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Dream On: 15 Nightly Routines to Help You Get Better Sleep

A regular nightly routine can help improve sleep quality in adults. It’s probably been a minute since someone sang you a lullaby and tucked you into your “Star Wars” sheets. Now, thanks to the endless buffet of adult stresses, falling asleep isn’t quite as easy as it was under the two-dimensional gaze of cotton Harrison Ford. But...

Oh Crap! Can Vitamins Cause Constipation?

Some supplements can cause constipation and digestive concerns like bloating, stomach cramps, and gas. However, other vitamins and minerals are associated with healthy digestion and increased regularity. Vitamins and minerals play a major role in oodles of bodily functions. Psst, that includes digestion. While some dietary supplements can benefit...

Is Your Pop a Little Too On Lock? Here Are 4 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle

Though some quick and dirty ways to get a bottle open might seem to be more efficient, using a proper tool with a corkscrew is the safest and cleanest method. If you contributed to the 1.1 billion gallons of wine consumed in the U.S. during 2021 alone, no judgment here. It makes sense. Wine is not only delicious, but when enjoyed in...

Strong Schedule: How Often Should You Strength Train?

Photo Edit by Wenzdai Figueroa Maybe you loathe lifting but have goals you wanna achieve. Maybe you’re worried you’re under- or overdoing it at the gym. Maybe your schedule is fuller than your Netflix queue.  Whatever your situation, you’re here because you want to know how often you need to do strength training to hit your goals.  ...

Swole Food: 11 Best Vitamins and Minerals for Muscle Growth

When it comes to building muscle, fueling your body with vitamins like A, C, and B is just as important as proper form. If you’re making a beeline toward the pre-workout supplements and protein powder to build muscle, slow your roll. Bodybuilding supplements might have their place for some folks, sure. But everyone needs a strong foundation of...

Time Under Tension Workouts: Will Prolonged Pain Unlock More Gains?

Time under tension workouts aim to boost strength and muscle control with a long, slow burn. Do you spend every workout squeezing in as many reps as possible before your muscles burn out? If so, you might wanna meet the new method in town: Time under tension (TUT). Think of TUT as the Zen sibling to high intensity interval training (HIIT)....

Is Bulking and Cutting the Best Way to Build Muscle?

Bulking and cutting are strategic diet and exercise plans designed to help you build muscle and lose fat in cycles. While bulking, you’ll eat more calories to gain weight and use resistance training to build more muscle. While cutting, you’ll eat fewer calories to lose weight and body fat. Whether you want to bulk up or cut down, here’s...

Niacin for Depression: Is It a Legit Treatment?

If you have a niacin deficiency, depression is a possible side effect. But there’s no proof that taking niacin supplements can treat all types of depression. Different medical and life circumstances can cause depression — including not getting enough of the B vitamin niacin. But depression is a complex beast that can’t just be pinned on a niacin...

Don’t Scoff at Sardines — These Little Beauties Are Nutritional Badasses

Sardines are a big source of vitamins and protein that come in a small package. They also make for some great eating with the right recipes and prep. Many may wince at the mere mention of sardines, but in our opinion, they get a bit of a bad rap. Sure, they’re not that common in the U.S., and yes, they’re known to have an “acquired taste.”...

Can You Pass On Hep C to Your Kids?

Hepatitis C, or hep C, is a type of viral infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (aka, HCV). While some cases heal on their own, more than half of hep C cases can become chronic.  When left untreated, hep C can lead to liver damage, scarring of the liver (aka cirrhosis), or even liver cancer — pretty scary things, TBH. ...

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