5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — Mar 01 2015

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You’re only four workout moves away from near-perfect posture. Los Angeles–based trainer Jason Wimberly designed a series of workouts great for balance and strengthening your core, lower back, and upper back. (Well + Good) We know bacteria are everywhere, but your soap is maybe the last place you'd expect them to hang out. Most of the time, this is totally fine; however, some of these bacteria (such as the Pseudomonas species) can cause serious infections. If a product is unopened, this takes about three years. But, once it's opened, shampoo should be used within a year. There is a right way to wash your workout clothes. After they take a beating from your workout, it’s best not to push them to the limit in the washing machine: Be wary of fabric softeners and adding too much detergent, which can build up on your clothes. Click through for a step-by-step cleaning guide. (Shape) Come on, get happy! Meditation might be the best prescription for getting that positive outlook. This infograph from Happify explains just how healthy being happy can make you. Finding a sports bra that works for your cup size, workout, and price range can be a challenge. This guide has a list of great sports bras to pair with each workout, from hot yoga to HIIT. (Self)

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