Friday, January 22, 2021

How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack

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If you have a friend or family member who experiences panic attacks, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and helpless if it happens in your presence. Like any other mental health condition, it's impossible to truly understand what a panic attack feels like unless you've experienced one yourself — but that doesn't mean you...

45-Minute Dumbbell AMRAP Workout | POPSUGAR Fitness UK

Let us introduce you to a little acronym you'll come to love (or hate): AMRAP. It stands for "as many rounds as possible," as in, here's your workout; do as many rounds as possible. So, yeah, AMRAP workouts are pretty tough. But they're also a great way to challenge yourself, and this 45-minute AMRAP...

The Best Back Exercises For Women

Look after your back and it will look after you. It’s a mantra we should all heed, because we often don’t really consider our backs until injury strikes. Looking after your back means giving it the same attention you give to other parts of the body in the gym, and to do...

What to Know About the 12-3-30 Workout

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Ever since the COVID-19 lockdown, without access to a full gym and endless equipment, I've been looking for effective and simple ways to get in a good workout at home. I've been relying heavily on social media for routines and guidance, and I've found some of my favourite workouts this way. When I...

Shoes That Fit the Peloton At-Home Bike | 2021

Now that you've bought an at-home Peloton bike, you get to splurge on all the accessories — the most important being a pair of Peloton-friendly spinning shoes that match the bike's tread dimensions....

How Toxic Positivity Downplays the Consequences of COVID-19

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across Westminster bridge as an ambulance passes by in central London on January 8, 2021, as England entered a third lockdown due to the novel coronavirus Covid-19. - Faced by a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, driven by the new strain, England entered a strict lockdown on January 5, 2021, with schools and non-essential shops closed for at least six weeks after previous measures failed to halt the steep rise in cases. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
I recently heard someone describe the COVID-19 pandemic as an unplanned holiday. "Imagine if you were preparing for a holiday in Italy. You're all packed, you have your hotels and museums all picked out, and you're mentally prepared for an Italian trip. And instead, the plane lands in Germany," the person said. "There's...

5 Lessons From the Headspace Guide to Meditation on Netflix

When you think of meditation, you might picture people sitting cross-legged on the floor, breathing deeply with their eyes closed and their minds empty. While some meditation is practiced this way, the Headspace app has made it a mission to demystify this ancient practice and make it accessible to everyone. Now, the Netflix...

Upper-Body Dumbbell Workout | POPSUGAR Fitness UK

There's always one exercise, (or three or four) that no matter how strong we get, is always challenging. Then there are the exercises we just can't stand. If push-ups are your kryptonite, but you still want strong arms, I created this upper-body circuit for you. You'll work your biceps, triceps, chest, and back...

Birgit Skarstein: 1st Wheelchair Contestant on Norway’s DWTS

Image Source: Courtesy of Espen Solli /TV 2 In the fall of 2020, Paralympian Birgit Skarstein twirled her way onto season 16 of Skal Vi Danse, Norway's version of Dancing With the Stars. She did not make it into the finale, but she broke barriers as the series's first contestant in a wheelchair. She...

21-Day Arm Challenge | POPSUGAR Fitness UK

After following this 21-day dumbbell arm challenge, not only will your arms look more sculpted, but you'll also feel stronger. Don't worry if you've never lifted a dumbbell in your life. This arm plan was designed with everyone in mind, whether it's your first time working out or you exercise regularly. This challenge created...
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