Waist trainers: What happens when you uncinch?

You may have noticed nipped-in, hourglass waists among women wearing the celebrity trend du jour: so-called waist trainers. This tummy-tucking shapewear evokes images of buttoned-up corsets and too-tight girdles from a dim past. But does it live up to the hype? Splashy advertisements suggest these compression devices can help you selectively sculpt inches off your waistline by wearing them during workouts or as part of everyday routines. But the claims largely don’t live up to the evidence, says Michael Clem, a physical therapist with Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. “People want the…

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Ages 5 to 11, Here’s What to Know

November marks a monumental milestone in the battle against COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. This means, all children over the age of 5 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine maker with full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for people ages 16 and older. Parents have been eagerly awaiting this news, especially since many kids are back to in-person learning this past fall. Coincidentally, this summer…

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‘Prolonged Grief Disorder’ Is Now an Official Mental Health Condition—These Are the Symptoms to Know

An extended grieving period may now be classified as a mental health condition, according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The new diagnosis—prolonged grief disorder—provides a new framework for treating patients affected by loss, and allows providers to bill insurance companies for treatment services. The March addition to the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) comes after years of debate as to whether grief should be classified as a mental illness. According to a press release by the APA, recent events have shown the necessity to distinguish and treat “incapacitating feelings of grief.”…

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Struggling to blog? Here are 61 (+9) health and wellness topics (when you only have 60 minutes)

Let’s say you need a post in an hour. Your audience and subscribers rely on your regular display of expertise and valuable health content. But time is up and you need something fast. You’re drawing a blank on what health and wellness topics to tackle. Or maybe you’re overthinking them. Now you’re stuck. What should you do? Should you skip this week? Send it out late? Throw something together quickly? Buy a post you can instantly upload? HINT: Don’t skip. Commit to a schedule and stick with it. Even if it’s…

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10 Best Skin Care Tips For Men

In this article we are going to talk about the 10 Best Skin Care Tips For Men. Being a man is not very easy. From a very long time, man has been portrayed as hard, tough, strong heartedness, brave and rough personality. A man isn’t supposed to weep out their heart. Men trying to be macho in this hardfaced world forget to take care of themselves. They don’t give muh attention to their health and lifestyle generally. Infact, being conscious about their looks and aesthetics is not in their syllabus.…

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Personalized Vitamins for 2021: A Dietitian’s Review

I’m a registered dietitian who works with clients 1:1 to help them reach their health goals, and supplements are a big part of the equation. When recommending a supplement, it’s important that I find a brand that is both high quality and intentionally practical. Supplements can be expensive, and while efficacious, it can be difficult to know what to take, let alone build a consistent daily habit. My Care/of experience Enter Care/of. They provide a personalized, high quality vitamin plan in convenient daily packs, at a price point that’s under…

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