• Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    Here's Why Yelling When You Work Out Is Actually A Great Idea, Even If It Seems Weird

    Here's Why Yelling When You Work Out Is Actually A Great Idea, Even If It Seems Weird

    There is something about grunting or moaning while exercising that brings to mind the cliché of a cocky weightlifter, or maybe even that person who seems to be having multiple, heavy-breathing orgasms in your yoga class. But the truth of the matter is, yelling while working out can feel really cathartic and energizing. Not to mention, it […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    Can You Get A UTI From Your Workout Clothes? Here's What You Need To Know

    Can You Get A UTI From Your Workout Clothes? Here's What You Need To Know

    There's a pretty good chance that you have experienced the hell on earth that is a urinary tract infection (UTI), which is characterized most commonly by ridiculously painful burning and/or itching, as well as frequent trips to the bathroom because of a constant urge “to go,” even when nothing actually comes out. But it's often […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    6 Ways To Accept Your Body Just The Way It Is, According To A Body Image Coach

    6 Ways To Accept Your Body Just The Way It Is, According To A Body Image Coach

    It can seem like an impossible task to learn to love, like, or even accept your body. Of course, these are strongly encouraged ideas in the movement toward body positivity. However, here are still too many societal reinforcements out there that don't tell you how to love your body, but rather suggest ways you should alter or improve […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    7 Heavy Snack Foods That Will Totally Ruin Your Sleep, If You Let Them

    7 Heavy Snack Foods That Will Totally Ruin Your Sleep, If You Let Them

    At about 11 p.m. every night, long after dinner and just before bed, I often find myself hankering for a snack. Instead of settling for some chamomile tea, I usually want something rather heavy (read: nachos), or abundantly filled with chocolate. There's just something comforting about it, you know? But rumor has it, a lot […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    A Coffee Nap Is The Life Hack You Need Before You Go Back To School This Fall

    A Coffee Nap Is The Life Hack You Need Before You Go Back To School This Fall

    Back-to-school season is quickly creeping up on us, and if you're a student, that means you'll soon have to face the rather daunting demand of being alert, awake, and ready to learn at most hours of the day. So, you could just walk around with an IV of caffeine in your arm all day to […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Culture

    So, Do You Actually Have To Worry About Drinking From Your Copper Moscow Mule Mug?

    So, Do You Actually Have To Worry About Drinking From Your Copper Moscow Mule Mug?

    A fancy cup always manages to elevate a drinking experience and make it a billion times more enjoyable. That's basically been scientifically proven at this point, right? Well, maybe not quite. People are starting to question whether copper mugs are safe to drink from, as some speculate the metal may be too poisonous for humans […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    PCOS Can Affect Your Mood, But Here's Why It Doesn't Have To Control Your Life

    PCOS Can Affect Your Mood, But Here's Why It Doesn't Have To Control Your Life

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders a woman can have. While the causes of PCOS are not always easy to identify, the symptoms can include a whole variety of things, like infertility, irregular periods, cystic acne, hair loss, and chronic fatigue. And, in some individuals, PCOS can even affect […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    Flow Through These 8 Stretches As Soon As You Get Out Of Bed To Kickstart Your Day

    Flow Through These 8 Stretches As Soon As You Get Out Of Bed To Kickstart Your Day

    Ever wake up in the morning and feel a little bit like your body is so knotted and stiff, it's like you've turned into a zombie? It's not particularly surprising, considering you haven't been moving much for (hopefully) eight or nine hours. So it only makes sense to give yourself time for some quality morning stretches to wake you […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Culture

    This Fitness Trainer Completely Shut Down A Body-Shaming Comment With An Awesome Selfie

    This Fitness Trainer Completely Shut Down A Body-Shaming Comment With An Awesome Selfie

    Jessi Kneeland, a fitness trainer and body image coach, regularly posts on Instagram about her training, personal fitness journey, and her ideas that challenge some of the unrealistic (and often inaccurate) standards that have become norms in her industry. A photo she recently posted of herself prominently featured little dimples of cellulite on her thighs, which […]
  • Annakeara Stinson in Wellness

    6 Essential Eating Habits That Have Nothing To Do What You're Actually Eating

    6 Essential Eating Habits That Have Nothing To Do What You're Actually Eating

    There is a whole lot of advice out there about the best and healthiest foods to eat. It can be more than a little overwhelming trying to consume all that information, let alone the food itself. Above all, though, an enjoyable and mindful relationship with your eating practices deserves the same consideration as the actual food […]