by Rachel Jacoby
Courtesy of Victoria's SecretIf there's one thing we know about Victoria's Secret models, it's that their legs go on for days. Days. (And that's without the killer heels we've seen 'em wear.) So how does one keep her stems in such fine form? Lindsay Ellingson -- whom you guys met yesterday -- teamed up with Victoria's Secret Sport and her trainer, Justin Gelband, to share some essential leg stretches. You'll feel long, lean and relaxed -- but we can't guarantee you'll own Lindsay's stems. Unfortch, that's genetics -- and some hard work, too.
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Watch Ellingson and Gelband share their favorite post-workout stretches for your legs. The best part? All you need is a bench to get your bend on.
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT
4 Must-Know Terms on Meat and Poultry LabelsThe internet has been abuzz lately with talk of possibly labeling GMO's. From headline news organizations to mothers across the web, concerned about the general health of their family, many people have an opinion either for or against the labeling of foods which contain genetically-modified ingredients. (GMO is short for Genetically Modified Organism.) But while there's a strong back and forth about that issue, I was shocked to find out how little I actually knew about labels in another huge part of our diet: meats, poultry, and dairy products.Read More »from Study Up: 4 Must-Know Terms to Learn on Meat and Poultry Labels
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
,The new Chipotle video, titled The Scarecrow, was released last week, and within hours, the chain was drawing criticism and rants, from cynical customers to farmers offended at what the video implied.
If you've been reading my posts here, or following me on Instagram, you will know that supporting local farms, especially ones who practice humane animal husbandry and raise their animals on vegetarian feed, without antibiotics, and in as humane a way as possible, is all very important to me. We've dramatically changed the way we prepare and purchase our animal products in the last month alone, after doing more and more research into the conventional practices of factory farms, which are the main target of this latest Chipotle video. So with that said, it would be only natural for me to love this video, in which the scarecrow character breaks free of the industrial fast food production mold, to create farm fresh food for the masses. Am I a just another sucker who fell for fancyRead More »from Hormonal Tacos? New Chipotle Video Sparks Criticism
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For the past few months two of my girlfriends had been trying to encourage me to attend their spinning class. I was reluctant, however, since the bicycle was never my go-to cardio at the gym. In fact, I don't think I had ridden a bicycle since childhood. In the past couple of weeks I have grown frustrated and a little bored with running, so the idea of trying the spin class began to grow on me, even though I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to get through the entire hour. Just a few classes later, I am absolutely hooked. Click through for 7 reasons why you should try a spinning class! -By Jessica CohenRead More »from Bike it Off: 7 Reasons Why You Should Try a Spinning Class
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The Institute of Medicine recommends that children consume two 3-ounce servings of fish per week.
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How did we know? Well, if you're a woman, it's sort of a no-brainer. Studies show that for women, feeling guilty is a major pastime. There's the 2010 survey of more than 1,300 women in the UK, in which 96% of them admitted to feeling guilt daily - and nearly half reported that they feel guilty about something up to four times per day. And then, there's the 2010 research from Spain's University of Basque County, which showed that Western women experienced guilt at a "significantly higher" rate than men.
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