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Diet and Fitness

Best fitness trends of 2013 include themed runs like the Color Run

The Top 5 Health and Fitness Trends for 2013

1 Comment 18 January 2013

By Kristin Sidorov Whether you were ready for it or not, 2013 is here and for many of us, a New Year means a clean slate when it comes to health and wellness. Each year we set new goals for ourselves, but those resolutions take shape in different ways than the previous year. For instance, 2012 saw juice cleanse crazes, a shift toward holistic health, and a huge surge in the use of technology to manage and support our health.

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Recipe Roundup: Quick, Easy Weeknight Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

No Comments 17 January 2013

By Kristin Sidorov I can just see you now: Home after a long day of work and errands, zapped of all energy and staring blankly into the refrigerator. The last thing you want to do is cook, but you’ve made healthy resolutions for the New Year and need something quick, easy, and satisfying to soothe your weariness—without wrecking your diet.

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Unique Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

1 Comment 21 December 2012

By Kristin Sidorov We’ve all been there: Standing in a crowded store in December, panicking about finding the perfect gift. With limited resources, time, and brain cells over the holiday season, shopping for loved ones can quickly become a huge stressor that puts a damper on your holiday spirit. Handmade presents are always cherished, and giving food is unquestionably one of the best ways to show your love.

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Health and Wellness

Winter Skin Care 101

No Comments 11 December 2012

By Kristin Sidorov Between the harsh cold outside and the dry heat inside, winter can wreak havoc on your skin, making it dried out, flaky, and uncomfortable. Most of us slather on moisturizer, but it provides only short-term relief (and doesn’t treat the root of the problem). Treating dry skin takes a little more effort, but the benefits are blissfully worth it.

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5 Reasons to Ditch Crazy Fad Diets

No Comments 26 November 2012

By Kristin Sidorov See if this story sounds familiar: After Thanksgiving you make the (very sane) decision to eat healthier and lose weight. After a few days of nonstop salads, a grumbling stomach, and a number on the scale that just won’t budge, you read an article about the latest fad diet that your favorite celebrity is supposedly using to get those amazing arms you’ve always wanted. Naturally, frustration sets in.

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How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

No Comments 21 November 2012

By Kristin Sidorov We all know that moderation is key. If you constantly deny your cravings, chances are your good intentions will backfire. But there's a big difference between a small treat every now and then and gorging on all of those holiday favorites just because it's Turkey Day. Thanksgiving can be an easy excuse to break your diet in a big, bad way, and even if you’re trying for moderation, it can be hard to resist once you’re in the holiday spirit.

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Fit for Fall: How to Combat November Weight Gain

No Comments 20 November 2012

By Kristin Sidorov It’s been a few weeks since I decided to commit to being fit for fall, and so far, I’ve been able to stick to my plan and avoid the common pitfalls that can sneak up once the weather turns cooler. But now it's time to refocus. A fresh crop of diet traps always pop up in November. Daylight savings time is here, crisp fall air slowly transforms into the nip of winter, and the holiday season is already officially here.

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5 Good Reasons Why You Should Become a Vegetarian

No Comments 15 November 2012

By Kristin Sidorov For some, a meal without meat doesn’t seem like a meal at all. But research proves that opting for a vegetarian diet can have enormous benefits, not only on your health—just ask Bill Clinton—but on your wallet, your waistline, and the planet. Diet fads have been shifting toward a veggie-centric lifestyle and meat alternatives are commonplace.

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How to use all natural foods like Paula Deen

Use All-Natural Foods to Soothe Your Cold and Flu

No Comments 13 November 2012

By Kristin Sidorov It's cold and flu season, and once you fall prey to one bug or another it can knock you down for days. There are plenty of all-natural home remedies, foods, and healthy recipes that can help you fight back against those nasty symptoms and get you on the road to recovery.

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Fall fitness

Fit for Fall: How to Cope with the Change in Seasons

No Comments 18 October 2012

By Kristin Sidorov Well, it's finally happened. The leaves are turning, the air is brisk, and every night when I leave my office I notice it's a little darker than it was the night before. Fall is here, and with it comes the urge to hunker down, hibernate, and give up on the healthy goals you’ve worked towards all summer.

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The Best Kale Recipes for Any Meal

2 Comments 03 October 2012

These days, it seems like kale is everywhere you turn—it's even been likened to "the new bacon." Rich in nutrients and health benefits (like iron, beta carotene, vitamins K and C, and antioxidants), its earthy flavor can complement almost any dish in almost any season. And while kale chips may be the best crunchy snack to come around since sliced bread, this superfood is perfect any time of the day, with any meal.

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Find out the 5 worst foods for school lunches

The 5 Worst Foods You Can Feed Your Kids

No Comments 28 August 2012

By Kristin Sidorov It’s almost back-to-school time, and while most parents already have a to-do list a mile long, be sure to add one more item to the top of the list: Grading your child's diet. We’ve compiled a list of some of the worst kids' foods out there (and the list is looong), as well as healthy alternatives and tips on how to keep the peace (and your sanity) while still feeding your family right.

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5 Energy-Boosting Tips to Get You through the Dog Days of Summer

No Comments 15 August 2012

By Kristin Sidorov This summer’s heat and humidity have been pretty brutal. When it's been ages since the temperature dipped below 85°F, it can be hard to find the energy to fan yourself, let alone get in a good workout. By modifying your daily routine to suit these long, hot days and using a few tricks to your energy up, you’ll stick to your fitness goals straight through fall.

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Demi Lovato Makes a Comeback from Cutting, Placing Spotlight on Stress among Teens

No Comments 23 July 2012

By Kristin Sidorov She started out just like any other teen star, fresh-faced and enjoying the Hollywood spotlight. But in 2010 at the tender age of 18, Demi Lovato checked into treatment for emotional and physical struggles that the starlet—now on the mend—isn’t shy about sharing with the world. Her openness, especially about cutting, has launched a discussion about a common disorder that is often hidden or undetected by loved ones.

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