At the gym, solo workouts are the norm. Even at rush hour, you rarely witness much interaction beyond the occasional “Can I work in?” There’s nothing wrong with cranking the tunes and grinding out a workout in solitude. But research shows that working out with a partner has perks, too — for your friendship as well as your health. “You work harder in a group setting,” explains … [Read more...] about Partner Workouts
It’s tough to avoid alcohol. Whether it’s bloody marys at brunch or hot toddies around a neighbor’s backyard firepit, imbibing and socializing are frequently intertwined. And drinking culture has long been black and white — you either drink or abstain. Occasionally declining a drink or sipping seltzer rather than wine can lead to loaded questions: “Why aren’t you drinking? Are … [Read more...] about The Sober-Curious Movement
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s to never take our health for granted. The COVID-19 epidemic has turned life as we know it on its head, and amidst all of the messaging we receive to stay safe with proper hygiene, physical distancing measures, and mask-wearing, it’s equally important to also do what we can to stay healthy. Evidence continues to emerge showing that … [Read more...] about New Exercise Guidelines: Are You Active Enough to Stay Healthy?
Back in the 1970s and 80s, tennis surged in popularity in the United States, and it seemed everyone was playing. Several decades and many scientific studies later, it turns out the “it” sport is more than just an accessible, enjoyable form of recreation: It also offers a number of physical and psychological boons for our health. While people of all ages and abilities … [Read more...] about Hit the Court: 9 Health Benefits of Tennis
The cucumber and lemon in this beverage work to alkalize your body, while the cayenne and ginger jump-start your metabolism and aid in flushing out your organs. This delicious and lightly flavored water tastes so good you will want to drink a lot of it. Use this recipe to spark your creativity. Be inspired to put together different combinations. If you think of water as a blank … [Read more...] about Good Gut Water