Friday, October 23, 2020

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Stress, anxiety, and tiredness are now an integral part of our lives. The non-stop, fast-paced living has pushed every individual to lead an unwelcoming stressful existence, which is unlikely to go away any soon. While some people face nervousness only under extreme work pressure or personal life, others go through such episodes...

The Best Home Workout Equipment, According to Trainers

Whether you're new to working out at home or you've been doing it for years, your home gym must be equipped with the right fitness gear to support your goals. Luckily, there's no...

How Often Should You Replace Your Menstrual Cup?

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Besides being eco-friendly, safe, and a penny saver, menstrual cups offer a huge perk compared to other period alternatives: they don't have to be replaced as often. However, understanding how often you should empty your cup and purchase a new one is important for not only your health but the health of your...

New Alo Moves Series Changed My Mind About Meditation

For as long as I can remember, I have experienced anxiety on a daily basis. Stressors can range from minor things, like a plan falling through, to major events, like travelling. Well-meaning friends and family members have often suggested that I give meditation a try, but I've never known where to begin amidst...

What Is the Exhale App?

Image Source: Getty / Charday Penn Katara McCarty was adopted and raised by strong Black women — her mom and grandma — and she said she wanted to give back to her community by helping them reclaim the power that is seemingly stripped away on a daily basis due to racism and trauma experienced...

Can You Have the Flu and COVID-19 at the Same Time?

As we head into our first cold and flu season during the coronavirus pandemic, the convergence of these two illnesses (coined with the term twindemic) may have prompted a scary thought — is it possible to get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time? POPSUGAR asked Amira A. Roess, PhD, MPH, who...

I Have Vaginismus So I Can’t Wear a Menstrual Cup | Essay

With society increasingly focusing on the environmental impact of period products, people are being encouraged to use menstrual cups. But this often leaves those who have vaginismus out of the conversation. I'm someone who struggles with vaginismus myself, which means that using a tampon causes a lot of stress for me — let...

Are 5-Minute Ab Workouts Effective?

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I feel like most people think their workouts have to be a minimum of one hour in length in order for them to be considered "good," and that's the furthest thing from the truth. The length of a workout is not directly correlated with how effective or good the workout is, especially when...

Why Culturally Competent Therapists Are Important

Cutting right to the chase, therapists need to be culturally competent — but what does that mean exactly? Veronica Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told POPSUGAR that "in a nutshell, a culturally competent therapist is a therapist who has the ability to both recognise and...

30-Minute Arm and Ab Bodyweight Workout From Val Desjardins

Need an effective core and upper-body workout you can do anywhere? Celebrity fitness trainer and owner of The Studio Montreal Val Desjardins, EXOS-certified fitness specialist, who's worked with clients such as Jennifer Aniston, shared this bodyweight-only workout to target your abs, arms, and back. Using her background in mat Pilates and calisthenics, Desjardins...
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