Finding an exciting low impact workout can get pretty tricky. Many of us are so tired of the typical linear bodyweight exercises, filled with repetitions of the same lunge or tricep dip. We hear that! On our end, we've noticed more and more fun, pressure-free exercise programs popping up. The king of all freeform exercise that's making a strong comeback is calisthenics. Calisthenics is a free-form bodyweight exercise program that strengthens the entire body. It teaches you to explore, trust, and test your body in a creative and explorative way. The best part? Anyone from older adults to teens and kids can practice it safely and happily.
Who doesn't love a nice warm cup of coffee to kick off their morning? Or rather, how does anyone function without it?! Coffee and water are two staples of my morning routine, especially when I need a warm drink and the promise of energy to get me out of a cozy bed. But what if I could get a caffeine boost before my coffee is even done brewing? Caffeine, when ingested and applied topically, can jumpstart your mornings and make winter skincare a breeze. Prioritizing my wellness has become harder and harder due to the pandemic, and even more difficult due to the cold. Luckily, my humble yet mighty cup of coffee can contain all the ingredients I need to get glowing skin and a fresh start to my day.
Restrictive diets, or diets that limit and monitor your food intake are hard. With an abundance of food at our fingertips, it seems like we're going against our nature when we become ultra-selective with our diets. The fact of the matter is, we weren't really designed to have this much food readily available. We're hunter-gatherers, and our bodies are meant to store and hold onto food for as long as possible. With that said, it takes a bit of training and a lot of discipline.
The health benefits that are associated with intermittent fasting are shining examples of our bodies' natural tendencies to "hoard" food. Intermittent fasting, sometimes called day fasting, is a type of eating schedule in which you can only eat during a specific period of time followed by brief fasting periods. These specific eating windows, or rather the fasting periods in between them, tell our bodies to start burning through some of our stored glucose (glycogen), making fat burning possible. Intermittent is a very effective method of weight loss, reducing insulin resistance for people with type 2 diabetes, and even boosting brain function when done safely and correctly. Before you jump into your next fast, read through these 10 Fasting Tips to help you see the best results without threatening your health.