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How to Recover Like a Professional Athlete

To get in shape, you need to challenge yourself. But how do you attack Wednesday's training session when you can barely move after...

10 Ways to Tell Good Pain From Bad Pain

Pain may start as a minor tweak or a twinge. At first it may hurt only when you move a certain way, but it soon morphs into a chro...

15 Secrets to Better Work-Life Balance

With just about every gadget available to keep employees plugged in 24/7, work-life balance can seem like the stuff of fairy tales...

BBQ Hacks to Avoid Bloat and Weight Gain

Sure, your backyard BBQ is meant to be a party, but that's no excuse to offer foods that will ensure you'll avoid stepping onto th...

18 Healthy Beers

If a cold beer is your beverage of choice in a hot summer day, you're not alone. According to a 2012 Gallup poll, 39 percent of Am...

Is MSG Misunderstood?

Ever wondered why so many Chinese restaurants are festooned with "No MSG" signs? You probably heard somewhere that monosodium glut...

Reap the Health Benefits of Singing

Looking for a fun way to get healthy? Just open your mouth! It turns out that singing has numerous health benefits. Some studies h...

7 Healthy Paleo Dinner Recipes

Whatever we put into our bodies, whether good or bad, will create a reaction that we will feel and see. You may have heard of the ...

"My Mom Beat Osteoporosis With CrossFit"

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Protect Your Dog From Outdoor Diseases

Summer is here, and if you're a dog owner, that means going on runs, hikes and trips to the dog park. Taking your pets to new area...

The Best Exercises to Reduce a Double Chin

Have all your digital selfie photos sprouted second chins lately? Thankfully, neck and chin toning can be achieved without surgery...

Easy Recipes from 3 New Diet Books

Here are three books offering new perspectives on cleansing, fitness, healthy living and weight loss that each offer practical tip...

How to Add Edible Flowers to Your Food

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How to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Schedule

We all lead busy lives, and sometimes it can be hard to find the time or motivation to stick with an exercise routine. With my fiv...

The 9 Safest Seafood Options

The health benefits of eating seafood are well known, but so are the health risks. In stark contrast to the healthy lean protein a...

What NOT to Order at Subway

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10 Common CrossFit Mistakes

Five years ago, not many people had heard of CrossFit, let alone participated in any sort of CrossFit Workout of the Day (a.k.a. W...

Should You Avoid GMOs?

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6 Counterpoints on GMOs

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5 Tricky Vegetables and How to Eat Them

Don't overlook delicious and nutritious vegetables just because they're a little less common or their shape and texture confounds ...

Why Dieters Usually Gain the Weight Back

The dieting industry is a multibillion-dollar business, yet most dieters fail to lose weight or keep the weight off long-term. ...

How to Build Muscle With Just a Towel

If it's raining, snowing, the kids need watching, or you just can't stand the thought of hopping in the car and heading to the gym...

8 Unconventional Ways to Get Protein

Protein is present in every cell, and it plays an important role in the body's ability to grow, stay healthy and repair itself. It...

Essential Summer Safety Tips for Runners

Although safety is important year-round, June is National Safety Month, and I wanted to focus on some safety tips that are particu...

3 Exercises Women are Doing Wrong

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The 10 Beverages to Avoid, and Why

A glass of lemonade or bottled tea may sound harmless, but when you look at the added sugar and lack of nutritional value in these...

10 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals

Lack of time during the week may be the biggest hurdle to eating well-balanced meals. But with a little planning and prep work on ...

10 Simple Fitness Tips That Work

Less than 5 percent of adults get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans...

30-Day Ab Challenge

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11 Ways to Measure Your Progress on Your Fitness Journey

How's your fitness journey going for you? If you aren't measuring your progress, how do you know that your workouts are really wor...

Eating is Her JOB! This Is How a Food Critic Stays in Shape

At the beginning of my planning for our ["LA Weekly"] biggest food issue of the year, I sat down with a calendar and a list of res...

Ingredients to ALWAYS Avoid in Store-Bought Bread

Additives are used in commercial breads for various reasons. Antioxidants prevent spoiling and extend shelf life; dough conditione...

17 Products With Totally Bogus Health Claims

In an effort to stay fit, lose weight, dodge diseases and limit medical costs, Americans spend billions of dollars on health-and-w...

5 Brunch Cocktail Ideas

Brunch offers the perfect opportunity to mix up healthy drink concoctions and celebrate the weekend with friends. From nutrient-ri...

Surprising Salad Ingredients

If your mixed greens at lunchtime or dinner are beginning to become boring, it may be time to reinvent your favorite meal. Adding ...

New Mobile MyPlate App Update Makes Tracking Easier Than Ever!

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10 Convenient Low-Carb Snacks

You know a granola bar isn't the most nutritious or weight-loss-friendly snack, but when you're on the go, it's a heck of a lot ea...

9 Essential Strength Benchmarks for Women

Many women have been programmed to believe they can't get strong, they shouldn't train hard "like the guys," and they should opt f...

Life Secrets From People Who Have Lived the Longest

In early 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Americans are living longer than ever, with life expec...

10-Day Plan to Get You Summer-Ready

It's time to shake off those winter blues, especially for those on the East Coast, who endured a particularly tough winter this ye...

Which Type of Yogurt Is Best?

First of all, what is yogurt? Yogurt is a fermented milk product that has been used for centuries to preserve liquid milk from spo...

The 9 Best Brain Foods

Your brain might not be the first organ that comes to mind when you think nutrition, but feeding it well is vital. Without suffici...

Intuitive Eating: How to Listen to Your Body’s Signals

With the abundance of different diets and conflicting sources of information out there, it can be extremely overwhelming when deci...

12 Weight-Training Mistakes

With so much conflicting information out there, it’s hard to know what you should and shouldn’t be doing in your worko...

Do This One Thing and You'll Be Happier and More Successful

What if I told you that there is only one rule that is absolutely essential to your long-term balance, health and happiness. Would...

Should You Be Eating Soy?

It happens again and again. There is a food that the public eats — one that mankind has consumed for a very long time. Someo...

Why Brains Beat Brawn In Self-Protection Scenarios

We all train for our own reasons: to be fit and healthy, to be our best self, to be ready for whatever life throws at us. Most of ...

7 Surprises About Sunscreen and Tanning

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., and each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined...

30 Discontinued Foods We Sort Of Miss

They are foods of nostalgia, dreamt up in a marketing brainstorm, pushed onto an unsuspecting public, and loved briefly by the mas...

3 DIY Beauty Recipes for Healthy and Radiant Summer-Ready Skin

Summer is right around the corner, which means it's skin-baring season! Here are some DIY beauty recipes to help you look healthy ...

5 Popular Weight-Loss Myths – Busted!

Many people have good intentions about getting fit and healthy, but they're stuck because of certain beliefs about weight loss whi...

A Formula That Works Wonders for Fat Loss

The secret to ripped abs isn't so mysterious. People come to me and ask, "What is the best kettlebell program for ripped abs," and...

The 13 Best Lean Animal Proteins for Your Memorial Day BBQ!

As the most satiating macronutrient, protein has been generating a lot of buzz lately. Since protein helps to quash hunger in betw...

Healthy Snacking Tips to Get You Through the Week

When late afternoon rolls around, are you out of steam and looking for a snack? I hope so! If you ate a balanced breakfast and lun...

10 Low-Impact Exercise Options to Keep You Fit and Injury-Free

You got the message: You need to exercise. Maybe you’ve made it part of your daily routine, even a big part of your life. Th...

The BEST Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The first chocolate chip cookie (the Toll House Cookie) was invented over 75 years ago by Ruth Graves Wakefield in Massachusetts s...

9 Breakfast Smoothies With Surprising Ingredients

Thanks to portability, convenience, health benefits and delicious taste, smoothie consumption has seen a major uptick over the pas...

5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy

I often find many people turning to caffeine to boost their energy levels. If energy beverages aren't your go-to drink, you can al...

Simple and Unexpected Slow Cooker Meals to Try this Week

A slow cooker can be a lifesaver for busy weeknight dinners all year round. Just a few minutes of prep in the morning yields a war...

15 Ways to Stay Healthy on Vacation

Just because you're on vacation, you don't have to abandon your healthy eating plan, exercise or personal wellness. Staying health...

Why You Should Ask Your Dentist for an Oral Cancer Screening

As of the year 2012, Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world. One out of every two males and one out of every three fema...

Simple Stress-Reducing Techniques to Help You Keep Your Cool

Americans are feeling increasingly stressed, according to a Carnegie Mellon study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology i...

Do You REALLY Want to Lose the Weight?

Something I realized somewhere along the way is that for years I had said I wanted to lose weight, and that I would "do anything" ...

3 Kettlebell Sequences For Faster Fat Loss

A kettlebell complex is a series of movements performed back-to-back with little to no rest in between. Their primary function is ...
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