Kafi Drexel

Articles by Kafi Drexel

DETOX Calorie Burning?

Ducking out of the cold and into warm comfort zones might help you burn calories . . . or even detox (in some cases), and it might also make you feel oh-so goooooood.

It’s freezing in New York and winter has moved in on most of the country. The first reaction to all of this is to run for cover. Icy air literally bites at your nose — and in cities like New York, there’s almost no escape because we walk everywhere (yippee). At least in other cities, […]

Nashville’s Favorite Fitness Guru Has A New Health Plan For You!

Ever wonder what keeps celebrities like country star, Carrie Underwood looking so good? Thanks to Erin Oprea's 4 X 4 diet plan, they've discovered that avoiding 4 key foods can change the way they look and feel in just 4 weeks!

We’re all (okay, most of us are) looking for simple solutions to diet and exercise that won’t overwhelm us. That’s why Nashville-based celebrity trainer and nutrition expert Erin Oprea came up with The 4 x 4 Diet. And nope, this diet plan isn’t meant to hit you like a pickup truck, although trucks and singing […]

Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind

Health and wellness expert Tiffany Cruikshank says you can train your brain to use meditation to curb your cravings.

It’s that time of year when it’s safe to pause your Hulu Live account. Who needs to stream old-school holiday specials, like Frosty the Snowman? Although, there’s a valuable lesson in this childhood classic: One of life’s biggest challenges is believing in things that cannot be explained. Somehow we view meditation and losing weight the […]

Going ALL-In On The WHOLE30 Plan

Bestseller, The Whole30 Cookbook, has two new follow up books for the somewhat impatient and overwhelmed (and right on time for the holidays!).

Burgers. Crinkle cut fries. Milkshakes. Those are my weaknesses. So a couple of months ago when Shake Shack opened a few blocks away from my NYC apartment I knew I was in trouble. As a single New Yorker, I pretty much live on all kinds of takeout. My pull towards Shake Shack is next level. […]

Chill Workouts for Warm Vibes

Crush cold weather lows with a mind-body wellness fix.

  It’s officially that time of year where days disappear into darkness faster than you can blink, cold temperatures hover, skin goes ashy and you feel like you need something to exfoliate your entire soul, let alone your complexion. You might not be able to control the weather, but you can control the space you […]

Why Squad Goals Just Might Equal Fitness Goals

Group exercise may be better for you.

A University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine study found big benefits to joining workout classes versus solo workouts. The small study tracked nearly 70 medical students over 12 weeks because they are a group known for being pretty stressed out with a lower quality of life based on the hours they pull. They […]

How to Take the Ultimate Mental Health Day

Adult “Skip Day” tips from the pros.

This past summer, Madalyn Parker, a Michigan web developer tweeted out her boss’s supportive response to her need for a couple of mental health days. The tweet went viral in our collective version of a mouth drop. Most bosses and managers are usually not so understanding. Parker’s tweet generated discussion about the need to destigmatize […]

5 Wellness Escapes To Book Now

How to build a mindful travel manifest.

Wellness tourism is booming. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the travel sector accounts for well over $500 billion of the world’s wellness economy. The travel industry has responded to our thirst for enhanced R&R with a surge in dedicated hotels, outdoor adventures, retreats, and festivals. More people than ever, nearly 700 million annually — […]
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