Current Health & Wellness News


  • How Sore Is Too Sore When Working Out?
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 19, 2021

    It’s normal to feel sore after your first day of a new workout, but maybe you’ve heard horror stories of people who ended up in the hospital after they destroyed themselves with a super intense workout. Chances are, your soreness is normal, but here’s how to know. Read more...

  • All U.S. Adults Are Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 19, 2021

    It’s April 19, and President Biden’s intention to make all adults eligible for a COVID vaccine by today has been realized: The New York Times reports that all 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, have now opened their eligibility to all adults, regardless of priority group.Read more...

  • Why You Shouldn't Expect Chlorophyll Water to Help Treat Your Acne
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 16, 2021

    Chlorophyll water is a booming trend on TikTok, with influencers lifting a green glass to the camera while showing off their acne-free skin. But there’s no science to back up the claims that it’s uniquely good for skin.Read more...

  • It's Actually Encouraging That 5,800 Vaccinated People Got COVID
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 16, 2021

    The CDC has released some information on breakthrough COVID-19 infections on people who have been fully vaccinated. The bad news: 5,800 people have gotten the coronavirus in spite of the vaccine. The good news: that’s out of more than 66 million people, for a breakthrough rate of 0.008%.Read more...

  • You Can Now Legally Get an Abortion by Mail in 20 States
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 15, 2021

    Years ago, we argued that medication abortion—the kind where you take pills early in pregnancy to cause a miscarriage—is so safe that it should be legal to do without leaving your house, perhaps via something like an online doctor visit and a package of meds that come in the mail. Now, that’s actually a reality in 20…Read more...

  • What You Need to Know About the J&J Vaccine Blood Clot Risk [Updated]
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 15, 2021

    At least six people out of over 6 million who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID vaccine have developed a rare type of blood clot. As a result, the FDA and CDC have announced a pause in the use of this vaccine. The pause is likely to last at least another week.Read more...

  • Does Vitamin C Actually Help When You're Sick?
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 14, 2021

    Vitamin C holds an almost legendary status among drugstore supplements. It’s common to take a few tablets when we’re worried about getting sick or mix up a glass of Emergen-C at the first sign of a cold. It’s nice to imagine it as a cure-all, but reality doesn’t quite match up with our hopes. Read more...

  • Are the Hooks on Your Squat Rack Too High?
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 12, 2021

    This one goes out to the beginner-ish lifters out there who squat and bench, but never feel quite as stable as the experienced lifter in the next rack over. While your form might need a bit of work (and you could probably benefit from squat shoes), there’s another thing you’ve probably overlooked: the height of the…Read more...

  • What to Do After Your Fad Diet Fails
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 12, 2021

    Diets tend to fail, and the ones that promise quick weight loss through following one weird trick are especially doomed to failure. If you’ve just been on one of them, don’t just hop on a different fad diet; instead, take a minute to reflect on what you’ve learned, and make a plan to eat healthier in the future. Read more...

  • How I Finally Settled Into My New Yoga Routine
    by Micaela Heck on April 9, 2021

    Since starting my attempt to make myself enjoy yoga for the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, I successfully managed to squeeze one daily yoga workout in all but one of the past nine days. And I have to say, it feels like an accomplishment. As someone experiencing a moderate level of pandemic-related burnout, finding the…Read more...

  • How Much Should You Worry About That Post-Vaccine Rash?
    by Beth Skwarecki on April 9, 2021

    Having a sore arm after you get a vaccine is pretty common, but some people who get their first dose of a COVID vaccine have ended up with a red or itchy rash on their arm or, occasionally, their whole body. Fortunately, the rash goes away and tends not to come back—at least not as severely—with the second dose. Read more...

  • How to Get Through Your COVID Shot If You Really Hate Needles
    by A.A. Newton on April 9, 2021

    If you’re one of the millions of adults who avoid needles at all costs, you might be straight-up dreading your first COVID vaccine. Unfortunately, the best plan of action is to get it over with. It won’t be fun or even painless, but with a little preparation, you can make the experience suck a lot less. Read more...