Author: Kasauti

Harmful or Normal — What’s the Deal With Gossip?

Harmful or Normal — What’s the Deal With Gossip?

Top Woman Health, Uncategorized
Gossip, defined as casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, occasionally involving details that are not confirmed as being true, can feel really enticing at times. That said, I will also be the first to concede that I have engaged in gossip far more times than I care to admit and that I have secretly really enjoyed it sometimes, even though I know it can be very damaging. Sharing vs. Gossip: What’s the Difference? Here’s an important question: Is there a difference between sharing a situation with a friend for perspective and gossiping? I happen to think there is. Generally speaking, we find comfort in sharing challenging or frustrating situations with other people. If you have been wronged or treated maliciously by someone, or if you’re feeling trigger
Common Knee Issues and What to Do About Them

Common Knee Issues and What to Do About Them

Top Woman Health, Uncategorized
Knee discomfort is something that many of us experience during a workout or when performing specific exercises or activities, including squatting, lunging, or running. This experience has prompted many of my clients to ask me what exercises they can do for their “bad” knees. While there is no clinical diagnosis or specific exercise prescriptions to help “bad” knees, understanding why you might have knee discomfort can help you: Identify some strategies to address it. Reduce pain during activity Know when you should go to a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. Knee Anatomy To understand why you might have sore knees, it helps to know a little bit about knee anatomy. Your knee is what is sometimes called a modified hinge joint. It is made up of three bones and is wher
7 Tips to Improve Your Self-Care (When You’re the One Who Takes Care of Others)

7 Tips to Improve Your Self-Care (When You’re the One Who Takes Care of Others)

Uncategorized, Woman Health
You creep quietly towards the bathroom, holding your breath as you silently pray you’ll miss the creaky floorboard. Closing the door with a click, you breathe a sigh of relief. You made it to the bathroom without waking the kids! You know you’ve probably got, at most, 10 minutes of peace. So, following the inevitable minute (or two) on the loo, you do your best to make yourself presentable. Clothes, hair and a dash of makeup — since having kids, you’ve got your routine down to a fine art. In 6 and a half minutes, you’re ready to meet the day. But nobody is stirring yet. You know it’s inevitable at least one of them will wake when you open the door, and once one is up, they’re all up. You’ll be lucky to get some alone time — even in the bathroom — before 10 p.m. tonight. You take a
GGS Spotlight: Micki Krimmel – Girls Gone Strong

GGS Spotlight: Micki Krimmel – Girls Gone Strong

Uncategorized, Woman Health
Name: Micki KrimmelAge: 41Location: Los Angeles, CA What does it mean to you to be part of the GGS Community? I’m such a fan of the work GGS is doing to empower women with fitness. My mission is quite similar with Superfit Hero and it’s so rewarding to be part of a community of athletes who believe the benefits of fitness and strength training should be accessible to more people. What do you do?I’m the founder of Superfit Hero, a fast-growing Los Angeles-based activewear brand. I believe fitness is for Every Body. With performance leggings designed for athletes size XS-5XL, Superfit Hero is the most inclusive premium activewear brand on the planet. We are committed to supporting the growing Body Positive Fitness movement. We sponsor plus size athletes and feature a wide range of b
How (and Why) to Do Pallof Presses

How (and Why) to Do Pallof Presses

Uncategorized, Woman Health
Have you ever come across someone performing an exercise that looks so simple that you can’t figure out how or why they’d choose to do that? That’s most people’s reaction when they first see the Pallof press! Yet, this exercise is deceptively… challenging! What’s a Pallof press, you ask? Simply put, it’s one of the Girls Gone Strong absolute favorite core exercises! It’s an anti-rotation exercise, which means that you’ll literally be using your core to resist twisting to one side. What Are the Benefits of the Pallof Press? In general, the Pallof press can be used to: Increase core strength, primarily in the anterior core and obliques Even out asymmetries and imbalances between the left and right sides Reduce the risk of injuries resulting from a weak anterior core (and the subseq
Why You Should Try Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Training

Why You Should Try Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Training

Uncategorized, Woman Health
If you’re looking for strong and stable shoulders, dialed-in technique, laser focus, improved grip strength, and an incredible lesson in tension, the bottoms-up kettlebell position might just be your new favorite thing! What Does Bottoms-Up Mean? The bottoms-up position refers to a kettlebell held vertically by the handle with the bottom of the kettlebell facing up and the handle on the bottom — hence the name “bottoms-up.” It might elicit some funny looks from across the gym floor, but the bottoms-up position packs a serious punch. What Exercises Can Be Performed Bottoms-Up? The bottoms-up position lends itself well to pressing and carries, as well as any movement you would do with a kettlebell in the rack position (squats, lunges, etc.) or overhead (get ready for the most focuse
This Is The Ultimate Falafel Burger And You Need To Make It ASAP

This Is The Ultimate Falafel Burger And You Need To Make It ASAP

Uncategorized, Woman Health
Who said those week-night dinners need to be boring? This burger recipe is DELICIOUS and it’s vegan! Ingredients: For the falafels: — 1 can of Chickpeas, drained— 1 clove of garlic, chopped— 1 handful fresh coriander,— 1 tsp ground cumin— 1 tsp ground coriander— 1⁄4 tsp chilli powder (optional)— 1⁄2 cup cooked quinoa (or cooked lentils)— 2 tbsp flour of choice— Juice and zest from 1 lemon— Sunflower oil for frying Purple cabbage slaw: — 1⁄4 purple cabbage sliced thinly into strips— 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar— 1⁄4 cup water— 1 tsp brown sugar— Salt & pepper To serve (all optional): — 4 Burger Buns (or rolls of choice)— Fresh rocket (dressed with olive oil)— Fresh slices of tomato— Mayonnaise— Smashed Avo— Sriracha sauce—
9 Things You’re Doing In Your Sleep That Signal A Bigger Health Problem

9 Things You’re Doing In Your Sleep That Signal A Bigger Health Problem

Uncategorized, Woman Health
Your body is pretty adept at telling you when something is up—sniffles when you’re sick, a toothache when you have a cavity. But you might not catch those signals, say, while you’re sleeping. Your body does all kinds of cool things during your nightly slumber sessions, like regulating hormones and repairing muscles, per the National Sleep Foundation. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that sleep can also give you clues about what’s wrong in your overall health. “We look at ‘good’ sleep as being about both quality and quantity of sleep,” says Dr Beena Jani, family medicine physician at Summit Medical Group in New Jersey. “Getting insufficient sleep can lead to chronic medical conditions, but poor sleep hygiene can also be a 
8 Seriously Impressive Mascaras On Sale At Your Local Pharmacy

8 Seriously Impressive Mascaras On Sale At Your Local Pharmacy

Uncategorized, Woman Health
Whether you’re a glam doll or like the no-make-up make-up vibe, every make-up lover knows that mascara plays a vital role in your overall look. Lucky for us, we’re spoiled for choice. From ones that lengthen, curl and add definition, the options are endless. So, how does one go about picking a mascara that is just right for you? Well, we’ve narrowed down the eight seriously impressive mascaras that will give you the curl and definition you deserve. The best part: they’re all on sale right now! Yardley Mascara Volume Lash Maximus With its special active peptide technology, as well as strengthening and conditioning lash serum, this mascara promises to boost volume and enhance lash growth. It’s smudge free, long wearing and cl
5 Things You Need To Know Before Riding The Cape Town Cycle Tour

5 Things You Need To Know Before Riding The Cape Town Cycle Tour

Uncategorized, Woman Health
My childhood introduction to the Cape Town Cycle Tour began with sleepovers at the Grandparents in Fish Hoek, year after year, to watch my parents come whizzing past in the massive packs of cyclists. I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to join them. This year I will be taking part in the 40th edition of the world’s biggest timed cycle race. I will be completing my 6th Cape Town Cycle Tour (with last year being a breeze – wink wink) and I’m looking forward to all that race hype. My first ride took a whopping six hours, so I’ve spent my fair share of time in the saddle (affectionally known as TITS) and I’ve learnt a few useful (bum-saving) tips along the way. Cape Town Cycle Tour Tip No 1: Don’t Skimp On The Pants Probabl