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12 Top Barre Workout Benefits: a good sweat guaranteed!

Wondering whether a barre workout is for you? It is surely worth getting some attention! Barre actually combines 3 forms of workouts in one: ballet-inspired exercises, yoga stretching, and pilates strength training. That’s pretty solid! No need to be a ballet dancer to benefit from a workout at the barre. You don’t even need a …

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Are pulse exercises in a workout really powerful?

If you’ve ever done a barre workout, you’ve probably experienced the “hold and pulse” pain… Yes, pulse exercises are super challenging, but are they really doing anything? Is the burning like hell you feel in your muscles truly worthwhile? What are pulse exercises? Pulsing is simply moving in a tiny “up and down” repetitive way …

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Balneotherapy cures: why the French love them so much?

Whether it’s sea or spring water, the French are fond of balneotherapy cures. Rightly so! Water is renowned for its multiple health benefits since Antiquity. Indeed, Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians would go regularly to the thermal baths both for social and therapeutic reasons. Today, from one-week cure to one-day treatment, thermal water spas are still …

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French Women Self-Care Ideas: 14 Top Tips!

Due to the Covid19 and lockdowns, I’ve had more time to consecrate on my well-being and self-care habits. Yet many people during these awkward times fell into depression. Hence the need to pay more attention to ourselves. So NO, wellness movements are not just trends. Self-love and body positivity is indeed important for our mental …

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Chicory coffee health benefits: why the French love it?

I’ve had chicory coffee my entire life without even knowing what it was until very recently! That is probably because “la chicorée” is a French popular product that is cultivated in Northern France where I grew up. I always thought it was a type of coffee and to my big surprise, after finally questioning myself …

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Benefits of Doing Planks daily: why are planks a good exercise?

I love those “all in one” exercises that bring you multiple advantages and doing planks is surely one of them! In fact, no matter your fitness level, you can easily incorporate them into your workout routine and modify them to suit your needs. What are planks? Planks are a form of bodyweight exercise that mainly …

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Best ways to boost up your immune system naturally!

2020 has been such a challenging year! Full of a global health crisis due to the covid19. It’s certainly been a wake-up call for many of us to strengthen our immune system and help our bodies fight diseases and infections of all kinds. Though there is no proof that healthy lifestyle habits help fortify our …