Healthy Eating
diets

The Dish on Diets: How 4 Popular Plans Measure Up

With a third of U.S. adults aged 20 and over who are overweight and another third who are obese, it’s clear people need more guidance about which diets work and which don’t. Sure, you may be tempted by plans promising to make you slim and trim in less than two …

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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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Staying Fit

Choosing the Right Personal Trainer to Maximize Workouts

Setting foot in a gym can be as uncomfortable as your first day of high school if you’re unsure what to do. Or maybe you know where to start but struggle with follow through. Hiring a personal trainer not only ensures you’ll quickly learn your way around the gym (and …

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Healthy Eating

5 Reasons to Say Yes to Winter Soups

When the weather turns colder, sipping steaming hot soups and stews can keep you warm and toasty. Soups not only take the bite out of a frosty night, they’re also a fuss-free way to get dinner on the table fast. Whether a light, broth-based creation or a hearty stew, Julie …

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Eating Well with Dietary Restrictions

Having a Happy Gluten-Free, Low-Sugar or Low-Salt Holiday

Sure, the holidays are the biggest food extravaganza of the year, but that doesn’t mean you should ditch your health. Unfortunately, many seasonal staples — carb-heavy sides, salty sauces and sugar-laden sweets — can cause problems for people with chronic health conditions. Add alcohol to the mix, and it’s easy …

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Healthy Holidays

Homemade (and Healthy) Holiday Gift Ideas

The gift-giving season is upon us, and it can be a struggle to think of unique gifts to give friends, family, teachers, co-workers and others. One of the most popular choices is homemade food items – but these do not need to be sugar and calorie-laden treats. Here are a …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Kids & Diabetes: How Much Is That Candy Worth?

It’s no secret that kids love sweets, along with plenty of other foods that are not particularly good for them. And while a treat every now and then is certainly not a bad thing, problems can arise when eating junk food goes unchecked. Childhood obesity rates are dangerously high — …

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Staying Fit

6 Tips for Cold-Weather Workouts

Cold weather can derail even the most committed exercisers. In addition to the Herculean effort it requires to crawl out of a warm, toasty bed, inclement weather such as rain, sleet and snow presents particular safety challenges (black ice, hypothermia and frostbite, to name a few). But even as potential …

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