Exercise balls are making their way around. While they started in hidden corners in the gym, they are now everywhere including our living rooms and even at work. Here we outline what you may not have known about these trendy balls of fitness potential.Continue reading...
Even people who aren’t actually overweight are talking more and more about getting their “summer” body in order. But what’s really behind the summer slim-down rush? Could it be that there's something about summer that helps us lose weight?Continue reading...
Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to prevent them. While plenty of us spend lots of money on creams and cleansers, the best place to find anti-aging products is in your grocery store or garden. What we eat is just as important—if not more so—as what we slather on our skin. Nourishing our skin from the inside out can help beat the clock. And just as some foods can help slow the effects of time, other foods can speed up our skin’s aging process, contributing to wrinkles and sagging.Continue reading...
While dumbbells are a staple in many strength training programs, kettlebells are opening up the door for movements that the dumbbell just wasn’t made for. Here's a quick workout you can do to figure out if it's time for you to go the way of kettlebells.Continue reading...
Can’t get enough sleep? You’re not alone. An estimated 50 to 70 million US adults don’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But hold that yawn! We’ve got 5 reasons why you need to get enough sleep for your health—and most importantly, 7 sleep remedies to help you get more shut-eye. How much sleep do you need? Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.Continue reading...
A landmark study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that healthy men and women who eat one egg every day are unlikely to have a substantial change in heart disease or stroke risk. Another study showed that when people with metabolic syndrome (a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease) ate three eggs a day as part of a weight-loss diet, their cholesterol levels improved.Continue reading...
One of my favorite holidays is Cinco De Mayo. To commemorate the day, I thought a 7-day fitness challenge would be fun. Here's how you can add 5 more hours of fun-filled physical activity in the run up to May 5th, 2013.Continue reading...
The Americas are blessed with amber fields of corn, grassy rivers of wild rice, waving hillsides of quinoa and acres of amaranth. And our native grains have been staples, sustaining indigenous populations for thousands of years. Yet today, these grains remain underrated, despite the fact that they’re packed with fiber, rich in essential nutrients and happen to be gluten-free too.Continue reading...
Between parking farther away, and the 10-minute walk break, "taking the stairs" stands as the poster child for adding a little more exercise into your day. But, intentionally adding stair-climbing sessions can improve your stamina, help you burn a significant amount of calories, and save you time on working out.Continue reading...
These eco-friendly swaps are good for the environment, but make sure they are also healthy for you. Here’s how.Continue reading...
Swimming is not the end all be all for water activities, so make it a point this year to try your hand at a few water-based workouts that are off the beaten path.Continue reading...
Over the years I have perfected my banana bread recipe—one of my favorite solutions for using overripe bananas. I use all whole-grain flour or whole-grain flour mixed with white all-purpose flour, and rely as much as I can on the natural sweetness of the bananas to cut the total amount of granulated sugar called for in the recipe.Continue reading...
We’re not even a month out from the Spring Solstice, but the talk of the town is summer. Gym memberships, group training offers, Pilates series, Barre fitness, you name it, and the deals are a-plenty. So how do you take advantage of the plethora of fitness bargains without wasting your hard-earned money on something you won’t follow through on?Continue reading...
You’ve long been using Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, mayo, and cream; upgraded from white pasta to whole-wheat noodles; and maybe even ditched wraps for lettuce leaves. All smart moves—and, luckily for our taste buds, the simple shortcuts don’t stop there. The possibilities for good-for-you foods are almost endless, so stock up on avocados, black beans, coffee, and even dark chocolate, and start making all your favorite recipes healthier.Continue reading...
There’s nothing worse than meeting someone and realizing that your breath smells like your tuna lunch, stale coffee or worse. What you eat and poor oral hygiene are the two main causes of halitosis, or bad breath.Continue reading...
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