When that parched feeling strikes, the solution seems simple enough: guzzle a glass of H20 and steer clear of salty foods. But if you find that your thirst isn’t quenched no matter how much water you drink, your bod could be dropping a hint that something else is going on.
“When we’re thirsty, we naturally think dehydration—but that feeling of thirst may be a sign of an underlying medical condition,” says Mia Finkelston, M.D., board-certified family physician for the telehealth app LiveHealth Online. If excessive thirst is present more days of the week than not, then you should check in with your doc for a consult—especially if you’re experiencing other weird symptoms too, such as fatigue, headaches, skin and hair changes, and an uptick in bathroom breaks.
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BY BROOK BENTEN, ACSM-CERTIFIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST FOR PREVENTION
Strength training creates tiny microscopic tears in the muscle fibers that allow them to grow back stronger—that's why you feel muscle soreness post-workout. The process of healing those tears takes 24-48 hours, so avoid doing this program on consecutive days. Allow 1-2 days between, and do cardio or stretching workouts while your muscles heal. If you rarely or never experience this soreness, increase the weights you are lifting.
As always when we want a super-efficient workout with proven results, we turn to the experts. Meet American Council of Exercise trainer Niki Klasnic who shares her favorite at-home fitness routines with her nearly 400K Instagram followers, and created this special butt workout for Women's Health.
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That said, it’s just as important to down protein at breakfast: Unlike carbs, “our bodies can’t store protein, so it’s important to work it into every single meal,” says Karen Ansel, R.D. What’s more, this cell-building macronutrient is key for preventing mid-morning hunger pangs. “When you eat protein your gut releases satiety hormones that tell your brain that you're full and have had enough to eat,” she explains.
Brigitte Zeitlin, R.D., recommends aiming for at least 15 grams at your first meal of the day to stay full, focused, and satisfied until lunch. Here are a few simple swaps, additions, and tweaks to increase your morning protein intake.
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While breasts themselves don't contain muscle, there are muscles behind them—and exercising them can make all the difference.
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Bloated? Try these snacks to help alleviate bloating! But while some foods bring on the bloat, others can tame it. Foods high in water, healthy fats, and gut-loving probiotics can help banish bloat for good. "Probiotics are good bacteria that help restore balance in the gut, which in turn will help regulate digestion and fight against unwanted bloating," says Lisa Moskovitz, R.D.