YOUBE: Not Your Mama’s Co-Working Space

September 18, 2021

We’ve been navigating working from home for over a year now…Now the issue is, how do we maintain any semblance of work-life balance?

Your kitchen table might make a great standing desk, it’s probably not the most ergonomic or functional workspace. Luckily, there’s a new design-forward co-working space that just opened in the poppin’ West Adams neighborhood.  Meet YOUBE (pronounced ‘you-bee’).

The modern and comfortable office space features private meeting pods, POPPIN branded designer sit/stand desks, and focus chairs in a sleek new setting. YOUBE seamlessly blends their Scandinavian influences with a California-centric and breezy bohemian vibe.  With floor-to-ceiling windows, YOUBE offers a vibrant workspace including lush greenery, local art throughout the space, and an in-store shopping showroom. Centrally located on the hottest block in West Adams, when lunchtime comes around popular West Adams’ restaurants Mizlala and Alta are just a stone’s throw away.

YOUBE is setting itself apart from the average coworking space with its community involvement and local partnerships. By blending a modern co-working space with a designer showroom concept, local furniture designers, clothing brands, and artists have the opportunity to showcase their goods for YOUBE guests. As you walk through the space you’ll find designer brands integrated into the space like CANAVA and Nations of Nomads displaying their goods for purchase. Even the artwork that adorns the walls throughout is available for purchase and is all from local artists including works from Photographer James Acai, Artist Migella Accorsi, Jay Bell, and Fine Art Photographer Eugene Kim.

YOUBE offers a flexible and super accessible option for those looking for a comfortable and affordable office environment. YOUBE’s prices start at $6/hour for individual guests booking a sit/stand desk – with no membership required – and prices go down the more credits you buy.

YOUBE is also opening a Larchmont location which is slated to open this fall.

Mention code: YOUBEGROOMED and they’ll set you up with 8 free credits to use for 30 days.

YOUBE is located at 5335 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles CA, 90016. You can follow them on Instagram @yoube.today for more news and updates.

This Supplement Combats Cravings

September 15, 2021

Nucific’s Bio X4 is a supplement we are trying now – why? Because it purports to deal with cravings for fat and sugar. It contains powerful probiotics from 5 strains to provide a healthier balance of “good” gut bacteria. Think: relief from bloating. It also has 3 key digestive enzymes: amylase, lipase and bromelain to help better break down the food and help absorb more of the energy and nutrients – making your whole body feel healthy and perform at its peak.

It also contains EGCG, a compound in green tea, which helps boost your metabolism and give you natural energy. And the Caralluma Fimbriata in the product helps curb unhealthy food cravings.

Of course, results vary for consumers because all individuals are unique. But they do offer a 90-day money-back guarantee – if you don’t see results you don’t have to worry. I love that.

Nucific is also offering readers 25% off sitewide on their products. Using code NUCIFIC25 at checkout!

Here’s the breakdown!

 

 

 

Ollie Belle Is The Acne Cover Dot That Actually Works

September 14, 2021

Peel, Set And Forget

If you are a mom, then you know about teen acne – There is nothing worse for a kid’s self-esteem – especially now, with in-person learning. (YAY!).

Enter the cover dot! And the line of acne dot’s by Ollie Belle is proving to be my teen’s top contender.

So what about us adults? Hormonal acne, maskne – we are not immune to the occasional flare-up!  Ollie Belle keeps my monthly pimples at bay. Hooray!

What is Cover Dot?

Cover Dot Acne Care is an adhesive that promotes fast healing of pimples, acne & small wounds. Acting as a second skin, Cover Dot contains hydrocolloid which creates the perfect environment for the pimple to heal and regenerate skin.

Maskne Duo: Fight maskne with a breathable mask & acne absorbing patch

 

Why Cover Dot?

With tapered edges, Cover Dot Acne Care is a thin & waterproof dot that stays in place & acts as a layer of skin to help heal acne and reduce scarring. Cover Dot was the first hydrocolloid acne patch to be made and sold in the United States.

Features

Heat and humidity, which increase oil production, are popular acne triggers. Try using these easy and effortless FDA-registered acne dots from Ollie Belle to absorb pus and oil. They will help reduce the blemish size and redness without any irritation.

Designed to cover and treat breakouts, the Cover Dot Acne Patches from Ollie Belle are great for subtly healing pimples and other facial wounds while out and about this summer. The ultra-thin patches are nearly invisible and will withstand the heat while supporting the skin…
A maskne duo with a reusable face mask designed to absorb excess moisture off your face. Bonus: It has phytoncide, which is an organic natural plant compound with anti-inflammatory properties. The material feels so soft on your skin and will *not* irritate it in any way! Huzzah!

Back To School Tech Stylin With Burga

September 13, 2021

You bet I pimped my cases with these goodies from Burga. I truly am obsessed with my Air Pod case and the terazzo prints. The only problem is deciding what to get. The prints are all amazing, the quality so far is great and everywhere I go, people flip out. A win, win. Fun, playful and my teen is also feeling very swag now that she is in-person learning at her new school. (And phones are allowed in class!)

Staying Level: Blood Glucose, and Why it Matters in Fitness

August 25, 2021

Getting fit and staying healthy is a process. The deeper you get into it, the more you realize that you don’t know enough about your body. Knowledge is the key to proper fitness and health, which is why it’s so important that you understand your body’s processes and nutritional needs.

Previously, we talked about ‘Adrenal Fatigue and the Perils of Running On Empty’. Adrenal fatigue can present itself in many different ways, including through chronic inflammation, fatigue, and insomnia.

Today, we’re going to talk about one other symptom of hormonal imbalance: blood sugar level imbalances. We’ll cover the basics of blood sugar levels, why they matter in fitness, and what you can do to help manage them.

Blood Sugar Basics

Blood sugar levels, also known as blood glucose levels, are the concentration of sugar or glucose present in your blood. Our bodies need glucose to be able to function, as it’s our bodies’ main source of energy.

You get glucose when your body processes carbohydrates, which is why you feel more energized after you eat. According to Mayo Clinic, your blood sugar needs to be less than 100 mg/dL at a fasting level for it to be considered a normal range.

Keeping your blood sugar level at a normal range is important for your short-term and long-term health. Healthline notes that high blood sugar levels can lead to problems down the rode such as nerve and organ damage, and in many cases blindness, kidney failure, and heart disease.

Linking Fitness and Blood Sugar

But what does your blood sugar have to do staying and keeping fit? Experts at Cleveland Clinic say that exercise matters for tracking your blood sugar because it helps your body use insulin more efficiently. Using insulin more efficiently means that your blood sugar levels are likely to be lower after a bout of exercise.

While this is good news for people who tend towards hyperglycemia, it’s also a point of concern for those with hypoglycemia, or blood sugar levels lower than normal. Hypoglycemia can be caused by Addison disease, another disease of the pituitary and adrenal glands. With hypoglycemia, you can suffer from dizziness, blurred vision, and in extreme cases seizures and comas.

With all of this in mind, it’s thus incredibly important that you’re aware of your regular blood glucose range before intensive physical activity. While exercise can benefit your body for the most part, if you suffer from hypoglycemia unchecked activity can be dangerous.

How to Manage Your Blood Glucose

One of the biggest concerns for prediabetics and diabetics is how to manage their blood sugar levels to prevent dangerous spikes or dips. Exercise is one way to lower your blood glucose after a meal, but there are other methods available as well.

Diet, for example, plays an obvious role in your blood sugar levels. Brightcore recommends supplementing with ACV gummies, which can help lower your blood glucose levels and improve your digestive health. You can also try eating small but regular meals to ensure that you have a stable and constant supply of energy.

Harvard Health Publishing also recommends low glycemic foods like brown rice, leafy greens, nuts, and fruits. These low glycemic foods have lower levels of carbohydrates, meaning you stay full for longer but without the dangers of blood sugar spikes. These foods also tend to be low calorie, and much healthier overall, which is always a plus.

Understanding the ways our bodies work is the key to safe, healthy, and effective fitness plans. If you want a longer, healthier life, you need to listen to what your body needs, and blood sugar levels are one way to do it.

While you might usually feel fine, it’s always a good idea to check in with your doctor every once in a while to monitor your blood glucose for signs of prediabetes. If you do have prediabetes or are living with diabetes, try to learn more about how exercise and proper nutrition can help you improve your quality of life. When it comes to our health and our bodies, knowledge is always power.

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