5 Neck Flexor Stretches to Reduce Pain and Improve Posture

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If you want a quick way to check in on your posture, imagine a line running from the tip of your nose down to your chest. If it’s straight, congratulations—you’re in alignment. But if not, it may mean your neck flexors are out of whack, and the resulting forward head posture can...

Prevent Bunions and Strengthen Your Toes With a Spoon

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About 23 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 65 have bunions. Over time, the intrinsic foot muscles, specifically the big toe, weaken and get difficult to spread. Though not always debilitating, “bunions are a progressive condition in which there is a bony prominence that protrudes near the big toe...

Podiatrist-Recommended Toe Separators for Foot Pain Relief

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As a former ballet dancer, I know a thing or two about toe and foot pain. Throughout my years of cramming my toes into satin-covered torture devices (er, pointe shoes) and then pushing my good-as-flat feet into arched shapes that they resisted at every turn, I experienced quite a few common foot...

3 Reasons One Editor Loves CBD for Workout Recovery

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Think back to the start of the pandemic with me, will you? It was scary and unknown and stressful—and we all thought it was going to be over in two weeks (ahh, how naively optimistic we were). I personally distracted myself from the ominous reality by diving into physical fitness. I was...

How Laurie Hernandez Is Training for the Tokyo Olympics

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At the age of 20, gymnast Laurie Hernandez is out of retirement. A lot has transpired since we last saw Hernandez and the Final Five compete, but Hernandez is keenly aimed on representing the United States in gymnastics at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Like most athletes, Hernandez isn’t embarking on this journey...

Post-Workout Skin Care Will Help You Maximize Recovery

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Back in 2019, we called recovery as one of the fitness world’s burgeoning trends. In the years since, we’ve seen a rise in next-gen technology bringing pro-grade treatments into our homes, stretch studios popping up everywhere, and have gained an overall understanding that post-workout care is paramount. In the last few months,...

This Shoulder Wall Stretch MeltsTension in 30 Seconds Flat

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The average American spends six-and-a-half hours at a desk every single day. And—if the pain in our upper back and shoulders is to be believed—our bodies simply weren’t built for this kind of nine-to-five lifestyle. “Our bodies are in a forward head position and our shoulders are hunched over, which causes our...

The ‘Big Three’ Exercises for Lower Back Pain

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Once I’ve been sitting at my desk without moving for, oh, about five hours, my back starts to feel like it’s made of stone rather than bones, nerves, ligaments, and muscles. As almost every 9-5er knows, standing up, cracking your back, and performing some ’80s-style aerobic exercises for lower back pain all...

Herbs to Take For Sore Muscles, According to an Herbalist

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Training hard no matter the modality means that your muscles and joints will be sore at some point. Unlike when you were eight years old, your body likely doesn’t recover as quickly as it used to, which means you’re going to have to spend time focusing on recovery by doing mobility work,...