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Research-Backed Benefits of CBD Oil

The world of cannabis goes far beyond stoners who get the munchies. In fact, the body of research on the health benefits of cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, has grown exponentially in the past decade.Thousands of years ago, doctors and healers across the globe prescribed cannabis because they believed they’d witnessed its purported medical benefits firsthand. In the last half century, modern science has brought cannabis back to the forefront and has shed light on the biological processes … [Read More...]

How to Become Friends with the Squat Rack (Part 2)

Women are embracing resistance training and not just with tiny dumbbells. For decades the squat rack seemed like it was only used by men, but times are changing. In part one of this series, you learned how to prep your body to progress your squats to the rack. Now it’s time to get into the finer details of squatting safely and efficiently with a barbell. Two key components come into play when you step into the rack for the first time: safety and technique. Let’s dive into the right way to set up … [Read More...]

Why Perfume Should Be a Part of Your Clean Beauty Routine

Spritzing on perfume before heading out the door may be an afterthought at the end of your beauty routine, but have you thought about the ingredients that make up your favorite fragrance? That rose scent could be composed of unrecognizable chemical ingredients that could result in more than just fragrant skin. Studies show fragrance is the leading cause of skin inflammation, affecting more than 2 million people.  If you’ve experienced sneezing, watery eyes, headaches, dizziness, … [Read More...]

How to Become Friends with the Squat Rack (Part 1)

Graduating to the squat rack is a big moment in strength training. It may feel intimidating at first. But when you prepare for that first barbell squat well before you step up to the rack, you can crush your goals with confidence.This is the first of a two-part series focused on barbell squat basics and essentials. In part one we will focus on joint mobility, which is a key component in the success of your squat. The ankles, upper spine, shoulders, and hips need to flow during a good squat. … [Read More...]

A Case for Home Cooking: Why Ordering Healthy at Restaurants May Not Be So Healthy

Dining out is a fun indulgence. Who doesn’t enjoy having someone else cook? But if you’re trying to eat healthier, home cooking is the way to go. For the most part, even ordering lighter fare at restaurants isn’t as good for you as preparing food at home. Keep reading to learn why home cooking is a real value meal, and find tips for eating healthier on occasions when you dine out.The Trouble with Restaurant FoodThe average American dines out 185 times a year, or three and a half times a … [Read More...]