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- The Editors Of Runner's World | Get Up and Go | Tue, Mar 6, 2012 12:35 PM EST | CommentsFood Fight! In a battle of nutritional superstars, which options offer a healthier edge?
Food fight! Which superfoods offer a healthier edge?
As a health-savvy consumer, you try to toss nutrient-packed foods into your grocery cart. But when you're deciding between similar-seeming nutritious items (say, turkey or chicken?), you may not know the superior choice. "Food is your fuel," says Mitzi Dulan, R.D., co-author of The All-Pro Diet. "Selecting the most nutritious options will improve your diet and give you a competitive edge." While you can't go wrong eating both quinoa and brown rice, choosing the nutritional champ may give your running the boost it needs. In a healthy-food smackdown, here are our winning picks.
Free! Your Guide to Healthy Eating
STRAWBERRIES vs. BLUEBERRIES
The winner: Blueberries
Both are health all-stars, but a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reported that blueberries (particularly wild ones) showed the most antioxidant activity of all the fruits tested. "These antioxidants help keep...Read More »
- Sparkpeople.com | Get Up and Go | Wed, Mar 7, 2012 2:32 PM EST | Comments
Cut 100 calories and lose weight--without deprivation!
Cutting calories may seem like a daunting task, especially when you're trying to cut hundreds of calories each day to lose the recommended 1-2 pounds per week. Will you go hungry? Will your meals taste like cardboard? Will you have to give up your favorite foods?
Don't worry. When you make small changes, the only difference you'll notice is a drop in the scale! Keep in mind that cutting calories can involve smart substitutions or changes in portion sizes, too. Just remember, start small and work your way up to a new-and healthier-way of eating.
1. Drink two 12-ounce light beers this weekend instead of two regular beers. Save 100 calories!
2. Eat a medium orange instead of drinking 12 ounces of fresh orange juice. Save 106 calories!
3. Enjoy 5 ounces of chocolate milk instead of 5 ounces of a chocolate milkshake. Save 110 calories!
Did you know that the protein in chocolate milk can help you ward off hunger? Get more Tips to Stay Full Longer
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- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Get Up and Go | Thu, Mar 8, 2012 6:15 PM EST | Comments
Monday morning risks can be more serious than needing to nap at your desk: researchers at Loyola University School of Medicine report that there are more workplace injuries and traffic accidents the day after we turn our clocks ahead. Heart attack rates increase by as much as 10%. The time change is hardest on those who are chronically sleep deprived: the National Sleep Foundation estimates that more than one-third of Americans are dangerously sleepy.
While most people will adjust to the time change in a couple of days, night owls and those who habitually grab fewer than seven hours of sleep a night can take a full week to catch up.
Here are some tips to help reset your internal clock and survive your first couple of days back at work or school:
- Start going to bed 15 minutes earlier a couple of
- Realbeauty.com | Get Up and Go | Thu, Mar 1, 2012 10:58 AM EST | Comments
First, we got our favorite beauty bloggers to share their money-saving tricks. Now, just in time spring, we asked our favorite mommy bloggers to give us the scoop on their quickie primping secrets.
Tip 1: Caffeine is your friend.
Devine Secrets of a Domestic Diva mom blogger
"Use caffeinated green tea bags to reduce puffiness under your eyes," explains Susan McLean, the founder of Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva. "Soak the bags in hot water for a few minutes before removing them and squeezing out excess liquid. Then, place them on your closed eyes until they cool. The caffeine will increase circulation, and the antioxidants will have additional wrinkle-fighting benefits for you skin, too."
"Don't skip shaving if you want to avoid beauty slothdom!" warns Jamie Reeves, creator of Blonde Mom Blog. "If I go more than three days, I fe...Read More »
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Get Up and Go | Tue, Mar 6, 2012 10:51 AM EST | Comments
loaded with calories and sugar. A Jamba Juice Strawberry Juice Rider packs in 300 calories and a hefty 64 grams (that's 8 teaspoons!) of sugar. Is Starbucks your smoothie of choice? Your waistline will be doing a little bit better with their Orange Mango Vivanno Smoothie at 260 calories and 34 grams of sugar, but the best option is to pull out a few easy ingredients and a blender and make one at home.Smoothies are a great way to grab a meal on the go, but many commercial brands are
These energizing homemade smoothies aren't your typical cloying frozen drinks. They are packed with vitamins, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Kids love to drink smoothies, and they are a light, refreshing way for anyone to start the day. All recipes serve one.
You can vary your flavors by mixing fruits and berries, adding a ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract, a pinch of cinnamon or a ½ teaspoon of fresh finely grated ginger root. Try a combination of fresh and frozen fruit. Add a doll...Read More »
Super Grain Tip
Did you know that getting 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?
More »Did you know that getting 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?