelids are caused by something simple. Maybe you fell asleep without…

  • Why Heart Health for Black Women Is Misunderstood

    Why Heart Health for Black Women Is Misunderstood

    Here’s an alarming statistic: Fifty-eight percent of Black women over the age of 20 have high blood pressure. With those numbers, it’s sadly no surprise that cardiovascular disease (which is often caused by untreated high blood pressure) kills more than 50,000 Black women every year, according to the American Heart Association. Black women also have…

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