Beets are a common sweetening ingredient in the juices you’ll find at most health food stores, but a recent study found another reason to drink the bright red juice: It has anti-aging benefits. Researchers at Wake Forest University knew that exercise has positive anti-aging effects on the brain, and were looking for ways to increase those benefits. “What we showed in this brief training study of hypertensive older adults was that, as compared to exercise alone, adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity that closely resembles what you see in younger adults,” W. Jack Rejeski, co-author of the study, told EurekAlert.
Among the inspiring scenes at the Boston Marathon was a veteran with a prosthetic leg carrying a woman across the finish line.
Kortney Olson has the world’s deadliest thighs. Kortney Olson, the woman with the “world’s deadliest thighs,” isn’t afraid to show off her strength, or her cellulite. Amid videos of her crushing watermelons and pumpkins between her legs, the Instagram star and founder of Grrrl Clothing, a sportswear company that embraces all body types and aims to empower women with its “Grrrl Army,” shared a photo embracing her cellulite.
An Egyptian woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, weighs about 1,100 pounds and is believed to be the world’s heaviest woman. She had not left her house in 25 years before a trip to Mumbai, India, for bariatric surgery.
Tattoos and rock stars go hand in hand. But on Sunday’s Grammys red carpet we noticed more than the usual share of amazing ink on the arms, legs, backs and ankle of celebrities. Maybe it was due to the prevalence of underboob-baring crop tops and cut-away shoulders, but the singers certainly took the opportunity to show off their tats. From Paris Jackson’s 50 tattoos to Gaga’s Metallica-inspired moth to Adele’s subtle ink, click through to see 12 tattoo reveals.
Khloé Kardashian doesn’t know why her fans can’t relate to her exercises. On Sunday, Khloé Kardashian let her fans know that she’s tired of their “complaining,” accusing them of making excuses for not exercising. The 32-year-old is known for broadcasting her daily workouts on Snapchat, but apparently some of her fans are having trouble relating to and replicating the exercises that Khloé does, owing to her use of state-of-the-art equipment and a personal trainer.
Stockholm-based personal trainer Sara Wiss isn’t letting pregnancy slow her down. At 41 weeks pregnant, just three days before giving birth to a healthy boy, Wiss posted a video of herself flawlessly executing five pull-ups. Keep calm! I'm still pregnant…. ???? Men nu blir det inga fler pullups innan Pyret kommer. Har vilat i soffan i två veckor, börjar bli frustrerad, seg och rastlös! Så en liten sväng till Bosön med lätt träning och bastu kanske kan sätta fart…. ???? ???????????? ???? #week41 #weightedpullups A video posted by Sara Wiss ???? Coach Sara (@sara. ...
Alicia Keys turned her bare face into a movement this year. Men are breaking barriers and wearing foundation, concealer, and even lipstick as they please, while women are shifting away from societal expectations of physical appearance, proving that makeup should be about choosing what you want for yourself based on what makes you feel confident and authentic. Alicia Keys ditched makeup completely.
If the mere thought of stepping inside a mall or department store gives us major anxiety, don’t worry: We’ve found 24 drugstore beauty gifts that are sure to wow.
Moisturizer alone isn't enough to get you through the dry, flaky months of winter. Add these seven foods to give your skin the nutrients and healing it craves.
Almost everybody has cellulite, and one yoga blogger is tired of the idea that cellulite doesn’t happen to thin people. It starts with YOU! I’m super petite and when I move in certain ways, I totally have cellulite and a few stray stretch marks from having a body that changes over time,” Erin Motz, aka Bad Yogi, wrote to her 107,000 followers in a Facebook post. Can we talk about cellulite?
Freelee the Banana Girl is a dedicated raw foodie, commencing her raw food journey nine years ago, consuming up to 40 bananas a day, and eating cooked food only after 4 p.m. But this month, Freelee took her raw diet to the next level, abandoning all cooked food and giving up shampoo and conditioner. Instead, she’s taking cold showers for her hair, occasionally using warm water to break down her scalp’s natural oils.
In a society filled with endless shaming trends, we need all the body-positive encouragement we can get. Recent challenges like the thigh gap, ab crack, bikini bridge, and hip dent tell women that their bodies aren’t good enough if they don’t subscribe to bizarre standards of thinness. Luckily, for every shaming trend, another body-positive trend emerges to push back.
Jasmine Tookes is honored to wear the $3 million Fantasy Bra down the Victoria’s Secret runway on Dec. 5. The 25-year-old model has been walking in the Victoria’s Secret show since 2012, but it’s been a longtime dream of hers to wear the Fantasy Bra — something that’s considered the ultimate privilege. Tookes is also only the third black woman to wear the diamond-encrusted bra in all of its 20 years.
When you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, the fitness bloggers you follow for a dose of motivation can often feel more discouraging. With perfect six-packs, cellulite-free skin, and zero bloat all day, these superhumans convince us that if we just ate a little “cleaner” or exercised a little bit more, we too would be immune to the insults of poor lighting, ill-fitting clothes, and bad angles.
One Victoria’s Secret Angel is tired of Instagram trolls commenting on her body, and she’s speaking up. “Whether it’s fat- or skinny-shaming, it’s such a superfluous thing to do to someone,” 25-year-old Bridget Malcolm told Stellar magazine. “It’s so irrelevant to who they are as a person.”
Popular YouTuber Eugenia Cooney is under fire for the negative influence that she poses to her nearly 900,000 subscribers. A Change.org petition calls for Cooney to be temporarily banned from YouTube because her thinness is “triggering her fan base.” The petition has more than 11,100 signatures and seeks 15,000 before proposing the ban to Google. “She may not be intentionally influencing her viewers, but showing more than 50% of her body in her videos and pictures [is] not helping girls with Anorexia or any eating disorder,” the petition reads. ...
One day, curvy model Jordyn Woods was minding her business, posting an Instagram of herself exercising, as models do. Then the comments started to pour in. As Woods explained it to Barbie Ferreira in a Teen Vogue video, “If you post that you’re working out they’re [commenters] going to say, ‘oh, don’t get too skinny’ or ‘why are you working out if you love your body?’” Barbie replied, “I posted a picture of me at the gym, similarly, and people were like, ‘no! I thought you were confident!’”