All cardio and no strength isn't just boring, it may cause you to burn fewer calories overall. “Strength training builds lean muscle mass, which both increases your metabolism and decreases fat,” says celebrity trainer Elizabeth Hendrix Burwell, co-owner of High Performance Gym. “So the more muscle you build, the more calories you burn on a day to day basis."Continue reading...
In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we use cooking spray because it’s a fast, no-mess way to make a tiny bit of oil go a long way so we can keep calories in check. Calorie for calorie, cooking spray is similar to other oils: spraying for 1 second (enough to coat a large skillet) is about 9 calories; 1/4 teaspoon canola oil is 10 calories and would be just enough to very thinly coat a skillet.Continue reading...
The last thing most of us think of to curb our appetite is to hit the gym. Conventional wisdom says exercise makes us hungry, but research tells a different story. So which exercise curbs your appetite best? We explain the best way to exercise to keep your hunger at bay.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. There’s no better time than the present to talk about immune-boosting myths—from colds to allergies.Continue reading...
Trying to clean up your diet and eat healthier this year but having a hard time loving the new healthy foods you should be eating? I’m the same way: there are so many bad foods I love and so many good ones I feel like I’m forcing myself to eat.Continue reading...
Unless you're under a fitness-DVD-rock, you've heard of Tony Horton's P90X and Shaun T's Insanity. The two are some of the most successful infomercial-promoted workout DVDs on the market. We give you some insight on their fitness claims from experts and user reviews.Continue reading...
Are you ready to shed your heavy sweaters and snow boots in exchange for tank tops and sandals? You're not alone! While bone-chilling temperatures may not be entirely behind you, spring will be here before you know it—and bikini season soon after that. No need to panic! If you start shedding your winter layers now, you'll be looking and feeling great with plenty of time to spare.Continue reading...
You're already greener for making your coffee at home instead of driving to the coffee shop and burning fossil fuel. Could you do more? Here, experts' tips on brewing greener.Continue reading...
It's called physical activity, but you and I both know our ability to stick to exercising regularly is all in our heads. Here we give you insight on how to avoid 'crazy talk' when it comes to exercise.Continue reading...
Sometimes I’ll get inspired to do a set of crunches in front of the TV. Or 10 push-ups before my morning shower. I walk to work and I take the stairs (well, I take them down). Then I do three reps of patting myself on the back for my efforts. I like to tell myself that every little thing counts. But does it, really? We asked the experts to draw the line between does a body good and does a body nothing.Continue reading...
The Glycemic Index (GI) is not new and has remained controversial among health professionals. Last month, a study found that a diet with a high-glycemic load was linked to a greater risk of developing type II diabetes. While this is consistent with past research, is utilizing the Glycemic Index an appropriate and effective way of managing blood sugar or helping to ward off diabetes? Let’s take a closer look.Continue reading...
Camembert cheese and buttery croissants are staples of French cuisine, so you’d think France would be the last place where the government would police fat content in food. Yet, in an effort to reduce obesity, France's Senate recently approved an amendment to triple taxes on products containing one unhealthy fat in particular: palm kernel oil, which is extracted from the palm seed of palm oil trees. (The lower house of parliament still has to vote on the tax.)Continue reading...
Calories aren't the only things that count when it comes to a jaw-dropping body: If you aren't eating the right nutrients, you aren't going to slim down or build strong, sexy muscles.Continue reading...
Our bodies are made up primarily of water, which is vital to pretty much every system we have—digestive, circulatory, you name it. When your immune system is working hard to fight off a bacterial or viral infection, metabolism increases and your body goes into hyperdrive. But why do you need so much water?Continue reading...
New research says you can lose weight by tweeting. No, it’s not some crazy speed-typing workout. A study published this week in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine revealed that frequent Twitter usage as part of a weight-loss program helped participants shed more pounds.Continue reading...
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