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  • How to Do Squats With Proper Form

    How to Do Squats With Proper Form

    Walk into any gym, and you’re guaranteed to see someone either on a squat rack or squatting with a pair of dumbbells in the free weight area. Squats are one of the most fundamental—and functional—movements, which means they’re not just reserved for leg day. “We mimic squats dozens of times every day, from sitting down…

  • Is It Safe To Use a Massage Gun on Your Neck? Experts Weigh In

    Is It Safe To Use a Massage Gun on Your Neck? Experts Weigh In

    Scroll social media platforms like TikTok and you’ll undoubtedly come across a slew of health tips and warnings. But it can admittedly be difficult to know which ones to believe. The latest claim is that you should never use a massage gun on your neck, with warnings about constricted blood flow and stroke symptoms. It…

  • 5 Winter Workouts To Stay Active in the Snow

    5 Winter Workouts To Stay Active in the Snow

    If the winter temps where you live regularly register below freezing and you’re buried in snow for months at a time, it can be tempting to stay inside and push pause on training—but that may not be the best for your health. Weeks of inactivity will leave you deconditioned, making it harder to enjoy your…

  • Heart Murmur During Pregnancy | Well+Good

    Heart Murmur During Pregnancy | Well+Good

    As a mom of two, I always imagined a third pregnancy would feel like a breeze, even though it had been a decade since I was last pregnant. My first two pregnancies felt easy, with my only “complications” being early contractions with my first, and some sciatic nerve pain with my second. So when I…

  • The Benefits of Coffee With Cocoa for Heart Health

    The Benefits of Coffee With Cocoa for Heart Health

    Raise your hand if you can’t start your day without a cup of coffee (*raises hand*). For many of us, it’s an absolute must-have when it comes to our morning routine. It’s true that coffee gives a zap of energy when we’re dragging and helps with alertness. It’s also proven to be a heart-healthy morning…

  • My Experience With Postpartum Preeclampsia

    My Experience With Postpartum Preeclampsia

    Intuition is a big deal in my house. When my sons were little, we called it the “uh oh” feeling, that indescribable sixth sense that is both intangible and palpable. You know it when you feel it, but it doesn’t have a real beginning or end. You just know you want it to stop. I’ve…

  • Popped Blood Vessel in Eye: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

    Popped Blood Vessel in Eye: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

    It can be pretty shocking to look in the mirror and see that the white of your eye has turned…red. Especially when you can still see fine and are in zero pain. Chances are you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage—or a popped blood vessel in your eye—which sounds a lot freakier than it actually is. “They’re…

  • 5 Tips To Run a Faster Marathon

    5 Tips To Run a Faster Marathon

    I hobbled across the finish line of my first marathon, swearing up and down that I wasn’t running another one—ever again, under any circumstances. Less than three months later, I’d be training for my next 26.2-mile race, aiming to catapult myself to PR and more enjoyable experience, all the while finding out that being able…

  • 7 Plantar Fasciitis Exercises To Help Pain, Fast

    7 Plantar Fasciitis Exercises To Help Pain, Fast

    Plantar fasciitis can be a particularly scummy injury. Anti-inflammatories don’t do much; ice doesn’t help. And if you let it linger, you could be waiting for over a year to find relief from chronic pain—and not just in your foot. “If you let [plantar fasciitis] go for too long, it can lead to other issues,…

  • Causes and Remedies From OB/GYNs

    Causes and Remedies From OB/GYNs

    Feeling dizzy before or during your period is not typically the most common symptom. (That award likely goes to PMS-related bloating or moodiness.) But turns out, some people do get woozy around their time of the month. “Dizziness can be due to underlying causes that are related to your period,” says Tiffany Pham, DO, a…

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