Simple Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do At Home

I love bodyweight exercises. They’re easy to do and they help you build strength, flexibility, and balance. While I was pregnant with my first child, I did yoga every day and it helped me stay in shape during pregnancy as well as after she was born. Now that she’s a toddler, my wife and I are back at it again—and we’ve been doing a lot of these simple bodyweight exercises at home (and outside).


Plank is a great exercise to do at home. It’s also one of the most effective core exercises you can do, with the added benefit of working your entire body.

To perform plank, start in push-up position with your hands under your shoulders and feet together (or as close as possible). Keep everything tight from head to toe and hold for 30 seconds without letting go or allowing any part of your body to sag toward the floor.

If this feels too difficult at first, try using a chair or wall for support until you’re able to hold it on its own without having anything help out! Plank is also a good exercise to do before bed because it’s relaxing but challenging enough that it’ll …

Honey Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

There is nothing better than a glass of lemon water in the morning. It will wake you up, give you energy and help detoxify your body. This recipe adds ginger to it which helps boost metabolism, lower blood pressure and improve digestion.


  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 medium lemon, cut in half
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and minced (or use a spoon of ginger juice)

– 4 cups of water

You will need 4 cups of water for this recipe. Water is important for hydration and detoxification, as well as flushing out toxins from your body. It also helps you feel full so you don’t overeat during the day.

If you want to make more than one batch at a time, just multiply all ingredients by how many times you want to make it!

– 1 medium lemon, cut in half

  • 1 medium lemon, cut in half

Lemons are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps our immune system, so it can help you avoid getting sick during this detox period. Lemons also contain folate, which helps protect against heart disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

– 1/2 inch piece of

The Best Types of Camping Gear For Beginners

Camping is an amazing way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but it can also be a great way to bond with your friends and family. Whether you’re camping as a group or just as a couple, there are certain things you’ll need to make sure you’ve got before going on your trip. Here are some of our favorite items!

1. Sleeping bag

A sleeping bag is an essential piece of camping gear. You’ll be spending a lot of time in it, and it’s important that you find one that fits your needs.

A sleeping bag should be warm enough to keep you comfortable in all but the coldest temperatures (a good rule of thumb is to choose a bag rated for at least 10 degrees colder than where you’ll be camping). It should also be light enough to carry easily–you don’t want something weighing down on top of you as well as adding bulk! And finally, the material used for manufacturing must be easy for washing and drying so that any dirt or stains can be removed quickly and easily before they become permanent marks on your new purchase.

2. Tent

The first question …

Yoga and Pilates to Reduce Stress

Yoga and Pilates are great ways to reduce stress. They work by getting you to focus on your breath and body, which helps you clear your mind of stressors and relax. In this article I’ll go over some simple techniques you can use at home or in class:

Breathing exercises

Breathing exercises are one of the most effective ways to reduce stress. They can also improve your health, help you sleep better and make you more relaxed.

Breathing is a natural process that we do without thinking about it, but when we become stressed out or anxious our breathing becomes shallow and rapid–and this makes us feel even more stressed out! Breathing exercises are designed to help us breathe deeply again so that we feel less stressed and calmer overall.


  • Focus on the present moment.
  • Notice your thoughts and feelings.
  • Pay attention to your breathing.
  • Stay in the present moment as much as possible; be mindful of what’s going on around you, including any sounds or smells that may distract you from being fully aware of yourself at this time (e.g., if there’s traffic noise outside).


Meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress. It’s also …

What I’ve Learned About Body Image and Inclusivity

As a person with a body that doesn’t fit into society’s standards for what a “normal” body looks like, I’ve had to learn about both body positivity and inclusivity. While these two terms might sound similar on the surface, they’re actually very different. People who are interested in getting involved with these movements need to understand these differences so that they can be an effective ally or advocate for those who struggle with their physical appearance.

A little less than a year ago, my body image was in a bad place.

A little less than a year ago, my body image was in a bad place. I felt like I was constantly being told that there was something wrong with the way I looked or how much space I took up. It wasn’t just strangers making comments–it was family members and friends too.

I’d been dealing with these feelings for so long that it became easier to just accept them as fact than try to fight against them. But then one day something clicked: if everyone else could see what was wrong with me, then surely there must be something wrong with them! After realizing this simple truth (and having …