For many people, springtime means planning the yearly garden. Over the span of the summer, various fruits and vegetables fill the countertops and pantry shelves, offering delicious and healthy alternatives to store-bought snacks and junk food. But the nutritional value is not the only benefit in growing your own fruits and vegetables. Obviously, gardening is a great way to get your family away from the screens, and outside in the fresh air, but what about other benefits that are not as obvious?
Flip flops used to be a drugstore dollar bin buy—what you wore for an afternoon at the pool or a trip to the beach, but not anymore. For many Americans, these summertime staples have become the preferred footwear for warmer months, thanks to their convenience and ‘footloose’ feeling.
Knee replacement surgery is a procedure that can be life changing for many patients with chronic pain from arthritis or past injuries. This surgery can provide pain relief and mobility for an otherwise “worn out” knee. This is beneficial for active people trying to get back to an active lifestyle. Traditional knee replacement surgery is a viable option, but is considered invasive, and requires a great amount of rehabilitation, especially for the first few months. This timeline can be daunting for someone who is already living with daily chronic pain, normally works a forty-hour week, and has already used up his or her vacation time. What then?
Interested in roughin’ it? Camping is a fun and kid-friendly way to spend time with the family while experiencing the outdoors. While it is appealing because of the low price tag, it is also an opportunity to bring funny stories back to civilization on Monday morning. But when you have little ones in tow, the issue of safety is always on the forefront. What if something happens and we are out in the middle of nowhere without a cell signal?
So you have a bun in the oven, but you don’t want to abandon your weekly workout class. You might have to go easy on breaking your record for consecutive suicides, but exercise is considered safe and is even encouraged while your little one is in utero. Here are some tips for making it as safe and effective as possible.
There’s a reason you have probably heard the term, “Pilates Butt.” Pilates started showing up in the fitness scene about a decade ago, but what’s the hype about? Pilates was actually designed by German athlete, Joseph Hubertus Pilates, as a cure for his constant struggle with activity-induced asthma. The idea came from Greek culture and ideologies, primarily, the idea that the mind, body, and spirit should always be in balance. Thus, Pilates was born.
Pop culture is evolving into somewhat of a phenomenon. Social media has provided us with an opportunity to track our idol’s every move, with Periscope offering a live feed of day-to-day activities, combined with Instagram and Twitter covered with celebrity updates all day, every day. We are all left scratching our heads, wondering why we feel the need to watch Gigi Hadid pick out what to wear, but alas.
What is more exciting than springtime in bloom? The new, gorgeous weather brings picnics, concerts, and sports games. Fun in the sun, however, can introduce abrupt exposure to plants in bloom and changes in allergens floating around the air. Suddenly, you find yourself sneezing with watery eyes and itchy hives. You know you aren’t getting a cold, so what gives?
The saying goes that “spring brings new beginnings.” This spring, the world of fashion is departing from its usual mindset and running towards something else. Designers from Gucci to Alexander Wang have debuted the “updated” tennis shoe, sparking a new love of comfort. The question on everyone’s minds: why suffer in heels when you can wear sneakers and turn even more heads?
Lately, it seems that “fitness” is everywhere. Instagram accounts promoting juice cleanses, waist trainers, and new accessories and apps that help to monitor your food intake, hydration, and step count throughout the day. Studies urging office workers to “get up and move!” – one thing is clear: we cannot escape it.