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Low-Carb Fruits That Are SURPRISINGLY KETO-FRIENDLY

01/07/2022

The low-carb life requires plenty of restrictions, but if you think nature’s candy is off-limits, think again. Fruit provides many essential vitamins, fiber, and cancer-fighting antioxidants, and it’s healthier than many other sweet treats. Even though fruit is known to contain sugar and carbs, it should still be a part of your daily diet to help fight off illness and boost your immune system.Some types of fruit have fewer carbs per standard serving due to their higher water content, or have…

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How to Burn the MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF CALORIES

22/06/2022

From skincare hacks to nightly rituals, we’re all for being diligent and efficient with our time—this includes getting the most out of our workouts. To find out the exercises that quickly burn calories, we tapped one of Kourt’s trainers, Amanda Lee, for her expert insight. “These moves and HIIT exercises are super effective because they raise your resting metabolic rate for 24 hours, so your body continues to burn fat after you do them. Also, they burn the maximum number of calories in the shortest period…

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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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Healthy BAKING SUBSTITUTES

13/06/2022

Here at Poosh, we believe in balanced eating. Punishing ourselves for eating something a little less clean never solved anything, and we gotta live, right? We all deserve a baked good every now and then. Whether we’re into sweet treats or savory pastries, getting the hang of baking with simple swaps can take the no-no factor way down and the nutritional value way up. We can still be totally in control of what we put in our bodies without forfeiting our favorite things, with these…

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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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The benefits of swimming will make you want to dive in right away

09/06/2022

People that take up swimming often make a long-term habit out of it – and they’re doing it for good reason: it can be the ultimate wellness boost. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the rise of wild water swimming over on people’s Instagram accounts (though we quietly ducked out of that one, thinking of the mud), and public pools and outdoor Lidos across the country have become the place to be every sunshine-filled weekend. Now we’re entering summer, swimming is one of the more cooling…

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