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Recipe: Misty Copeland’s Pasta-Free Zoodles Primavera

In her book, “Ballerina Body,” Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer for American Ballet Theater, knows that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health. Living her passion, she approaches her daily meals just like she approaches dancing. In the chapter entitled “Meal Choreography,” she breaks down meal-planning suggestions for 21 days.      Print     ZOODLES PRIMAVERA This dish allows ... Read More »

Adductor and Abductor Machine Alternatives

Of all the machines at the gym, the hip adduction and abduction machine is perhaps the most misused and misunderstood. While most people think they’re toning their inner thighs for more shapely legs, they’re probably compressing their lower back and grinding away at their hip sockets. Not good. Skip this awkward machine and consider simple band exercises to build stronger ... Read More »

Living Healthy-ish and What It Means for You

In the past year or so, a new health trend has hit the scene: healthy-ish. Think of it as being healthy within reason. Despite being a less than intuitive term, healthy-ish was coined by Michael Pollan and has been covered in a PBS documentary titled “In Defense of Food, based on Pollan’s book of the same name, as well an ... Read More »

Spicy Pumpkin Seed + Cashew Crunch

Adding just a little texture to your meals can make all the difference, especially when the texture adds flavor and a little excitement to an ordinary salad, grain bowl or snack. Nuts and seeds are a great for this purpose. They add a bit of protein and are packed with nutrients — and with just a few minutes of active ... Read More »