For every #flawless photo Ashley Graham posts on Instagram, she seem to post one that reminds us she really is just like the rest of us. Take the extremely relatable (and hilarious) video she posted yesterday of her boobs hitting her in the face while working out. We feel you, girl.
Cancer is the malignant growth of body cells. Breast cancer affects the mammary tissues and is ranked second killer form of cancer in women after lung cancer. Although it affects men it is not common and only a small number get affected. However, with the laid out measures to fight the disease it is evident that in some years to come the number of death related to it will surely go down.
In most comedy movies, diarrhea is at the butt of many jokes — a bad pun to say the least! Diarrhea can be cause for a good laugh, but wait until you have diarrhea in real life, then it will no longer be a laughing matter. Diarrhea, though common with most people is not a very serious illness, but one has to admit that it is quite uncomfortable. Diarrhea seems to be most likely to come at the worse times such as when you are on your vacation, and instead of enjoying that out of town trip, you end up in your hotel bathroom. But what are the causes of diarrhea?
Jet lag is common among frequent travelers. Fatigue can soothe you into a deep sleep, making you miss important meetings and throw you off schedule. Imagine sleeping off and missing a scheduled business meeting, tour visit, or even missing out on a scheduled flight. Exasperating, isn’t it? Fortunately, there are natural cures for this! Top health brewers have come up with juices, tonics, and teas that cure many ailments, including insomnia.
Instagram influencer and mom of five Brenda Stearns is celebrating the beauty of her postpartum body—and inspiring others along the way. On Saturday, the blogger shared a dramatic before-and-after shot of her body, with the first photo showing her nine months into her pregnancy, and the second showing how she looks nine months after giving birth.
Gillette is the latest company to support the body positive movement, and they’re doing so in a big way. On April 3, the shaving brand shared a photo to their Twitter feed of model and blogger Anna O’Brien in a bikini. The tweet was captioned, “Go out there and slay the day,” and showed the model standing on the beach with a smile on her face.
ASOS once again proved that they’re on the right side of the body positivity movement—and unsurprisingly, the internet is loving it.
If hurtful words have lingered in your head for days, or even weeks on end, you’re not alone. On social media, it’s easy to delete an unkind message and block the hater, but it isn’t always easy to forget the harsh words that can become engrained in your mind. Instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, though, one mom is reminding us to feel sorry for the people who put others down.
Do I have body dysmorphia?
By now you’ve probably heard about the man who went viral for having the inside of both of his ears cut out. If not, here’s the story: Charles Bentley reportedly traveled from Australia to Sweden to have his inner ears surgically removed by a man who calls himself a “body modification practitioner.” The procedure is apparently called “conch removal,” and as soon as Bentley’s post-op photos hit the Internet, people started freaking out.
Body odor is caused by bacteria that break down sweat. It is mainly related to apocrine glands, from which most body odor comes. These glands are often found in the breast, genital area, eyelids, armpits and ears. In the breast, they secrete fat droplets into breast milk while in the ear they help to form earwax, the apocrine glands of the skin and eyelids are sweat glands.
Sororities have always been about the lifelong bonds of sisterhood. But Greek life has also been criticized for hazing, bullying, and fostering a culture of body shaming. One sorority challenged that criticism by magic-markering messages of self-love on their own skin—and posting the images on Instagram.
Never have I ever done anything in moderation.
If you’ve ever been on the keto diet, you might have noticed your breath smelling pretty nasty for the first couple of weeks. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. “Keto breath” is a super common side effect of eating high-fat, low-carb meals. And while it might be very unpleasant, it’s actually a sign that your body is in ketosis, the fat-burning state that is the goal of the keto plan.
Watch out body shamers—social media influencers Dani Austin and Sarah Tripp are calling you out.
It’s great to have a partner who showers you with sincere compliments. But when it comes to sex, one compliment can make the difference between a crazy-good sex life and one that’s more so-so. According to a new study, knowing that your partner loves your body correlates to hotter, more enjoyable action between the sheets.
I quit dieting at age 28 after realizing that it made my body image and eating issues worse. But after the birth of my second child—with a decade of solid body acceptance and recovery from binge eating disorder under my belt—I thought I was strong enough to dip my toe into dietland again.
“Feed a cold, starve a fever.” The classic saying suggests that a cold can be squashed with adequate food intake, while a fever will burn off faster if you, well, fast. With flu season upon us, we couldn’t help but wonder: Is the medical motto fact or fiction?
Most people think that if you overate and over-drank on New Year’s Eve, you did the night right. And to some extent, that’s fair. NYE is all about celebrating, and you’re entitled to enjoy yourself. But what kind of damage are you doing when you order that late-night takeout or polish off your fifth flute of champagne?
You and your body are a team, and when you work together to overcome trauma, you’re reminded of just how strong of a duo you really are. That’s what Christine Garvin learned, and she’s spreading her story to encourage others to see their body as an ally, not an opponent.
This story is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace.
Have you ever called yourself “too skinny?” Or maybe “not skinny enough?” What about “too tall” or “not tall enough?” These are all labels we place on ourselves; words we let get into our heads for some reason. But the truth is, labels like these don’t define us.
Your body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm, dictates a lot of your day. It tells you when you’re hungry and need to scarf some food, when you’re tired and should hit the hay, and more. That body clock also determines what time of day your body burns the most calories, even when you’re at rest doing nothing, a new study shows.
Kim Kardashian just dropped some major hints on Instagram about the second rendition of her KKW Body fragrance. It seems like this time around, she’s aiming for a message of diversity and inclusion.
Postpartum bodies are beautiful. Yep, that’s right, the stretch marks, wrinkles, and extra skin are memories of the miracle that mama’s body performed. That’s the message influencer Natalee Jorge-Martin is trying to spread, even though she admits it’s not always easy to love her body after her pregnancy—specifically one part.
Influencer Reminds Us That for Every Woman Unhappy With Stretch Marks, There’s One Wishing She Had Them
The grass is always greener, right? If you have curly hair, you wish you had straight; if you’re tall, you want to be short, and vice versa. Influencer Desiree Fortin is proving this pattern also applies to postpartum stretch marks.
This Instagrammer Stood Up for Emily Skye in the Best Way After a Troll Body Shamed Her Postpartum Stomach
The Internet can be a cold, cold world, friends, and all the sexist, super critical comments that fly around on social media call for women to stick together. That’s what happened recently: After a troll body shamed Emily Skye’s post-pregnancy stomach, one loyal Instagrammer came rushing to her defense.
Flexing your muscles might make you look like a badass. But guess what, you look (and feel) just as beautiful with your muscles relaxed. That was a key lesson for one influencer throughout her self-love journey, and she recently opened up about how it affected her on Instagram.
Recently, Pinterest has experienced a surge in wellness-related searches, especially for bedtime rituals, biohacks, and self-care, according to a new report. Another buzzy search topic: stretches. In fact, this how-to explainer demonstrating a front split has been pinned over 18,000 times.
Emily Skye has proudly shared her postpartum journey with fans, and anyone who follows her account (if you don’t, you’re missing out) knows she works out damn hard–pre- and post-pregnancy.
Actress and comedienne Nicole Byer is the body confidence icon we’ve been waiting for. In a recent Instagram post, she posting both the edited and unedited versions of a photo of herself in her underwear.
I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t completely aware of my body—whether it was my biker shorts fitting too snugly or the look of disgust I thought I saw on someone’s face while I was eating ice cream. My high-school boyfriend said I could lose a few pounds in my stomach. My mom told me I had thunder thighs, even though I had developed an eating disorder just a year earlier.
Most moms are prepared to bring home baby. What many aren’t ready for is welcoming a new body. Giving birth is no easy task, but for these women, having children provided them with a fresh perspective on their bodies. And whether or not you’re a mom, knowing your own strength and beauty is universally inspiring. Below, seven influencers who opened up about how childbirth changed their attitude towards beauty standards.
Tess Holliday’s Son Hopped in Her Bathtub While She Was Trying to Get Some Self-Care Time—and Her Reaction Is Priceless
Tess Holliday has earned lots of fans as a model and body positive activist who speaks her mind when it comes to beauty standards and body peace. But she’s also a mom, and she’s just as unfiltered when she comments on the joy and chaos of motherhood.
Need more proof that the so-called “real” images you see on social media show anything but reality? Look no further than a before-and-after Instagram post from Monday by 28-year-old psychologist and influencer Stacey Lee.
Eating more and gaining weight can be perfectly healthy lifestyle changes. Giulia Viavattene, a 24-year-old from Italy, explained that in a before-and-after post about how she did both—and became a whole lot stronger and happier.
Weight loss can sometimes come with a loss of confidence. That’s what happened to Sarah Nicole, a 33-year-old influencer based in Canada—who on Sunday shared a powerful message about finally learning to love and honor what she called her “imperfectly perfect” body.
If you follow actress Busy Philipps on Instagram (and if you don’t, you’re missing out), you know how addictive and entertaining her feed is, in part thanks to her incredible openness. From panic attacks and parenting snafus to sugar cravings and shooting garlic up her nose, Philipps’ always-hilarious Instagram Stories make you feel like you’re following your funniest, coolest friend who also happens to be really, really famous.
You know hip dips—these are the inward curves above each hip bone that most of us have. Some people have hip dips that are more visible than others, and lots of users on social media edit theirs out, viewing them as a body flaw when these curves are actually totally normal.
If all the “perfect” full-body selfies that end up in your social feed tend to make you feel bad about your own shape, then this eye-opening news is for you.
Last month, Adrienne Osuna announced to her Instagram followers that after years of dieting and feeling insecure about her body, she was done with it all.
It’s been more than three years since Joanna Venditti welcomed her daughters Mia and Everly. But only recently did she come to terms with how pregnancy and delivery changed her body—which she detailed in a powerful new post on Instagram.
This Woman Used to Hold Her Breath to Make Herself Look ‘Fitter’ on Instagram—Here’s Why She’s Not Doing That Anymore
As a fitness influencer, 20-year-old Mary Jelkovsky regularly posted social media images meant to inspire others. What her followers didn’t know, however, is that she was actually lacking body confidence. Feeling pressure to look a certain way, she would pose and angle her body so she appeared fitter and thinner than she really was.
Social media is filled with carefully curated selfies that use just the right angle and lighting to hide so-called body flaws. That’s why we love this Instagram from body-positive influencer Tesia Kline, who shared side-by-side photos of her legs—one under lights that hid the cellulite on her thighs, and one in light that highlighted every thigh dimple.
This Woman Just Proved How Easy It Is to Conceal Postpartum Stretch Marks and Loose Skin on Instagram
You already know that a lot of the images you see on social media are posed and unrealistic. But just how easy is it to transform the shape of a woman’s body or erase marks from her skin?
Bachelor alum Jade Roper Tolbert was brave enough to put her love life on national television. But when it came to posting a social media photo of herself and her baby that she felt highlighted a post-pregnancy body flaw, she had to talk herself into hitting the share button.
Beauty is not one size fits all. You’ve heard this before, but model Sonny Turner (on the far right of the photo) provided a much-needed reminder in an Instagram photo of herself alongside fellow models (from left to right) Brielle Anyea, Bella Golden, and Georgia Gibbs. All four wore one-piece bathing suits with the message, “love. your. body.”
This SI Swim Model Shared a Powerful Post About Going From a Size 2 to a Size 8 and Overcoming Her Eating Disorder
Mia Kang doesn’t hold back. The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and professional Muay Thai fighter has been open about her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia. Just last year, Kang told Health that she had previously binged and purged and also abused laxatives as a young model striving for the “perfect” body.
Tired of seeing flawless new mom moments on Instagram, one Florida mom decided to get real about childbirth—and life thereafter.
Bullied for Her Birthmarks, This Woman Is Proudly Showing Off Her Skin in a Campaign About Body Positivity
Lots of people have birthmarks—or beauty marks, as they’re often called. But Lorena Bolanos was born with several large raised birthmarks covering her face and body.