The surprising antioxidants you probably already have in your pantry.
The surprising antioxidants you probably already have in your pantry.
This month, pink is our favorite color.
Stand up straight, easier, with these four stretches.
Smile! When was the last time you thought about this?
Just in case you didn't reapply that sunscreen as much as you wanted to.
Straight-forward answers to your top food Qs.
Do you want some kombu or spirulina with that?
Should all vegetables be eaten raw? What's really bad about eating before bed?
Be certain to be kind and not lay blame.
Junk emotions don’t bring out our best – we need to get rid of them.
Are you sleeping on toxins? Here's how to ensure healthier, safer sleep.
We can’t always stick to a perfect diet, but we can fill our pantries with better, less processed options.
In our smoothie-crazed health world, have we ever stopped to wonder if frozen drinks are really healthy for us?
There are countless fun and simple habits we can incorporate into our routines that strengthen our mindset and improve our overall well-being. Here are 10.
Think you need to carve out hours of your morning in order to get a good workout in? We’re happy to tell you that’s not the case. FabFitFun shares some of the easiest ways to stay healthy (and get out of bed…) before getting to that 9-5.
Exercising before work may sound like death, but there are quite a few benefits to it. Working out helps wake you up, gets you mentally prepared for the day, and jump starts your metabolism. You don’t have to set your alarm for the crack of dawn to work out, though. Even squeezing in quick, under 30-minute exercises can counteract the hours you spend sitting at your desk job.
Try these five easy exercises in the morning before you head off to work.
As many of you probably are, too, we’re nuts about our nut milks over here. In an attempt to make of our favorite meals dairy-free, allergen-free and animal-free, almond milk has become a happy staple in our kitchens. But could a new milk — which, we admit, when we first heard about gave us pause — be … better?
It seems like we can’t run a simple errand — like grocery shopping — without being bombarded with a dozen choices requiring a dozen decisions that ultimately will affect our health and wellbeing. Thankfully, the Chalkboard Mag is here to shed a little light on a topic swirling with misinformation (and avoidance). Read on below to get the ‘skinny’ on all those skinny lattes.
WE VISIT our favorite coffee shop and order the usual: coffee with almond milk, no sugar. Instead, we reach for two packets of calorie-free sugar substitute. Good choice, right? Think again. In terms of long-term health, it’s possible that this small-seeming choice in sweetener comes with side effects.
According to CNN, a new study conducted by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital reveals something we may have always thought, but never knew conclusively. Now, we do.
A Note From The Editor: Happy Earth Day! If there was a better day to be reminded of all that this blue-green orb we live on offers us, we don’t know it. That’s why we wanted to share this article from FabFitFun as a timely boost of motivation to break out the dirt and reconnect with our hands — whether we have a green thumb or not.
Newsflash: Gardening isn’t just for your grandma! If you’re all about eating well and living a healthy lifestyle, then gardening is your new favorite pastime. All those fruits, vegetables, and herbs will look as gorgeous in your garden as they will on your dinner plate. Plus, there are a ton of benefits to spending time with Mother Nature that will have you breaking out the hand rake and shovel in no time!
Did you know that in some cases, watching television might actually be good for you? Yes, it is filled with programs that bombard us with unhealthy messages and stereotypes. And yes, there’s no denying that these messages can have a negative impact on our thoughts, attitudes and choices. (If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you will have noticed that I’ve raised caution about media use).
But, you may be surprised to find that at the same time, TV watching actually has the potential to do these three things:
In late January, Darling partnered with Lululemon to host an evening of gratitude and connection. During a time when many are adhering to New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to join in this trend by hosting an event that brought like-minded creatives together to encourage, uplift and validate one another. A small group of hand-picked influencers gathered to connect in conversation about small changes that can be made to promote happiness within and around us.
With glossy magazines stocked at every supermarket checkout, the emergence of the digital supermodel (Gigi and Kendall), and trending hashtags like #fitspo devoted solely to fitness inspiration, it’s no surprise that women feel pressured to achieve what is portrayed as an ‘ideal’ body weight.
Prior to the days of social media, women were less likely to be constantly visually reminded of what society portrays as physically appealing. Today, unless you only follow your aunt Lucy and the account you made for your dog, your social media handles are likely bombarded with perfected selfies, inspirational hashtags and re-grams of perceived ideals.
Tricky health information is all around us, yet rather than toss up our hands in defeat, we’re taking things step-by-step with help from our favorites over at Chalkboard Mag. Below they’re sharing about salt, the good, the bad and the pink. Keep reading for more!
It’s no secret, salt has a bad rep. Processed bleached salt does contribute to the physical imbalances and issues that have fueled a salt backlash over the past couple of decades, but natural salt, in it’s completely raw state, is a horse of a different color. Unrefined salt is a vital source of trace minerals that can provide some serious health benefits.
Aren’t we all looking for ways to save money, save time, and eat healthier? That’s why we’re amped on this latest post from the Glitter Guide, walking you through what it looks like to (actually) meal plan and pack your week full of purposeful meals. Below Almila Kakinc shares her tips for batch cooking!
Coming home from work after a long day, many hear the calling of their bed more than the growling of their stomach. Often, it can seem too grueling of a task to cook a meal. I work until 7:00 p.m. and my commute back home takes an hour. Once I’m home, I want to be able to unwind at the dinner table and not think about what meal to make. So, I have become a whiz at structuring my time and grocery shopping routine to allow for making efficient meals that are readily available for me during work days.
Soy. There has never been a food item with such debate as there is with soy. Soy has been toted to be incredibly beneficial for heart health, hot flashes, preventing breast and prostate cancer, helping with weight loss and preventing osteoporosis. While at the same time, there have also been claims of increased risk of breast cancer and minimal help in heart health.
So, where does the truth lie?
We recently discovered DailyWorth, a powerhouse of information for the modern-day girl on the rise. Offering advice on everything from boardrooms to budgets, we find their content to be so helpful that we’re excited to begin sharing some of it here with you! Today’s post is extra timely — cooler weather is welcome, but feverish chills are not!
When one person gets sick at work, it usually means everyone’s bound to catch it too; you’re just one poorly aimed sneeze away. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Beyond getting that annual flu shot, here’s how to protect yourself when your office becomes a bucket of germs.
Eyebrows furled, I lay on the massage table as the masseuse was pressing in between my eyes with his thumbs. Relax. Just relax. Over and over again I was commanding myself to relax without any progress. Then, a quiet voice whispered in my head, “let go, and you will go deeper still.”
Until that moment I didn’t realize that my body, not just my brows, was tense and clenched as I was demanding my body to do relaxation. The invitation I found was to let go, and simply be. With my next exhale I physically and metaphorically let go.
How we show up for one thing is how we show up for everything. We’re constantly putting demands on our bodies to “chill out,” “just relax” or “get over it.” But, I wonder if there’s something we can learn in untraining ourselves from constantly doing and instead create space for letting go and simply being.
We sit at desks all day typing with one hand, texting with the other, earbuds in either listening to music or talking on the phone. From all angles we have gadgets, social media, tasks, and people vying for our attention. Our goal is that we would find balance in the chaos, and stay grounded in the midst of hectic lives.
We’re best friends, photographers, and yogis in New York City, and we’ve found that yoga and friendship have helped us do just that: Stay balanced (and have fun while doing so).
This week we’re going to work our way into *headstand.
With the steady rhythm of honking taxi cabs, chasing subways, weaving in and out of tourists, walking up and down that third floor walkup, running to and from meetings, stress seems inevitable. During the storm of the day, trying to fight for even 30 minutes to work out can seem daunting.
In New York City (or any urban environment) there’s a constant pull that beckons us to run rampant every hour of the day. Is it possible to stay grounded living here, through it all?
We’ve discovered a way to not only stay grounded in the chaos, but to thrive in the midst of it: Friendship and yoga.
OMG, you look so skinny! What have you been doing? You look amazing!”
We all hear it. Whether at work, out to lunch with girlfriends, or walking around the city. “Skinny” has inundated our society and somehow we’ve completely normalized the word and its power. Upon looking in the mirror each morning — if we’re completely honest — there’s some sort of “flaw” we find within ourselves. Most the time, rather than embracing these perceived flaws we compare ourselves to those around us.
How did we get here and why do we care so much about being “skinny”?