You've been running religiously, getting your miles in and maybe even clocking your time, wondering how fast you can actually run. But even though you are as ready to run as you've ever been, you are a little nervous about the race part of the day. What's it like to line up with hundreds - or even thousands - of your fellow runners? What if you mess up? Or do something wrong? No worries. Not only are runners among the nicest of crowds to . . . ahem, run with, they're also always happy to see newbies join their ranks. You'll likely find dozens of runners willing to help you calm your nerves and offer words of encouragement. Click through for 7 things every first-time runner should know! -By Lizzie Heiselt
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 11:48 AM EDT
You've been running religiously, getting your miles in and maybe even clocking your time, wondering how fast you can actually run. But even though you are as ready to run as you've ever been, you are a little nervous about the race part of the day. What's it like to line up with hundreds - or even thousands - of your fellow runners? What if you mess up? Or do something wrong? No worries. Not only are runners among the nicest of crowds to . . . ahem, run with, they're also always happy to see newbies join their ranks. You'll likely find dozens of runners willing to help you calm your nerves and offer words of encouragement. Click through for 7 things every first-time runner should know! -By Lizzie HeiseltRead More »from A Head Start: 7 Race Tips Every First-time Runner Should Know
If you have decided to ditch the dairy in your diet, your body will thank you. Between 30 and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, and the consumption of dairy products has been linked to everything from increased risk of ovarian and prostate cancers to ear infections and diabetes. Fortunately, plant-based milks provide a convenient and healthful alternative to cow's milk. And if you are currently making the transition to a dairy-free diet, you will find that going dairy-free has never been easier. Soy, almond, hemp, coconut, and rice milks, among others are taking over supermarket aisles and can replace dairy in everything from your morning cereal to baked goods and desserts! There are dozens of brands of plant-based milks and hundreds of options to choose from to meet everyone's individual tastes and nutritional needs.
Check out some top plant-based milk options below:
1. Almond Milk
Almond milk doesn't taste anything like dairy milk, offering its own unique light and
- BRIDES | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
by Elizabeth Swanson
Looking to jump-start your diet, clean up your complexion, or shed last-minute water weight before your big day? Try one of these editor-tested elixirs.
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You work out regularly, and you watch what you eat -- so why do you have to lie down to button your skinny jeans?
Things around you, from the candles on your dining-room table to those super-cute dessert plates, are setting you up to overindulge. "But if you understand the external forces that make you buy and eat more, you can avoid the pitfalls," says Brian Wansink, PhD, a FITNESS advisory board member and the author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Here's how to spot -- and sidestep -- 15 diet traps.
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Diet Trap: Eating Slowly
Mom's been telling you for years to stop shoveling in your food, and you know that this bad habit makes you consume more calories. But eating too slowly can also backfire. Research shows that the longer a meal lasts, the likelier we are to reach for a third glass of wine or dinner roll. "Just sitting at the table means a greater chance of nibbling on something, even if you're not hungry,"
- Redbook | Healthy Living – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 10:27 AM EDT
Jorge Cruise, author of the number-one New York Times bestseller, The 100, claims that by limiting yourself to 100 sugar calories a day and eating whatever else you want - from bacon to hunks of cheese - you can shed pounds in a hurry. Skeptical, we asked the diet's mastermind for the 411.Read More »from Could the Latest Crazy-Sounding Weight-Loss Plan Actually Work?
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How does the plan work?
The old way to look at a nutrition label is to see 0 grams of sugar. The new dietary science has shown that not all calories are the same. That means nutritional labels are written in a way that doesn't really matter. It's not about grams of sugar because carbohydrates are sugar - you need to consider the total amount of carbs. If you look at the average piece of whole-wheat bread, it will have at least 20 grams of carbs. You take number and quadruple it to find out the sugar calories. One slice of bread has 80 sugar calories, putting you almost at your daily limit. If you want to lose weight, whole-wheat bread, couscous, and quinoa are evil.
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In a hurry? Grab one of these nutritionist-approved lunches from your favorite fast food joints.
Healthy lunch options from Chipotle1. Chipotle: "I love Chipotle's 'food with integrity' philosophy and their fresh, high-quality ingredients," says Cynthia Sass, R.D., author of S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches. Her favorite menu item? A simple salad with only lettuce, black beans, fajita veggies, tomato salsa, corn salsa, and guacamole. "This meal is delicious and will leave you feeling satisfied but also energized," she says. And the nutrition facts are impressive: 400 calories, just 2g saturated fat, 23g fiber, and 15g protein.
Not in the mood for a salad? Order a burrito made with only beans, fajita veggies, and romaine lettuce (the beans provide enough protein on their own) and ask them to hold the rice, meat, cheese, and sour cream, says nutritionist Amy Hendel, author of The 4 Habits of Healthy Families. A healthier alternative to traditional
Is your shape normal, or a sign of an underlying issue?
Next time you're at the nail salon, take a look around you. It doesn't take a detective to notice that not all nails are created equal. No, we're not talking about the tendency for peeling or brittleness-but more to do with the shape of the nail plate itself. Some look pretty "normal," while others are short and stubby or appear to fan out. What gives?
An atypical shape may be the result of an underlying health issue, in which case it's important to seek medical intervention. But more often than not, it's the luck of the genetic draw. Luckily, the right filing tips will help you nail down the most flattering solution for your fingers.
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1. The part of your nail you file, buff and paint is the nail plate. It's a hard structure, made up of many layers of keratin and sits atop the nail bed.
2. The uppermost, white part of the nail is the distal edge; it's comprised of old, hardened cells.
3. The bottommost
- Zoe Moon | Healthy Living – Sun, Jun 16, 2013 3:55 PM EDT
zoe moon astrology
This is the week, the one where everything happens. Mars began last Friday/Saturday to move you forward, albeit some big adjustment regarding the finances, sex life, death, birth, or divorce. This week begins with Mars and Uranus mixing it up on MONDAY to further that matter and bring things forward. Be passionate, say what you need, ask for it, sign it, write it, sell it, pitch it, and be inventive while you're at it, you can do it! The Libra Moon activates the Uranus/Pluto square today so you will be dealing with partners, reps, specialists, clients, competitors, and others over your need to break free and deal with that financial, sexual or divorce matter.The week ahead for ARIES: Monday and Tuesday will involve partners, agents, attorneys, specialists, clients, or competitors so work it when it comes to these key relationships. You should focus on your own evolving needs and original ideas with them on Monday and then tackle home, property, family, moves, or roommate situations Read More »from ZOE MOON ASTROLOGY WEEKLY HOROSCOPE FORECAST June 17-23
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Jun 14, 2013 6:01 PM EDT
Do you like your salad with a side of beefcake?
Kraft thinks you do. Its latest print ad campaign for Zesty Italian Dressing features a muscular man lying naked on a picnic cloth arranged strategically over his body. The tagline reads, “Silverware optional—Let’s get Zesty.” Since April, the brand has embraced a new approach to selling salad dressing, relying on the talents of bare-chested spokesperson with a knack for turning cooking demos into seductive innuendo.
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Jun 14, 2013 5:18 PM EDT
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You’d actually be justified in blaming them completely, according to a new scientific hypothesis that puts the onus of menopause squarely on men’s collective preference for younger ladies.
In the study, “Mate Choice and the Origin of Menopause,” published Thursday in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, researchers posit that, over many thousands of years, a lack of reproduction among older women has led to menopause, now an accidental result of evolution and natural selection.
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