The Workout that Science Designed – In Only 7 Minutes!
Don’t get us wrong—we’re all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout prove you can get in a great workout with very little time and equipment.
But one issue with relying on body weight as resistance is that it can get a little tricky to work the muscles of your back body—you know, your upper and lower back, glutes, and hamstrings.
“It’s easier to find bodyweight exercises that include squatting and pushing than pulling and hinging,” says Noam Tamir, certified personal trainer and owner of TS Fitness. “These exercises are great; however, they mainly strengthen areas that are already dominant and promote short, tight muscles in the front of the body, leading to poor posture, possible injury, and aesthetic imbalances.” (That’s no bueno.)
9 Health Benefits Of Olives
If your taste buds need a wake-up call, eat some olives! They’re full of tangy delicious flavors. No wonder so many grocery stores have olive bars. But do you know what benefits you’re getting? Here are nine reasons why you should eat those olives.
9 Reasons Why Olives Are Good
1. Lower Cholesterol
The unsaturated fats in olives can help reduce your cholesterol. This is something to consider if your levels are high. It can improve your HDL (“good”) cholesterol and lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Olives pair especially well with nuts, which are another source of healthy fats.
The Unexpected Reason You’re So Anxious
by HOKU KRUEGER
Through her research, British journalist Ruth Whippman discovered that America is the third most anxious country in the world. And it’s her belief that our almost sacrosanct search for happiness is leading us astray.
In her aptly named novel, “America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks,” Whippman provides an outsider’s perspective into America’s unique obsession with positivity, self-care and self-actualization. Americans, she says, are convinced that we’re responsible for finding happiness on our own. And after traveling across the U.S., Whippman is here to tell you that we’ve got it all wrong.
This April, we’ll be featuring “America the Anxious” as the LS Healthy Reads Book Club book of the month. Join us on Goodreads.com to discuss your favorite moments from Whippman’s book and get the latest updates on author chats!
We caught up with Whippman to learn more about her novel, her experiences and her theory as to why we’re all so damn anxious.