Leigh Weingus

Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie and Instagramming it.

A Definitive Guide To Healthy Snacking To Get That Hot Summer Bod

ByLeigh Weingus
When it comes to snacking for health and energy, shit's not easy. While you may have every intention of subsisting on celery in the hours between lunch and dinner, that's hardly realistic. Celery may be crunchy and hydrating, but is it delicious and…

These Are The Best Things To Eat Before You Work Out

ByLeigh Weingus
I don't know about you, but I'm not great at planning my meals around my workouts. For example, say I have a yoga class right after work. On an average day, I have lunch at 1 pm. Maybe I spend the afternoon working hard, barely thinking about food,…

The Foolproof Workout Plan For Toning Your Lower Body In Just 30 Days

ByLeigh Weingus
First, the good news: It's summer! The days of going stir-crazy in your apartment with Netflix and a bag of Doritos (just me?) are out, and shorts, tank tops and sun are in. If you spent all winter in the gym and eating salads on the regular, you…

An Insane Number Of Millennials Would Share This Gross Thing With A Friend

ByLeigh Weingus
If I asked you to loan me your toothbrush, would you? If you basically just threw up in your mouth because ew, no, you would never do such a thing, let me ask you something else. If I asked to borrow your smartphone, would you let me? If you're like…

People Are Experimenting With Same-Sex Hookups More Than Ever Before

ByLeigh Weingus
It seems the days of shame surrounding sexual exploration are, at least, somewhat behind us. According to a new study, the rate of same-sex hookups doubled over the past 24 years, which is pretty awesome if you ask me. This data comes from research…

This Playlist Is The Perfect Soundtrack For Your Memorial Day Festivities

ByLeigh Weingus
Memorial Day is only a few days away, which means summer is officially here. Oh, it also means a three-day weekend, which means lots of sleeping, a decent amount of drinking, a really awesome barbecue and hopefully a few good workouts. Because I…

Turns Out, An Insane Number Of People Taking Antidepressants Aren't Depressed

ByLeigh Weingus
People who take antidepressants are depressed, right? Maybe. But according to a new study, almost 50 percent of them aren't. This startling statistic comes from a study published in the journal JAMA, which looked at 10 years of data on…

How Often A Couple Has Sex May Be Determined By This One Thing

ByLeigh Weingus
As a society, we love talking about sex. Are we having too much of it? Should we be having more? Are we sexually satisfied? Well, here's a new piece of sex research for you to chew on: The amount of sex a heterosexual couple has generally depends on…

Giving Your Partner The Silent Treatment May Cause This Major Health Problem

ByLeigh Weingus
If you give your SO the silent treatment on the regular, watch your back -- literally. According to a new study conducted out of the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University, the habit of "stonewalling" in your relationship…

This Fact About Public Swimming Pools Will Scar You For Life

ByLeigh Weingus
Summer is right around the corner, and if you're like me, you've been dreaming of long days reading and swimming in public pools. OK, I live in New York City, so maybe I don't have many days like that ahead of me. But for the rest of you, I have…

This Is Why Your Little White Lies Are More Important Than You Think

ByLeigh Weingus
What do you lie about? Before you tell me you never lie, I'll stop you right there. You just lied. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk about what you lie about. I, for one, have lied about a lot of things. In past relationships, I…

If You Want To Lose Weight, You Should Eat More Of This One Thing

ByLeigh Weingus
If you've been stocking up on anything you can find at the grocery store that says "low fat" on it for as long as you can remember, you need to stop. Why? Well, it's probably making you fat. According to a new report from the National Obesity Forum…

Your Gym Will Be The Most Crowded On This Day Of The Week, According To Study

ByLeigh Weingus
When it comes to working out, Saturdays and Sundays seem like the perfect days for it. Without the stress of work or school weighing on you, what's stopping you from getting in a long run after your morning barre class? Let's be real, though, by the…

If You Want To Lose Weight, This Food May Be Worse To Eat Than McDonald's

ByLeigh Weingus
Looking to drop a few pounds before summer officially hits? Head to McDonald's. Now that I have your attention, let me explain. A new study conducted out of the University of South Carolina and published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition…

3 Reasons Drinking Beer Is Actually Really Good For You

ByLeigh Weingus
When you think of beer, what comes to mind? Let me take a few guesses: a dive bar, a hangover, a beer belly, a damn good time. But what if I told you your nightly pint of Sam Adams is also doing wonders for your health? As a girl who loves beer, I…

3 Ways You Can Get Rid Of Period Cramps That Are Actually Really Fun

ByLeigh Weingus
Nothing puts a cramp in your style (pun intended) more than your period. You're bloated, you're dying for chocolate, you're bleeding and your cramps are making your life a living hell. While I don't have a magic solution that will cure those…

How To Add Veggies To Your Favorite Foods Without Changing Their Taste

ByLeigh Weingus
Listen, we all know how good vegetables are for us. Veggies are packed with nutrients, full of fiber (helping you stay full longer) and naturally low in calories. When it comes down to actually eating those vitamin-packed veggies, though, it can be…

Here's Why Going Commando When You Sleep Is Actually Really Good For You

ByLeigh Weingus
For all the ladies and gentlemen out there who are ashamed to admit to the world they sleep bottomless, I have some really excellent news for you. You've been doing it right all along. Sure, your lace underwear looks sexy and there's no doubt your…

5 Yoga Moves That Will Tone Your Entire Body In Time For Summer

ByLeigh Weingus
We need to talk about summer. Maybe you're cooped up inside the library studying for finals, or maybe you're still sipping hot coffee inside your overly air conditioned office. In any case, it's easy to forget that summer is pretty much here. I mean…

How Social Media Affects Your Happiness, As Told By A Therapist

ByLeigh Weingus
In case you haven't heard, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For that reason, we're spending the entire week talking about ways to get happier -- whether it's through meditation, yoga or healing your broken heart. Naturally, I had to consult a…