Remember those days when a homemade gift was the best kind of gift, when the thought and work behind its making was highly appreciated? Those days aren’t gone! As adults, a homemade gift is still perfectly acceptable, and what’s better than food? If you’re scrambling for a gift, get creative with these cheap ideas. They are easy, fun to make and perfect for foodies (or those that just like food).
As cold and flu season rolls in, let your food be your medicine. Compounds found in some everyday foods act as anti-microbials, boosting your immune system and giving you extra protection against pesky germs. Combined with proper sleep, a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine you’re set to survive the season. The best part is you can simply incorporate these ingredients into a main meal or as a side, no hassle required.
Have you ever delayed your scheduled workouts because you had no idea what to wear? I have a whole shelf of workout clothes yet find myself standing in front of the closet, at a loss, time and again. Whatever you choose, the bottom line should always be that it’s comfortable, you feel comfortable in it, and that it doesn’t hinder your workout. There’s always the “you can’t go wrong” outfit, but sometimes specific sports call for specific wardrobe measures.
One of the most shameful kitchen sights has to be a trash can full of leftovers and rotting produce, a sign of wasted money, time, and food. It’s sad to see, but sometimes the situation is hard to prevent! Lack of time and ideas, poor planning, an abundance of food…multiple excuses can leave you with no choice but to toss things. Sound like a common occurrence? Here are a few tips for putting good food into your body instead of into the trash (and keeping more cash in your pocket).
Confession: I’ve spent several nights watching (OK, obsessing) over inspiring videos promoting races and competitions. There is The Spartan Race and Tough Mudder, various marathons, the Color Run, MMA meets, triathlons, 5K’s and more. There’s something for everyone and training for one, either alone or as a team, can motivate you to keep up with workouts. Imagine yourself among the people, the excitement, the cheering, the sweat, finishing and feeling accomplished. If this sounds like fun, what are you waiting for? Read on to get started.
Shorter days, darker nights, and holidays are right around the corner. If this means that your workouts are going to go on vacation, make a change to set yourself up for success. Instead of slacking, try one of these tips to ensure that your workouts get done.
We’ve all had days where we’re dragging by noon and ready to pass out by dinner. For some these feelings are daily occurrences, and unfortunately they directly affect what and how much we get done. Coffee isn’t always the answer though. Just like a simple breakfast helps give your day a great start, simple changes to your nutrition routine can improve your productivity. Try the tips below if you experience one of these common problems.
What goes into running a successful marathon? Some say it’s choosing the right shoes. Others say it’s training to the max. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or going for your first, you know that conquering the 26.2 miles is not all physical. Preparing your mind and fueling your body play crucial roles too!Continue reading...
Last weekend, a group of calorie counters, who only knew each other online, met in person for the first time. They met through Calorie Camp, and supported each other as they lost weight, maintained, and refined their personal fitness and nutrition goals. This weekend, amidst the stories, laughing, and hugging, the group took a moment to tally their total weight loss – a colossal 698 pounds. Over the rest of the weekend, however, they focused on the new friendships and lives they had gained.Continue reading...
A Hollywood smile isn’t just a matter of good oral hygiene. It should be no surprise that the food you eat affects your teeth in the same way it affects your body, hair, and nails. The sweet, starchy foods that aren’t ideal for your health are also not ideal for your teeth, causing enamel erosion and tooth decay. A well-balanced diet is most important, and choosing teeth-friendly options can brighten up your smile even more.Continue reading...
Enter the world of running shoes and you might find yourself at a loss for what to choose. Don’t run away from all the options though, especially if you think you need a new pair. The variety of choices available means that you can find the perfect fit for your feet. Follow the tips below to narrow down your choices and choose the shoe that’s right for you.Continue reading...
Each week, we publish a recipe from New York Times Bestselling Author and creator of Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien. Today, we're going behind the scenes to give you an inside look at the woman behind the brand and her huge following that all started with a daily email.Continue reading...
The focus on our food and how it is grown is now one of the world’s hottest topics. The increasing health-consciousness is not only sparking healthier waistlines, but everything from writing to sustainable dining, too. Experience the fruit of the farm-to-table movement for yourself through one of these top five activities.Continue reading...
October is National Apple Month. Here we break down how to enjoy the month apple-style.Continue reading...
While summer created opportunities for fun workouts to beat the heat, cold and dark fall and winter days seem like a perfect excuse to ditch the workout. Two whole seasons of no workouts seems like a lifetime and can really set you back on your goals! Instead of cuddling up with a blanket and a book, try one of these five methods to keep on track.Continue reading...
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.