Month: September 2021

Sonal Chauhan practises this yoga pose to relieve menstrual cramps, reduce belly fat | Health

There are several health benefits related to yoga that improve the physical and psychological aspects of our life. Bollywood diva Sonal Chauhan, known for her performance in Jannat opposite actor Emraan Hashmi, is talking about the same in her latest post. She often shares pictures of herself acing a mix of difficult and easy yoga asanas to inspire her fans.

Sonal took to Instagram today to share a photo in which she is doing the Vajrasana or the Diamond Pose, wearing a full-sleeve yellow crop top and workout tights. Sharing the click, the actor wrote in the caption that Vajrasana,

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Here’s What a Nutritionist *Really* Thinks About the Keto Diet

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Celebrities love it, we’ve tried it and, most importantly, the recipes are totally delicious. But is the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet healthy? We tapped nutritionist Keri Glassman to find out.

Firstly, what exactly is a ketogenic diet?

In a nutshell, it’s a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet, for which you restrict your carb intake (usually to 50 grams or less—some people go as low as 20) so your body reaches a state of ketosis (hence, the name). At ketosis, you’ll start to burn through existing stores of fat for energy, which leads to faster

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Wellness influencers are taking the anti-vaccine movement mainstream

Glance at Jessica Alix Hesser’s Instagram page and you may feel a little like you’ve just opened up a pamphlet for a meditation retreat. Amid photos of lagoons and a waterfall, Hesser (eyes closed, one hand

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This One Diet Could Help Men With Erectile Dysfunction, New Study Suggests

There are plenty of factors that could affect sexual performance. Many of them are psychological, some of them are related to diseases and other health conditions, and some of them may even have to do with the medications you’re taking.

As it turns out, the foods you’re eating could also have a significant impact on your sex life, too. A new study reveals that, for middle-aged men, the Mediterranean diet is linked with better erectile performance.

RELATED: What Happens to Your Body On the Mediterranean Diet

The study, which was published in the journal Nutrients and recently featured in

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The Well Studio for Yoga and Meditation Is Now Open in Fishtown


After launching virtually during the pandemic, The Well Studio has officially opened a brick-and-mortar movement and meditation spot.

Fishtown’s newest yoga and meditation hub, The Well Studio, opens today. / Photograph courtesy of The Well Studio.

Despite a year of challenges, new fitness studios and programs — virtual and outdoor — debuted during the pandemic, showing that Philly’s workout scene is a force to be reckoned with. And now, one of the online initiatives has officially become a brick-and-mortar studio.

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    12 Unusual Yoga + Meditation Classes

    Practicing yoga and meditation on the regular has a slew of benefits, including lifting the mood, relieving stress, and improving focus and concentration. While we love the intensity of our hatha and vinyasa yoga classes, we also like to mix it up with something a little more unconventional and totally fun. Remember our deep-dive into chocolate yoga? With eccentric points in mind, here are 12 yoga and meditation classes that may be your next workout obsession. Namaste!

    Horseback Yoga

    Ride this trend (ahem) from Colorado to Spain as a way to connect with your body and one of nature’s most

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    New Study Finds Yet Another Health Benefit Of The COVID Vaccine

    A new study suggests there are significant mental health benefits to getting vaccinated. (Photo: VioletaStoimenova via Getty Images)

    Getting the coronavirus vaccine provides one obvious and significant health benefit: It protects you from getting seriously sick or dying if you come into contact with the virus.

    That, in itself, is amazing. But new research published on Wednesday points to another striking benefit of rolling up your sleeves that should not be dismissed: People who get vaccinated may experience significant improvements in their mental health.

    In the study, published in the journal PLoS One, researchers tracked people who received a

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    How to Make a Plant-Based Diet Complete

    Plant-based diets are a way to support nutrition, the environment and animal health. But even if you reduce or phase out animal products from your plate in favor of vegetables, fruits and nuts, you might still be missing a key ingredient that makes plant-based diets complete: whole grains.

    Here are three key reasons why whole grains are an essential component of a balanced plant-based diet.

    [SEE: Plant-Based Diet Ideas.]

    Whole Grains for Your Plant-Based Diet

    Whole Grains Offer a Nutritional Boost

    Any time food groups are eliminated, it’s important to make every ingredient count, and plant-based

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    LOVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT: 19-year-old suffering mental health crisis dies after being shot by Loveland police last month

    LOVELAND, Colo. (KDVR) — The District Attorney’s Office says a 19-year-old man shot three times by a Loveland police officer last month has died.

    Police responded to a disturbance at 1620 Tennessee St. just before 7 p.m. on Aug. 16.

    Alexander Domina was in his backyard with a knife in hand, police said. The Domina family attorney, Mari Newman, said the officer shot Domina in the abdomen three times.

    The civil rights attorney said Domina was developmentally delayed and was suffering a mental health crisis.

    The body camera

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