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Three Easy Yoga Poses That Will Help You Get Flatter Abs #WellnessWednesday
Admit it: as the weather cools down, it gets harder and harder to motivate yourself to get to the gym. Luckily, you don't have to. Keep that summer body in check at home--and gain a little zen in the process--by adding some simple-yet effective yoga stretches to your daily routine. Here are a few of the best yoga poses to practice that'll help you get flatter abs in no time. 1. Chair Pose. Easy to do early in the morning or before bed, chair pose is your go-to work your abdominal muscles and strengthen the spine. Begin in the traditional mountain pose, then raise your arms upward at a 90 degree angle to the floor. Next, bend your knees so that they are parallel with the floor. Breathe in and out. Hold the stretch for about 30 seconds. Release and repeat. 2. Boat Pose. A great overall stretch for the abs as well as a full body workout, boat pose is a must to add into your regimen. For this stretch, grab your yoga mat. Start in a sitting position, and extend your arms forward and your legs out. From there, continue to lift your legs upward in a V or boat shape. Hold for a few breaths and repeat for five to 10 reps. But don't feel like you have to jump right in! Adjust this pose by letting your legs hover a bit lower for a half boat if you're not feeling the fully extended pose. 3. Plank Pose. Even if you're new to yoga, you've probably heard--or attempted--this pose in an exercise class or two. And there's a reason. If you're looking to tone your abs, plank pose is the way to do it. To get the benefits of this stretch, it requires you to start on all fours just like you are going to do a push up. Make sure your back is straight. Hold for up to one minute. If you want to up the intensity, try some more advanced plank poses for a deeper stretch. Be sure to check out this simple meditation trick and these easy ways to calm your nerves in five minutes or less. [Photo: Shelby Rodriguez]
How To Calm Your Nerves In 5 Minutes Or Less #WellnessWednesday
Is a hectic day getting the best of you? Is that job interview giving you major butterflies before you get there? Feeling a little anxious and you have no clue why? Here are a few quick tricks to keep in mind when you want (or need!) to quickly calm your nerves. Use progressive relaxation. You can do this by consciously tensing up your muscles and then releasing them. You immediately feel the difference between your body super tense and more relaxed. Try to isolate certain muscles by tensing them up and slowly releasing. This will bring you into a quick state of calm, and is also proven to help with sleep. Create a distraction. Another thing that is vital to calming your nerves is distracting your mind from negative or stress-inducing thoughts with some quick techniques. One thing that I like to do is keep a hair tie on my wrist and play around with it whenever I am feeling anxious. My mind is focusing on something totally different, like the feeling of snapping the tie against my wrist or wiggling it around my arm. Meditate. Learning how to meditate and being able to get into that zone whenever you are feeling a little bit stressed or anxious is so important. Be sure to check out 3 before-bed habits you should adopt to sleep better at night and aromatherapy 101.
Start Your Morning Off Right With These Invigorating Stretches #WellnessWednesday
Looking to get your day off to a fantastic start? Wake up and stretch! Here are 3 super invigorating stretches you should commit to doing every morning as soon as you wake up. Upwards Stretch: Sit cross-legged on any flat surface like your bed or the floor, interlock your hands and stretch upwards as you look towards the ceiling. This will get your blood flowing and will release any tension that formed in your muscles during the night. Hamstring Stretch: Simply lay flat on the floor and lift one leg in the air as you grab the hamstring, pulling it back some. You should definitely feel it stretch nicely. Hold this for 60 seconds, or as long as possible for each leg. Lunge Stretch: Stretching in a lunge position will work out the glutes, quads, hamstrings and calf muscles. Your legs will feel limber and ready for what the day has in store. Be sure to check out 3 before-bed habits you should adopt to sleep better and aromatherapy 101.
Find Out What It Means If Your Ears Are Attached Or Unattached
It's no surprise that everyone's bodies are shaped differently. You know you're unique based on your fingerprint, but have you ever thought about how different your earlobe is? Turns out, no one has the same exact earlobes as the next person. Kind of shocking, right? However, there are two different types that we can all identify with: attached and unattached earlobes. If you've never done it, feel the bottom of your earlobe--is it connected to the side of your head or not? Now look at the image below to see which earlobe looks most like your own, diagram A or B. RELATED: Find out what your ring finger length says about you Did you figure out your letter? Good. Here's what it means if you have unattached earlobes or attached earlobes: A) Independent and Generous If your earlobes are unattached, you are a free spirit—which means you yourself are a bit unattached and don't pay attention to what society expects of you. Free spirits let life take them wherever they're destined to be because they know that they'll be happy wherever they end up. And of course, happiness is key at the end of the day. While you're independent, you still have close relationships with others and think about how much you care about them. Those with unattached earlobes are devoted to the people and things that matter most, though, which is so important. You can certainly experience life to the beat of your own drum, but you're by no means greedy in the way you treat friends and family. You're always thinking about others, and are extremely giving if you're someone who has unattached earlobes. You can actually sometimes forget to put yourself first, but when you do, it always turns out for the better. RELATED: Find out if you need glasses from looking at this picture B) Secure and Motivated If your earlobes are attached, you are self-aware. You're understanding of your actions and how they may affect those around you. At times, you may be a little too self-aware. That's not a bad thing, though. Being self-aware means that you're sure of yourself and pay attention to the things that are going on around you—especially in your close circle of family and friends. You're confident in your decision making and are always looking toward the future. However, there is a slight red flag if you do have attached earlobes. You may have the tendency to think you're always right, but either way, you're able to quickly move past it when you're in the wrong. Try to listen to the opinions of others more often and think about how their views differ from you own. Although you always have it together, talking to someone who's a bit more unattached and free-spirited (say, someone with unattached earlobes) could really turn things around for you. RELATED: What your engagement ring shape says about you Don't forget to check out how to make your own detox tea, the one vitamin every woman should take daily, and HomeGoods' new sister store Homesense. [Photo: Shelby Rodriguez]
Walmart And Bright Bazaar Styled 3 Dorm Rooms And The Results Are Incredible #NextLevelDorm
One of the most exciting times of the year? Decorating your room at the start of fall. Will you go bright and bohemian or monochromatic and minimalist? The options are endless! If you're looking for inspo to make sure your room stands out this year, Walmart is here to help. They recently teamed up with design expert Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar to make over three dorm rooms and wowza! The results are nothing short of incredible. Featuring totally unique and trendy pieces from Walmart, these rooms are serious #goals. Take a peek: First, Will and Walmart created a glam oasis inspired by Reginae Carter. The black, white and gold color palette is not only super chic and fit for hip hop royalty, but also totally easy to personalize. Pick throw pillows and wall art that speak to you for a room that feels all your own. SHOP REGINAE'S GLAM GETAWAY NOW Next up, Will and Walmart collaborated on a gorgeously colorful space for Remi Ashten. Featuring shades of blue, green, red, yellow and white, this room exudes fun and happiness. Our favorite detail? That honeycomb headboard, of course! SHOP AMBER'S PASTEL PARADISE NOW For their final dorm makeover, Will and Walmart tackled a room for YouTube sensation Mikey Murphy. Rather than go with a completely neutral palette, Will incorporated navy blue details and striped patterns to make this room memorable. We love that the navy blue trunk isn't just an interesting looking piece, it offers plenty of storage, too. SHOP MIKE'S MOVIE MINIMALIST DECOR NOW Feeling inspired? Whether you're decorating a dorm room or just looking to breathe new life into your living space for the fall, be sure to check out Walmart's stunning home decor pieces at budget-friendly prices. [Photo: Walmart]
3 Before-Bed Habits You Should Adopt To Sleep Better At Night #WellnessWednesday
Having a regular bedtime routine is vital to getting a good night's sleep. Training your body to wind down in the same way each day really does impact how well you sleep. Need a little help making your before bed routine most effective? Here are three habits that you should adopt to sleep better every single night. 1. Set a bedtime. I know what you're thinking, "aren't bed times for 6 year olds?" Yes, but the fact is you should never outgrow a bedtime. Going to sleep at around the same time each night is super important; this is how your body knows it's time for bed and you won't have trouble falling asleep each night at totally random times. That being said, it's also important to wake up around the same time every morning, as well. Consistency is vital. 2. Make your bedroom a sanctuary for sleep. TV blasting? Scrolling on your phone? These are not the best ways to get yourself ready for sleep. Also, if your bedroom isn't in the condition for sleeping, you won't be either. Make sure the room is dark, at a temperature that you're comfortable sleeping in and that your bed and pillows actually make you feel comfortable. 3. Watch what you eat! Eating or drinking certain things too close to bedtime is definitely not something you should get in a habit of doing. Alcohol and coffee? No bueno. Obviously drinking caffeine too close to bedtime will not help you get any sleep and no matter how tired drinking alcohol makes you feel, it doesn't set you up for healthy sleep. You should also steer clear of fatty foods and other foods that you have trouble digesting is not good to consume before bed either. Be sure to check out aromatherapy 101 and 3 calm-down drinks that will help you wind down before bed. [Photo: The Viva Luxury]
This Is The One Vitamin Every Woman Should Take Daily
We're all busy. So much so that if you are like me, you find it impossible to consume the recommended amounts of vitamins and nutrients. Before you judge, think about it; who has the time to figure out what you actually need and how to get it all? Is it any wonder that so many of us rely on multivitamins? But think about this: have you ever really read what's on the ingredient labels for most multivitamins? Chances are if you did, you'd be surprised to find out it's not all good stuff you actually want inside your body. Fortunately, Ritual is here to shake up the vitamin world. Founded with an honest policy that applies to everything from ingredients to packaging, Ritual is removing all mystery surrounding multivitamins with their Essential for Women daily vitamins. Designed to help you feel great and give a much needed boost to your system, Ritual offers a monthly subscription of these clear (and vegetarian!) capsules containing the nine ingredients women lack the most--Vitamin B12, Folate, Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2 MK7, Vitamin E, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Boron, Iron, and Magnesium. Getting your daily dose of vitamins has never been easier! Ready to swap out your old vitamins and try these? You're in luck! For a limited time you can get an extra $5 off with our exclusive promo code. Just use code SHEFINDS5 and checkout and you'll get a month's supply of Ritual's Essential for Women for just $25. SHOP RITUAL VITAMINS NOW Be sure to also check out these cute rain boots and these Anthropologie tops that are selling out fast. [Photo: Ritual]
Try This Simple Meditation Technique Tonight #WellnessWednesday
Whether first thing in the morning, during your lunch break or before bed every night, meditation should definitely be a part of your daily routine. Meditating is not only good for your mental health, but it's been shown to positively impact your physical health as well. Now I know some of you may be thinking, "I don't have time to meditate!" But trust me: you do. Just take 10 minutes out of each day to do it. Here's how to get started. First, get into a position that's comfortable for you, either sitting up straight or laying down, in a quiet space. Next, focus on deep breaths. This is extremely important when you're meditating. You should also try to clear your head by focusing on the present; don't think about what went wrong that day or how many things you have to do. Once your mind is clear, focus on relaxing each muscle in your body. Now you're ready to meditate. If you're not sure how to guide your own meditation, you can easily find a 10-minute guided meditations on YouTube--there are a ton. Don't forget to check out 3 drinks that will help you wind down before bed and all-natural headache cures.
4 “Super Foods” You Need In Your Diet #WellnessWednesday
What are super foods? They're foods that are extremely rich in nutrients. Eating them not only means you have a better diet, but can help you achieve a better lifestyle, too. Want to start incorporating more of these super foods into your daily meals? Start with these four. They're not only easily accessible, but they all taste great and can be used lots of different ways. Sweet potatoes are not only yummy, but they are also a super food. Why? Although they're sweet, they boost your immune system and are packed with anti-inflammatory nutrients, Vitamins A and C. If you suffer from arthritis or asthma, this is the perfect food for you. Oh, and it can prevent or control diabetes because it is low on the glycemic index. I'm not going to lie, spinach is a major part of my diet and I'll tell you why. For one, I am iron-deficient and spinach contains so much iron to help me control my anemia. If you're not a big meat eater like me, spinach will still help get you your daily intake of iron. Spinach also contains tons of vitamin A (hello good immune system!) and calcium for healthy bones. And spinach doesn't have to be thought of as a boring, bland vegetable. It's easy to cook and there are so many ways to make it yummy to eat. Greek yogurt has been trending in health for a while now, and for good reason! Greek yogurt is full of probiotics which majorly improves digestion. Plus, it is chock full of calcium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12 and creamier than regular yogurt. That's a win! What is an essential food for your diet, but also won't break the bank? That's right. Beans. Beans are easily accessible (and inexpensive!) at any grocery store and they're jam packed with health benefits. They contain tons of fiber, protein, iron and you really can find so many ways to make them. Hopefully, these 4 foods become a major part of your diet. Let us know your fave super foods! Be sure to check out calm-down drinks that will help you wind down before bed and simple stretches to try before bed.
Once And For All, Here’s How To Remove Yellow Stains From The Underarms Of White Shirts #SHEfindsSolutions
We've all been there: your favorite white shirt that fits so well and goes with everything starts to develop those unsightly yellow underarm stains. Ew! It may feel like tossing your beloved shirt in the garbage is the only option once those stains develop, but not so fast! You can actually remove those nasty yellow stains and have your white shirt looking as good as new. Here's how: Start with two simple ingredients: vinegar and water. Yup, it's that easy. Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Generously spray this solution all over the stain so that it is saturated with your homemade stain remover. Let that sit and soak in for about 45 minutes to an hour. After your shirt has soaked, wash it in cold water. If you feel like it isn't completely clean before drying, repeat these steps once more and then dry. Be sure to check out how to stop a hangnail from getting worse and how to stop lipstick from sinking into the creases on your lips. [Photo: Always Judging]
Looking For A Fun Weekend Getaway Destination? Try The Mount Airy Resort In The Poconos
As a working mom, it's very rare that I ever get a child-free weekend. And a child-free weekend away from home? That basically never happens. So you know I was nothing short of stoked when I was given the chance to visit Mount Airy Resort & Casino in the Pocono Mountains earlier this month while my daughter was with her grandparents. My partner and I set out for our weekend getaway on Friday afternoon and the 90-minute drive from NYC was easily one of the most beautiful, scenic drives we've ever taken. The lush mountains are so stunning and the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend sans little ones. #views Once at the resort, I was immediately impressed by the stunning accommodations. The entryway is nothing short of spectacular and our room had a truly awe-inspiring view of the mountains. The highlights of our visit? First, the spa. I got the Signature Massage and wowza was it amazing. Not only is the spa itself absolutely gorgeous and so serene, but my masseuse (Ashley--ask for her, she's incredible!) gave me one of the best massages I've ever experienced. She used a rose-scented oil which totally helped to melt away all my stress. So excited for my massage! The next best part of our stay? The food! Mount Airy has a few different restaurants, but our faves were definitely Bistecca by Il Mulino, an Italian restaurant, Guy Fieri's restaurant and Lucky 8 Noodle Shop. My mouth still waters thinking about the yummy spiked iced tea and watermelon sangria we had at Guy Fieri's place. And the zeppoles at Il Mulino?! Heavenly! Yummy drinks! Even yummier zeppoles! Mount Airy also has incredible entertainment if you can hang late. Waka Flocka was the headliner during our stay, so imagine our surprise when we were seated next to him during lunch at Lucky 8! Paparazzi shot--#sorrynotsorry All in all, we had an unforgettable weekend in the gorgeous Pocono Mountains at Mount Airy. It's a super easy drive from the city and everything you need is right there, be it good food, amazing entertainment or stunning scenery. I'd definitely say this kid-free weekend was a major success.
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Ivory Ella’s Leggings Are So Soft And Comfortable–Add A Pair To Your Collection ASAP
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A Beginner’s Guide To Aromatherapy & Essential Oils #WellnessWednesday
Aromatherapy is a bandwagon that you need to hop on. The aroma from essential oils can be incredibly helpful for your mind and body. Not sure where to begin? There are a ton of scents to choose from, but I'm here to fill you in on the 5 most popular options and how each scent can help. Take my word for it, essential oils will help improve your body, both mentally and physically; you'll feel like a new you in no time! Peppermint: If you suffer from headaches or migraines, peppermint is best. Peppermint contains menthol so it can relieve not just headaches, but congestion and achy muscles. Rub this essential oil on your temples for a headache, any sore muscles, or diffuse it into the air for the ultimate soothing effect. Lavender: Having trouble relaxing or getting to sleep? This scent has almost a magical calming effect. It's helped relieve stress on so many occasions and I almost can't fall asleep without it now! Eucalyptus: This scent is so refreshing to breathe in.Eucalyptus oil is an anti-inflammatory and is great for relieving congestion, stuffiness, or coughs when sick. Plus, it just smells so fresh that it is sure to wake you up! Lemon: Lemon increases mental awareness and basically just spreads #goodvibes. Jasmine: Need a confidence boost? Jasmine to the rescue! Jasmine is known as an antidepressant because the scent immediately uplifts and causes feelings of optimism. Let us know if you love aromatherapy as much as we do! Be sure to check out how to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your daily diet and simple stretches for a better night's sleep.
bkr Just Debuted A New 1 Liter Spiked Bottle And You Need To Order One Before They Sell Out
I have no shame about my love for amazing water bottles. I'm convinced drinking tons of water is the only reason my skin stays soft and smooth and as such, I invest in the best vessels for water consumption out there. bkr is one of my absolute favorite brands because their bottles are not only super stylish, but they're glass so they never change the taste of my water. Very important. But here's another reason to love bkr: they just launched a new 1 liter spiked bottle! It's everything I love about my old bkr, only bigger which means fewer trips to the water cooler. The bottles just launched today and if history is any indication, they're going to sell out fast. My advice? Order yourself one ASAP! But before you do, get to know bkr's amazing founders--Kate and Tal--below and why they're so committed to women drinking water. Why did you decide to create bkr? We always knew that the prescription for gorgeous skin is sleep and water but we found ourselves drinking from tons of plastic disposable water bottles. We were cultured, intelligent, fashionable women drinking out of trash. And, it’s especially bad for women to drink out of plastic because of the effects of leaching chemicals and estrogenic activity. It didn’t make sense. We couldn’t find a reusable bottle we loved so we decided to make exactly the bottle we wanted--something beautiful, effortless and chic. We knew if we wanted it, other people did too. Talk to us about how important drink water is to you both personally? How much water you’re drinking, how much sleep you get, what you’re eating, whether you’re working out, your stress levels – good or bad, it all shows on your face. When we’re properly hydrated, our skin looks more toned, our lips are softer and our hair is shinier. We jokingly call it “cameling” when you somehow forget to drink enough water. It doesn’t happen to us often and it’s only happened when we’ve forgotten to bring our bkrs with us, but if it does we notice it immediately. You notice fine lines and wrinkles more, your lips look peely and you feel extremely low energy. How do you reach your water intake goals? We try to drink 96 oz (3L) a day no matter what because that's the amount of water at which we feel and look our best. We'll have one Big in the morning while we’re getting ready for our day, two Littles in the afternoon as we run from meeting to meeting and one Big in the evening before bed, usually curled up with Netflix. GET YOUR 1 LITER BKR BOTTLE NOW [Photo: bkr]
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Try These Simple Stretches Before Bed For A Better Night’s Sleep #WellnessWednesday
Stretching before bed is proven to help relax your muscles, get you to sleep faster and ensure you have a restful night's of sleep. If you're having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or calming your mind before bedtime, this is definitely something you should try ASAP. One easy stretch to start with is a seated forward stretch. Sit on the ground with your legs straight out in front of you and slowly bend forward as far as you can with your feet flexed. You should feel this targeting the muscles in your legs. As you hold the pose try to relax your thoughts and breathe deeply. Another great stretch for beginners? Sit cross legged either on your bed or on the floor and hold your back as straight as possible. Stretch your arms all the way up with your hands interlocked and your palms facing the ceiling. Make sure your back is elongated and you should feel the strect in your back and shoulders. This is a super relaxing stretch, so make sure you deep breathe. As an added relaxation benefit, listen to a guided meditation while you stretch. Be sure to check out how to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your daily diet and all-natural headache cures.
4 Ways To Remove Foundation Stains That Don’t Involve A Washing Machine #SHEfindsSolutions
Ever do the perfect full face of makeup, only to slip on a blouse or dress and find you've transferred foundation onto your clothing? It's the worst! Especially if you don't want--or have time!--to change your entire outfit or sit around for an entire wash and dry cycle. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to remove foundation stains that don't require a lot of time or energy. Try the tips and tricks below the next time you're in a pinch. Tip 1: Use extra hold hairspray. Simply spray some on the stain, let it sit for a couple minutes then wipe away with a damp towel. Tip 2: If you catch the stain while it is fresh, try using a baby wipe or some makeup remover. If you use makeup remover, apply it to a cotton swab or towel first, then dab onto your clothing. Tip 3: If the foundation is oil-based, try using a Tide To Go pen. It works like a charm. Tip 4: Is the stain really stubborn? Try shaving cream. Apply to the stain, let it sit then rub the product into the stain and rinse with cold water. Repeat these steps, but rinse with warm water instead. You may have to let the water marks dry, but it's definitely better than a brown stain on your favorite top. Be sure to also check out the 9 Sephora collection products every woman should own and how to wear cropped flare jeans. [Photo: Shutterstock]
3 Super Easy Workouts You Can Do Right At Your Desk #WellnessWednesday
Worried that sitting at your desk all day is taking a toll on your health? Just moving around even a little bit can make a huge difference. Here are 3 super easy ways to get your blood circulating while you're sitting at your desk at work. Being on a computer or writing can make your hands and arms feel stiff, so get your arms pumped by taking a few minutes to do 10-15 reps of bicep curls by holding a regular desk objects like a stapler or water bottle. With the item in your hand, hold your arm at a 90 degree angle while you curl your arm towards your chest. This will work out your arms and give them a break from all that computer work. Leg lifts are the perfect desk exercise to work out your leg and abdominal muscles. And the best part? No one will notice you’re working out! Just sit up straight in your chair, and while tightening your core, straighten your leg up parallel to your hip. Repeat this 3-5 times for each leg and hold each rep for 5-10 seconds (or as long as you can!). To work out your back muscles, specifically your traps, simply shrug your shoulders up to your ears as far as possible, and hold that position for about 5-10 seconds before relaxing. Continue this 10-15 times and you'll feel the burn in your back muscles for sure! Don't forget to check out 3 all-natural headache cures and quick and easy morning workouts to start your day.
3 All-Natural Headache Cures That Work Almost Instantly #WellnessWednesday
Headaches are the worst. And if you suffer often, loading yourself up on medication probably doesn't feel so good every single time. Trust me, I know from firsthand experience. That's why I'm sharing three of my go-to ways to cure a headache. Not only are they all natural, but they work quickly! One of the best ways to cure a headache is to avoid it in the first place. After many grueling migraines, I realized a common theme: most of the time I felt a headache coming on, it's because I waited too long to eat in the morning or I am super dehydrated. Yikes. It almost goes without saying, but it's easy to get caught up in the bustle of every day life and forget to eat breakfast, accidentally skip lunch or not be conscious of drinking enough water throughout the day. Eating and drinking lots of water is an easy pre-emptive headache! Staying hydrated and regularly eating meals (especially breakfast) can help to avoid a headache or if you feel one slightly coming on eating a quick meal or drinking a ton of water might help reverse it or just stop it from getting any worse. If you have a full blown headache, I feel your pain. A simple way to reverse this headache is to massage your temples with an agent that is known to help headaches. One of the best things you can use is peppermint oil. Peppermint is known to promote blood flow, and is actually a very potent stress relieving scent. If your headache is being caused by stress, peppermint oil is the way to go. If you don't have peppermint oil, ice can be a quick replacement. Using ice cubes to massage your temples or placing a cold cloth on your head helps distract the horrible feeling in your head, but also cools down the lining of your brain that gets inflamed while you have a migraine or headache. Remember these things next time you have a migraine, so you don't suffer in silence. Don't forget to check out quick and easy workouts to start your morning and a super simple and delicious detox water recipe.
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These Quick & Easy Morning Workouts Are The Best Way To Start Your Day #WellnessWednesday
Want to instantly boost your mood every morning? Begin your day with a quick and easy morning workout. Not only will it get you motivated and ready to start your day, but you'll feel accomplished and healthier as you head to work or school. If you're already thinking there's no way to fit a morning workout into your busy schedule, we hear you. Lots of women don't have tons of time for a long exercise routine at the gym. Getting in a quick 10 minute workout at home, however, is totally doable. Plus, it will get your blood circulating, your heart pumping and your body feeling better than ever. Start with these three simple exercises: First, start by stretching for a few minutes. This will increase your flexibility and prevent getting injury during the workouts that follow. This is also a generally good way to relax and relieve stress before your day. After stretching, do 30-50 jumping jacks. This is a super easy exercise that boosts your heart rate and is a great start for the rest of your workout (and day!). Next up, planks. Planks are an amazing exercise because they are so easy; all you need is your own body and they strengthen your core. Holding the plank position for as long as possible (ideally 2 minutes at a time!) and repeat 4-6 times. One last super easy workout is sort of a hack to using weights at the gym. If you don't have time to whip out your at-home gym equipment (or don't have any) getting something heavy like a water bottle or a can of soup can take the place of a weight. Work your arms out with shoulder press exercises while holding your bottles of water. End your workout with another quick stretch or deep breathing and be sure to stay hydrated! Be sure to check out the best candles for relieving stress and calming pillow mists to help you sleep like a baby.
Here’s How To Effectively Whiten Your Teeth At Home, No Dentist Required #YouCanDoIt
Getting your teeth whitened at the dentist can cost upwards $800... and that's just for one treatment! If you want a gorgeous white smile, but would also like to save yourself money and time, you can get the same results at home. Really! Thanks to advances in modern science, a whiter, brighter smile can be achieved right within your very own bathroom. How? POPWHITE's color correcting toothpaste and mouthwash duo. I recently started using the combo and I can't believe how effective this simple treatment has been. Here's how it works: Step 1: Start with a POPWHITE color correcting kit. I really love this brand because it uses natural ingredients and doesn't make your teeth sensitive. Step 2: Use the POPWHITE toothpaste. Be forewarned: it is purple! Believe it or not, the purple color cancels out the yellow stains common on teeth, so start brushing! Step 3: After your are done brushing, use the toner aka the mouthwash. This toner not only brightens teeth, but it also adds sheen and freshens breath using peppermint oil. Repeat these steps twice a day for two weeks and you'll see major results! Be sure to also check out how to wear overalls and the natural way to get longer lashes.
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This Detox Water Recipe Is Simple, Delicious And Really Works #WellnessWednesday
We all know how good water is for us. Whether you're still working on that summer bikini bod or you are looking to feel healthier, fruit-infused detox water should be a vital part of your diet. Eight glasses of water is the rule and these detox water will add in extra health benefits, plus make drinking boring old water more fun! For today's #WellnessWednesday feature, I'm going to share a must-know detox water recipe that is super easy to make at home. My all time favorite detox water to drink is lemon cucumber mint water. It is perfect for staying hydrated when I'm lounging out in the sun and it's so easy. Just whip up a big pitcher of this with ice, 8 cups of water, 1 small, sliced cucumber, 1 sliced lemon and a handful of fresh mint. Why is this the perfect detox water? Besides tasting yummy and refreshing, infusing these ingredients into your water packs it with vitamins and nutrients that aid in digestion and so much more. Plus, the mint makes it taste a bit like a mojito and there's nothing wrong with that. Enjoy! Be sure to check out the 5 products every woman needs to do an easy at-home pedicure and calming pillow mists that will help you sleep through the whole night.
These Are The Best Candles For Relieving Stress And Calming The Mind #WellnessWednesday
Aromatherapy has been on the rise as a major benefit to the mind and body. Not only does it aid in relaxation, but it can induce sleep, boost your energy levels, immune system and improve digestion and healing--and those are just a few of the benefits! Candles are the ultimate stress reliever, so what better way to get the relaxation you finally deserve than with these top-of-the-line candles in scents that will calm your mind and relieve stress. Treat yourself to one--or all three!--today. The Maison Margiela Replica collection is one-of-a-kind. All the scents in the collection (both candles and perfumes) represent a very specific experience. A universal favorite is the Beach Walk Candle, which immediately transports you to a relaxing beach getaway (I'm serious!). If you can't find the time in your busy schedule to take an actual trip to the beach, this is definitely the next best thing. Eucalyptus oil is known for helping with respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis. The herbal fragrance from a eucalyptus scented candle will open up your airways. Whenever I smell eucalyptus I always feel like I am breathing better, which is perfect for meditating and relaxing. For those of you who need to cleanse your mind before bedtime, a lavender candle is the way to go. Lavender basically works magic. It is known to reduce anxiety and emotional stress... and who couldn't use a little bit of that? It also will help you get a great night of sleep and can alleviate headaches which is a total go-to for me because I suffer from migraines more than I'd like to admit. And it really works! Now take our advice and adorn your bedroom in yummy scented candles and take some me-time to relax, you'll thank us later! Be sure to check out 5 beauty products influencers are obsessed with and calming pillow mists to help you sleep. [Photo: Fashion Me Now]
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