Lauren Vinopal

Lauren Vinopal is a contributing writer to InsideHook. She loves writing about mental health, nutrition and relationships, usually through a humorous lens. Her work has been featured in MTV News, Vice, GQ, Fatherly, MEL Magazine and more. She lives in Chicago.

All Articles From Lauren Vinopal

Is Junk Food an Underrated Pre-Workout?

We tested six different snacks, from Oreos to gummy bears, to see if the claims about "junk fuel" are true

Want Youthful Skin? Start Strength Training.

New research out of Japan suggests going to the gym thickens both muscles and skin

The Surprising Link Between Hot Yoga and Depression Treatment

So far, the science points to these classes being more of a health hack than a hot mess

The Goal: 100 Ice Baths Over 100 Days. A Year Later, He’s Still Going.

A conversation with cold plunge king Jordan Ferrone, who started the ritual to improve his mental health

Are Headstands Good for You? It Depends.

We break down the potential benefits (and risks) of the challenging move

The Science of Beer Bellies

It's the one bulge no man wants. Here's everything you need to know.

How Men Can Argue Better in Relationships, According to Esther Perel

Do you have the same fight with your partner over and over? The renowned psychotherapist can help — she's seen it all before.

Can Grunting Give You a Better Workout?

We explore whether tennis-esque squawks make HIIT any easier

Is Chocolate Milk Secretly the Best Sports Drink?

There's scientific evidence that it's great post-workout fuel, but it's not for everyone

Why the StairMaster Is Still Such an Effective Workout

Sometimes great exercise comes in extra-large, extra-vintage packages

This Is the Most Underrated Post-Workout Fuel

The briny buggers are chock-full of sodium, potassium and magnesium

Is This the Best Recovery Device for Runners Yet?

Firefly's neuromuscular electrical stimulation device has all the hype. We tested it for a month

Why Weed Is the Missing Ingredient in Your Workout Routine

It's time to try exercising high. We'll explain.

How to Get a Rowing Workout Without a Rower

No fancy machine (or eight-man team) necessary to benefit from the sport's full-body motion

Netflix’s Nike Training Club Workouts Are Beautiful Chaos

Even at 30 minutes or less, are the fitness classes worth your time?

Welcome to the Era of the Miniature Workout

Strength training sessions are trending tinier than ever. We're here for it.