As we reach the height of the holiday season, minus mall walking, physical activity for many may be reaching new lows. Not only is the weather outside frightful, but motivation to schlep it to the gym or rough it in the cold may be waning.Continue reading...
The weather's getting cooler, the days are getting shorter. Thinking about grabbing your baggy sweaters to hide a few extra winter pounds you suspect are on the way? Not this year. To help you keep weight off, we've found strategies that target the real reasons for winter gain. Ahead, five secrets for keeping your summertime body year-round.Continue reading...
My love for diet soda started back the 70's when my then overweight mother first introduced me to it. We drank Tab until Diet Coke hit the market in the early 80s. We loved it, made the switch, and and never looked back (well, at least not yet).Continue reading...
Most people have experienced heartburn, a burning feeling in the chest or throat, at some point. (I’ll never forget the first time I had heartburn—the hypochondriac in me thought I was having a heart attack.) This common problem—also called “gastroesophageal reflux disease” (GERD) when it occurs on a regular basis—is caused by regurgitation or reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus, which connects the mouth and the stomach.Continue reading...
Your break time or lunch might be the best time to get your workouts out of the way and regroup. Exercising at work will give you a burst of energy and allow more time to spend with friends and family when you leave work.Continue reading...
It’s that time of year when any sniffle, cough or sneeze is noticed—and if it didn’t come from you, chances are you’re subtly putting a little space between you and whoever it came from.Continue reading...
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine joked that I shouldn’t snap a photo of what I was eating for my blog because it wasn’t “healthy.” Granted, I was eating a cheeseburger with Doritos, potato salad, and a brownie—obviously, not the most nutritious foods to pile onto my plate.Continue reading...
Does your kitchen pantry work with or against your healthy eating habits? It’s time for a makeover. By having a pantry stocked with healthy items, cooking meals and preparing snacks will be easier, making eating wholesome food a breeze.Continue reading...
There are varying statistics about the usefulness of New Year’s resolutions. All of them point to an alarming failure rate. How are you going to avoid becoming a statistic? The answer is by starting now.Continue reading...
Want to firm up, slim down, and have a blast? Invite your girlfriends, swap your dumbbells for dancing shoes, and host a calorie-sizzling dance party.Continue reading...
Almost 20 years ago the Nutrition Facts label was introduced. Before then, an ingredient list was the only information on the package for consumers to use. Enter the internet, sites like ours and others, and increased awareness of the nutritional value of food is the result.Continue reading...
In a world with business meetings, conference calls, school plays, family outings, and an inbox with never-ending e-mails, it’s no wonder people find it difficult to make time to exercise.Continue reading...
Joining a new gym is a great way to jump-start your motivation and fitness routine. But the gym can be an intimidating place, especially if you’ve never joined one before. And it’s not just rookies. Even those who are already members can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the plethora of mysterious machines and sea of seemingly in-shape people. Here are some suggestions to help you feel more comfortable at the gym:Continue reading...
For the past three weeks I’ve been doing intense hour-long training sessions at High Performance Gym to repair my baby-busted abs. I figured if it was good enough for Matt Damon and Drea de Matteo’s hot bods, it was good enough for me.Continue reading...
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the inevitable gathering of friends and loved ones for many means sitting around all day. Whether you plan on watching a football game or a parade or playing board games, try to set aside time to get the whole family moving.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.