You know starting the morning with breakfast sets you up for healthy eating all day long, but when the same packet of microwaved oatmeal just isn't cutting it anymore, it may be time to change up your a.m. routine. Here are eight common breakfast... Read more
Getting motivated--and staying motivated--can be difficult, and when temptations abound, it seems like the world is conspiring to keep you indoors, on the couch and stuck in your unhealthy life.
Instead of viewing temptations as roadblocks, thin... Read more
A few years back I typed up a list of New Year’s resolutions on a small piece of cardstock, laminated it, and put it in my wallet. On that list was the resolution to eat a salad every day, simply because eating salad always made me feel like I... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
My friend Christine had been trying to lose those last 10 pounds for months, but to no avail. Despite my regular invitations for her to come to the gym with me, she always declined. One Saturday afternoon, she finally agreed to try it out, but on one... Read more
I realize this is going to sound ridiculous, but I would like to lose some weight and I'm not sure how to go about it.
I am a female competitive distance runner, and although my body fat percentage is quite low (~17) I... Read more
I will eventually stop using slim fast, but need good but healthy/nutritious smoothie recipes I can make. But ones that don't include a ton of ingredients. I like to keep it simple but good, any shared recipes would be awesome. I look online for reci... Read more
I just watched this interesting panel discussion online: www.klru.org/civicsummit/
Obesity, Weight Loss and Body Acceptance is a conversation about the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss. Experts in the field of... Read more
With this terribly cold winter (mid-West, at least) my family and I and several friends just can't seem to shake being sick. It has been flu, colds, strep, fever ... you name it, we have all had it over and over again for months. Hoping with the warm... Read more
In the beginning a few years ago,I had a doctor I dealt with regularly and a counselor also.I went to the GNC or a Vitamin Shoppe and did some research like they told me too.I found that chromium plus cinnamon helps you naturally maintain healthy wei... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
Protein supplementation is, and has been, all the rage in gyms across the globe for some time now, especially for those looking to build lean body mass. There is a misconception that if one increases his/her protein consumption he/she can build muscl... Read more
St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and restaurants everywhere have officially "gone green" (and I don't mean in the environmental sense). Late last month, dining establishments across the nation began transforming foods and drinks into f... Read more
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