Healthy Eating
guilty pleasures

Guilty Pleasures That Are Good for You

Meat, potatoes, eggs, bread, chocolate. At one time or another, each of these foods has been shunned in the popular media. Many might even appear on your personal “do not eat list.” The irony: Each of these foods—and many others that get a bad rap—can actually be good for you. …

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Staying Active
parent fitness

A Parent’s Guide to Making Time for Fitness

Sticking to an exercise program can be challenging under the best of circumstances. But add a house full of children to the mix — each with their own demands and up-to-the-minute requirements — and squeezing in a workout can seem impossible. After all, how can you find time to exercise …

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Healthy Eating
spice mixes

DIY Spice Mixes

Healthy cooking does not mean that the food you’re eating needs to be bland. In fact, you can amp up the flavor by increasing your use of herbs and spices while cutting the salt, sugar and fat. A bonus: Even small amounts of spices such as cinnamon, oregano, ginger, and …

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Getting Fit

7 Ways to Fit in Fitness at Work

Working 40 hours a week—or more—isn’t unusual. But being tied to your desk can have devastating health effects. In fact, a mounting body of research suggests that sitting for 7 to 8 hours a day increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and yes, early death—even among people who exercise …

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Weight Management

Fasting: The Truth Behind the Latest Health Craze

A growing number of celebrities and even health authorities claim fasting (or steering clear of food) on alternate days or for specific periods of time can help cleanse the body of toxins, stave off weight gain, even prevent diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes. And while, eating 3 big meals …

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Weight Management

The Big Benefits of Moderate Weight Loss

It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy weight—and shedding excess pounds—is good for you. But now a growing body of evidence suggests that you don’t have to reach your goal weight to experience health benefits. If you’re overweight or obese, even modest weight loss can lower your risk of conditions …

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Healthy Eating
guilt-free pies

How To Dish Up Delicious Pie with Less Guilt

Nothing is more American than pie, but unfortunately, this year-round classic can be a dietary disaster. With buttery crust, sugary fillings and whipped or frozen toppings, a single slice can weigh in at over 1,000 calories. Trouble is, making a healthier pie isn’t a piece of cake (pun intended). “Piecrust …

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Healthy Eating
health food trend

What’s the Next Big Health Food Trend?

Will 2016 be the year foods like quinoa and kale move from lead actors in the healthy eating scene to more supporting roles? Only consumers’ eating habits will tell for sure. In the meantime, a crop of highly nutritious foods and eating-for-wellness health food trends are entering the picture, landing …

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Getting Fit

An Athletic Trainer’s Guide to the Best Fitness Apps

Health authorities, researchers, even the general public consistently point to technology as the reason behind our increasingly inactive society. Now, a growing number of health and fitness apps are turning that conventional wisdom on its head. In fact, the latest data suggests that smart phone technology actually acts as an …

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Fitness Tips

Fitness Face-Off: Cardio vs. Strength Training

Gym rats have been duking it out for decades over which is best: cardio or strength training. But whether you want to build muscle, ditch fat or enhance your cardiovascular fitness (or a combination of all three!), the healthiest approach is to do both—sometimes even within the same workout. But …

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