Maintaining a Healthy Weight

10 Healthy Snacks That Won’t Devastate Your Diet

Snacking throughout the day may seem like a bad idea diet-wise, but it’s actually a healthy practice. By staving off hunger, it prevents you from overindulging. Plus, it’s a great way to fill nutritional gaps in your diet. Haven’t had a serving of dairy or a vegetable by lunchtime? A …

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Staying Fit

Cold Outside? Here’s Your Indoor Workout Guide

When the sun rises after you wake up and sets before you eat dinner, your outdoor-workout habit takes a hit. Instead of an after-work run, you opt for hibernating in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate. And it’s not just the cold and dark keeping you …

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Fitness Ideas & Tips
winter exercise

5 Ways to Enjoy Winter (and Burn Calories)

The winter chill has officially arrived. While you may be tempted to crawl under the covers and wait for spring, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy only when it’s cold outside. In fact, given the upcoming holiday season (and the temptations of celebratory meals and treats!), there’s no …

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Healthy Holiday Recipes
healthy holiday dessert

6 Ideas for Healthier Holiday Desserts

The holidays are not a season for deprivation. With all of the indulgent savory and sweet dishes, it’s no wonder Americans tend to pack on the pounds between Christmas and New Year’s. The good news: Since you’re going to be cooking up festive confections to celebrate, you can easily opt …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight
reaching goal weight

At Your Goal Weight? Great! Now What?

You cleaned up your diet, stepped up your exercise routine and ditched destructive lifestyle habits. And you lost the weight! Trouble is, when the number on the scale hits your projected goal weight, you may find your motivation waning – and vices like soda and fries calling your name. The …

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Healthy Eating
comfort food

Comfort Food Gets Healthy

As the weather turns colder, cravings for warm, gooey concoctions take over. Cheesy quiche for breakfast? Absolutely! Creamy chowder for lunch? You bet! Warm (but heavy) casserole for dinner? But of course! The good news: Satisfying your comfort food cravings doesn’t have to derail a healthy diet. These 5 strategies …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight
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6 Tips for Dining Out Healthfully

Whether you’re enjoying a business lunch, eating dinner with a special someone or zipping through the fast food line to ensure the kids get fed before bed, dining out is as American as apple pie. Unfortunately, most restaurant dining presents a major challenge for anyone who is trying to slim down …

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National Diabetes Month

Coping with a Diabetes Diagnosis

A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of painful injections or that you’ll never eat ice cream again. Rather, it’s a wake up call to ditch destructive lifestyle habits. When you have diabetes, sugar from food (a.k.a., glucose) that should be shuttled to the cells …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight

6 Ways To Maintain Your Weight This Holiday Season

Starting with that big bowl of Halloween candy sitting on your kitchen counter, this time of year marks a few months of gatherings with family and friends, exchanging gifts and indulging in your favorite holiday treats. But before you forgo your fruits and veggies for cookies, stuffing and other holiday …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Boy playing on tablet who suffers from childhood obesity

Childhood Obesity: Do You Know The Risks?

The rates of childhood obesity have skyrocketed in recent years, and it’s no wonder. Between busy academic and social calendars and more time spent in front of screens, children are less active than they used to be. They’re also more stressed. The natural outlet for stress is exercise, but with …

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