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Why Eating Avocados May Help You Live Longer

It’s officially California avocado season. If you haven’t joined in on the smashing, scooping, slicing and avocado rose-making yet, now is a good time to jump in. Avocados are not Instagram-famous for nothing. This bumpy on the outside, creamy on the inside fruit is chock full of good-for-you nutrients. Avocados provide 11% of the daily value for fiber and boast ... Read More »

How 7 Mom Trainers Squeeze in a Workout

When your day involves shuttling kids to school, daycare and baseball practice and … making three meals and snacks for the entire family, while also working and keeping everyone happy, it’s hard to remember to brush your teeth, let alone fit in a workout. “As a mother of three and business owner, I admit it is hard (expletive hard!) to ... Read More »

Your Quick & Easy Guide to Creating a Calorie Deficit

Calories in minus calories out: That’s the simple, age-old equation for creating a calorie deficit. Burn more calories than you consume and you’ll lose weight, right? If only it were that easy! They key to creating a calorie deficit is to burn a little more (or eat a little less) than your body requires for weight maintenance. The calories burned ... Read More »

67 Science-Backed Weight Loss Strategies

Healthy habits can go out the window when we’ve got no time for the gym and few options besides Seamless. Losing weight isn’t easy — and doing it in a healthy, sustainable way can make the task feel even harder. Making small changes each day is one way to get started, but it’s important to remember that just because a ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Cricket Flour

Watch out whey and vegan powders, there’s a new protein source in town: crickets! These tiny winged insects have been a traditional source of food in countries across the globe, and they’re starting to infiltrate the shelves of US grocery stores. THE RISE OF CRICKET FLOUR IN THE US The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reports that bugs play ... Read More »

Meditating While You Walk

The benefits of meditation range from reducing anxiety to giving your immune system a boost, but sometimes finding time to sit still for 20 minutes seems impossible. Fortunately, if you’re on the go, you can still reap the benefits of quieting your mind. One way to do this is to incorporate meditation into your daily workout. “You don’t have to ... Read More »

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 »