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New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kells:

These Balance Boards Will Hit Your Core and Glutes in a *Whole* New Way

Want to strengthen your legs, core, and balance? We rounded up the best balance boards to help you bring the waves to your living room. → Read More

How To Sit on the Toilet Properly for Bladder Health

We talked to a pelvic floor physical therapist on how to sit on the toilet for optimal bladder health. Chances are, you're doing it wrong! → Read More

How Long a Food Safety Expert Says Your Thanksgiving Leftovers *Actually* Stay Good For

Two food safety experts answer the question: how long are thanksgiving leftovers good for? And there's some serious nuance. → Read More

This Is How You Can Gua Sha Your Scalp for Better Energy Levels, Better Sleep, and Healthy Hair Growth

Scalp gua sha, an ancient Chinese ritual, may help you get over the afternoon slump, grow thicker hair, and banish tension headaches. → Read More

'SuperAgers' Have Memory Function of People Decades Younger Than Them—Here's How They Stay Sharp

New research finds that certain people, called "SuperAgers" have brains that age extra slowly. Here's why, and SuperAger brain health tips. → Read More

The Best 20 Marathons To Sign Up for If You Want To Run the USA

Ready to run 26.2 miles? These USA marathons are the best of the best in the South, West, East, Midwest, and everywhere in between. → Read More

These Protein-Packed Vegan Breakfast Jars Take Minutes To Make and Can Be Prepped Ahead for Busy Days

Sick of overnight oats? These vegan savory breakfast jars are here to shake up your meal prep—and add protein and fiber to your morning meal. → Read More

5 Muscles Groups Suffer the Most From Desk Work—And This 10-Minute Lunch Break Stretch Class Unwinds Them All

Your hamstrings, hips, back, quads, and chest will thank you. → Read More

Are You an ‘Active Couch Potato?’ Here’s How To Tell, and Why It Really Matters for Your Health

A study finds that those who exercise for 30 minutes before being sedentary for hours (active couch potatoes) have significant health risks. → Read More

Tack This 10-Minute Bodyweight Strength Training Workout Onto Any Exercise Routine To Look After the Longevity of Your Bones and Muscles

Want to round out your exercise routine with a little bit of strength? This quick bodyweight strength training workout will do the trick. → Read More

Rates of Postpartum Anxiety Are Rising. A New Study Suggests Strength Training Workouts Might Help

Especially if you're in a group *and* have childcare covered. → Read More

How To Navigate Your Uranus Opposition, AKA the Astrological Equivalent of a 'Mid-Life Crisis'

Your Uranus opposition is the astrological moment between the ages of 40 and 42 that heralds ultimate growth. Here's how to prepare for it. → Read More

A New Study Just Found That Eating Omega-3s Can Significantly Boost Cognition—Even in Young People

Plus, the top 3 food sources to start eating today. → Read More

LeBron James Just Bought a Pickleball Major League Team—Here’s Everything You Need To Know About the Fastest-Growing Sport in the U.S.

LeBron James just announced his investment in Major League Pickleball—here's what this fun and beneficial sport is all about. → Read More

‘I Hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Longest Hiking Trail in the U.S. at 2,653 Miles, and These Are the Shoes I Wore for Challenging Terrain and Support’

On the lookout for the best boots for thru-hiking? We asked someone who hiked all 2,653 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail for her pick. → Read More

The Only 5 Stretches You Need To Loosen Your Full Body in Just About 5 Minutes

Make unwinding a ritual with this everyday stretch routine that relaxes the body and fits seamlessly into busy schedules. → Read More

The Apple Watch Ultra Is Born To Be Wild—But the Safety Features Will Help You Make It Back Home

The "backtracking" feature will guide you back to safety. → Read More

5 Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid, According to Financial Planners

If you're not taking advantage of that 401(k) yet, consider this your sign to do so. → Read More

‘I’m a Gastroenterologist, and Here’s What It Means If You’re Very Good at Waiting Until You're Somewhere 'Comfortable' to Poop'

A gastroenterologist answers your most burning question: "Why am I good at holding my poop?" Plus, whether or not it's a good thing. → Read More

You Can Boost Your Mood by Eating More of These 3 Nutrients, Says an Internal Medicine Physician

An internal medicine doctor shares the big three mood boosting nutrients to add to your diet for better brain and gut health. → Read More