5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — Jun 07 2015

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Your old running shoes might have a longer lifespan than you think. Shape spoke with sports medicine doctor, Jordan Metzl, MD who says, “The half-life of running shoes has gotten longer as shoe technology has improved, particularly in the mid-sole of shoes. What used to die after about a month now lasts many months without a problem.” Shape explains you can keep a pair of running shoes until they feel uncomfortable. With summer approaching, sweaty season is around the corner. And, while sweating is a normal bodily process that needs to happen, there are some ways to curb the process. For starters, you can run your wrists under cold water, which can help your body cool down more quickly. Many of the products that promise endless energy actually don’t work. Prevention put together this handy guide to energy supplements to help you get straight to the good stuff. If you have ever struggled with self acceptance, Anneli Rufus, author of Unworthy: How To Stop Hating Yourself, is here to help. Rufus spoke with Refinery29 about how to overcome low self esteem, recommending “the best strategy is to take it in tiny steps. Ask yourself, What can I believe about myself that’s decent and okay today?” These 5 kettlebell moves from Well + Good are a great workout, even for kettlebell beginners, and will give you an incredible, strong core.

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