Diet and Fitness

The Surprising Secret to a Longer Life

5 Comments 18 August 2015

Fasting—even brief, sporadic fasts—not only helps you lose weight, but reduces your risk of age-related diseases like cancer and diabetes. Authors Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer share the scientific claims from their bestselling book, The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting.

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Take a Cardio Timeout: Do This Full-Body Weights Workout

9 Comments 17 August 2015

To build muscle and burn more calories, supplement regular cardio with some resistance training twice a week. Try this short routine from This Is Your Do-Over.

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5 Common Diet Pitfalls and Solutions

7 Comments 12 August 2015

If you're trying to keep your weight in check or lose a few pounds, take time to consider any recurring scenarios that trip you up the most when it comes to eating well. We have found that people who plan in advance and keep healthier options on hand often avoid the temptations that can sabotage their goals. From The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health.

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Namaste: 12 Books to Help You Do Better Yoga

1 Comment 04 August 2015

Yoga is well known for its many health benefits, including stress reduction, weight loss and improved flexibility. It can also help control chronic disease, banish migraines and improve your sex life. Stay connected with yoga through these 12 books. You'll learn new poses, brush up on old ones and expand your knowledge of your own anatomy.

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How to Lose Weight on The FastDiet

1 Comment 29 July 2015

The FastDiet co-author and test case Mimi Spencer (pictured) shares how she incorporated the weight-loss plan–which includes two days of “fasting” (consuming 500 calories)–into her busy, working-mom lifestyle. From The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting, with co-author Michael Mosley.

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Should You Get a Fitbit? The Surprising Gains of This Popular Device

No Comments 22 July 2015

Brain expert Sian Beilock is a runner, but she never realized how much of a couch potato she was when she wasn't running–until she got a Fitbit. And since fitness contributes to both physical and mental health, she reveals why you have good reason to lace up those sneakers. From her book How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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The Only Natural, Gluten-Free Grains You Need to Eat

No Comments 21 July 2015

Far fewer people are sensitive to gluten than the current buzz would have us believe. But here's why I prefer protein-rich “ancient grains” such as quinoa, bulgur, and buckwheat. From The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.

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The Best Way to Ditch Bad Eating Habits

No Comments 15 July 2015

Changing habits can be extremely hard. The key is figuring out what to replace a bad habit with, because breaking it without filling it with something else is a recipe for failure. Here's what worked for me. From Thinspired.

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Why Treats Should Be Part of Any Healthy Diet

1 Comment 14 July 2015

There is nothing wrong with using food to show love for someone else or for ourselves. The key is to plan for and thoroughly enjoy these occasional, very special indulgences –such as a decadent date-night meal or your aunt's amazing coconut cake–as opposed to mindlessly eating everyday, junky “treats.” From The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health.

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The Magic Amount of Exercise You Need to Transform Your Health (and Body)

1 Comment 08 July 2015

No matter what your fitness level, the simple answer is the same if you take this simple advice. You'll feel better, feel stronger, be more motivated, lose a few pounds, decrease your blood pressure, and essentially create the foundation to make any change you want in your life. From This Is Your Do-Over.

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What You Need This Holiday Weekend: A Drink That Burns Fat

1 Comment 01 July 2015

Counteract all of that holiday cheer with some oolong tea and your waistline will thank you. Here’s how the nutrients in the tea work in your favor. From Belly Fat Breakthrough .

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New to Juicing? 5 Tips for Beginners

No Comments 01 July 2015

Believe it or not, when and how you drink your juice or smoothie does matter! Keep these sipping suggestions in mind when enjoying your next glass of healthy goodness. From The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies.

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Banish Your Summer Diet Doldrums with Our Healthy Giveaway

25 Comments 29 June 2015

It's summer, obviously, and like it or not we're all wandering around with fewer layers and more exposed skin. Cruelly, it's also prime ice cream and barbecue season. Never fear! You can enter for a chance to win our Healthy Diet Makeover with chef and DudeFood author Dan Churchill.

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Do a Mindful Body Scan for Weight Loss, Better Health

No Comments 23 June 2015

Tune in to your mind and body through a technique called a Body Scan. It's especially helpful to people who struggle with weight, who often shut off their awareness of their bodies out of fear, anxiety, or distress over how they think they look or what their physical limitations might be. The Body Scan helps us “be” in the body–as opposed to thinking about it–focusing on different areas in order to notice the signals it might be sending you. From The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health.

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