Julia Guerra

This Is The Best Time Of Day To Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

By Julia Guerra and Kaitlin Cubria
Personally, I've always loved waking up in the morning to a large, steaming cup of peppermint tea. The warm brew feels gentle on my digestive system, and it prepares my body for the day. In recent years, though, I’ve heard of people tossing back…

The 6 Benefits Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Before Bed

By Julia Guerra
At this point, a ton of people that know that although apple cider vinegar has an acquired taste, the health benefits are way too good to pass up. There’s no question that taking a shot of the stuff is going to do your body a whole lot of good, but…

7 Signs Your Workout Is Too Intense, So You Know Your Limits

By Julia Guerra
Every fitness journey is as unique as the individuals embarking on them. But I like to think that you and I (and anyone else who's breaking a sweat on the reg) share a common goal: to better our bodies — not to work them into the ground. Eventually,…

6 Reasons To Try Acupuncture, Because Anxiety Relief Is Only The Beginning

By Julia Guerra
Acupuncture is one of those things people either swear by or are skeptical about. For example, while I personally wouldn’t think lying on a table while someone sticks needles into my skin would be all that relaxing, evidently, one of the most common…

These 6 Foods Give You Energy In The Morning, So You're Set Up For Success

By Julia Guerra
If you're not really a morning person, you know the struggle can be real parting with your bed and getting ready for the day ahead. But the scoop I’m about to drop is going to rock your world. You can be a total boss in the morning — you just have…

If Exercise Space Is Limited In Your Apartment, Consider These Pieces Of Equipment

By Julia Guerra
While packing up my belongings days before my wedding, it struck me that I was the last of four to flee the nest, leaving my parents all alone in a house built for six that could probably fit eight. I remember asking them if they’d given any thought…

Experts Reveal Why Your Period Is The Actual Worst Some Months & Not Others

By Julia Guerra
Periods are as unpredictable as the weather. You might expect a mild forecast, but then Mother Nature decides to shake things up. Suddenly, you’re left standing out in the middle of a monsoon — sans an umbrella and proper footwear — confused and…

If You're Wondering If You Should Wake Up Early On Weekends, Experts Say There's A Happy Medium

By Julia Guerra
Is there anything more exhilarating than when Friday night rolls around, and you can cease any and every alarm you’ve set for the week? Personally, I can’t think of a single one. (Granted, my body’s idea of “sleeping late” is 8 a.m., but it’s…

8 Leg Workouts That Aren’t Squats, If Dropping Low Feels Lousy

By Julia Guerra
If you could choose one body part to never have to exercise again, what would it be? If you just envisioned sets on sets of sweaty squats, and dreamily opted out of leg day forever, I can relate. Leg day does have a bad rap, but what if I were to…

7 Workouts That Help You Run Faster If You Have A Sudden Need For Speed

By Julia Guerra
If you feel the need for speed, but have been struggling to complete a mile in under 15 minutes, trust me, friend, I know the struggle. Before I even stepped foot on a treadmill, I always just assumed that momentum was something you were born with;…

Experts Reveal How You Should Breathe During Yoga, Because It's More Than Just Inhale, Exhale

By Julia Guerra
Like sleep, filling your lungs with air is something humans come out of the womb knowing how to do. Yet, even though a simple breath is the foundation of life, breathing can be done in many forms — and it can even be done incorrectly. Just as it is…

Here's How To Tell If Your Body Is In Ketosis

By Julia Guerra
The first time I heard about the keto diet, I thought “huh, that’s a quirky name,” and moved on. I figured “keto” was probably the name of whoever created the program, and that was that. I’ll admit, being that reporting on the human body and the…

6 Apple Cider Vinegar Products That Aren’t As Harsh As Slathering The Real Thing On Your Face

By Julia Guerra
In the health and wellness world, apple cider vinegar falls under the same category as coconut oil; it’s recognized as a kind of cure-all that works wonders on acne-prone complexions, dandruff-dusted hair, and it’s even reportedly amazing for gut…

How To Know When Your Body Needs A Break From Working Out, Because It's Not Always Obvious

By Julia Guerra
This might come as a shock to some of you, but too much of anything is never a good thing, even when it comes to exercising. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t be moving your body every day (You should at least try to, TBH.), but there’s a clear…

Here's What You Need To Know About Adaptogens, In Case You Still Aren't Sure What They Do

By Julia Guerra
Instagram and other social media outlets have essentially become a kind of breeding ground for brands that claim to be selling good-for-you products that actually aren’t. Once in a blue moon, though, influencers get it right. Suddenly there will be…

4 Reasons Why Your Birth Control Can Fail, Because No Method Is Completely Foolproof

By Julia Guerra
If I’ve learned anything so far in my 27 years on this Earth, it’s this: Nothing in life is guaranteed — especially the effectiveness of birth control. Not that that’s anything you didn’t already know, seeing as how the only surefire way to prevent…

Jessica Alba Said She's Not A Fan Of The Celery Juice Trend & Her Reasoning Is On-Point

By Julia Guerra
Deciphering what’s actually sound health advice from what’s blindly buzzing on social media can be challenging. As far as I’m concerned, there are going to be plenty of so-called “wellness” trends that make your eyebrows scrunch and your mouth gape…

Here's How Mindfulness Can Completely Change The Way You Think About & Deal With Stress

By Julia Guerra
If you're searching for a way to alleviate stress that doesn’t require you to set foot in a gym, have needles prodded into your skin, or come with a cringeworthy price tag, look no further. Generally speaking, when it comes to stress, it's important…

Daylight Saving Time Might Be Messing With You In This 1 Weird Way, According To Science

By Julia Guerra
On Sunday, March 10, the clocks pushed forward an hour, trading you sunlight for sleep. This sounds fair —in theory — but it sure as heck doesn’t feel like it. Daylight saving time (DST) can throw you for a loop, catapulting you into a state of what…

It Actually *Is* Possible To Truly Forgive & Forget Someone, According To New Research

By Julia Guerra
When Lauren Conrad looked Heidi Montag straight in the eye and said “I want to forgive you, and then I want to forget you” on a tension-filled episode of The Hills, that was the linear definition of a mood if I’ve ever seen one. I remember watching…