Book Review: Veggie burger atelier

Trust Nina Olsson, a Swede living in the Netherlands by way of Barcelona, to give you all the tips and tricks to make healthy and varied veggie burgers at home.  Olsson explains the secret of the four elements (texture, flavor, firmness, and juiciness) and gives clear and detailed recipes. But the most valuable part of […]

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Why is my belly still sticking out?

If you’re in pretty good shape, but your belly is still protruding more than you would like, don’t despair. That’s really common, but it doesn’t need to be permanent. Often, a postural issue is the culprit–which, luckily, is repairable. During pregnancy, most women’s back muscles get tight from overuse. Since the ab muscles can’t function […]

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Book Review: Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits

Eiko goes by one name. She’s a freethinking yoga teacher who works in Osaka, Japan, and she just published this English-language book through Rodale. Eiko’s premisePerforming specific stretches daily for a few minutes, will get most people–even the stiffest, least flexible–doing the splits in four weeks. What she means by “splits”Eiko, pretty reasonably, defines the […]

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A Better Push-up: Hands Have Arches?

When you stand with great posture, you lift up through the arches of your feet. Activating your arches prevents your ankles from collapsing inward, which, in turn, stops your muscles from unfairly pulling on your knee and hip joints. Hips and shoulders share some anatomical similarities, and often, when people attempt push-ups, the shoulders get […]

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What if I had a c-section?

If you delivered via c-section, you underwent major surgery. You’ve had to rest and recover. The bad news is that you’re probably going to have a core weaker than you would like for longer than you would like: six months, nine months, even up to a full year after you delivered. It’s easy to feel […]

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Two Books to Read Before Going to Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

Doing Harm Maya Duysenbery The medical system is slow to change, and Duysenbery documents how the sexism endemic to the industry is still perpetuated–even by well-meaning healthcare professionals. Women are slower to receive diagnoses, even when presenting with identical symptoms as men. Women are also more likely to have their experiences discounted, or their reporting […]

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