Saturday, August 15, 2020

Can COVID-19 Cause Hair Loss? Here’s What You Need To Know

Among the many side effects of COVID-19 that have emerged, hair loss may be one of the most unexpected. “It took me a little off guard,” says Dr. Pedram Yazdan an assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, tells Yahoo Life. “I think it allowed me to appreciate how stressful...

How To Stop Using Exercise As Punishment For What You Eat

For many people, exercise and weight loss are seen as intrinsically linked. Between fitness industry messaging and the pervasive diet culture, it’s no surprise that we’ve developed a harmful connection between what we eat and how much we need to work out.According to a 2018 study reported by the Centers for Disease Control...

Nurse Who Survived COVID-19 Shares Jaw-Dropping Photo Of What It Did To His Body

A nurse from San Francisco is shining a light on the severity of COVID-19 with a shocking photo of the effects it had on his body. Last week, Mike Schultz shared side-by-side images of himself with his over 40,000 Instagram followers of the dramatic 50-pound weight loss he experienced during an eight-week hospital stay...

How To Ditch The Diet Mentality Forever And Still Feel Good In Your Body

“Oftentimes people who have lived in diet culture their whole lives have this accumulation of rules,” said Christy Harrison. Question why you still hold up these rules from diets that didn’t serve you, then work on ignoring them. 
In February, when I spoke with registered dietitian Christy Harrison about her recently released “Anti-Diet” book, I didn’t realize that the world was about to change so drastically.We talked about the pervasiveness of diet culture ― the belief system that champions the thin (usually white, cisgender) ideal, that says certain ways of eating...

Study Wants To Pay You To Eat An Avocado Every Day For Science

If you love avocados but hate paying for them, we have some kick-Hass news for you.A new study called the “Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial” wants to pay people to eat an avocado every day for six months.Researchers from Loma Linda University, Pennsylvania State University, Tufts University and the University of California, Los...

Weight Stigma Is One Of The Last Socially Acceptable Forms Of Discrimination

Plus-size model Tess Holliday, seen here in 2017, is an advocate against fat-shaming.
In the weeks since my HuffPost Highline feature on fat-shaming came out, I’ve been inundated with readers’ stories of how weight stigma affects their daily lives. One reader told me he rarely gets overtly bullied by strangers, but their unsolicited diet advice feels even worse. Another said she leaves the room when her colleagues...

Every Time A Celebrity Loses Weight I’m Reminded Of How Messed Up My Body Image Is

“Adele got so skinny, she looks like a different person.” That sentence came to me via a group text Wednesday morning as I’m sure it showed up in thousands of other group chats and Instagram DMs after the elusive singer shared a photo of herself for her birthday on Tuesday. It was her first Instagram...

The Best Morning Routine Based On Your Body Type

Ectomorph Your body type in a nutshell: You’re naturally lean and have trouble putting weight on. You may also be thin but carry a lot of fat (aka “skinny fat”). Your ideal routine: One that embraces the unexpected. You may find you naturally gravitate toward endurance activities (like running), says Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, CSCS, director...

How To Tell If Your Stress Is Causing Weight Loss

When I was 22 years old, my father lost his battle with cancer. I had just graduated college and had no plan for my immediate future, other than paying my rent and hanging out with friends.After he died, I was spiraling. The stress of my grief and lack of a plan for my...

Kim Kardashian And The Toxic Trend Of Bad Celebrity Health Advice

We’re living in a time when wellness is a booming industry fueled in part by conversation on social platforms. And if celebrities and influencers want to get in (read: capitalize) on the discussion, they need to do so wisely.Take Kim Kardashian, who recently shared a sponsored Instagram post with her 111 million followers...
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