You might have noticed that when plants are around, you feel more cheerful, more balanced, less stressed… is this just your imagination or is there really something to be said for the average house plant?
Kegels were invented in the 1940s by Dr. Arnold Kegel, a gynecologist from the University of Southern California who invented the practice to help with post-childbirth incontinence. But, as it turns out, women have discovered (with great joy, I’m sure) that regular Kegel exercises improve their sex lives.
If you’re a devoted yogi (or even if you’ve just popped in on a couple of yoga classes), you’re probably aware of yoga’s many health benefits. Regular yoga leads to increased flexibility, better balance, healthy weight, protection from injury, and improved respiration and balance. It’s no wonder so many of us are rolling out our yoga mats and diving into some much-needed downward dog.
But, there’s one pose in particular that’s deliciously restorative and perfect for inducing ...
In the winter, our windows mostly stay shut, which means there’s no place for allergens, dust, and pollutants to go. According to New York-based dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD, increasing the humidity in the air reduces the amount of dust and allergens flying around, making for a healthier environment where it’s easier to breathe.
Photo by Toa Heftiba
I remember my first professional massage. I thought I died and went to heaven. At only 12, I didn’t realize how much tension I carried around—until I left that sweet-smelling, softly lit massage therapy office in Philadelphia.
Massage often feels like the most indulgent of indulgences. You come in feeling tense and leave feeling like a wet noodle. It might not come as too much of a surprise that something that makes you feel so good is actually great for yo...
You’ve been through months – if not years – of trying to have your own baby, and now you can see a light at the end of the tunnel. While you’re patiently waiting for your dream to come true, there are a few ways you can make the most of this time to prepare yourself for parenthood.
There’s no mistake – you’ve been down a hard road. You know what disappointment feels like. After such an experience, it’s important for intended parents to use this time wisely. Work through the difficult emotions...
When anyone in my life is going through a hard time, I always have the same knee-jerk reaction. I dive into their problems like Hasselhoff sprinting into the waves with an orange floatie and a need to SAVE! Most of the time I get the same reaction: “What the hell dude, I wasn’t even drowning.”
If I had to wager a guess, I would say that most advertisements don’t make you want to snarf your soda through your nose. Most advertisements – whether on Facebook, email, or television – are typically informative and polite. Stop in for our jewelry sale. Half-off bird houses. Don’t miss our tire rotating special. You’ll love our giant pretzels. There’s no humor, no emotion.
But sometimes a company reminds you that there’s a human on the other side of the sales counter. Their brand voice reso...
If something goes haywire in your body, chances are, it started in your gut. Autoimmune diseases, mental health disorders, a poor immune system, diabetes, skin conditions, and even asthma all begin in the gut. Our most important asset to our health is the microbiome in our intestines. When something’s off, our entire bodies create an inflammatory response that send us into potentially serious disease.
It’s been long established that eating complex carbs, a high intake of sugar, and being overweight are detrimental to female fertility. Obese women are more likely to suffer from infertility, and they’re less likely to respond positively to fertility treatment.
The good news is that a ketogenic diet can possibly improve a woman’s fertility status. A diet that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates not only results in weight loss for overweight women, but it also balances a woman’s insulin le...
Published in CityScene Magazine, February, 2011
Forget all you've heard about fat opera singers rolling their eyes back as they warble through slow scenes of melodrama. Opera Columbus knows how to keep the attention of a modern audience - and produce a few laughs.
Opera Columbus presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at 8 PM February 11 and 2 PM February 13 at the Ohio Theatre.
Published in CityScene Magazine, January 2011
The ballerinas of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo are stunning. They move around stage with the grace of the gods. They are clad in frilly pink tutus and wear pearls around their necks.
With all the work they put into their costumes, you might not even notice the underarm hair, check hair, and impressive biceps. But you probably will.
The right nutrition choices now can benefit your baby both in the short term and in the long term. Research shows that nutrition in utero and during childhood can play a role in your baby’s health in many ways.
Even though you’re 20 weeks into your pregnancy, you still have plenty of time to make healthy nutrition changes that can make a difference.