All Praise Pumpkin: The Benefits of the Fall Staple

The season of fall is descending upon us, and with it come the spoils of autumn. Temperatures will begin to cool off, decreasing enough to near-perfect weather for an afternoon picnic or an early evening stroll. The leaves on the trees start to change colors, and crunch below your feet as you wait to cross the street. With fall weather comes fall flavors, most notably the favorited pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin spice lattes, and even pumpkin bread are just a few of the incredible spoils that come from the plant that’s both a fruit and a vegetable depending on who you ask. And yet, pumpkin is more than just a fall staple flavor; it has many different health and nutritional benefits unbeknownst to many. In honor of the seasons changing we’re going to go in-depth on this delicious and distinct autumn treat.

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SSLA Lifestyle's Restore: The Supplement for all

When it comes to taking care of our bodies, we try to do the best we can about putting the proper nutrients and vitamins in our routines. Whether you get your vitamins from your foods or by taking supplements, working to help your body function properly is no simple feat. SSLA Lifestyle’s Restore Anti-Aging Supplements are a great addition to any vitamin or supplement system you may follow, as they have some properties you don’t often see combined into one simple supplement. Understanding the different components to the Restore supplements may enlighten you to just how great they can be for your body. Knowing what you’re putting in your body is integral to maintaining optimal health, so we’re going to go in depth discussing some of the many ingredients found within your Restore supplements. You wouldn’t want to take a bite of a cookie without knowing just what’s in it, would you?

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SSLA Lifestyle's Soothe: What's In It

Have you ever read through an ingredients list and recognized some things, but had no clue exactly what they were? Don’t worry it happens to the best of us. It goes without saying that often times we don’t know too much about what we’re putting in or on our bodies other than that they’re considered good or beneficial to us. Understanding some of the roots and background to the ingredients we often see, or ingredients we are unfamiliar with,  is important. Would you order a drink without knowing what it contains? Today we’re going to cover some of the ingredients you will find in SSLA Lifestyle’s Soothe Muscle and Joint Pain Relief Cream. Designed to keep pain at bay, Soothe is a topical ointment that helps relieve joint pain, sore muscles, and any other aches and pains that life might throw at you.

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The Lowdown: Muscle and Joint Pain Relief Creams and Gels

Pushing through the discomfort of sore muscles, aching joints, and painful swelling is no easy feat. Regardless of why we feel soreness and irritation when it comes to muscles and joints, there are temporary solutions that can help ease the pain while the body heals. One of the first things many turn to is some variation of an over-the-counter painkiller, like ibuprofen or advil. These can work, but not everyone wants to turn straight to taking a pill to ease the pain. Luckily there are alternative options to those looking for something a simpler. One of the most popular options comes in the form of a topical cream or gel designed to ease the unpleasantness you might feel, and allow you to continue on with your day. Pain relief creams and ointments aren’t just for athletes experiencing injury, they can be used by anyone.

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All About Plants: Common Plant Stem Cells In Skincare

Plant stem cells are currently being hailed as a revolutionary addition to the cosmetics and beauty industry due to the potential abilities to regenerate collagen, and help with skin being toned, bright, and wrinkle-free. On one hand, this sounds like it could become the be-all-end-all when it comes to keep skin looking as good as possible. On the other, it sounds like it might be too good to be true. If you didn’t read our previous article on using plant stem cells in the beauty industry, here’s a quick recap: the science behind the plant stem cells is still in its earliest stages, so nothing can be confirmed without further research. In the meantime, it doesn’t hurt to try to learn a bit about the types of plants that are actively involved in the process.

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Prehab: The Key To Preventing Injury

Taking care of the muscles, joints, and bones in the body can be a challenge especially for those who are living active lifestyles and spend multiple days in the gym a week. It is important to prepare our bodies before out workouts, as well as cool them off after, to reduce any muscle pain or soreness and help to prevent injury. Unfortunately, many people ignore the warm-up aspect of their workouts and this leads to strained, pulled, and even torn muscles. No one wants to throw a wrench in their gym regimen with an injury that keeps them off their feet, especially those who are training for something specific. Well, the latest trend of avoiding injury comes to us in something called prehabilitation.

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Upping Your Fitness Game: The Best Fitness Apps For You

When it comes to your workout regimen, trying to decide just what guides to follow or plans to utilize can be hard. There are so many different fitness gurus, programs, and books to choose from. Much of the population is beginning to turn to mobile apps to guide them through a workout, and help them track their progress. When you look at all the apps to choose from in your phone’s app store it can seem very overwhelming! There are a plethora of different apps to choose from that promote different kinds of fitness.  From yoga and meditation apps, to HIIT and LIIT based apps the market is full of viable workout options. For someone who is relatively new on their fitness journey, or someone looking to completely change their workout game, it can be a trial and error process to find out what the best apps out there are. Were here today to discuss some of the best and most popular fitness apps so that you can make the best out of your workout today!

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Exercise and Your Body: Preventing Common Injuries

The point of living an active lifestyle, or incorporating exercise and other activities into your routine, is to be healthy. Exercise and sports have other benefits like helping to manage stress and anxiety, increased energy, and even improve your quality of sleep. Taking care of your body, particularly when it comes to injury, is just as important as the rest of your overall health. An active lifestyle can often lead to injury if you are not careful, so over the course of this article we will discuss some of the most common sports and exercise related injuries, signs of injury, and ways that you can prevent injury during your workout. Pushing yourself to do one more rep, run one extra quarter mile, or hold that plank for 10 seconds longer is an awesome thing, but not if it causes injury.

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Gym Gains: Navigating the Gym with Confidence

Let’s face it: going to the gym isn’t always as fun as we’d like it to be. Sometimes it’s hard to push ourselves after a long day at the office or running errands to make it to the gym or to a group fitness class. Motivating yourself to put the time in at the gym is tough, but there are other things that can hold us back other than this one particular issue. For some, it’s exhaustion. For others, it’s simply not having the time that day. Out of all the things that often prevent us from getting through the gym doors, confidence (or a lack thereof) is one of the biggest hurdles often faced by fitness enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Going to a gym can feel like a very scary experience, especially if you’re relatively new to weights and machines or working out somewhere other than your own home. We’re here today to give you some tips and tricks for working out in the gym with confidence, because sometimes everyone needs a little confidence boost.

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The Cycle Craze: How To Make Cycling Work For You

When it comes to your workout it often takes trial and error to figure out both what works best for your fitness goals, and what works best for your body. Everyone has a different method for their fitness; some people prefer large blended classes, others prefer to sweat it out on a run with ankle weights. Finding what both gives you results and allows you to enjoy your workout is important, and with so many options and variations to choose from it’s hard to try them all. This is especially important when it comes to how long you’ve been on your fitness journey. If you’re relatively new to working out regularly you may be overwhelmed with what seems like endless options. Should you take the plunge and attend a crossfit workout, or are you better off finding a 20-minute bodyweight workout to do in the comfort of your home or local gym? Contrary to what you might believe, there’s a workout that can be modified to fit all fitness levels and give you the endorphins you crave: cycling.

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Stretching: How To Get the Most Out of Your Workout

Preparing for a workout and taking care of your body post workout are just as important as the workout itself. If you don’t properly warm up and cool down, you could injure yourself or others over the duration of your workout. You may not injure yourself right away, or in a way that you physically feel something wrong with your body, but it absolutely can happen. One of the best and most tried and true ways to avoid any unnecessary injury during your workout is a proper stretch: both in the warm-up and cool down. Stretching has benefits that extend long after you finish a workout so today we’ll be covering why stretching is important, and even give you some suggestions for different ways you can stretch.

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Gym Bag Essentials: What to Keep in Your Bag

When it comes to hitting the gym, being prepared for the rest of your day afterwards is important. Many people workout in the early morning before their day even begins, and some hit the gym on their lunch breaks or in between jobs. Having all the essentials that you need both at the gym and after your workout are important for your recovery and success in the rest of your day. We’ve compiled some of the essentials to carry in your gym bag to ensure that the rest of your day is just as great as your workout was. From things to keep you clean to post-workout nutrition and hydration, we’ll cover all the moving parts that form the ultimate gym bag.

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Ice or Heat: A Guide to Relieving Joint and Muscle Pain

Whether you are an active exerciser or not, life happens. We pull muscles, sprain joints, and often experience the general wear and tear that our bodies take. Those who are active may experience muscle and joint pain on a more frequent basis than those who are not, but regardless of how the pain may have arisen knowing how to properly treat it is important to recovery. Athletes who sprain or injure their bodies spend serious time trying to heal and restore their injuries, and so should you! Knowing how to relieve muscle and joint pain, and when to use heat or ice to do so, is integral to your healing process when dealing with any injury of this sort. Today we’ll discuss using ice and heat to combat muscle and joint pain, as well as which methods work best based on your injury.

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Stem Cells and Skincare: What You Need to Know

Plant Stem Cells are something that have recently emerged in the skincare and beauty world. Some would say they have taken the industry by storm because of their healing properties; others would say they’ve never heard about plant stem cells and are unsure of their function. There is minimal information out there about plant stem cells and what they can (and probably can’t) do, and we are here today to give you the lowdown on what we know. Thus far the research states that the stem cells found in plants and their regenerative abilities are making some serious changes when it comes to the way we take care of our skin, they just need to be studied more to fully understand them.

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The Fit Trend: Changing Up Your Routine

Establishing a routine is one of the fundamentals of incorporating regular exercise into your day-to-day life, but just  like any other repeated activity it can begin to feel dull after a while. Adding some variance into your workout can be the key to rejuvenating your passion for fitness, or motivating you to get up off the couch and try something new. Getting out of your comfort zone might be exactly what you need to reignite your drive for a healthier and fit lifestyle. After detailing some of the more popular fitness classes and activities currently offered, we’ll discuss some of the little tweaks you can make to a workout on any cardio machine to amp up your workout.

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Sparkling Water: Hydrating with Bubbles

Some trends come and go rather quickly but one that seems like it just won’t quit is sparkling water. This delicious carbonated beverage has quickly grown popular, and not just because of the colorful cans perfect for your instagram feed. There has been both positive and negative feedback when it comes to the benefits of drinking sparkling water, especially drinking it over still water. Today we’re going to cover all things sparkling water, and hopefully answer some of the burning questions you may have about the refreshing drink. Will it be your go-to drink of the summer, or will you avoid it at all costs? The best way to make a decision is to know all the facts!

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Wild West LA: Skincare Trends You've Never Heard Of

It seems like every day you read about a new and emerging beauty trend. Some of them are pretty interesting and worth a try, like eyelash extensions or microblading. Others, like squiggle eyebrows or furry nails, have been more like a swing and a miss. Taking care of your skin is something that will never go out of style, regardless of the trends surrounding it. Today, we’re going to cover some of the most interesting and outrageous celebrity skincare and beauty trends, and what they do (or don’t do) for your skin.

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Glamping: Summer Skincare Tips for Campers

Camping is a popular summer pastime among society. Whether it be a luxurious glamping experience, a tent in the middle of the woods, or sleeping along the beach in a sleeping bag under the stars, camping is a way to shut off from the world and be closer to the outdoors. Kayaking, fishing, boating, and hiking are just a few of the many activities you can enjoy in the great outdoors on a camping trip. Being out in the woods and potentially away from running water can keep you from your normal skincare routine, so we’re here today to discuss some of the things you can do to help protect your skin and keep it in tip-top shape while on your wilderness adventure.

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