National Margarita Day Recipes so Good they’re Hangover-Worthy
Today is not only Tuesday, but National Margarita Day, and who couldn’t use a margarita on a Tuesday?? As one of the most popular national food and beverage holidays of the year, millions gather around and celebrate the love of tequila and lime. With many continuing to social distance or just preferring to play bartender, there are an endless number of options when it comes to making the perfect margarita. From flavors including chili-infused tequila to blueberry ginger and even cactus fruit, this list of margarita recipes will have you feeling like you’re drinking in paradise.
Consider these Factors Before You Start a New Fitness Routine
With health and fitness on the rise, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by the excess of information. Trending fitness routines are in magazines, on television, podcasts, and more. The health industry is booming and those wanting to start a regimen, but are unfamiliar with where to begin, can feel like giving up before even starting. While it can be overwhelming, it is also beneficial in giving a wide variety of options to choose from.
Ever Wonder Why You Don't Feel Thirsty When it's Cold Out? Here's Why
Roasting under the hot, beating sun, quenching our thirst with water to avoid dehydration is typically a concern during the summer. On the contrary, rehydrating during the winter is one of the last things crossing our minds. Our bodies have a vastly different reaction to the cold than to the heat, and though the body may not react the same way it does when hot out, we can still become very dehydrated. It’s important to balance healthy hydration levels and, even better, prevent dehydration from happening in the first place.
Dehydration: You are Probably Already There
We have all experienced the state of feeling stressed, tired, anxious, and overall, drained. When that 2pm slump at work hits, no matter how hard we try, we are working on overload and our memory is fighting our body to just give up for the rest of the day. Much of this can be attributed to dehydration. As a matter of fact, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. How can this be when our body is made up of 60% water? When it comes to hydration, it can quickly become more complicated than we realize based on several factors. The standard 8 glasses of water a day doesn’t equally apply to everyone and not all 'liquids' correlate to hydration. Luckily, our bodies communicate with us as we need nourishment and it is crucial to listen, especially when it comes to signs of dehydration.
Alcohol Predictions for 2022: Seltzers, Bold Flavors, and More
With the current pandemic changing the way we shop, drink, socialize, and everything in between, it’s no surprise to see alcohol trends competing to keep up. Some trends throughout the pandemic have come and gone as we've been evolving through phases these last two years. For some, at-home bartending has slowed as bars and restaurants have reopened. For others, they are keeping those home bartending classes to good use. And let's not forget about the expansion of third-party deliveries as more individuals opt to stay home (especially with the newest Omicron variant). Just as we saw in 2020, 2021 was a year of innovation and new ideas just continue to climb into 2022.
The Best Times of the Day to Drink Water
At one point or another, we all wonder, "How much water should we be drinking?" It’s no secret that water has the best benefits for us. It gives us energy, helps aid in digestion, and even gives us healthy, glowing skin. Those who drink an adequate amount of water are three times as happy as those who don't drink enough water. While any time of day is a great time to get some fluids in, there are certain times throughout the day when water benefits the body the most.
Experiencing Sudden Thirst: What it Means
We, as a population, are over-consumed by our own day-to-day lives. We’re all guilty of it. Whether we’re buried with office work or have our heads drowning in technology, we often ignore doing the essentials like nourishing our bodies with food and water. When it comes to dehydration, by the time we even notice we’re thirsty, it’s already too late. Instances like right before bed occur when we feel the sudden urge to drink a big glass (or two) of water. Others will feel unexpected moments of thirst throughout the day. Reasons for dehydration could be a dry climate or even a health concern, and these signal that our body is trying to communicate with us. In this article, we'll dig deeper into the potential causes of and solutions to our sudden thirst.
Dry January vs. Damp January: Which is Better?
Every January, people dust off their gym shoes, meal-prep for hours, and dispose of all the alcohol in the house (at least for the first thirty-one days of the new year). Dry January has become one of the most well-known resolutions to take effect for the first month of every year, first starting in 2013 in the UK. Since then, more than 130,000 individuals have participated in Dry January in 2021.
Having Trouble Sleeping? Here's Why
It’s a typical weekday night after yet another exhausting day at work. You drag your weary body into bed to go to sleep. The second your head hits the pillow, you’re wide awake. The thought of not getting enough sleep causes you to toss and turn, making you anxious. You start checking the clock to see the minutes and hour(s) pass by without some shut-eye. Maybe you fall asleep with no problem, but instead wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep. You start checking Facebook and Instagram, only waking yourself further and in the morning, you’re nauseous, grumpy, and wishing the day would be over before it's even started.
Carbs for Weight Loss-The Good, The Bad, and The Toxic
Keto, Paleo, Atkins, and Slim Fast. These diets all have one thing in common: They are low-carb diets. Carbs are instantly associated with bread, pasta, and rice (basically all processed foods). We live in a world where carbs are seen as forbidden and a weight gain method. But what if it wasn’t? What if carbs were a good thing for us? The truth is that we need carbs to survive and even the healthiest of foods contain carbohydrates. We’re entering 2022 and the perception of carbs is slowly changing as the awareness of our health and wellness concerns are growing. Luckily, this means that we can have our cake and eat it, too.
Pop off Your New Year's with a Bottle of Champagne
New Year's Eve is one of the best (and most popular) holidays for drinking. With all of the parties and events to bring us into a new year, we want to make sure we celebrate it right. For many, that includes having the perfect bottle of champagne to accompany the night. Whether it’s a party for 100 at a penthouse in New York City or a single bottle for two cooped up by the fire in a small town, why not celebrate with the perfect drink? Here are some popular options to celebrate the start of the new year and tips to differentiate real champagne from sparkling wine.
We're Two Years into a Pandemic and Our Mental Health is Sinking
In March of 2020, chaos emerged as a result of our first lockdown. As businesses began shutting down, alcohol sales rose to astronomical numbers and began taking over, 'comforting' millions of Americans. Unfortunately, this number increased over the months, showing the severity of abuse. After two years into the pandemic, has our mental health and coping improved? Or is it just as bad?