The Best Workout Equipment for Home

2020 shifted our workouts routines. Many of us pivoted to taking workout classes from home and to do the best with the equipment that we had. Whether you’re working out with us from home or in-studio, we wanted to make sure you were set up to crush your favorite classes in 2021. We think it’s time to ditch those frozen water bottles and soup cans. It’s time upgrade to new equipment. We did the research for you and asked our partners to share their favorite products. These pieces of home workout equipment will help you crush your workout and look good while doing it. Interested in guided at-home workouts? Check out the ClassPass workout at home video library. Where you can watch any type of class, for free! For Yogis It’s no secret that a great mat and great yoga go hand in hand, but which yoga mat is the best? Yoga mats need to be comfortable, supportive, non-slip, easy to clean and ideally stylish as well. Ra Yoga has the perfect mat for the …

5 Professional Ways to Stand Up For Yourself in the Office

New to the office? Youngest one there? Or maybe you’re just not feeling heard? No matter where you stand on the workplace totem pole, stating your opinions and standing up for them can prove one difficult task. Let’s face it, sometimes just saying something–whether that’s sharing your ideas at a team meeting or talking to your boss about an overloaded to-do list–is the hardest part of the day. But don’t ignore that flutter in your gut that’s tempting you to speak your wisdom—act on it! After all, there’s a reason you’re sitting in that room or feeling those feels. You’re qualified for the job, or were hired because you have some amazing skillz, so it’s time to start believing in yourself. How to stand up for yourself at work There’s a fine line between sharing too much, not listening to others’ thoughts and opinions and learning how to manage your workload. (You know that person who always talks just a little too long? Yeah, that’s not we’re going for here). Still, your hours at the …

9 Signs You’ve Taken on Too Much

In this day and age, it’s hard to catch a break. When our friends, family and work colleagues can ping us in seconds on text message, email and our social media accounts, it’s near-impossible to escape the cycle even for a five-minute shower, let alone a solid night’s rest. “We are experiencing more stress than ever these days, with the 24-hour news cycle and our constant connectedness through electronics and reachability,” Helen Odessky, Psy. D. psychologist and author of Stop Anxiety from Stopping You, explains. “It’s even more vital that we’re  intentional when it comes to stress management so we have the energy to give to our work and our loved ones and are able to enjoy what we have.” Sound familiar? (We feel ya.) How to tell if you’re overwhelmed If you think your to-do lists might be piling too high for you to handle, here are nine signs and solutions for turning your situation around before it negatively impacts your health, relationships and career. You have a history of saying “yes” too much “There are a …

5 Ways to Overcome Gymtimidation (Because You’re Already Awesome)

Walk into your next class like the beautiful badass you are. You walk into a new class. It’s packed with super fit girls wearing the latest Lululemon workout gear. The girl next to you starts stretching in front of the mirror, contorting in ways you didn’t even know were possible. And to top it all off, you’ve never taken the class before. Hey, we’ve been there. Whether you’re taking yoga, Pilates, barre or cycling, walking into a new gym or studio can feel intimidating, even anxiety-producing. It’s called gymtimidation, and it’s real. If you’ve ever experienced a pre-workout confidence crash or felt self-conscious walking into a new fitness facility, you know what we’re talking about. And you’re not alone! What is gymtimidation? Gymtimidation is a feeling of uncomforted or self-consciousness when entering a gym or workout class. You may feel like others are watching and judging you. Most of us have felt gymtimidation at some point in our lives. In fact, a recent study reveals that women are two times as self-conscious about exercising as men. …

Should You Take a Multi-Vitamin or Specific Supplements?

Drugstores and supermarkets dedicate aisles and multiple shelves to supplements for just about any vitamin or mineral you can think of. Even healthy eaters might take a daily dose of capsules to increase bone health, up iron intake or regulate digestion. While some supplements are appropriate for certain health conditions, others are tailored to general nutritional needs. Doctors may advise those with specific eating habits, like vegans or vegetarians, or women who are nursing or pregnant to take certain vitamins, but is it necessary to take these if you don’t fit into those categories and live a fairly healthy lifestyle? Almost half of the U.S. population takes vitamins everyday, with multivitamins as the most popular choice. However, unless you have a serious vitamin deficiency, studies show taking additional vitamin supplements might not provide the average person with any extra health benefits. An even more alarming statement is these pills we take every day could harm rather than help our bodies. Before popping another, check out these facts. Should I take a multivitamin? A multivitamin provides vitamins …

What Source of Vitamin C is the Fastest to Cure Your Sniffles?

Do you have the sniffles or is your immune system stressing? It’s likely that you’re suffering from a cold. Time to implement precautionary tactics, STAT! But what vitamin C supplement should you use? Emergen c vs orange juice Having a runny nose and scratchy throat is never fun. Some swear by citrus supplements like Emergen-C or Airborne to boost their immune systems, but are these over-the-counter remedies really better than sipping a glass of orange juice or noshing on a few clementines? Oranges Forget an apple a day: Peel yourself a juicy orange instead to pack in 130 percent of your daily required Vitamin C, over 170 different phytochemicals, and more than 60 flavonoids. These phytochemicals and flavonoids are antioxidants found in plant-based foods that are also linked to multiple health benefits, including disease prevention, a lowered risk of developing diabetes and a longer lifespan. And that’s not all. An orange contains more than twice the daily needed amount of Vitamin C, which provides the boost your immune system craves when you feel a bug coming on. This vitamin, …