Julia Guerra

This "Anti-Diet" Rejects Restrictions & Helps You Find What Feels Best For Your Body

By Julia Guerra
Just when I thought I was reaching expert status on all things pertaining to trendy diets, fitness entrepreneur Chalene Johnson throws me for a curve and jumpstarts her own program. Brand new on the market, the 131 Diet is a virtual coaching program…

When You're Feeling Tense, These 5 Things Will Relax You, Even Though They're Weird AF

By Julia Guerra
Aug. 15, 2018 is National Relaxation Day, and you better believe this girl right here is going to treat herself to a large cup of tea, preferably the size of her face, while simultaneously cuddling under her favorite, fluffy green blanket with her…

This New Study Revealed A Scary Connection Between Sleep Deprivation & Loneliness

By Julia Guerra
If your social calendar is looking a little ~uneventful~ these days, before texting your BFF on Tuesday morning for an invite to happy hour on Friday night, be honest with yourself: Are you really going to show up? You’ve been putting in a lot of…

You'll Know The Keto Diet Is Working Once You See These 4 Signs In Your Body

By Julia Guerra
Anytime you consciously decide to change your eating habits, it’s probably because you’re anticipating some kind of result. Whether you're looking to feel more energized throughout the day or simply improve your overall health, if you’re just…

Here's The Real Reason Why Women Are More Likely To Get Migraines, According To Science

By Julia Guerra
You're sitting on the couch scrolling through Instagram when a piercing pain, almost like a knife jabbing the right side of your brain, makes you drop your phone in your lap. You close your eyes, tilt your head back, and feel the skin literally…

Science Says Your Daily Commute Affects Your Health Way More Than You Realize

By Julia Guerra
How long does it take you to get to work in the morning and back home again in the evening? Anyone who considers themselves to be a true commuter — aka someone who travels some distance to and from work or school every day — knows that anywhere from…

The One Side Effect You Need To Watch Out For On The Keto Diet, According To Experts

By Julia Guerra
Any time you make a lifestyle change, be it subtle or significant, you can expect your body is going to react in one way or another. This is specifically true when it comes to your diet. For example, when you make the switch from carbo load to…

The Secret Benefits Of Your Favorite Bubbly Make National Prosecco Day Even Sweeter

By Julia Guerra
Summer might be coming to a close, but do your body a favor and pump the breaks on sipping those PSLs until at least the ~official~ first day of fall on Sept. 21, friends. Sure, you might be well over the summer humidity by now (same), but keep in…

This Period-Tracking App Is The First Of Its Kind To Ever Receive FDA Approval

By Julia Guerra
These days, there’s pretty much an app for everything. Relocating your house keys, figuring out where the heck your friends are when it’s 7 p.m. on a Friday night and you’re sitting at the bar all by yourself, and even timing your period are all…

Experts Say CBD Oil Is Pretty Safe To Use, But Here's The Catch You Should Watch For

By Julia Guerra
The first time I was offered cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, I politely declined. No, the product wasn’t rolled like a blunt, and it wasn’t something to smoke. It was actually an oil supplement, a CBD hemp oil you could take by itself or add…

I Lived Like A Mermaid At This NYC Spa & The Urban Jungle Actually Felt Like A Beach

By Julia Guerra
I am not, by any means, a fish out of water. I’m afraid of a strong current pulling me out to sea, I’d rather dip my toes in the pool than dive right in, and though I love the idea of bubble baths, I can’t soak for more than a half-hour without…

Science Says You're Closer To Your Parents Than You Realize, So Give Your Mom A Text

By Julia Guerra
The dynamic between you and your parents gradually changes as you get older, and it’s admittedly a little sad when you realize how natural a progression it is. Think about it: Can you remember the last time you kissed your dad good night, or asked…

You've Been Warned: The Partial Solar Eclipse May Do These 3 Weird Things To Your Body

By Julia Guerra
For someone who was never all that interested in astrology, I’m totally picking up what space is putting down in 2018. I know, I know — ask almost anyone actually tapped into the wild activity of the stars and planets thus far this year, and they’ll…

Experts Say This Unexpected Remedy Could Help If Your Anxiety Makes You Physically Sick

By Julia Guerra
You’re standing front and center at the head of the class and, to your dismay, there’s not one empty seat in the entire room. When you start to open your mouth to begin your presentation, it happens: You grip the sides of the podium to hide your…

Science Says Your Sushi Habit Might Be Doing This One Incredible Thing For Your Health

By Julia Guerra
If your go-to takeout meal is an avocado cucumber roll doused in packets on packets of soy sauce, you’re in luck: That bittersweet brown sauce you can't get enough of is swimming with nutritional benefits that might just make your body stronger in…

A New Study Says People Are Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Their Snapchat Filters

By Julia Guerra
There’s a reason why #nofilter exists; gone are the days when you’d snap a picture with a polaroid camera and see the same face you see in the mirror. In fact, posting a photo without any filters or touch-ups at all these days is almost unheard of.…

Experts Reveal How Sleeping With The AC Blasting All Night Really Affects Your Body

By Julia Guerra
Pretty soon, summer nights will burn out like a bonfire, making way for pumpkin spice everything and cozy sweater weather — but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Summer might be coming to a close, but it’s still here, and the worst part is, there…

Gina Rodriguez's Essay To Help #EndPeriodPoverty Is Everything

By Julia Guerra
Even though I’m usually the type of person to plan ahead — I meal-prep on Sundays, and leave my gym clothes on the dresser the night before an early morning workout — there have been times when I was ill-prepared for my period. I’ve forgotten to…

Science Says You Don't Need More Sleep To Get Better Grades, But Here's What You Do Need

By Julia Guerra
College seems simple enough at first: go to class, remember to meet, and clock in the standard 6-to-8 hours of shut-eye before doing it all again the next morning. But even if your plan is to participate in the bare minimum of academic…

Science Says This One Thing In Your Home Is Definitely Messing With Your Sleep Schedule

By Julia Guerra
I realize I’m kind of a killjoy for any (possibly all) of you who are unashamedly (OK, maybe a little ashamedly) attached to your smartphones, but as long as science keeps rolling out the facts, it’s my responsibility to report them to you, which…