Source: Stop the Self-Sabotage! The Surprising Places Where People Overindulge
It's not just the holidays; everyday plans get in the way of healthy eating goals on a regular basis. At this point, you probably realize that late-night calls to your favorite fast-food joint and sugar-laden coffee drinks need to be an occasional indulgence. What you might not realize is how easy it is to rack up the calories during common day-to-day activities.
Brunch with friends: You head to the table with the best intentions, but if you don't stay strong, then they're dead upon arrival. There's no reason to give up this weekend ritual, but skip the sweet offerings, ask for healthy substitutions, and most importantly, don't overdo it on mimosas and Bloody Marys. Avoid tacking on unneeded calories and sugar to your meal by thinking things through before placing your order. Be smart about your choices, and remember: you don't want to be left in a food coma, forced to blow off your afternoon plans.
- POPSUGAR Fitness | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 4, 2013 4:06 PM EDT
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The controversial, off-limits ingredient Sure, you're probably cool with the government placing bans on truly troubling ingredients like trans fats. But here's something that shocked us: Last weekend, the Air Force told its members to steer clear of--wait for it--Chobani Blueberry Power Greek yogurt.Read More »from Why the Air Force Banned Greek Yogurt
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So what could possibly be wrong with this protein-packed superfood? Well, it's not the yogurt per se, but one tiny ingredient: Hemp seeds, which contain trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient also found in marijuana. In 1999, the Air Force added hemp seed oil and hemp seed products to a list of forbidden substances over concern that they may interfere with drug tests given to service members.
There's a key difference, however, between the hemp seeds you'd find in a health food store and marijuana leaves you'd find in, say, a batch of special brownies: Hemp seeds (which are totally legal, by the way) come from a variant of the Cannabis sativa plant that produces
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 4, 2013 1:33 PM EDT
It's not the first time Carr has resorted to doling out an unorthodox punishment. Last year, she made Shena Hardin, 32, wear a similar sign after she was caught on camera swerving up onto a sidewalk to drive around a school bus.
Carr justified the humiliation tactics in an interview with Fox 8 News: "It definitely sends a message because people won't forget. I remember with my last case people drove by and were, like,Read More »from Judge Orders Man to Carry Humiliating Sign: 'I'm an Idiot'
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 4, 2013 1:15 PM EDT
Happy birthday, Beyonce! The singer turns 32 today and during her decade and a half in the spotlight, she's taught us a few things about life. Here are seven lessons to learn from the successful songstress.
1. Never fake it. Unlike Miley Cyrus, Beyonce doesn’t twerk—then again, she doesn’t need to. Whether she’s dancing, posing for an ad campaign, or mugging for an Instagram selfie, her sexuality never comes off as desperate or contrived — just natural and comfortable.
2. Go for what you want … you just might get it all. As a kid in Houston, Beyonce didn't just spend her time auditioning and trying to be a star, she enrolled in a music magnet school and, later, in the city's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts to learn all she could about the craft and the business. After finding success as a member of girl group Destiny's Child, Bey tried her hand at acting and a solo music career. The latter catapulted her to superstar status and made her millions (and more millions). SheRead More »from Happy Birthday, Beyonce! The 7 Things You've Taught Us About Being a Better Woman
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There are few things in life as relaxing as a day at the spa. Whether you prefer a massage, a facial, or a body wrap, the right therapeutic massage treatment is the one that best fits your body's needs and your personal preferences. Last week I had the luxury of going to the spa, courtesy of a gift card I had received for Mother's Day. While there I got to chatting with the staff and asked if they could give me a few of the tips and tricks they offer clients who get spa treatments. Whether you visit the spa frequently or once in a blue moon, click through for 8 expert tips to follow on your spa day! -By Jessica CohenRead More »from Lap of Luxury: 8 Expert Tips to Follow on Your Spa Day
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Molly — the innocuous street name for a drug linked to at least three fatal overdoses in the past month — sounds more like someone’s great-aunt than an illegal substance. A better name for the designer drug, according to both drug enforcement and medical experts, would be “Russian Roulette.”
“When a buyer abuses something called Molly, there’s no way to tell what’s in it,” Rusty Payne, a spokesperson for the Drug Enforcement Agency told Yahoo Shine. “That’s the most dangerous thing about these drugs.”
More on Yahoo: Drug linked to three overdoses
The so-called party drug is believed to be responsible for two deaths and for sickening several more attendees of last week’s Electric Zoo music festival in New York, though final toxicology reports are still pending. Earlier in the week, Molly, which sells for $30 to $50 in capsule pill or powder form, was linked to another death at a concert in Boston.
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9 foolproof ways to fit in fitness this fallAfter indulging this summer with frozen drinks and backyard barbecues, getting back into shape in the first few weeks of the fall season can be grueling.
On top of it, autumn often comes with over-booked schedules, leaving little or no time for fitness. Instead of worrying about dedicating an hour a day at the gym (which probably has no chance of happening), I have developed nine simple and effective ways to seamlessly carve fitness into your schedule this fall.
Balance while you brush. The next time you're brushing your teeth, simply lift your right foot off the ground and balance on your left for 30 seconds. Then switch sides. Taking this uni-lateral stance will help develop symmetry, stability, balance, and strength in your hips and legs. This is a must-do move for heel-wearing professionals and women on the go.
Stay in bed. Start off your day by performing plank holds, kneeling push-ups, or mountain climbers in bed for just 60
16 amazingly easy ways to dramatically improve your well-being What if you could cut your risk of heart disease, get fitter, slow aging, and protect your smile in less time than it takes to watch a couple of commercials? Better health does take time, but not as much as you may think.Read More »from Best 90-Second Health Boosts
Yes, you should exercise 30 minutes a day and sleep 7 to 8 hours a night. But top experts in nutrition, cardiovascular health, and cancer prevention say you can also make some very important health upgrades in almost no time flat.
1. Eat the peel
Why: Fight cancer
The bulk of an apple's benefit lies in its skin. In one lab experiment, more than a dozen chemicals in the peels of Red Delicious apples inhibited the growth of breast, liver, and colon cancer cells. Investigator Rui Hai Liu, MD, PhD, an associate professor of food science at Cornell University, suspects that the peels of other apple varieties are also extra potent.
But experts recommend only eating the skin of organic apples; the conventionally grown kind are among the most pesticide-doused produce.
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:18 PM EDT
An Oregon teen’s claim — that she was thrown out of women's clothing store rue21 because of her size — has triggered a public outcry against the fashion retailer. Read More »from Teen Accuses rue21 of Weight Discrimination, Sparks Online Backlash
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On Saturday, Shelby Buster, 14, was walking through the Valley River Center Mall in Eugene with her mother, Marjory Buster, and a friend named Jennica. Excited to shop without her mom for the first time ever, she went with Jennica to rue21, where she had a rude surprise.
“I walked in and the lady at the front counter said, 'Hey, you’re too big to be in this store, I need you to leave,'” Shelby told Oregon news station KEZI on Sunday. When her mother arrived and learned of the incident, a store clerk allegedly apologized to the family.
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But an apology wasn’t enough. After leaving the mall, Shelby updated her Facebook page, stating: “Well, happy birthday to me! The rue21 in Eugene, Oregon told me I was too
Many people assure me it's not strange to have a recurring nightmare. They insist they too suffer from such nightmares, and then dive into a tale of a college course they forgot to drop until it was too late or a classroom they couldn't find on the day of the final exam. Being a sports RD and a runner, my recurring nightmare is a little bit different: Race day has arrived, but I can't find my ticket for the Metro or Staten Island Ferry, and I forgot to pack my gels, blocks, and pre-race breakfast. Covered in a deep sweat, I thrash about, wondering, "How will I finish my carbo-load, if I didn't pack my pre-race bagel!?"Read More »from How to Fuel for Your Race Day
Even seasoned racers occasionally forget their gels, bib, clothing, shoes--you name it. I'll openly admit that I once arrived in Manhattan days before the New York City marathon only to find that I left my gels sitting on the kitchen counter at home. I kicked myself the entire way to REI, where I picked up some packets for the next day's event, and as I did so, I came
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