Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Save Your Hair This Winter! Gift-Worthy Colognes! Healthier Alternatives to High Calorie Cocktails! Fitness Gift Ideas! How Meditation Can Help Lower Stress During The Holidays!

Posted by Shane Smith, Editor, Stonewall Gazette

Save Your Hair This Winter By Using These 6 Grooming Products

There is no doubt as the weather cools down, the air gets dryer, and the wind whips around with brutal force, your skincare needs shift. You can have dry, flakey skin and itchy, ashy patches. So every winter you do something about it—you buy lotion, maybe you turn down the temperature of the water during your showers, and you dust off the humidifier to emit moisture while you sleep. This is all well and good, but have you ever thought about what all these cold weather conditions do to your hair?

Believe it or not, your hair and scalp itself have different needs during the winter—just like your skin. MORE

8 Gift-Worthy Colognes That Will Make 2018 the Best-Smelling Year Yet

We'll get the obvious out of the way: Gifting fragrance is a high-risk, high-reward business. If you're buying online, you're left to guess what something smells like through a haze of weird names, inscrutable ingredients, and marketing haikus. And even if you manage to pick out something great, there's no telling it'll suit the particular tastes of your giftee. Bottom line: It's all too easy to blow between $70 to $400 on some useless blend of fruits and woods and musks that someone will appreciate about as much as a spray bottle of hot dog water. Which is why we're here to completely de-risk scent-gifting for you. We've smelled all of these, worn all of them, and can say that they're guaranteed hits all worthy of "signature" status, whether this is the first cologne in his medicine cabinet or his fifteenth. MORE

6 Fitness Gifts for the Guy Who Has All the Fitness Gifts Already

Given the abundance of delicious foods and marathon couch-reclining sessions that tend to accompany the holiday season, this is always a good time of year to include a few fitness-related gifts in your giving plans—even if they are, at least until the ginger snaps are all gone, still mostly aspirational. For the diehard fitness nuts on your list, though, who grouse when the gym is closed on Christmas morning and bang out push-ups during present-opening and meticulously monitor their starch intake at dinner, some of the more obvious gift ideas may be of little use. Never fear—in the wide world of fitness gadgets in 2017, there is truly something for everyone. Sometimes, you just have to look a little harder. MORE

10 Surprisingly Calorie-loaded Cocktails You Should Avoid Over the Holidays

Throughout the holidays the booze is free-flowing. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating time with friends and family by toasting with a few holiday spirits, of course. But we all know knocking back a few too many drinks can lower inhibitions—and that leads to overindulging in fried appetizers and fat-laden desserts. Plus, each cocktail you drink can also rack up the calories—some faster than others. So if you’re trying to mind your caloric intake while still having a good time, make sure you know this list of the worst calorie-loaded cocktail offenders. Skip these, and order up their healthier alternatives. MORE

How Meditation Can Help Lower Stress, Blood Pressure, and Your Risk of Heart Disease

If you’re not yet convinced of the health benefits of meditation, the American Heart Association has another reason to try it: It may help stave off heart disease. Studies suggest the practice may reduce blood pressure, stress, and other cardiovascular risk factors. Couple with a healthy diet and exercise, and your ticker will be glad. Meditation takes practice and the benefits are cumulative. MORE

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