Lauren Smith

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How do you strengthen hip flexors?

People who sit for extended periods of time are at a high risk of developing tight hip flexors. When hip flexors are tight, a person may experience …

This turmeric tonic is going to be your go-to energy boost beverage

When Sarah Schneider, co-owner of NYC’s Egg Shop, realized that she and other staff members at the restaurant were <i>all</i> experimenting with turmeric at …

5 Exercises for a Strong and Toned Back

Today we’re toning your beautiful back! This routine will have you feeling so strong and confident… and get ready to wow when you slip into a backless dress for those holiday parties you have coming up.<p>To perfect your form and prevent injury throughout this routine, make sure you maintain a slight …

This Is The Best Way To Get Visibly-Toned Arms, According To Research

You could see results in as little as two weeks...<p>Our arms are a very interesting part of our body: Unlike our legs, whose muscles activate when we’re standing, walking, even sitting, our arms rarely do much unless we make them. It’s only when we’re pushing, pulling, or lifting that the muscles …

The 1 Total-Body, Calorie-Burning Move Everyone Needs to Do

You've seen the medicine balls at the gym. You walk right by them and go straight to the dumbbells. We get it — they're not as popular, and they're kind of intimidating. How the hell do you even use one? Try this amazing exercise called a ball slam.<p>It's one of the ultimate total-body strengthening …

Everything You Know About Whole-Wheat Bread Is a Lie

When I was growing up, my mother never allowed white bread in the house. She said white bread was unhealthy, and thus all our bread had to be …

Bread

Alzheimer’s Can Be Prevented & Reversed: Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai On Optimizing Brain Health

“Food is the single greatest tool we have in the fight against Alzheimer’s.” Team Sherzai While other major diseases are...

Alzheimer's Disease

5 Foam Roller Stretches You Need To Know About If Your Back Is Always Sore

Dealing with a perpetually sore back can be uncomfortable as hell. Whether you're going super hard with deadlifts in the gym, or your spine insists …

Is Walking As Good a Workout as Running?

There are many reasons why people start running: Busting stress, boosting energy, or snagging that treadmill next to a longtime gym crush are just a …

Weight Loss

50 Lifestyle Changes for Happy + Healthy Living (+Free Printable List)

<i>50 Lifestyle Changes for Happy + Healthy Living</i><p>Very often, it’s those small lifestyle changes that can make a difference and really transform your …

Meet The Japanese Sugar Replacement That Heals Your Gut (No, Really)

You’re already familiar with sauerkraut and kimchee and kombucha, I’m sure. But have you heard about this ferment that will add a gorgeously sweet …

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Yoga For Lower Back Pain: 5 Poses To Do Every Day That'll Ease All Your Annoying Aches

Whether PMS symptoms have you aching like crazy, or you work at a desk job that forces you to sit with a stiff upper body most of the day, suffering …

Yoga

Granola Bar Recipes to Fuel Busy Mornings

Though we’d love to spend every morning feasting on homemade pancakes and soft-scrambled eggs, the reality is that weekdays are usually just too …

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

How to React When You Have an Existential Crisis About Purpose and Meaning in Life

There is only one reaction that makes any sense when you realize how fleeting it all is.<p>Do we just cope in life or coast?<p>Those seem to be the two options lately. In the work world, you might be chained to a dead-end job. Your jail sentence might include an occasional coffee and trips to Chipotle …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity

Get your subconscious working for you.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the …

The Love Is There. The Sex Is Not. (Well, Only Once a Month.)

<b>The “Dear Sugars” podcast is an advice program hosted by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed. The audio contains more letters; submissions are welcome at dearsugars@nytimes.com. If you’re reading this on desktop, click the play button below to listen. Mobile readers can find “Dear Sugars” on the</b> …

Ikigai: Why you need to try the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

<b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn your attention to a new lifestyle principle</b> …

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science

It's not about thinking positively. It's about learning how to think realistically.<p>The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach …

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Self-improvement