Feeling sad lately? As the days get shorter and colder, you may feel tired and moody, depleted of energy or enthusiasm. That sad feeling is officially known as SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, and it's quite common, especially in wintertime. Although experts aren’t sure, one theory is that the seasonal changes disrupt your body’s circadian rhythm, your body’s 24-hour internal clock … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Winter Blues
Creaky knees…an aching back…diminished eyesight…a weaker bladder. These are hardly unexpected consequences of aging, and come with the territory. (Oh, don’t worry, you can fight them!) But one body part you might not think much about as it relates to getting older? Your neck. Like rings on a tree, the neck is usually where you begin to see the first signs of aging, which can happen well before … [Read more...] about Is This Body Part Aging You?
August is Wellness Month, and more specifically, Wednesday, August 15th is National Relaxation Day! And yes, in the perfect world there should be some relaxation built into every day, but too many of us let self-care take a back seat in our busy lives. If you already practice wellness, then maybe you don't need a reminder. I try really hard to remember to incorporate wellness into … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Celebrate National Wellness Month
I don't have a tattoo, but I admire them on others, done right. I imagine that if I were younger or bolder (or both), I might even get one. But recently I've begun to notice an interesting (and disturbing) phenomenon when it comes to body art. It's a sad fact of life: as we age, our skin sags (due to things like weight fluctuation, collagen loss and sun damage), and sometimes takes down the … [Read more...] about Tattoo Regret
Quick: If you had limited time to put on makeup in the morning, what one thing would you reach for? Did you say mascara? Or was it lipstick? For me, it's all about the lips (although I must admit that eyelashes are a close second). Sure, eyelashes may thin as we age, but lips...well, they take thinning to the extreme. Blame the loss of collagen - that protein that helps support your body's … [Read more...] about How to Get Full(er) Lips
Being thin and fit doesn’t make you immune to having fat gather around certain areas of your body; most commonly around the buttocks and thighs (for women) and around the abdomen (for men). But that's hardly a steadfast rule - women can certainly gather belly fat (most notably, during menopause. Chances are you're familiar with that?) And there are plenty of men out there sporting big bums and … [Read more...] about I Tried It: SculpSure