You have the best intentions regarding your workout, but find that your motivation has been sapped. Lately, no matter how hard or how often you work out, you just can’t seem to progress any further. You’re stuck on a plateau. It turns out that the exercise you’ve been doing has worked so well that your body has adapted to it. You need to “shock” or “surprise” your body a bit. You need to give it a new challenge periodicaRead More
Periodized Training and Why It Is Important
The Best Foods That Boost Your Skin’s Elasticity
While what we put on our bodies is essential for achieving younger-looking skin, what we consume is even more crucial for getting that youthful glow and texture, as Elastin lives deep inside our skin—not on the surface. We asked New York dermatologist Doris Day, MD to break down which foods we should and shouldn't be eating and spoke to celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas to get her tips on how we can easily incorporatRead More
Fact or Fiction: Does Apple Cider Vinegar Boost Metabolism?
If you haven’t already tried apple cider vinegar (an ancient folk remedy used to cure a variety of health conditions), maybe it’s time you should. A new year often brings with it hefty weight-loss goals, so anything that can help boost your efforts might be worth trying. But the real question is: Does it actually work? We turned to nutritionist and fitness trainer Franci Cohen and Derek Johnson, corporate director of nutrition for The Biggest Loser Resort, for the answer. The Facts “Apple cider vinegar does notRead More
Effects of Stress on Your Skin
Stress can affect your whole body, including your skin, hair, and nails. Your emotions have a powerful effect on your skin. Since stress is a part of life, what matters is how you handle it.
How Stress Affects SkinStress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for Read More