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5 Ways to GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

28/06/2022

What goes on inside our heads, and the quality of our thoughts, affects our lives in so many ways—our moods, confidence, relationships, self-love, compassion, self-care, and much more. Learning how to get out of our heads and change our thought habits is key. To do so, we have to use certain tools for relief to eventually get rid of negative thoughts. Here are five achievable ways you can do this: 1) Take action. Break free from your cycling thoughts by: • Going for a…

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4 Ways to GENTLY WAKE UP

27/06/2022

Waking up in the morning is rarely pleasant. (Unless you’re one of those weird morning people, which—how??) The transition from sleep to awake is often jarring … a brief moment of confusion before the realization hits: it’s time, yet again, to cosplay as an adult human who has their sh*t together. Studies have shown that stress anticipation first thing in the morning can negatively affect our entire day. So to help make mornings (and the other hours we’re awake) a little easier, we’ve rounded…

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4 SELF CARE THINGS to Do On a Plane

25/06/2022

If you’ve ever felt that airport-specific, overwhelming sense of ickiness that hits when you step off the plane, this one’s for you. We gathered our favorite in-flight self-care tips that help combat the causes of said icky feeling, like being forced to look at someone’s bare feet because they decided that an airplane is an OK place to remove both shoes and socks, or dried-out skin from the recycled air. Plus, we’ve added the products we never travel without. 1. Chill out Pack…

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Why You Should Try a SOUND BATH

21/06/2022

There’s a reason it’s called a bath. Sound baths are a way to totally and completely immerse yourself in the warm, refreshing, soothing sounds lovingly played at the hands of an experienced singing bowl “performer,” for lack of a better word. But it’s not really a performance. We’re not meant to watch the creator of these sounds in awe and cheer at the end—it’s for finding a place of meditative space in our minds. Renee Harris, a yoga instructor and meditation…

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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making Trying to Tone Your Upper Arms

18/06/2022

Strong, sculpted arms are something many people aspire to have – whether that’s for extra strength or just for anyone who just wants limbs to rival Jennifer Aniston. But how do you actually tone them? In your crusade to sculpting your arms, you might be falling foul of some simple mistakes that may end up hindering your progress. Matt Harras, Head of Programming at Virgin Active, talks us through some of the most common arm toning errors he sees.   1. Doubling down on…

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When to Take a Rest Day

17/06/2022

Oh, rest days. So coveted in the week when pushing through your 7am workout feels like climbing Everest, but then when they roll around… well, meh. It’s hard to know what to do with yourself. Should you stretch away the stiffness of the week’s workouts (spoiler: yes) or go for a light walk (yes, again) or should you sink into a hot bath and watch Netflix on your precariously balanced phone (for the third and final time, yes). But why must you…

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DIGESTIVE HACKS to Make Things Easier on Your Gut

17/06/2022

Gut troubles are so prevalent these days that there are literally memes about them: “Hot girls have IBS.” OK, confirmed—we’re all hot girls. Now, how do we get rid of that IBS? It all comes down to putting your gut health first. If digestive issues—whether that’s constipation or the total opposite—are controlling your life and dominating your thoughts and worries, it’s worth it to implement easy, energizing, and refreshing rituals into your daily routine. Here are some of our favorites.   Lemon or ACV…

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11 Tips to Run Safely Outside During a Heatwave

16/06/2022

Running in heat shouldn’t be underestimated. In fact, lacing up in soaring temperatures can have painful consequences. But does that mean you shouldn’t be doing it? Not exactly. You just need to take steps to prevent yourself from becoming dehydrated, sustaining heatstroke (also known as sunstroke) or sunburn. Let’s run through the things you need to know to keep you running safely as summer goes on. This includes being realistic about what you can achieve in the heat and sometimes adjusting what you had…

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What Your Tongue SAYS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

14/06/2022

Our bodies don’t like to surprise us. The body communicates with us in many ways when we are out of balance, and often before sh*t hits the fan when it comes to serious illness or disease. But one place in particular that we often forget to check is our tongue. Traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda are both ancient Eastern modalities that make sure to check this area first and foremost, and utilize it as an intricate map that can indicate much nuance when…

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The Ideal PORTION SIZES for Meals

11/06/2022

As far as dieting goes, one thing that seems to be consistent across the board on several different philosophies is the importance of portion sizes. However, this can vary greatly depending on the person: age, activity level, hormonal stage, size, etc. You may have been able to get away with something in your teens or 20s that no longer flies in your 30s and 40s. I’m right there with you if this rings a bell. Most people who come to me think they…

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