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Yep, There's a Reason Your Feet Are Always Cold

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Some people just have cold feet, in the literal sense. Are you most comfortable wearing UGGs, even in the spring? Does your partner complain about your ice-cold toes brushing up against their shins during the night? If your feet are always cold, there's an explanation. We talked to Danielle DesPrés, DPM, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon and podiatrist, to learn more.Dr. DesPrés told POPSUGAR that it's not uncommon to have cold feet some of the time, but if it's constant, there may be an underlying condition that's causing it. She suggested speaking with your doctor if cold feet is a recurrent problem for you.What Are Some Common Causes of Cold Feet?Dr. DesPrés said that poor circulation is one of the most common causes of cold feet. "As the arteries move away from the heart and into the legs and feet, they progressively become smaller and more easily blocked with fatty plaque," she explained. "Since the arteries going to the feet are the smallest…

7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

How much protein do you really need a day?

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Certainly, everyone needs protein, as the body breaks it down to its amino acids, and then uses it to build other proteins such as enzymes, or proteins that make up collagen, just as you need proteins to build new structural muscles. How much protein does the body need in order to meet all these requirements?The problem with consuming too much protein is not to affect certain organs, such as the kidneys, but to refrain from eating other nutrients. If you only eat meat, for example, you may not actually eat any amount of carbohydrates, although you need it to nourish the brain and muscles with easily accessible glucose molecules, and you also need fat for use in cellular membranes and in the preservation of hair and skin. If you refrain from eating these many other nutrients in order to consume protein, then you are among those who eat a lot of it. But what about the rest of the people who usually eat a mixture of all the nutrients? How much are we supposed to eat?The answer depends larg…

These Simple Recovery Tips Are Helping Me Conquer Leg-Day Soreness

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I was only 30 seconds into my lower body workout, but I already knew my legs would feel like jello the next day - my virtual instructor had just announced that every single circuit featured a squat variation.Standard squats, air squats, goblet squats, squat thrusts - they all made the list!As I got out of bed the next morning, I realized my prediction had proved correct - the intense soreness had settled into my quads. My legs were so sore that I struggled to keep up with my 10-pound dog on her walk, let alone walk up the apartment stairs without screaming "ouch!"I'm all for a challenging workout, but the extreme muscle fatigue held up my workout plans for the rest of the week.Overall pretty annoyed, I started to wonder if I could have prevented at least some of this soreness. So, I reached out to Olivia Amato, Peloton Bike/Tread Instructor and NASM-certified trainer, for her recovery tips.My biggest mistake? Rushing through the post-workout stretch - my hot cup of coffe…

“I Started Running For My Daughter And It Gave Me A New Lease On Life”

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Being a mom is stressful enough, right? Add the strain of a career, and weight loss tends to slip to the bottom of the to-do list. But not for Galebalwe Ramorola, whose resilience and passion have pushed her through running two Comrades Marathons — and resulted in a whopping 37kg reduction in her body weight. Name: Galebalwe Ramorola Occupation: Nestle market safety health and environmental specialist Age: 43 City: Pretoria Weight before: 98.5kg Weight after: 61.5kg Height: 1.47m Time required to reach current weight: 7 years Secret weapon: Calories in, calories out: burn more calories than you consume  The gain Gale picked up weight gradually while facing unimaginable personal challenges. “In 2002, I gave birth to twins; one passed on and the remaining twin was diagnosed with cerebral palsy,” she says. Her family tried to placate her with the myth that being “big” meant being “happy”. “After my second child in 2005, a work retrenchment followed in 2009,” continues Gale. “The [weight gain] sp…

The Complete Guide to Your Butt Muscles

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Here's how to ensure the largest muscle in your body isn't also the laziest. Read up on all the different butt muscles and how to effectively train them.

I'm alone with a handsome young doctor who has his hands down my shorts, but neither of us is too happy about it. Joseph Herrera, D.O., a doctor of osteopathic medicine, furrows his brow as he struggles to untangle a 48-inch lead attached to an electrode that he has taped to my butt. The electrode is slick with conductivity gel and he's holding it in place as he attaches the other end of the wire to the electromyography (EMG) machine, a hulking piece of equipment that measures electrical activity in your muscles. We’re doing a deep dive into what’s happening with my butt muscles. Dr. Herrera, the director of sports medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine's rehabilitation department in New York City, has agreed to help me figure out what, if anything, is going on with my glutes when I'm not explicitly w…

Your March Health, Love, and Success Horoscope: What Every Sign Needs to Know

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Finally! March is here, mixing dark, blustery days with teasing hints of sun and warmth, encouraging some serious spring fever. It's a time to slowly come out of hibernation as you turn the clocks forward and find all the excuses to be festive (hello, St. Paddy's Day and Purim!). If there ever was a transitional month ("in like a lion, out like a lamb"), giving us whiplash with its nearly polar opposite vibes, it's this one. That comes as no surprise to astrologers, who know that March is split between the last sign in the zodiac (Pisces) and the first sign (Aries)—essentially, the astrological New Year. Until March 19, the sun moves through romantic, creative, empathetic Pisces, encouraging you to engage in dreamy escapism, wade in the deepest end of emotion, and express yourself creatively. Then, until April 19, the sun travels through competitive, impatient, fiery Aries, urging you to shake off the doldrums of winter, train your eye on the endgame, take actio…

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