Tag: Science

February Fit News: Beyonce’s Vegan Food Delivery Biz, Cold Therapy Fat Burning, & Too Much Running is Just as Bad as No Running at All.


As a fit girl and self-professed information addict, I’m OBSESSED with soaking up the latest in health/fitness/diet/wellness news. We’re only a few days into February and my reader is already packed with healthy-living stories! Love. From dealing with overeating, to new research on meal timing, to DIY orthodontics, I’ve been sifting through random articles all morning. Here are three of my faves! Check out my top-rated current events below.

  1. Queen Bey is expanding her empire! After successfully completing a 22-day vegan cleanse with husband Jay-Z last winter, Mrs. Carter has officially partnered with 22 Days Nutrition founder {and Bey’s own personal trainer!} Marcos Borges for a new vegan food delivery service. Meals will range in price from $9.76 to $16.50, allowing customers to purchase one, two, or three pre-made vegan meals each day. The offerings are all plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. More HERE.
  2. A NASA scientist has developed an “ice jacket”, designed to allow users to burn an extra 500 calories a day, sans exercise or dietary changes. The Cold Shoulder jacket, which is supposed to be worn two hours a day, strategically cools the body using ice gel packs, making temperature regulation a struggle–thus increasing the wearer’s calorie burn. The inventor claims that, when worn daily, the jacket will burn 1lb of fat a week. More HERE. Note: I hate being cold, so this development is actually my nightmare, but if you want one of your own, hit up the Could Shoulder Kickstarter page.
  3. Want an excuse to tone DOWN your hardcore running routine? Here ya go! A study has shown that strenuous joggers are as likely to die as sedentary non-joggers, and light joggers actually have the LOWEST rates of death. What’s that mean? Optimal frequency of jogging is no more than three times per week, for roughly 35 minutes each time you hit the pavement. Pace matters, too–fast joggers have almost the same mortality risk as sedentary non-joggers. All of the details are available HERE. TLDR; push yourself, but take it easy. Light jogging may actually be healthier and safer than long, intense runs. There’s definitely too much of a good thing.

Any new health/fitness/wellbeing stories on your radar?!



Beauty News: Hot, Healthy Hair with Caffeine

The secret to long locks? Caffeine.
The secret to long, luscious locks? Caffeine.

From coffee scrub to eye cream to anti-cellulite lotion, caffeine packs a major punch in some of our favorite beauty products. Now, on the heels of National Coffee Day, we get even MORE info about caffeine and beauty! Researchers from the National Journal of Dermatology published a recent study stating that caffeine has major beauty benefits for your hair–it’s responsible for stimulating hair shaft elongation, AND prolonging the growth cycle. Result? Longer, stronger, more resilient hair, thanks to caffeine’s blocking DHT, which is typically responsible for hair loss and follicle damage.

So, does this study give you to indulge in an additional pumpkin spice latte or frappe in the name of good hair? Not quite. In order to reap the mane-sustaining benefits of caffeine, you’d have to chug an additional 50 cups of joe a day, which, as we all know, isn’t exactly healthy. (Though an extra shot in your morning drink certainly won’t hurt!) Instead, boost your tresses with caffeine-containing cosmetics! Leave-in products and shampoo with caffeine (yes, it exists!) are sure to have your hair growing faster and longer in no time.

Shop the story:

  1. Logona Natrukosmetik Age Engergy Organic Caffeine & Goji Berry Shampoo
  2. Garnier Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo
  3. Hair Fixer Coconut Argan Oil Moisturizing Spray for Scalp and Hair with Caffeine
  4. Kera Vada Alter Ego Super Hair Follicle Stimulation Blend: Kenyan Coffee + Green Tea + Nettle Tea
  5. Thicker Fuller Hair ‘Instantly Thick’ Serum

Caffeine and hot hair–who knew?!