Eating Healthy
Salad Saviors

Salad Saviors: Power Foods for Your Greens

From the base to the fixins’, there are lots of ways to supercharge your salad. You just have to know where to start. Here are some must-have power foods to never leave off of your lettuce: The base: A good rule of thumb when choosing a base lettuce for your …

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Staying Hydrated

Easy, Refreshing Infused-Water Recipes

Experts recommended drinking 48 to 64 ounces of water a day to keep yourself hydrated and your body functioning at its best. If you ever struggle to get yourself to drink that much every day or just find plain water a little boring, try infusing your water with fresh produce …

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Weight Loss Advice
Are Cheat Days a Good or Bad Idea?

Are “Cheat Days” a Good or Bad Idea?

While cheating is usually viewed as a bad thing, some dieters claim it can act as a sort of bridge to keep them on a healthy track. In fact, some diets actually incorporate “cheat days” or “cheat meals” into the program so dieters don’t feel deprived. The gist: You follow …

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Staying Active
6 Ways to Burn More Calories Every Day

6 Ways to Burn More Calories Every Day

More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and many of these people are willing to try anything to lose weight. You may have read that sitting in frigid temperatures increases calorie burning, eating spicy foods boosts your metabolism and, yes, that fidgeting helps dieters shed pounds. Unfortunately, these …

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Maintaining Healthy Habits
Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau? 8 Ways to Get Over It

Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau? 8 Ways to Get Over It

Diet long enough and you’re bound to hit a point where the scale gets stuck. Weight loss levels off, your motivation wanes and staying the course can be difficult. The reason behind the sludge-like slowdown: Your body has gotten used to your healthier habits and needs new challenges. Research suggests …

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Nutrition Advice

Can You Be Overweight & Malnourished?

People often equate weight with nourishment. Waif-like and thin? You must be malnourished. Pleasantly plump or rotund? You clearly have all the nutrients you need. The truth: While people – and even health professionals – tend to emphasize weight, the reality is, even folks who meet the recommended body mass …

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Weight Loss Advice

Filling Foods: What to Eat to Stay Full

What we eat — and how much we eat — is a product of physical hunger, and the amount of time between when you’re full and when you’re hungry again. And sometimes, well, we just want ice cream! Environmental cues (like the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies), social …

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Healthy Lifestyles

4 Ways to Assess Your Health (That Don’t Require a Scale)

People often equate health with a trim physique. Studies show shedding a few pounds can impact everything from blood pressure to cholesterol. And images on television and in magazines showcase “health” with pictures of men and women who are thin, toned and beautiful. But it turns out the number on …

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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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