The Wellness Wire: How To Fake ‘Thigh Gap’, Health Risks of Antibacterial Soap, and More

Part of staying healthy is staying in the know and keeping up to date on what’s going on in the world around us. If you’re on the go and still want to keep up with what’s trending, we’re here to help! Here are the top links of the day in bite-size pieces.

How To Fake Thigh Gap (via Upworthy)

Women in today’s society are so obsessed with the ‘thigh gap’ fad that they’ll do almost anything to achieve that space between their thighs. This hilarious video offers five creative (and hilarious) ideas you could try if you’re desperate for a thigh gap. Bottom line? Having a gap between your legs doesn’t make you cool, and you should love your body that way it is. #realtalk

Health Risks of Antibacterial Soap (via USA Today)

washing hands

Antibacterial soap is supposed to be good for you, right? Well, maybe not. Studies are being done by the Food and Drug Administration that could prove that antibacterial soap actually poses health risks. Many antibacterial soaps contain the ingredient triclosan, a chemical that could interfere with hormones and be harmful to your body.

Rethink Your New Years Resolutions (via Huffington Post)

New Year's Resolutions(image via)

Instead of making a long list of New Years resolutions you may or may not keep, approach this year a little differently. This year, try creating goals that you will work towards accomplishing. Set your mind and aim high- aim to be the best YOU that you can be. Whether it be drinking more water or training for a marathon, set goals for yourself and start working to achieve them. You’ll find that you have much more success this way, I promise!

7 Reasons Why Hawaii is the Healthiest State (via Huffington Post)

yoga in hawaii

There are so many great aspects of Hawaii to focus on, but one of the best, perhaps, is that Hawaii is the healthiest state in America. It could be because of all the hiking and fresh fruit, or it could be because of all the vitamin D, regardless I desperately wish I lived in Hawaii right about now.

12 Signs You Love Lotion (via Buzzfeed)

lotion lovers

Everyone has a go-to brand of lotion or a certain fragrance they love. Personally I have a favorite hand lotion, face lotion, and body lotion (but I guess some people might consider that obsessive). If you find yourself constantly carrying around and/or applying lotion chances are you’re just as addicted as I am. And there’s nothing wrong with that!

What were your favorite links of the day?


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