by Mike Roussell, ph.D, SHAPE Diet Doctor
Should you eat kale in the summertime?We've all heard you should eat produce that's in season, but what about superfoods? Should you stop eating kale in the summer and blueberries in winter, or do you still get benefits from consuming them?
Our current food system gives us the luxury of having foods all year despite certain ones not being in season where you live. But research shows that prolonged storage of food can lead to decreases in the nutritional content of the food, specifically vitamin C. So while the kale you eat in the summer that was shipped to your local supermarket from an average of 1,500 miles away won't be as nutritionally robust as the kale you buy locally in the fall, it is still a superfood.
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Regarding blueberries, when you use frozen berries as many people do in smoothies, you are getting the full benefit of in-season fruit out of season. Most frozen fruits and vegetables are picked at their peak ripeness and
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- FITNESS Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
Peter Ardito/Fitness MagazineBy Natalie Gingerich MackenzieRead More »from Lighten Your Stride: How to Transition into Minimalist Sneakers
Running in superplush sneaks may baby your feet, but they give your legs a beating, experts say. "When you have cushioning in the heel, you tend to land on your heel because it's comfortable to do so. This strike increases the force of the impact on your body," says Irene Davis, PhD, the director of Harvard Medical School's Spaulding National Running Center. To keep you on (the balls of) your feet, try Davis's simple steps to going low-foam in a more minimal sneaker.
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Lose your shoes.
To nudge yourself into the right strike zone -- mid to forefoot rather than heel -- spend a few minutes at a time running barefoot on a firm surface. A smooth stretch of sidewalk is ideal for this, Davis says.
Tone below the knees.
Subtracting support from your shoes means the muscles in your feet and calves have to take on more work, Davis says. Build them up with single-leg calf raises and arch domes (while barefoot, press
It's almost time to hit the beach, but you're still about 25 pounds away from your weight loss goal. Sure, it's a tall order. But you can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain.Read More »from 10 Tips for Weight Loss that Lasts
Oftentimes, simple, easy changes can help you see results right away. That said, patience is an important part of the successful weight-loss formula. The pounds didn't get packed on overnight; it's going to take some time to establish healthy eating and exercise habits, and shed the not-so-healthy ones. If you follow these 10 steps, it won't feel like mission impossible, and you'll be more likely to keep the weight off.
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1. Do some detective work. Take some time to identify the most likely culprits of the unwanted weight. Are fried or sugary foods too tough to resist? Is it hard to avoid noshing whenever free food is within arm's reach? Are you too tired and busy to shop and cook healthy meals? Or do
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 10:41 AM EDT
My inbox lit up last week. Friends, acquaintances, people I barely know - all people who know I am gluten free. They wanted my signature on a petition created to pressure Disney into pulling an episode of the popular show (even in my own house) Jessie. The episode features a gluten-sensitive child who is mocked and portrayed as high maintenance. It culminates in him having a meltdown after a pancake is tossed at him.
Apparently there are a lot of gluten-free kids out there and this episode was upsetting to them. I don't doubt that for one minute. Being gluten free is not a trendy lifestyle "choice" or trend for many of these kids. It's a medical necessity. This is the case for me as well, and has been the case for over a decade.When I eat away from home I do grill people. Not because I like to do it. It's embarrassing and exhausting. I've written about it on my own blog. I hate my guts. I hate that I have to do this.
Blue Ivy is ready for her close up! Mama Beyonce recently posted a photo of the tiny tot to her Tumblr I Am Beyonce. In the photo, Blue is perched on her customized director's chair with her initials "BIC" printed on the back, rocking a tutu and a new braided hairdo. Squee!
The photo was snapped backstage at Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" which has also reportedly accommodated Blue Ivy with a million dollar nursery suite when she's at the Barclay's Center. A source told US Weekly, "Jay rents a luxurious basement suite for $1 million a year. It has an area for Blue filled with toys." The nursery also doubles as an adult rec room with a champagne bar and TV screen.
So cute. More candids please!
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- YouBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 9:42 AM EDT
These small additions will bring you big results.
If you've tried every butt-blasting, glute-sculpting workout you can find and still see flat or saggy results, you may just need to tweak what you're doing to turn disappointment into an uplifting success.
Most butt-blaster workouts rightly incorporate squats, lunges, step ups and dead lifts. I'm not going to rehash or describe them here. You can find them easily online. I'm also not going to go into proper technique or discuss the risks associated with each exercise. You can find that elsewhere, too. What I am going to do is tell you how to adjust these exercises to actually make them work for you.
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If you can do more than 12 repetitions of your chosen glute exercise, whether that's squats, lunges, step ups or dead lifts, add more resistance. Ten barbell squats to fatigue will do more to shape your rear than 50 squats without added weight. To build muscle effectively, you must have enough
a massive tornado ripped through Oklahoma, killing at least 24 people, nine of them children.First responders continued to sift through debris in search of survivors on Tuesday, a day after
Experts typically encourage families to come up with a disaster plan in case of emergencies, but in the face of extreme and instant devastation, does a family disaster plan even make a difference?
"I would absolutely say that family disaster plans are worth having," Anne Marie Borrego, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, told Yahoo! Shine in an interview on Tuesday. "It's something we should all do with our families to make sure we're prepared for any kind of disaster."
Though they're much more prevalent in America's Great Plains, tornadoes have touched down in every state in the U.S. at one time or another, the Red Cross points out.
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by Alyssa LongobuccoRead More »from OMG! I Sent My Friend a Ranting Text...About Her!
Meredith JenksDon't worry, it happens. Here's what to do, according to Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend.
1. Call her.
Yes, right now. Resist the urge to fire off an "OMG, I'm so sorry!!" text -- it will be obvious you're hiding. Reach out directly and she'll be more open to hearing your mea culpa. Once you get her on the phone, it's grovel time. Try, "I really value your friendship, and I want to apologize. What I did was wrong."
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2. Give the girl some space.
It takes time to work through an emotional beat-down. If she needs to cool off, wait a week before reaching out again. But this go-round, don't call. Write an email, apologize again and ask if you can talk over lunch (on you): It'll give her breathing room to think instead of sending her into defensive mode.
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3. Be straight.
Don't wait for her to
- Smitten, Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, May 21, 2013 4:21 PM EDT
by Gena KaufmanRead More »from 30 is NOT the New 20. But is that Bad or Good for Us?
David Tsay Clinical psychologist Meg Jay recently gave a TED talk that may make 30-somethings or almost-30-somethings break out in a nervous sweat. Here's her main message: You know how you're always hearing that 30 is the new 20? Phew, right? Wrong!
According to Jay, 30 is NOT the new 20, and saying it's so is a big problem. She frequently hears clients in their twenties talk as if things don't matter: This relationship isn't great, but I'm just killing time. I'll just bartend for now and as long as I figure out a career by the time I'm 30, it's fine. But it's not. When those clients are about to hit 30, they change their tune: I've got nothing to show for my twenties. What was I doing? What was I thinking? Uh. Oh.
Here are a few reasons your twenties DO matter, according to Jay:
* 80 percent of life's most defining moments take place by age 35.
* The first 10 years of your career has an exponential impact on how much you'll earn.
* Over half of Americans are with their future
- Vitamin G, Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, May 21, 2013 4:07 PM EDT
by Lexi PetronisRead More »from 3 Ways to DIY a Sports Bra when You Can't Find Yours
Satoshi It happened--again!--this weekend. The sports bra was nowhere to be found, and I'm not the kind of exerciser who's happy going without. So instead of skipping the run, I improvised. I found a semi-stretchy, mostly Spandex tank top at the back of a drawer, and folded it in half, upward (I figured the doubling of stretchy fabric would provide some extra support), and pinned it. Perfect? No--it didn't wick away sweat like a real sports bra, and things were a bit, er, jigglier than I might have preferred. But it passed!
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Another possible sports bra stand-in: a bathing suit top. Not a string bikini, of course, but if you have a two-piece sporty swimsuit that's more for swimming than for sunning, it may have enough sports-bralike qualities to keep things in place. A word of caution, though: Some swimsuit fabrics aren't made for jumping up and down outside of water, so there's the possibility of chafing--yeowch. If you
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