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Author: Jenn Moss

Jenn holds a deep-seated interest in yoga and wellness and enjoys meshing her two worlds, and writing about it. She received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Sangha Studios.

Why Taking Care of Your Own Mental Health Should be Your Number One Priority

Taking care of your mental and emotional health is extremely important for optimal functioning. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 people in America right now, live with a mental illness. Of course, these illnesses range in severity, but it is something that affects millions of people every day. Our mental health has a huge impact on how we move through the world, how we feel (our emotions), and how […]

Does Washing My Hair Every Day Damage it?

There are many myths surrounding hair care, and maintenance. One that has many differing views is whether or not washing your hair every day can cause more harm than good. The answer to this is highly varied, and it may depend on your preference, type of shampoo and conditioner, hair type, how oily the scalp gets, and more. For some, their hair seems to thrive with being washed every day, but for others, their hair […]

Why You Perform Better in a Group Fitness Class

Let’s face it — working out can be hard. It can be difficult to find the time, let alone the motivation to complete a workout. When you are working out alone, you need to be the one to push yourself through the workout to have great results. However, when you take a group fitness class, you usually perform at a much higher capacity. Typically that is why people enjoy these types of workouts better. From […]

Is Walking Better For You Than Running?

There is no doubt that running is hard. It really pushes you aerobically, increases your heart rate, and sometimes it even feels like you are about to die. People typically have one of two feelings — they either love it, or they hate it. For some, running gives them that “runners high” flooding their body with feel-good endorphins. While running may be a good way to exercise for some, especially with limited access to the […]

Three Different Types of Intermittent Fasting — What Does it Accomplish?

Have you ever been curious about intermittent fasting, but didn’t quite know where to start? Intermittent fasting, also referred to just simply as “IF,” this form of eating has become a very popular trend in the health industry. This form of fasting may help you lose weight, since your body must use stored glucose for energy when in a fasted state, burning off the fat that you already have. It is also great to give […]

What is Collagen and What is it Good For?

You may have heard the words “collagen peptides” floating around in the health and wellness space. It’s benefits have been proven to work, and aid in the overall health of the individual. But what exactly is collagen? And what specifically does it help with? Let’s put on our Bill Nye the Science Guy hat, and get a little factual here with the explanation. Collagen is made up of long, twisted amino acid chains. When a […]

Why Yoga is A Helpful Antidote for Anxiety

The feelings of anxiety can be hard to move through, and in some cases, it can be debilitating. Although it is quite common — anxiety is the most recurring mental illness in the U.S. affecting more than 40 million daily. Acute anxiety, such as that you experience before taking a test or a big presentation, can be beneficial as it cues you that something important is at stake, and helps you rise to the occasion. […]

How to Get Started with Yoga: A Beginners Guide

Yoga is a highly spiritual practice that incorporates breath control, meditation, and physical asana (a variety of poses). When practicing yoga consistently, one can see great benefits to both their physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. The word “yoga” in itself means union, and that can be interpreted in a variety of ways, but serves to bring about relaxation and oneness with the self. Have you always wanted to start doing yoga, but didn’t know […]