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Why You Should Be Doing Powermetrics

When is the last time you jumped? Not a light hop to grab a basketball while shooting hoops with friends, but really jumping -- p...

10 Ways to Get the Health Benefits of Chia Seeds in Your Diet

Chia seeds are showing up on supermarket shelves everywhere these days, thanks in part to their superior nutritional value, subtle...

Troubling Social-Media Side Effects

From someone who has experienced the dark side of social media, here are the side effects nobody warned us about....

Essentials for Working Out at Work

We're all so busy that most days it's tough to fit in the time for a workout. One solution to consider: work out at your office du...

How Evan S. Was Able to Stop Smoking

"I put my last cigarette out on December 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM, and I have not had a single puff since."...

Better Body After Baby? It’s Possible!

Most people think that your body will never be the same once you have a baby, but it is possible to bounce back after childbirth a...

Shortcuts to Build Muscle and Burn More Calories

But there are some time-saving tricks that can do double duty: they get you out of the gym faster and give you better results....

3 Fruity Low-Calorie Summer Cocktails

Good news: cocktails don't have to be bikini-busters! See how summertime fruits can spruce up your favorite drinks....

13 DOs and DON’TS of Intermittent Fasting

Fasting isn’t a new idea -- many religions have practiced some form for centuries. Recently, fasting has experienced a renai...

The 3-2-1 Method For Tackling Life’s Challenges

No matter who you are or the circumstances in which you find yourself, it takes hard work to make positive changes happen....

10 Ways to Add the Health Benefits of Cauliflower to Your Diet

Cauliflower is a member of the brassica, or cabbage, family, which also includes broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts. Also known a...

The “Take Your Workout Outdoors” Challenge

We're issuing a challenge: Swap the gym for nature and see the difference it can make....

Travel Checklist for a Fit Summer Vacation

Wherever you're heading this summer, you want to come back from vacation less stressed, less harried and happier....

Which Type of Milk Is Best?

Before you become overwhelmed with the growing variety of milk options, learn about the benefits of several different types of mil...

Which Body Type Do You Have?

Have you ever seen two people follow the same diet and training program and get two different outcomes? That's because your indivi...

Build an Affordable Home Gym

There are a variety of reasons why the gym might not be the best option for you. Maybe the monthly fees are too steep. Maybe you f...

How to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

All too often, we beat ourselves up about what we haven't achieved. Once we start doing that, it can be hard to motivate ...

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 ...

Boost Your Brainpower and Performance

Whether training for your first half-marathon or the trek of a lifetime, the largest obstacle to fitness is within the mind. ...

Surprising Benefits of Pilates

The benefits of Pilates go far beyond simple core strength and flexibility. Regularly practicing the total-body workout can ease b...

5 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free

But despite her efforts, her weight had plateaued and she wasn't building muscle. Then I remembered something she said: Every time...

Cardinal Rules of Fast Six-Pack Abs

I'm not going to sugarcoat it: Getting a six-pack requires taking your workout routine -- and diet -- up a notch. The good news is...

9 Things You Didn't Know About Eggs

If your breakfast isn't breakfast without eggs, you're not alone. Whether scrambled, hard-boiled or worked in to sweet or savory d...

How to Recover Like a Professional Athlete

Attack today's training session even when you can barely move after yesterday's....

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"

"Thanks to CrossFit, my mom is on track to healthier, happier senior years."...

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

A floral garnish atop a salad, dessert or cheese plate adds both color and whimsical gourmet sophistication....

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

Is dining at Subway really as bad as dining at McDonald's?...

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?

Whether or not to consume GMOs is an important question that faces everyone today who is concerned with healthy living....

6 Counterpoints on GMOs

The following 6 reasons may cause you to reconsider what you have heard and read about GMOs....

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

There should be a difference in the way women train that supports our female curves and body structure....

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 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

Wouldn’t it be great to get firm, toned abs in 30 days?...

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!

We released a new free mobile MyPlate app update that you can quickly download for your iPhone and iPad....

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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