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Struggling at the Gym? Try a Tutu

Struggling at the Gym? Try a Tutu

Sam Lindauer, a competitive bodybuilder in Hanover, N.H., used to always reach for leggings before heading to the gym. These days, she’s wearing a tutu.

The 31-year-old fitness coach was scrolling TikTok in April when she came across a pink skort with a tulle overlay from the brand Popflex and decided to give it a whirl. 

“It definitely looks out of place, at a bodybuilding gym of all places, but I’ve only gotten compliments,” Lindauer said. “It makes me feel like a Barbie.”

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Is That Food Ultra-Processed? How to Tell

Is That Food Ultra-Processed? How to Tell

In the grocery store, shoppers wade through rows and rows of ultra-processed foods. But you can find less-processed versions of yogurt, snack bars, and other favorite items—if you know what to look for.

There is growing concern from nutrition researchers, public health experts, and parents about the amount of ultra-processed foods in the American diet. Recent research has linked diets high in ultra-processed foods to increased risks of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and depression.

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Anger Does a Lot More Damage to Your Body Than You Realize

Anger Does a Lot More Damage to Your Body Than You Realize

Anger is bad for your health in more ways than you think.

Getting angry doesn’t just hurt our mental health, it’s also damaging to our hearts, brains and gastrointestinal systems, according to doctors and recent research. Of course, it’s a normal emotion that everyone feels—few of us stay serene when a driver cuts us off or a boss makes us stay late. But getting mad too often or for too long can cause problems.

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