That Beer After Your Workout Probably Isn’t Helping You

Deposit Photos Everything in moderation (except those sweet gains). To a lot of folks, a cold drink with your buds after a tough workout sounds like the epitome of relaxation. You’ve worked hard. You earned that drink. Unfortunately, the frosty bottle in your hand isn’t helping you — and it might even be hurting you. This probably shouldn’t come as a huge shock. Alcohol is a drug. Long-term use damages your liver, immune system, intestines, and brain, plus it increases your risk of multiple types of cancer. Short-term use dehydrates…

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Banning Bikinis Won’t Fix Miss America

In 1922, Margaret Gorman, who had won the Miss America pageant’s very first competition the year before, competed a second time, now wearing a bathing suit patterned in “Stars and Stripes.” Her choice made an unequivocal association of swimsuits with patriotism. Although the pageant has evolved from solely a parade of women in swimwear to a parade of women in swimwear and other outfits, that segment consistently has remained controversial ― and recently underwent its most significant change in the pageant’s 97-year history. On June 5, Gretchen Carlson, chair of…

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Should You Be Wearing Underwear With Your Workout Leggings?

We’re just going to come right out and ask: Should we be wearing underwear under our tights or leggings when working out?  Some argue in favor of undies and others tout the benefits of going commando. Much of the debate focuses on whether skipping undergarments is unsanitary or perhaps leads to an increased risk of bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections. “Those are the two main things patients are concerned about with exercise,” Dr. Scott Osmun, a board-certified OB-GYN physician at BloomOB-GYN in New York, told HuffPost. “Bacteria and yeast tend to grow in warm, moist…

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The One Thing Kate Hudson Can’t Live Without In The Morning

Do you spring out of bed, ready to start your day, or hit snooze over and over again? That Morning Person is HuffPost’s attempt to make sense of mornings by peering into the routines of others.  After making a name for herself on screen, Kate Hudson has been paving a new path in the world of health. “I’m not and don’t pretend to be a fitness guru, but I do know how important and satisfying it is to live a mindful, healthy life,” she told HuffPost. “I’m more of a morning person…

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Retired General Schools Ivanka Trump After She Complains About Child Fitness

First daughter Ivanka Trump’s tweet about the poor state of American children’s fitness had a tiny moment in the sun ― before a retired Army general reminded her that her dad has eviscerated the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.  The council’s key mission: to improve the health and fitness of Americans … including kids.  We need to promote healthy lifestyles for America’s youth. In a recent survey, 9.5 million U.S. children reported that they did NOT once participate in any of over 100 sports or activities listed. #YouthSports @AspenInstitute…

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