Vaping is commonly touted as a safer alternative to smoking. While it’s apparent that inhaling vapor is better for your lungs than inhaling smoke, are the health benefits of vaping versus smoking all they’re cracked up to be? We’ve compiled all the evidence you’ll need to make an informed decision.Continue Reading “Vaping: The Healthier Alternative to Smoking?”
Why has intermittent fasting become the latest health craze?
Chances are you know someone who’s trying this popular diet to bust through a weight loss plateau or get better gains from workouts, but does intermittent fasting really work for these goals? Is it safe for everyone? Can it really turn you into some kind of lean, fat-burning superhero like some proponents are saying?
Here’s what you need to know before you decide whether or not to give the fasting fad a try… Continue Reading “Intermittent Fasting: The Good, the Bad and the Hungry”
Incorporating a variety of exercises into your workout routine maximizes the benefit you get out of each session. By hitting multiple muscle groups in different ways and from different angles, you build strength through a full range of motion and increase endurance so that you can do more in future workouts. Continue Reading “Isotonic vs. Isometric Exercise: Definitions, Examples and Benefits”
“Jeff” decided to turn to sex toys and eventually sex dolls after facing too much frustration in the dating world. Lemm was bullied growing up, causing him to become introverted and rely on imaginary friends as a child and sex dolls as an adult for “human” companionship. Ozaki turned to a sex dolls for intimacy after the spark left his marriage. “Michael” commissioned a sex doll that would take his foot fetish one step further… Continue Reading “Are Sex Dolls Sex Positive?”
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is hailed by many as a “miracle cure” for everything from obesity to cancer. As one of over 80 active cannabinoids in the hemp plant, CBD exerts specific effects on the body and may have benefits for some conditions, but the current science doesn’t always support widely touted health claims. Continue Reading “The No BS Guide to Cannabidiol (CBD): Information, Uses, Side Effects and Laws”
At first glance, yoga and Pilates seem very similar. They’re both forms of low-impact training with a focus on combining breath, focus and mental awareness with physical movement. However, when it comes to fitness, is one better than the other? Continue Reading “Yoga vs. Pilates: What’s the Difference?”
When you begin a weight loss journey, it’s natural to want a clear timeline for achieving your goal. However, “how long does it take to lose weight?” is the wrong question to ask. It suggests taking a temporary approach to a complex problem. Gaining weight happens over time, and weight loss should also be a gradual process. Continue Reading “How Long Does It Take to Lose Weight?”
The number of different diet trends vying for attention is enough to make your head spin. Even major manufacturers are scrambling to keep up by producing new versions of classics designed to cater to ever-changing diet fads. Continue Reading “Paleo vs. Keto Diets: Cutting Through the Low-Carb Hype”
Fad diets come in cycles, fluctuating to match popular prevailing attitudes toward nutrition. Fear of dietary fat spurred the creation of dozens of “fat free” processed snacks, but it wasn’t long before carbohydrates took center stage as dietary villains. Fast on the heels of the low-carb trend, the media declared fat to be vindicated and put butter back on the menu. Continue Reading “Ketosis in Perspective: Thinking Twice About the Keto Diet Fad”
From desk jockeys to endurance athletes, just about everyone suffers from tight hip flexors at some point. The muscles in and around your hip joint could be responsible for your back pain, the funny twinge in your knee or the tension you feel every time you do crunches. When you understand the underlying cause of the discomfort, you can take action to unlock your hip flexors and regain mobility. Continue Reading “5 Easy Exercises to Unlock Tight Hip Flexors (with videos)”